4 Of The Best Accessories For Electric Scooters

It seems the world is slowly returning to normal. And whether you think it is happening too soon, or if you can’t wait to get back outside, it’s undeniable that a lot of countries are starting to push for a new normal. And with a wave of people returning to the outside world, the trend of electric scooters is primed to shoot up.

A lot of people seem to look over the idea of accessories for electric scooters, thinking there can’t be any useful ones. And many electric scooters don’t offer any support for attachments. There are some that actively welcome attachments. A sentiment that explains why the Xiaomi scooter is the best on the market. Below we are going to look at 4 of the best accessories for your electric scooter.

 

Side Mirrors

Something most people tend to forget is how useful side mirrors are. They assume they are just for cars and motorbikes, but equipping your scooter with some will improve your general safety, especially near roads or in busy areas.

Dashcam

Another device that people assume is only reserved for cars. But if you collide with someone by accident while on your scooter, they could press charges. So having a dash cam at all times will secure you against anyone trying something dodgy.

 

Bottle Holder

A simple, yet forgotten attachment. A bottle holder is perfect for those sunny days where it is more important than ever to stay hydrated. Make sure you get one that is adjustable so you can hold anything.

 

Portable Charger

The one downside to an electric scooter is the need to charge it. And on long trips, the standard battery life may not be enough. But you can acquire specialized chargers that will give your scooter that extra boost that it needs.

How One Programmer Busted an Online Fraud Scam

A programmer at an HP branch in London exposed a huge online scam that conned people of their hard-earned money to the sum total of $67,000. Before we start, it is important you are aware of ways to secure your money from scams. A good online service, like plutuspocket.com is a great start.

The Scam

Vince Barratt was scrolling through his Facebook one night when he came across something that caught his eye. A great aunt called Mariah had shared a post stating that after hearing rave reviews from her neighbor, she started to use an online personal training service. However, the one she found presented more harm than good. She stumbled across a Facebook page called SIMON SHREDS. It had a number of supposed good reviews so Mariah messaged them. Within seconds, someone replied offering a discounted first session at only $20. Mariah agreed, paying through PayPal and that afternoon went on a Skype call with “Simon”. She enjoyed it; “Simon” was in good shape and he gave a lot of useful information.

He proceeded to perform a high-intensity interval training workout, which he encouraged Mariah to do with him. Mariah enjoyed the session so much, she paid for 10 more, spending a total of $250 so that she would stay motivated. However, at their next scheduled workout date, she couldn’t get into contact with “Simon”. She rang over and over again but got nothing in response. So she went back to the Facebook page but it was no longer there. Simon had vanished. Vince read all of this and his blood boiled. Fortunately, for the previous ten years, Vince had worked at HP as a software programmer.

He knew how to get around computers and so he messaged Mariah asking for any possible information she could give him on “Simon” including his accent, phrases he used, and topics they discussed on their Skype call. Next, Vince traced Simon’s IP address to see where he was. But unfortunately, he had taken steps to hide this from the public. So Vince put out a post to see if any other people had been the victim of something similar. The post went viral and Vince received a number of responses from people all over the world. It seems SIMON SHREDS had been disappearing and reappearing all over the place under a number of different names but the description of the supposed personal trainer always remained the same, as did the setup. Pay and receive the first session, pay for more, and then never see the trainer or your money again.  One woman even paid $800. Her husband was furious when he found out. A man informed Vince that he was given a different account to send the money to. This one was located in Dallas.

What He Did

Vince traced the account number and contacted the branch, requesting information on the account owner.  They were revealed to be Mr. Joel Cornish, a trainer at a gym just ten minutes away from the branch. Vince alerted the authorities with proof of the man’s actions but they refused to listen, saying the evidence wasn’t strong enough. So Vince decided he would receive a training session of his own. He found a page believed to be Simon Shreds and paid for a training session. He sent a live stream to the Dallas police department and then told “Simon” he knew who he was and what he had been doing. Mr. Cornish told him no one would ever believe him, inadvertently confessing to the fraudulent crimes. He was arrested two days later. Vince single-handedly busted an online fraud program. Mr. Cornish was given 3 years in prison and fined a total of $80,000.