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Did You Pay That Invoice?

Imagine getting an invoice from the IRS claiming that you owe $100 in taxes for Covid-19 tax relief. The e-mail might read something like, “You have been awarded a $10,000 government grant.” It may go on to say that to get your grant you must provide your banking account information and pay a $100 tax. …

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Company Paid CIA Spy As Part of His Cover?

Garrison Courtney worked for the federal government as a public affairs official. But Courtney, along with his five aliases, will now spend the next seven years in federal prison. His crime? He lied about working on a highly-classified intelligence program. He told people he was a covert CIA officer engaged in significant national security work. …

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Technology Will Fail

The Nest Thermostat is a smart thermostat that is Wi-Fi enabled.   It allows users to control it from their smartphone, tablet, or computer – even when they aren’t home.   Unfortunately, Nest users learned how smart devices can fail the cold, hard way.   One evening, Nest’s thermostats suffered a software bug that drained …

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Defense in a Recreational Vehicle

Carol and Alan C. live in a quiet neighborhood in Modesto, CA.   One weekend, they had visitors in town who were staying in an RV parked in the driveway.   Around 5 a.m. one morning, an intruder broke into the motorhome through the main door.   The RV was equipped with an alarm system …

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The Puppy Scam Costing People a Small Fortune

Frank T.’s beloved 17-year-old, long-haired dachshund dog had recently died, and he wanted a new puppy. But, he couldn’t find any local breeders with puppies available. So, he began scrolling through pictures of puppies for sale online and found a dachshund puppy named Pippa. At first, the seller responded to Frank’s e-mail with follow up …

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Protecting Your Head When Bugging Out

Abraham Lincoln was our tallest president. At 6-foot-4, he towered over people of his era. But to make himself stand out even more, he wore his famous top hat. These days, when you think about Abraham Lincoln you can’t help picturing a tall man in a long top hat. Historians believe that Lincoln first wore …

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Best Places to Buy Ammo Online?

Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz are former American arms dealers. Their company, AEY Inc., was a weapons contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense. The duo became famous after their arrests and there was a movie made about them called War Dogs. So, why did they get arrested? The two men tried to fulfill their …