By Mike Snider USA Today Mon., March 4, 2019 Mar. 4—Inside the super-popular online game Fortnite players must evade gunfire and rocket launcher attacks to be among the last ones standing in the multiplayer free-for-all. But even bigger dangers involving the game await players in the real world. Online profiteers hawking enhanced abilities for players' Fortnite characters in exchange for their account login information could take over the account or, worse, steal credit card information in the account for fraud. Other internet peddlers pitch discounted or free allotments of the game's virtual currency, V-bucks, used to pay for new costumes and dance animations for in-game characters. What seems like a bargain could, in reality, be a transaction that assists cyber-criminals launder money spent acquiring stolen data on the Dark Web. Players do not have to pay to jump into the battle royale mode of Fortnite an aspect of the online game that has helped it become a … [Read more...] about How to avoid Fortnite V-bucks scams and cyber-criminal schemes
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source The Boston Globe Two Boston men came into possession of the Boston Red Sox’ division championship banner. The duo was hoping to be rewarded for finding the banner, but instead got nothing from the Red Sox. They know people. A bizarre series of events left two Boston men in possession of the Boston Red Sox’ 2018 division title banner before the team even clinched the American League East title. Friends Louie Iacuzzi and James Aramal were driving on McGrath Highway in Somerville Wednesday morning when they came across the banner, which had fallen off a vendor’s delivery truck and obstructed multiple lanes of traffic. Iacuzzi “ran through [expletive], like, three cars,” to take the banner home, he told the Boston Globe. Then he and Aramal began to strategize about their next move. “My dad’s telling me to put it on eBay and sell it for a lot of money, but I want to give it to the original … [Read more...] about Boston bros with ‘connections’ find lost Red Sox championship banner and wanted to be compensated, but got nothing in return
caption Supreme products end up for sale for hundreds of dollars on websites like eBay within minutes of selling out. source eBay Teens are obsessed with Supreme, a skater brand that has seen mainstream success in recent years. Supreme has garnered a lot of attention in the last week after copies of the New York Post with Supreme ads on the cover flew off the shelves. Almost all Supreme products sell out instantly. There is a huge market for reselling Supreme products because of the extremely high demand. Some fans who shared their stories with Business Insider said they are able to make hundreds of dollars a week by flipping products they’re able to buy before they sell out. Supreme, Gen Z’s favorite skater brand, has become a source of income for some savvy shoppers. Supreme was founded in 1994 by James Jebbia and has since grown from a skater-centric brand to a mainstream apparel brand with its own cult … [Read more...] about These people make hundreds of dollars a month flipping products from a skater brand that teens are obsessed with. Here’s how they do it.
caption Apple CEO Tim Cook. source Brendan McDermid/Reuters Apple made a ton of money last quarter. Not that it was ever really in doubt. The iPhone giant reported second-quarter earnings on Tuesday, posting $61 billion in revenue, partly powered by sales of 52.2 million iPhones. The company also said that it was going to spend a record $100 billion buying back its own stock, and raised its dividends. But beyond the big money numbers, Apple executives always like to tuck a few new details into its earnings report and conference call. Some of the revealing nuggets may even hint at what Apple’s next big thing. Here’s what you may have missed in Apple’s earnings report: Apple’s “wearables” business — which encompasses headphones and the Apple Watch — makes more money than Ebay or Netflix. source Apple Although Apple doesn’t reveal Apple Watch sales, CEO Tim Cook has a penchant for describing the size of the … [Read more...] about 7 things you might have missed in Apple’s blockbuster earnings report this week
caption There’s probably a reason the price sounds too good to be true. source Boryana Manzurova/Shutterstock A new report has found that five major online retailers – includingAmazon, Walmart, and eBay – sold fake products that can be harmful to your health. Of the 47 products investigators bought, which ranged from Nike Air Jordan shoes to Urban Decay makeup, 20 were counterfeit. Looking for a few red flags will help you protect yourself from purchasing a fake product. Next time you’re about to purchase an item from your favorite online retailer, you might want to do a double take. A recent report from the Government Accountability Office revealed that products purchased from third-party sellers on five major e-commerce sites could be counterfeit – and harmful to your health. Out of the 47 products – all Nike Air Jordan shoes, Yeti travel mugs, Urban Decay makeup, and UL-certified phone chargers – investigators … [Read more...] about Fake products sold by places like Walmart or Amazon hold risks of everything from cyanide to rat droppings — here’s how to make sure what you’re buying is real