Privacy Tip #310 – Gift Card Scams Rampant During the Holiday Season

Gift card scams continue to be one of the most frequently-reported scams to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). According to its recent Scam Alert entitled Scammers are tricking more people into buying gift cards, “40,000 people reported losing a whopping $148 million in gift cards to scammers during the first nine months of 2021.” FTC’s records show that gift card scams are the most frequently-reported payment method for fraud...

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Learning from history: How this all happened

The older I get, the more interested I am in history. When I was young, history and myth seemed to be interchangeable to me. To ten-year-old me, there was little difference between, say, Abraham Lincoln and the Greek gods sitting atop Mount Olympus. All of it was abstract stuff that happened to imaginary people long ago. Somewhere along the way — in my late teens, I think — history began to seem relevant. During my junior year of...