You know how these scams work by now: an email says that someone is in prison unjustly/kidnapped/exiled. They’re rich, but they can’t get to their money right now. If you help them out, they’ll reward you once they’re free. Of course, what actually happens is they run off with the money and you’re left feeling like a sucker. … [Read more...] about Here’s the Best Nigerian Prince Email Scam in the Galaxy
Lycanic was a team of two developers, Mert Dinçer and Tim Popov. They’d been grinding away at Zeal for two years, but it hadn’t taken off. Zeal strove to replicate the thrill of player-versus-player encounters in massively multiplayer online role-playing games like World of Warcraft. Dinçer and Popov imagined a game that would be competitive, customizable, tightly-designed, and itch-scratching. Lycanic attempted to raise funds for the game on Kickstarter, but canceled it after it only accrued a fraction of its goal. Still, there were specks of light: Its nearly 300 Steam reviews were “mostly positive.” A couple of big Twitch streamers even gave it a go, including Chance “Sodapoppin” Morris, who has 2.5 million followers. … [Read more...] about How Over 25 People Got Scammed Into Working At A Nonexistent Game Company
Weight isn’t the only aspect of a cheerleader’s appearance that’s rigorously managed. As provided for in the rules, every year the women are given a hair and makeup assessment, in which their look for the season is determined. After that first session, the cheerleaders must continue to visit the same hair salon to maintain the prescribed style, paying for the service themselves. “We had a hair sponsorship with Robert Andrew Salon & Spa where you had to get your hair done,” writes the cheerleader. “You get 50 percent, which I always thought was BS considering the Redskins cheerleaders use the same salon and get their hair done for free.” Maintenance of hair and makeup can run upwards of $1,000 a season. … [Read more...] about NFL Cheerleading Is A Scam: A Former Ravens Cheerleader Tells All
The pattern is easy to pick out: This dude shows up whenever there's a bubble or hot trend in the tech business world that has yet to make it to the marketplace. @ THIS STATMENT IS VERIFIABLY CORRECT. THE STATEMENT DOES CONFIRM THAT SCOTT REDMOND IS A VISIONARY WHO IS FIRST TO CREATE THE "NEXT BIG THING". Then he strings together a bunch of technical jargon that hardly informs what he's doing, @ THIS STATMENT IS VERIFIABLY INCORRECT. ALL OF THE STEALTH-MODE STARTUPS USE LANGUAGE COMMON TO THE ART OF THE INDUSTRY IN WHICH THEY ARE TARGETED. and presumably gets some kind of funding. After that, he generally forms not one but two companies around said bubble. (Peep Telephony has Peep Wireless; Limnia, a fuel cell company, Fuel Sell; Clever Homes, FabModern). @ THIS STATMENT IS VERIFIABLY INCORRECT AND UTTERLY FALSE. CLEVER INDUSTRIES HAS NEVER DONE DUAL COMPANIES AS A PROCESS. All the companies are listed at the same address in San Francisco. … [Read more...] about The Greatest Scam in Tech? Scott Redmond would like us to clarify.
This year, a company calling themselves Peep Telephony (or Peep Wireless), seemingly popped up out of nowhere with promises of cellular service powered by mesh networking that would be free to consumers. Peep's promises are manifold: customers will "never need to pay a phone bill again," and "all their email, Internet and media access would be free forever"; network owners could save "billions of dollars and years of build-out time," doubling their capacity overnight. It's a software-based system, and, of course, it will be free. … [Read more...] about The Greatest Scam in Tech
PayPal will also pay an extra $10 million in fines to the CFPB, so the total settlement is $25 million. The CFPB accused PayPal of all sorts of schemes, so many that it kinda sounds like PayPal is run by my Grandpa Hirtz in his 1980s casino-boat drinking days rather than business professionals. … [Read more...] about PayPal Has to Pay $25 Million for Being Sketchy as Hell