How the WhatsApp supermarket scam works

How the WhatsApp supermarket scam works
So far, 33 people have come forward to report falling victim to the scam, although it is unclear how many people have received the message. Fake WhatsApp fools Android users 'We lost £300,000 through payment scam' How does it work? Report End of Twitter post by @_robp People who clicked the links contained in the WhatsApp messages are sent to a survey. According to Action Fraud, the survey urges victims to hand over their financial information.If, however, a person

Thieves Steal $800,000 in Whisky From Legendary Parisian Liquor Store

Thieves Steal $800,000 in Whisky From Legendary Parisian Liquor Store
PARISLa Maison du Whiskythe house of whiskyis a high-end shop on a back street. The French presidents palace and various government offices devoted to intelligence and law enforcement are nearby, and on a weekend the neighborhood is very, very quiet.At 3:16 last Sunday morning, when it appears nobody was around but surveillance cameras were working, two people broke into the shop with relative ease to pull off a stunning heist.In all, they reportedly took 69 bottles estimated by the

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.
The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling reveal of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And inevitably, with bad behavior comes excuses. It's no surprise that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and abuse. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged behavior. Excuses by way of apology. Excuses by way of confession. Excuses by way

This week in black women: A badass Barbie, Jesmyn Ward, and the video game of your dreams.

This week in black women: A badass Barbie, Jesmyn Ward, and the video game of your dreams.
Creeps faced a reckoning. Thanksgiving is almost here. And black women had another week of turning everything they touch into gold. This is the fourth edition of "This week in black women," a weekly column dedicated to signal-boosting the black women who make the world spin. I've got cheers and shoutouts for a much-needed video game, the mother of black Hollywood, an Olympic fencer turned toy, a Republican (yes, really!), a two-time award-winning author, and so much more. Let's

Marketing’s 25 most influential share their best growth hacking strategies

Marketing’s 25 most influential share their best growth hacking strategies
Image: Getty Images/iStockphotoGrowth hacking: Strategies and techniques from marketing’s 25 most influential leaders Born in 2010, the term “growth hacker” was first defined by Sean Ellis as “a person whose true north is growth” … someone with a “burning desire to connect your target market with your must-have solution.”  Two years later, Ryan Holiday unpacked what was then a revolution: “Once companies break out of the shackles of antiquated notions of what is or isn't marketing, the whole field

Celebrity chef Carluccio dies at 80

Celebrity chef Carluccio dies at 80
'A charming don'Jamie Oliver paid tribute to his "first London boss", working with the Italian at Carluccio's Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden 25 years ago."He was such a charismatic charming don of all things Italian," Oliver wrote on Instagram."Always hanging out the front door of the restaurant with a big fat cigar, a glass of something splendid and his amazing fuzzy white hair."Viva Antonio Carluccio... Cook a feast up there mate," he added. Report End of Twitter post

This hilarious ad for a 1996 Honda is the perfect commentary on materialism.

This hilarious ad for a 1996 Honda is the perfect commentary on materialism.
When Carrie Hollenbeck needed to sell her 1996 Honda Accord, with over 140,000 lifetime miles on it, having a filmmaker boyfriend paid off. Big time. Max and Carrie. Photo used with permission Max Lanman had the idea to produce an actual commercial to advertise his girlfriend's jalopy. But this wouldn't be some low-budget production for a 4 a.m. run on the local access cable channel. Oh no. Not at all. “I thought it would be hilarious to make a

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically
One of the Republicans’ favorite fiscal tricks is masking benefit cuts for average Americans behind tax cuts. The hope is that most voters will see a paltry middle-class tax cut instead of the massive cuts to programs and huge breaks for the rich. The House GOP’s newest attempt at a massive tax cut for the wealthy was released on Thursday. Called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the plan is heavy on cuts and low on jobs. We don’t

This Is The No Bullshit Advice You Need To Hear For 2018, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

This Is The No Bullshit Advice You Need To Hear For 2018, Based On Your Zodiac Sign
Thought.is Aries (March 21-April 19) Alright Aries, 2017 has been a year of setting yourself up for the future. Socially, financially, career wise. Now, 2018 is right around the corner and while success is right there with it, your biggest obstacle will be Don’t fuck this up. Don’t be the reason you fail. Be smart in your decisions, follow the right impulses, and trust that everything will unfold how it should. It can be hard to trust the way

Lupita Nyong’o shares Weinstein story, hopes to end ‘conspiracy of silence’

Lupita Nyong’o shares Weinstein story, hopes to end ‘conspiracy of silence’
(CNN)Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has a Harvey Weinstein story, too. And she's sharing it in hopes of doing her part to end what she calls in a New York Times op-ed a "conspiracy of silence." Nyong'o writes of an incident that took place after she was invited to a screening of a film at Weinstein's house, where he said they were going to watch one of his competitor's films with his family. Once at his house, Nyong'o alleges Weinstein

We Cant Afford To Be 24-Hour Women

We Cant Afford To Be 24-Hour Women
margot pandone I’m newly sober and dog-paddling through the booze all around me. It’s summer, and Whole Foods has planted rosé throughout the store. Rosé is great with fish! And strawberries! And vegan protein powder! (Okay, I made that last one up.) At the office, every desk near mine has a bottle of wine or liquor on it in case people are too lazy to walk the 50 feet to one of the well-stocked communal bars we’ve built on

The Truth About Organic Food

The Truth About Organic Food
You are what you eat, or so the adage goes. It is this idea that has helped the organic food industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar a year industry, as people want to better not only themselves but also the environment by eating organic products. But is the “clean” food actually better for you than more commercially grown varieties? Well, the science on that one is far from settled. There are two main arguments when it comes to

The BBC ghost spoof that duped a nation

The BBC ghost spoof that duped a nation
"I said to her, 'why don't we do it instead as an investigation, a mystery story - pretending it's a live transmission from a haunted house?'," Volk recalls."I remember that moment very clearly, when she was really excited by that." Image caption Michael Parkinson was among a host of familiar, trusted faces on the programme The team wanted to push the boundaries of reality even further. They didn't want it fronted by conventional actors - they wanted familiar and

Bitcoin Surges After World’s Biggest Exchange Announces Plans for Futures

Bitcoin Surges After World’s Biggest Exchange Announces Plans for Futures
The allure of bitcoin was too much for CME Group Inc.The world’s largest exchange owner reversed course today and said it plans to introduce bitcoin futures by the end of the year, only a month after dismissing such a plan. The largest cryptocurrency, which has surged more than sixfold this year, climbed to a record high after the announcement.CME’s neighbor across the street in Chicago seems to have had a lot to do with the decision. Cboe Global Markets