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We May Be To Blame For Creating And Spreading Fake News

“Fake news” and misinformation being spread online has quickly developed into a major problem, and not just in the United States, but globally as well. While most of us are quick to point their finger at partisan news outlets, lax social media rules and automated misinformation purveying bots, it...
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Avoid Fake Free Trial Offers And how To Spot Them

Free trial offers are a double-edge sword. On the one hand, you get a chance to sample a product or service without making a full commitment. On the other hand, they can be difficult to cancel to prevent an automatic enrollment (and payment) if you are not a fan of it. A recent survey found 59% of...
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Reverse Image Lookup

The struggle to determine fact from fiction can be daunting, especially in the world of immediate social media posts. While “fake” posts are often news stories, they can also be images that people share, sometimes without the knowledge that what they’re sharing isn’t factual. Last week French...
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How To Spot Fake Guacamole

Some fake products are easy to spot. Then there is fake guacamole. Yes, there is an imposter that some restaurants are serving to unsuspecting customers as guacamole and they're hoping you won't notice. Soaring avocado prices, which have nearly doubled since last year, have caused restaurants...
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This Website Can Single Out Fake Online Product Reviews For You

An online review of a product can be a lifesaver but as we've discussed before, many reviews are bogus. There are a ton of fake and paid reviews out there that muddy the waters a bit when it comes to getting reliable information about an item you’re shopping for. If you’re shopping on Amazon, the...
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Get Yourself A Fake Wedding Ring

You have two sets of keys to your house and two sets of clothes for home and work. What about having two sets of wedding rings? Sounds kinda odd considering your wedding band is a symbol of your love and from the moment you said, "I do," it has never had an equal. Travel experts say you may want to...
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Amazon Using Fake Packages To Catch Delivery Truck Thieves

While companies work on ways to solve porch pirates, those who steal delivered packages off the doorstep of homes, Amazon is also looking to stop thieving delivery truck drivers. Amazon is planting fake packages to test the integrity of their drivers. It starts with a dummy package sent at random...
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Spotting A Fake Product Review

Much like fake news, fake reviews are rampant online and attempting to filter out the real ones can be tough. 84% of consumers say they can’t always spot a fake review. So here are some signs that an online review may be fake. Look for overuse of “I” and “me” and a lot of verbs. According to...
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The Web Extension That Spots And Flags Fake Photos

It’s easier than ever to get fooled online, especially by photos. While it's easy to pick out a bad Photoshop job, sophisticated editing can make doctored images look like legitimate photojournalism, and a surprising number of the viral images that show up in our social media feeds are at best...
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Spotting Fake Customer Product Reviews

When deciding on a product to buy, an honest review by someone who has it can be beyond helpful. In a 2011 survey, 87% of consumers said a positive review confirmed their decision to purchase a product and online customer reviews are the second most trusted source of product information, behind...
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