Meta Token? GriftCoin? Meta is even stupider than we thought.

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Did you know that Facebook’s parent company Meta is now releasing a crypto token called Meta Token? Actually, it isn’t. But the same scammers who placed Facebook ads for the Amazon Token are now advertising a Meta Token, supposedly backed by Mark Zuckerberg — advertised, of course, on Facebook. Same scam, different day If you’ve … Continued

Amazon token scam shows why you can’t trust Facebook’s AI

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It’s been four months since Facebook first started showing ads for the “Amazon Token” cryptocurrency scam. New pages and ads continue to pop up on Facebook and eventually get yanked. It’s an easy enough pattern to spot. So why can’t Facebook block them before they go live? First, facts. The Amazon Token advertised on Facebook … Continued

Beware of analysts and “thought leaders” flogging trends

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People who thrive on attention — analysts and “thought leaders” — will tell you about what’s new and on fire. Making long-term decisions based on that is likely a mistake. If you’re not on top of a trend, you’re nobody Imagine for a moment that you are trying to be a thought leader. This includes … Continued

Amazon Token crypto scam: capturing traffic with timely SEO

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Last week I posted about the Amazon Token crypto scam advertised on Facebook. That post received 4,000 views in six days, which is about eight times my usual traffic for a new post, and shows no sign of stopping. Here’s what made it take off. A deliberate move to capture traffic through SEO As soon … Continued

Why the “Amazon Token” advertised on Facebook sure looks like a scam

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This ad for “Amazon Token” on Facebook intrigued me. Is that Jeff Bezos pitching me a cryptocurrency? So I clicked through. What I found is a slick, well produced, seductive website . . . that I’m pretty sure has nothing to do with Amazon. They’ll be happy to take your crypto money — in the … Continued

Crypto bubble investment strategy

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Never invest in something if you have no idea what it’s worth. That’s what’s going on with cryptocurrencies right now. In the equities market — stocks — every company has a value: its market capitalization. The share price is proportional to that value. There are two things that drive share prices. One is the beauty … Continued