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The Strange Case Of The ‘Like A Virus’ Kickstarter And Its Evil IndieGoGo Doppelganger [Interview]

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A few weeks ago, Ken Lowery and Robert Wilson IV launched a Kickstarter campaign for Like A Virus, a one-shot ghost story about a medium trying to uncover the mystery of a local haunting. Within a few days, they'd met their goal, but then something unusual happened: The entire Kickstarter campaign, from Wilson's pages to the rewards promised for backers, had been copied to a f

Apple Reacts to Comic Book Fraud on iTunes With New Security Measures

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Whatever million dollar iTunes scam you were waiting to hatch is going to have to wait. Thanks to an alleged comic app scam by mycompany's Thuat Nguyen, Apple's cranking security up to "11" (or maybe more like "1") - iTunes users will have to enter their credit card security code more frequently when making purchases.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, consumers blew the whistle on Nguyen's 40+ sales-dominating comic apps (m

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Classic Comic Ads Take You Back to the Days of Sea Monkeys

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The ads sprinkled through comic books have slowly evolved through the years, as comics moved from mainstream entertainment to collector's items, the comic book audience aged, and the internet became the number one repository of obvious scams, semi-obvious scams, and products that weren't scams but also weren't anything that people would buy.

Yes, the days of Sea Monkeys for saes may be behind us --

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