New York Times: When Customers Say Their Money Was Stolen on Zelle, Banks Often Refuse to Pay

New York Times: When Customers Say Their Money Was Stolen on Zelle, Banks Often Refuse to Pay. “While banks argue that they shouldn’t have to refund customers who inadvertently granted a scammer permission to use their accounts, they have also often been reluctant to refund customers like Mr. Oriach whose money was stolen. That could be a potential violation of the law.”

Ars Technica: Anatomy of a dumb spear-phish: Hitting librarians up for Zelle, CashApp cash

Ars Technica: Anatomy of a dumb spear-phish: Hitting librarians up for Zelle, CashApp cash. “Here’s a clue for would-be Internet financial scammers: do not target librarians. They will catch on fast, and you will have wasted your time. Yesterday, the outgoing chair of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Alex Awards Committee (and my wife) Paula Gallagher got a very odd email that purported to be from a colleague within her library system who is a member of YALSA’s board. The email asked, ‘Are you available to complete an assignment on behalf of the Board, And get reimbursed? Kindly advise.’”