This electronic ultrasonic bug and rat repellent device has a circuit to light LEDs, but nothing else

This “ultrasonic” pest repellent just has circuit to control LEDs inside from r/assholedesign This Adtala ultrasonic bug and rat repellent device is advertised as having an “Upgraded Smart Chip.” Reddit user SoggyMonsoon opened the case and found a circuit with 2 LEDS, 2 diodes, and three resistors, but no Upgraded Smart Chip. Does it even […]

Puerto Rico’s government lost $2.6 million to a phishing scam

An email phishing scam duped the government of Puerto Rico into transferring more than $2.6 million into a fraudulent account, The Associated Press reports. A government agency transferred the funds on January 17th, but the incident was just discover… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/13/puerto-rico-government-loses-millions-phishing/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was […]

Please Do Not Drink Silver to Kill the Coronavirus

Wherever mass tragedy strikes, there will be vulturous hucksters looking to take advantage of people’s fears. The outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus in China and other countries is no exception. Medical quacks are already trying to sell the very bad idea of swallowing silver to ward off the virus—something that’s… Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/please-do-not-drink-silver-to-kill-the-coronavirus-1841646976 […]

Tax season is here and so are the scams. Here’s what to do if the IRS calls you.

It’s that time of the year again: tax season. While some of you are preparing your tax returns and waiting for some sweet cash courtesy of your IRS refund, others are preparing to impersonate the IRS and cash out courtesy of you.  From phishing emails to scam phone calls, the IRS is once again warning […]

Scam Alert: No, Netflix Isn’t Suspending Your Account

Text message scams are on the rise. If you’ve received an SMS message threatening to suspend your Netflix account for lack of payment, that’s a scam. Like the FedEx text message scam, this is a form of SMS-based phishing. Read This Article on How-To Geek › Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/656799/scam-alert-no-netflix-isnt-suspending-your-account/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared […]

Illegal teeth-whitening procedures which can cause tooth loss and blisters rise 26%, finds investigation

732 cases of illegal teeth-whitening procedures were reported in 2019 Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/teeth-whitening-illegal-dentist-bbc-gdc-a9329036.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Sabrina Barr

Coronavirus: Illegal wildlife traders cash in on virus by selling 'cures' of horn from endangered rhinos

Exclusive: Sellers in China and Laos advertise ineffectual product on social media app to people worried about falling ill Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/coronavirus-china-cure-rhino-horn-medicine-north-korea-outbreak-a9325856.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Jane Dalton

Healthcare choice in America is a scam, according to the people who came up with it

One of the most frustratingly incredible things about Corporate PR Con Artistry is that even when the chaos magicians behind it reveal their tricks, there are still people who will continue to insist that somehow, this makes the lie even more real. We’ve seen it before with climate change, and the bullshit connection between vaccines and autism. […]

Beware These 7 Facebook Scams

Unlike the email spam of the late 90s and early 2000s, Facebook’s scams can be harder to spot. They hide in plain sight and recycle old tactics while preying on some of the most trusting members of society. Read This Article on How-To Geek › Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/449710/beware-these-7-facebook-scams/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared […]