April 22, 2020

A new kind of Paypal scam – No they wont find it in your favor

When I was growing up the narrative around online shopping and safety was quite simple. Paypal was supposed to be the best company to buy stuff with. They always sided with the buyer and had the most buyer friendly policies in case of disputes. Things have changed drastically though. Necessity is the mother of invention, and people have learnt how to game Paypal. I was […]

March 22, 2019

SoFi Money review – beware of poor customer service

A financial company called SoFi started offering a Cash Management account with a 2.25% APR. There didn’t seem to be a catch or many unreasonable fees. So we opened a new SoFi Money account with them and moved some money. Everything was uneventful until the day they decided to freeze access to my funds. I got an email saying they would need almost half a […]

November 8, 2017

SFH Oil and Supplements : A curious case of a fake guarantee

SFH expanding to stronger, faster and healthier is an American company that touts a guarantee on every product on their website. Supposedly established in 2010 and with its office in ME, it has made a few inroads into the extremely competitive supplements market. Every product is backed by 100% satisfaction guarantee of high quality products. If, for any reason, you are ever disappointed in any […]

March 30, 2017

Uber Toll Saga Conclusion : Uber admits issues and to fix the toll bugs in the software for Hyderabad airport

  A few loyal readers would remember I had gone on a crusade (sort of) against Uber and their excess toll charges on going to the airport in Hyderabad. After a bunch of to and fro and escalations and the fact that the article was trending on Ycombinator, Uber has finally come back with a sensible response which satisfies me. Uber has finally admitted that […]