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Is travel insurance a ripoff? U.S. senator’s report says flyers should beware.

“But this firm offers to help people get compensated for disruptions] As airline travel has boomed, so has the travel insurance business” writes Fredrick Kunkle for washingtonpost.com. These policies add as much as 7.5 percent to the cost of a domestic ticket and more for some international tickets, according to “Flyer Beware: Is Travel Insurance Worth It?” [Senator suggests travel insurance is ripping off consumers.Airlines for America, the industry’s lobbing arm, couldn’t speak to the specifics of various travel insurance options, a spokeswoman said.At least some of the airlines and…

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Cybercrime Center in UK Urges Crypto…

“In addition, they are training their police force in the intricacies involved in dealing with virtual currencies in their investigations” writes Nikita Blows for livebitcoinnews.com. Even though the price of Bitcoin is nowhere near it’s December 2017 numbers, interest in the crypto industry is still high, for both fans and fraudsters alike.Some countries, like the United Kingdom, are already leading the way in fostering mass adoption for both blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.This comes in the wake of so-called clone firms popping up in another attempt to swindle people out of…

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Looking for an apartment? Beware of the five most common rental-fraud scams.

“In addition, 6.4 percent of renters lost money in a rental scam” reports washingtonpost.com. The survey found that 9.1 percent of renters in that age range had lost money to a rental scam.Younger renters, ages 18 to 29, are more likely to be victimized in a rental scam.Renters typically need to provide sensitive personal information when applying for a rental home and pay a security deposit. [What you don’t know about what’s in that apartment lease can hurt you big time] Among the most common rental-fraud scams, according to Apartment…

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National Ice Cream Day PSA: Beware the ice cream machine on ‘Chopped’

“So on National Ice Cream Day, which, like every year, is on the third Sunday of July, please take my advice future Chopped competitors: Beware the ice cream machine” writes Brittany Levine Beckman for mashable.com. Everything seems to be going well, you’ve managed your time, and you’ve got the ice cream machine all to yourself.You get to the ice cream machine before your competitor, and breathe a sigh of relief as you begin pouring a hot mixture into the machine.The ice cream machine on Chopped is bad. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Beware the long-lost threat of inflation

“My new friend from the freight industry estimates that more than 800,000 noncompliant trucks were pulled from circulation when ELD enforcement began on April 1” writes David Von Drehle for washingtonpost.com. So at the risk of being wrong again — an occupational hazard for all opinion columnists — allow me to ring a faint alarm on inflation once again.Given that 70 percent of America’s freight moves by highway, this runaway cost engine is felt in all corners of the economy.My defense when reality-based colleagues called me out was that I’m…

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Crypto Markets News 

Bitcoin Critic Jamie Dimon Says to ‘Just…

“During the brief discussion on the cryptocurrency market, the two were asked which hated Bitcoin the most” writes Rebecca Campbell for livebitcoinnews.com. Clearly seen as softening his stance on the market, Dimon was reported as saying that he “regretted” making his comments about Bitcoin being a fraud.Whether you like Dimon, Buffett, or Munger, and the opinionated things they say regarding the crypto market, what they say is somewhat amusing. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Brokers News 

Google and its advertising post GDPR. Brokers beware that controls will launch on Monday, May 7 for DFP

“We encourage you to use these controls to choose your preferred list of ad technology providers” reports financefeeds.com. I guess the decision is to protect the EU retail markets, but, what will small traders who prefer leverage 1:500 do?. The full list of ad technology providers featured in those controls is available in the Help Center for DFP/AdX, AdSense, and AdMob.The commonly used list comprises the ad technology providers associated with the most revenue to publishers from EEA users from all programmatic demand sources. Source: financefeeds.com Share This:

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