Bone-headed, Scam Gram and the AUGNM Roundup for the Week of October 17, 2016
There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're introducing a weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world.
First, some terminology.
UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed.
"404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet.
Skull and Crossbones: Danger!
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"404": He may be the most popular Halloween costume this year, but 2016 Presidential Debate star Ken Bone isn't without his #Think or #WhyWouldYouHitSend moments, especially on Reddit. Admittedly everyone during this election cycle has posted ill-advised things, but Ken Bone's honeymoon seemed short-lived even for the Internet. Still, there's that Mr. Rogers sweater...
Scam Gram says: "If you get an email purportedly from the IRS with a CP2000 notice attached, don’t even bother opening. What’s a CP2000, you ask? It’s a document that the IRS snail mails you (never emails) when it believes that some of the information you reported on your tax return may be wrong. Scammers are sending the fake notice requesting more information (and money) related to healthcare coverage under “Obamacare” (i.e., the Affordable Care Act)."