Beware of Free Pizza (and Other No-Cost Cons)

You’ve heard it before: “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Yet in recent weeks cybercrooks have tested that claim, with impressive success, in a new email campaign that promises a coupon for a free pizza allegedly sent by Pizza Hut. Don’t bite. It’s the latest false freebie trick to install malware — in this case by clicking on a link to supposedly access a coupon for a free pie in celebration of the chain’s 55th anniversary. (It’s actually 58 years old.) What’s …

App of the Week: Groupon

Groupon – an amalgam of “group coupon” – has been taking over the country lately, including one incredibly attractive buyout offer by some other company you may’ve heard of. Simple concept – local business wants to get you in their doors, offers a really good, one-time deal; Groupon sends out an entertaining email telling you the details, you say – oh, I’ve been meaning to check that out! and tell your friends, while you’re at it. The “groupon” only activates …