The Saygus Scam

Tech Tales

Dec 5 2022 • 1 hr 14 mins

Saygus, and its CEO Chad Sayers, made headlines in 2015 when it revealed the Saygus V SQUARED smartphone. Many broken promises and shipping delays later, Chad Sayers became the center of a U.S. Justice Department investigation. Hosted by Corbin Davenport, guest starring Katie Janzen. Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechTalesShow Follow on Mastodon/Fediverse: https://mas.to/@techtales Support the Show: https://techtalesshow.com/support Videos & Images: • https://imgur.com/jhsCdPO • https://youtu.be/eUOxkJllBI4 • https://youtu.be/4v0nc0Oi_Wc Sources: • https://web.archive.org/web/20080414040050/http://www.saygus.com/news.php • https://web.archive.org/web/20121216163117/http://gigaom.com:80/mobile/the-v1-android-phone-looks-pretty-slick-but-who-is-saygus-anyway/ • https://www.pcmag.com/archive/hands-on-with-the-saygus-vphone-245965 • https://www.pcmag.com/opinions/how-i-got-suckered-by-an-alleged-10m-phone-scam • https://www.androidpolice.com/2015/01/29/hands-saygus-v2-pre-orders-open-today-549-act-quick-want-intriguing-smartphone-saw-ces/ • https://www.androidpolice.com/2015/06/15/saygus-delays-the-v-squared-yet-again-launches-mega-suspicious-indiegogo-campaign/ • https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/01/19/saygus-phone-switches-manufacturers-again-company-undams-lake-of-word-vomit-on-twitter-to-justify-actions/ • https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/08/06/saygus-says-its-restarting-the-fcc-approval-process-for-the-long-delayed-v-squared/ • https://www.phonearena.com/news/Remember-Saygus-We-got-an-exclusive-sit-down-with-founder-and-CEO-Chad-Sayers_id90433 • https://www.justice.gov/usao-ut/united-states-vs-chad-leon-sayers • https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-capitol-mob-antifa-undercov-idUSKBN29E0QO • PACER: 2:21-cr-00163-DS, 2:21-cr-00229-DS-1

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