VERIFY Fact Check |

6 ways to spot a mobile payment app scam

Scams

No, Starbucks is not going cashless at all locations

Money

No, a new Instagram update does not change how precise your location appears to other people

Social Media

Yes, the Facebook internet tracking settlement is real

Money

Yes, FCC Affordable Connectivity Program’s $30 discount is real

Money

Viral video of volcanic eruption from space is manipulation of still photo

Social Media

Not all electric vehicles are eligible for $7,500 Inflation Reduction Act tax credit

Money

No, HBO Max is not abandoning scripted content

Business

No, 988 suicide prevention lifeline can’t send your exact location to police

Health

BMW does have a heated seat subscription, but not in the US

Business

No, closing doors won't save money on central A/C

Weather

Yes, the suicide prevention lifeline has switched to 988, but the old number still works

Health

No, the federal government is not giving away free solar panels

Money

No, deepfake videos and images can’t unlock your smartphone

Technology

No, a QR code cannot ‘force’ a payment

Scams

No, health data from most period-tracking apps is not protected under HIPAA

Health