FDR Nominated for Unprecedented Third Term!

On July 18, 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933 as America’s 32nd president, is nominated for an unprecedented third term. Roosevelt, a Democrat, would eventually be elected to a record four terms in office, the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms. Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882, in HydeContinue reading “FDR Nominated for Unprecedented Third Term!”

7.15.2006 Twitter Launches!

On July 15, 2006, the San Francisco-based podcasting company Odeo officially releases Twttr—later changed to Twitter—its short messaging service (SMS) for groups, to the public. Born as a side project apart from Odeo’s main podcasting platform, the free application allowed users to share short status updates with groups of friends by sending one text messageContinue reading “7.15.2006 Twitter Launches!”

U.S. FTC sues Walmart for allegedly allowing money transfer services for fraud

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it sued Walmart Inc (WMT.N), alleging the company had done too little to prevent scam artists from using its money transfer services for fraud that cost consumers “tens of millions of dollars annually.” Walmart, which offers some financial services, acts as an agent forContinue reading “U.S. FTC sues Walmart for allegedly allowing money transfer services for fraud”

Yes, scammers can use QR codes to steal your personal information

QR codes have become a way for scammers to hide malicious links since they can’t be read by the human eye. Here’s how to spot these scams. Have you ever received an unsolicited message with a Quick Response (QR) code? One of our VERIFY readers did and asked the team if a scammer was targetingContinue reading “Yes, scammers can use QR codes to steal your personal information”