1:30 pm, November 26th | by Sarah Devlin
If you are the type to shy away from crowds and naked displays of greed, preferring to snap up all your discounted merch in the privacy of your own home, “Cyber Monday” can seem like a godsend. But, as with many things on the internet, the sort-of holiday is a golden opportunity for scammers to try some good old-fashioned swindling on customers too excited about the prospect of a bargain to think twice about who might be getting their information. This infographic from Veracode breaks down some of the best practices for safe online shopping. Go get those deals (but be safe)!
5:30 pm, September 27th | by Sarah Devlin
The folks at Jest.com have put together an exposé that would make anyone at Dateline or 60 Minutes envious. They promise to reveal the “biggest financial scam of all time” — not subprime mortgages, not high-interest and high-fee credit cards, and not payday loans. The biggest scam of all time was right under many of our noses. It’s grad school, duh!