Scams, scams, and more scams.
Mallory Sofastaii, a consumer investigative reporter from WMAR TV, is joining Dave and Joe to discuss some recent scams she's seen in her reporting. Dave and Joe share some listener follow up from Kenneth who writes in with a suggestion on creating separate email addresses. Dave's story this week follows fake browser scams and how one has gotten a face lift, and what it looks like now. Joe's story is on a new term WIRED is calling "obituary pirates," people who create YouTube videos themselves casually reciting information about loved ones deaths. Our catch of the day comes from Joe this week, he shares an email he received from one of his old email addresses.
Links to the stories:
- Widow loses life savings in romance scam that started on a gaming app
- Tech support scams escalating: Victims’ computers locked, accounts emptied
- The Fake Browser Update Scam Gets a Makeover
- The Bizarre Cottage Industry of YouTube Obituary Pirates
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