April’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and decided she needed to go out with a bang. On a dating site, she met a much younger man who owned a diamond mine. What followed was a form of Stockholm Syndrome or a very severe case of the sunk cost fallacy.
In this episode, we explore what happens when a scam victim becomes addicted to their scammer. After losing more than $380,000, April’s mother was in so much denial that she became a money mule for her catfish.
Additionally, we talk about T-Mobile’s most recent compromise and our new workflow on Slack, because we never get bored with companies that treat criminals to unfettered access to our most sensitive data, and employees who post passwords (or worse) on Slack.
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