August 5, 2021

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I Am the Idiot Behind Idiot Coin

Friends and allies are essential in Cryptoland. I met mine in March when I joined a WhatsApp thread of enthusiasts that is based in the London suburb of Chingford. Every day, about 200 people in The Crypto Crew, as it’s called, trade tips and offer advice. They serve as a help desk to anyone stymied by the baffling architecture and terminology of t...

General News

Talking politics, social change, networking and job seeking: Political interns converge at Rowan for one-day summit | Rowan Today

For Julia Carfagno, lunch was much more than a burger. It was a chance to connect with others and think more about her future in politics. “I had lunch with Chris Russell,” Carfagno said during a break at the Mid-Atlantic Political Internship Summit (MAPIS), presented on Thursday, August 5, by the Rowan Institute for Public Pol...

Real Estate

Biden infrastructure plan would affect real estate – The Journal Record

J. David Chapman I am not sure how the Biden administration’s plan will actually play out once it gets through Congress, but one thing is for sure: It’s going to be big and it’s going to be one of his main priorities as president. Bigger may not be better for the U.S., and may not be better for all citizens, but it is likely very good f...

Business

‘Becky From Medicare’ Robocall Is Sweeping the Nation

Everyone can qualify To get the test, I just had to say that I or a relative had previously been diagnosed with cancer, heart disease or high blood pressure. When I lied that I had hypertension, they each immedia...

Economy

US jobless claims down as economy rebounds | Kingman Daily Miner

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding briskly from the coronavirus recession. The Labor Department reported Thursday that unemployment claims – a proxy for layoffs – dropped las...

General News

Editorial: Sports leagues should stay out of politics – Davie County Enterprise Record

I’ve enjoyed watching the sports television coverage of Hank Aaron’s accomplishments. There were specials all weekend on the Atlanta Braves’ network. I’ll not go into – again – why everything Atlanta Braves is important to me. I’ll not go into why Hank Aaron was a true hero of mine – in more ways than one. There was also a spec...

Scam/Fraud

Barclays research finds online criminals target children as young as 11 » Scammer News

New research commissioned by Barclays bank has discovered that people aged between 21 and 30 are the most likely to have reported being scammed in recent months. And even more worryingly, in some cases, those aged between just 11 and 20-years-old are being targeted by criminals. However, the new research found that most people tend to ...

Business

Firm behind diploma, degree scam springs back into business

KARACHI: One of the most shocking fake degree scandals that tarnished Pakistan’s image abroad and shook the confidence of aspiring students some years ago, has rebounded into a multi-million dollar business of diploma scams.The same building that previously housed the IT company has been renamed and is now employing TCurve Website to cheat st...

Business

‘Unprecedented’ fraud penetrated rollout of COVID-19 small business loans, watchdog warns

At the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, when offices and restaurants began shuttering, the federal government scrambled to keep small businesses afloat -- ultimately spending over a trillion dollars to help protect the American Dream for millions of workers and business owners.But even before the first checks went out, alarm bells went off.The person...

Scam/Fraud

Some VA lenders are still exploiting troops and veterans, report alleges

Troops and veterans in some cases are being “grossly” overcharged for VA home loans, and federal regulators need to suspend or ban alleged bad actors and strengthen their oversight over lenders, according to a new report from the office of Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif. The report alleges that NewDay USA and The Federal Savings Bank “continue to a...