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Shield Signal Proof Headwear: The Modern Tin Foil Hat

Shield Signal Proof Headwear: The Modern Tin Foil Hat
P.T. Barnum said that there’s a sucker born every minute and he was right. All you have to do is look at certain Kickstarter campaigns to realize that he’s right. Take, for example Shield: Signal Proof Headwear, which has over 200 backers as of this writing.

Wal-Mart Scammed into Selling PS4’s for $90

Wal-Mart Scammed into Selling PS4’s for $90
At Wal-Mart, custonmers have started rolling back prices, not the company. Apparently some cheats scammed Wal-Mart into selling PS4 consoles for just $90. They were able to pull this off thanks to their price-matching guarantee with Amazon and the ability for anybody with a registered Amazon seller’s account to make “authentic-looking sales pages.”
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Man Sells Fake Medical Tricorder For $800,000

Man Sells Fake Medical Tricorder For $800,000
An Illinois man named Howard Leventhal persuaded a company to help finance “Heltheo’s McCoy Home Health Tablet”. Yes it sounds as bad as it is. This is a fake health device that’s based loosely on the medical Tricorder that McCoy used on Star Trek.

Buyers Sold Clay Instead of iPads

Buyers Sold Clay Instead of iPads
How’d you like to plunk down $500 or more for a brand new iPad 2 to find out that you just bought yourself a box filled with clay? Apparently, at least ten customers were sold bogus boxes containing clay instead of iPads over the holidays from several Canadian electronic stores.

Woman Buys Wooden iPad for $180

Woman Buys Wooden iPad for $180
You know the old saying, Don’t take any wooden nickels? Well, you shouldn’t get suckered into buying a wooden iPad for $180 either.

Sky News Samples 6 Computer Repair Shops in London: Guess How Many Tried to Scam Them?

Sky News Samples 6 Computer Repair Shops in London: Guess How Many Tried to Scam Them?
A recent Sky News exposé gives PC repair shops a bad name. A really, really bad name. Sky News conducted a test of 6 repair shops in London. They intentionally broke a laptop by loosening a memory chip – a problem whose solution is just the reverse: put it back firmly in place.
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