Lies, Damned Lies, and Robo-calls

Lies, Damned Lies, and Robo-calls

Just got my daily robo-call from that nice lady who seems so concerned about my Google business listing. I thought I’d try to fake my way through a conversation with the sales rep so I could recount it for you, dear readers. But unfortunately, I must have...
You Almost Got Me

You Almost Got Me

I consider myself reasonably savvy when it comes to online scams, but this one almost got me. I’ve been a target of scams for an awfully long time now. When I worked at AOL, back in the heyday of dial-up Internet, scammers would contact employee screen names via...
SOPA, the Internet and Unintended Consequences

SOPA, the Internet and Unintended Consequences

Some of you may remember a rash of recent news stories about banks implementing new charges on ATM card usage. Bank of America toyed with the idea of charging a $5 per month fee for the privilege of using an ATM card before backing down. What you may not recall is...