If your bank calls you, hang up and call them back

Important public service announcement: if you ever get a call from your bank or your payment card's security department, hang up on them, and call back via the number printed on your payment card.

I just got a call from a blocked number claiming to be my bank's security department, alerting me that my card was locked, and to press 0 to transfer to an agent for assistance. I hung up on them, and then called the number printed on my card. My bank's *actual* security department let me know they are fully aware of this ongoing phishing attempt, and thanked me for knowing not to fall for it.


Editors betraying their own authors

Some editors from Tor Books have been lobbying online to the electors for the World Science Fiction Society Hugo Awards to vote against some works published by Tor.

I wonder if anyone has told the marketing department at Tor about this, or has told the owners over at Holtzbrinck? Come to think of it, this is probably a violation of publishing contract that Tor signed with those authors. I'm sure some agents are realizing that, and are starting to write threatening emails...

This gets funnier, and funnier, and funnier...