I normally use DuckDuckGo as it's the default in
Brave, the degoogled
version of Chrome that I use. It generally does what I want, but whereas
google will usually give me local (UK) results first for suppliers,
Duckduckgo will give worldwide results (which mostly means USA). You could
see Google's result as either more helpful or annoyingly tainted, but at
least it shows an instance where they're not explicitly evil. Adding 'uk'
into the search term is usually enough to prioritise local results in DDG.
I sometimes use google when I don't get a useful result : as well as the
localisation it also seems to find either different or more results. I
couldn't say whether it's got worse at that but I filter the results for
obvious ads fairly automatically.
On Fri, Feb 10, 2023 at 3:49 AM Rick Murphy via cctalk <
On 2/9/2023 5:40 PM, Doug Jackson via cctalk
At this point I will chime in.
They clearly went to the trouble of trawling through USPS tracking
to find something that was shipped from near
their suburb to Sydney
Australia by somebody else and submitted it as their evidence they had
This is called a "brushing" attack.
They sell you a high value item, then send some crappy nearly free item
to some other address in the vicinity, and use that to "prove" to PayPal
that you got it.
The recipient has no idea WTF the item is so they discard it. Apparently
the folks here don't understand just how far apart Australian cities can
be. Worked in your favor.
I went ballistic with paypal, and got a refund.
It's good to hear that PP did that.