Exploding Beer, French Wine Tariffs, and Scam Alert

Exploding Beer, French Wine Tariffs and Scam Alert

Beer Recalled Due to Explosion Risk

Lakefront Brewery of Wisconsin announced recently that their newest beer, “My Turn Junk,” is being recalled because it might explode. This isn’t what anyone means when they say, “having a drink with friends is exciting!”

Allegedly, the beer contains yeast from cherries that continue to ferment after being processed into bottles. Fermentation produces carbon dioxide, which can cause the sealed beer bottles to crack or eventually explode.

Lakefront claims you don’t need to worry if you’ve ingested the product. Recipe creator Andrew Jungwirth told social media followers that, “The beer is still delicious and 100% safe to drink, Lakefront just can’t allow it to remain on the market due to the potential liability of volatility.”

Have Lakefront’s problem brew in your cupboard? Any unopened bottles might pose a safety hazard, as they can explode at any time. But you shouldn’t try to open them yourself, either. Instead, the company recommends you carefully dispose of it. You can also get your money back by taking a snapshot of the label and emailing it to Lakefront at their corporate email address: [email protected].

French Wine Tariffs Raise Prices

President Donald Trump said that he’s considering a tariff as high as 100% on French wine during a fundraiser in Long Island. Trump was unclear whether the tariff would specifically target wine or include other products from France, though wine was the first thing he mentioned. The idea for the potential tariff came up as a reaction to the 3% tax France imposed on American-based tech companies doing business in the country.

Google, Amazon, and Facebook are among the tech giants affected by France’s new tax. Although these companies have their fair share of controversies, the bottom line is that France’s tax hurts American businesses. Trump is merely planning to make up the difference.

Scam Alert Fake Appliance Repair Services

Be sure to take extra precautions the next time you call customer service to fix an appliance. Scammers are placing fake customer support listings on Google Maps. They look just like you think a legitimate business listing would but they are not there to help you get your refrigerator running again.

The best way to protect yourself from this scam is to search for business contact information yourself. Do not rely on the results you get from a search engine. Double (even triple) check company phone numbers and don’t use auto-dial to call them. Check your appliance manual for a phone number if you’re skeptical of online listings.

Also, skip using voice assistants like Siri and Alexa to automatically find customer service numbers. AI technology is not smart enough to know the difference between real business listings and fake ones.

Sometimes, relying on technology makes you vulnerable to criminals who just want to steal your money and personal information.

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