Category Archives: Trend Watch

Not just identity theft: 4 reasons landlords require SSNs

There’s a boogieman in town, and it’s called “identity theft.” Landlords will cite identity theft when asking for your SSN, but there are actually a few other reasons. Eviction – SSNs are used for a federally-required search of a military … Continue reading

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In-app ads: the new shareware?

Just a brief missive as I sit here waking up, noticing that a Solitaire app now has ads… The battle for monetization is on; first software developers tried to sell licenses, then they tried ShareWare / DonationWare, and now it’s … Continue reading

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What is the Notification Dept, Risk Matrix, and Merchant Services?

Did you receive a call from “the Notification Dept” of “Merchant Services” advising of a “risk matrix” change? It is NOT your merchant services company calling! The caller will give over a code of letters and/or numbers, and advise that … Continue reading

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Scam Alert: PowerBall does not have a Facebook lottery.

ATLANTA – December 7, 2015 — Claims of a fictitious Facebook lottery are cropping up once again, replete with the usual bad grammar, punctuation errors, and broken English. This time, users from Marietta and other areas of Cobb and Fulton County … Continue reading

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Heath v. City of Desert Hot Springs, et al. (Complaint)

Andrea Heath was a police officer employed by the City of Desert Hot Springs, CA.  Heath became a whistleblower regarding incidents of police brutality committed by fellow officers.  She left her position as a police officer and eventually committed suicide … Continue reading

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