Monday, February 1, 2016

Phony Quickway Security Company

The other day I received an email from someone else from Malaysia saying that they got contacted by a guy and he wanted to send them a package using a company called "Quickway Security". This company is a scam and just wants the receiving people to pay money for all these customs and clearance "fee's". They then give a bank account number to wire transfer and after you send that they then make up another excuse for you to send even more money. Since this is the second person who has told me about this scam I wanted to dig into this more. Here is what I found....

Quickway Security appears to also be known as Quickway City Express but Quickway Security gives much more contact information. Both of these companies are fraudulent. Their web sites are from a free service and are http://quickwaysecurity.page.tl and http://quickwaycity.page.tl. They stole information and pictures from a legit trucking company called Quickway Carriers. The website http://quickwayexpresscourier.page.tl I had posted about Quickway Security on my post about Kelvin Yang appears that they are no longer using it.

The bottom line is if anyone from another country is offering to send you a package through some unknown courier with a free website don't do it. Especially if they then start sending you emails asking you to send over money. The 2 people who contacted me were from Malaysia but I bet this scam is happening all over.

Monday, January 25, 2016

FBI Washington DC E-mail (419 Scam)

Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarter, Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation,Washington, D.C.
J.Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
Text Massage online call:+17402787076
www.fbi.gov


ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY



This e-mail has been issued to you in order to Officially inform you that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was issued to you by an International Lottery Company. With the help of our newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we discovered that your e-mail address was automatically selected by an Online Balloting System, this has legally won you the sum of $6.3 million United State Dollars USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED ATM CARD.



Normally, it will take up to 5 business days for an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED ATM CARD by your local bank. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the worldwide, so as to enable you make use of the ATM CARD instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $6.3 million United State Dollars USD has been deposited with IMF.We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited with IMF you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in West Africa. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following,



(1) Deposit Fee's ( IMF INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE )
(2) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address)



The total amount for everything is $320.00 We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $320.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited IMF and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( Mr.Pascal Eze) via e-mail.


Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:




CONTACT AGENT NAME: Mr.Pascal Eze
E-MAIL: mrpascaleze@qq.com
Phone: +2348139658241


You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:


FULL NAME:
ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
OCCUPATION:


You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $320.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $6.3 Million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED ATM CARD from IMF, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-910.


This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $320-.00 ONLY to Mr.Pascal Eze  via information in which he shall send to you,



Mr.James Comey
Director Office of Public Affairs
Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I
Yours in Service,Photograph of Director
www.fbi.gov

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Vaping Blog Started

I recently started a new blog about vaping. Vaping is the new way to deliver nicotine and other substances into your body without the harmfulness of smoking. You can buy e-juice that contains nicotine and it comes in several great flavors. I also go into detail on where you can buy vaping supplies and reviews of devices that I have used. This is just going to be a short entry so visit my new The World of Vaping blog at http://worldofvaping.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

MyScore.com Second Review

The other day I decided I wanted to do more research on MyScore.com since I had done a review on it before and I had concerns about it. Well after doing more research I have even more concerns about it and I highly recommend that no one signs up for this service. Lets begin with my experience with them. I signed up for MyScore.com as part of an incentive work at home opportunity. I would sign up for a free trial and get other people to sign up for it to get paid. There were several different trial offers to sign up for but I decided to use this one.

So my card got charged $1 which I already knew about. Then after the 7 days they would charge you $30 a month after that unless you cancelled. I called to cancel my membership and of course they tried to talk me into staying. After saying no a few times they cancelled my membership. Well months and months afterwards I would get a random $1 charge from MyScore.com. After a few days the money would get refunded but this was a high annoyance because I did not authorize this to keep going on. I eventually got a new debit card issued by my bank so this would stop.

The research that I found on this company is that they are also known as Golden Scores LLC. This company is then owned by a shell company Linson & Associates which has an address out of Nevada but used a registered agent company out of Missouri. This company dissolved their business license in Missouri on 12/17/15. I looked at the secretary of state website in Nevada and I was not able to pull Lison & Associates up so I am not sure where their current business registration is. Companies that have had other shell companies set up have usually turned out to be doing a shady deal. I am not saying that they are definitely doing this but its not a good sign. 

If you search myscore.com on search engines there are all these sites that show up with negative reviews. Most of these negative reviews are about unauthorized charges. Even if people have cancelled they still get charged. This sounds very familiar. My advice for anyone is to not sign up for this website, it is not worth the hassle. 

If you want to pull up your credit score use something that is completely free and doesn't require you to enter your credit card information like Credit Karma. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

419 Scam

This is a 419 scam from someone called Daniel Tarullo. Email was from d.tar_ul0188@sccoast.net with a reply to address of p7065010@gmail.com.


FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD NEW YORK
33 LIBERTY STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10038.

ATTENTION BENEFICIARY:

CONTRACT FUNDS - CREDITED FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD.

We received an instructional letter to credit $12,000,000.00 to your account.

Your response is required to enable us credit your account today without delay and you are also required to get back to us with the re-confirmation of your bank account particulars together with your direct telephone number for easy communication.

CONGRATULATION ON YOUR CONTRACT FUND.

Please be fast on this matter. Thanks and God bless you.

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Daniel K. Tarullo
Fund Credit Officer Federal Reserve Bank New York.
http://www.federalreserve.gov/

Steven Brett from Craigslist

I posted an ad on Craigslist looking for a side gig to pick up the other day (big mistake, I know). I received an email from someone going by the name of Steven Brett asking me if I was interested in a job. I asked to know more and he told me I would be posting ad's on Craigslist for houses that are for rent. He said I would be paid $250 a week which seemed too good to be true for something so simple. I searched his name and I came up with several people who were scammed by him.

He wanted you to place ad's on Craigslist for houses that he had no control over. He would take money from several people wanting a place to live and not give them anything. This is highly illegal and anyone involved in this could be brought up on criminal charges. Please STAY AWAY from him and if you have already started "working" for him stop immediately and delete all of your ad's that you placed for him. He wants you to use your own Craigslist account so he isn't associated with it. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Be Cautious with Work at Home Opportunities Now

As a person who investigates work at home opportunities I am finding more and more of them to not be worth it anymore. There are those opportunities that are ok for a few extra bucks like Humanatic, ClixSense, etc. As far as finding ones that are going to produce a full time income, good luck. Unless you are able to score a full time position that pays you a decent hourly wage not piece work or commission your probably going to struggle to make the amount of money you need to live.

Its pretty easy to get a work at home position lead generating for insurance companies or schools. The problem is the people who you are contacting generally have absolutely no interest in what you have to offer. Even if you are able to get their information and turn it into a lead so you can get paid, the sales agent who's job is to get them to join is going to have a real hard time trying to close the deal. After awhile of getting leads that are going nowhere they will stop using the service you are working for causing you lose money and worst case scenario the company closes. This is happening more and more lately.

Lets take when you work for a company contacting people who are supposedly interested in continuing their education. The people who you are contacting filled out there information, but they had no idea what was done with it. People go online searching for jobs and then they come across a form, they think they are applying for the job but really they are just filling out there information that will go to a lead list and their phone will be bombarded with calls. When you call them chances are good they are pretty tired of hearing from people. They will most likely not answer their phones and just block every number you call from. Even if someone answers they will yell at you and/or hang up on you.

There are sites out there such as CashCrate that pay people to fill out offers which means that you are being paid to fill out forms to go on lead lists. I have done this several times and I have no interest in hearing from those people. You are suppose to be able to opt out of that stuff when your going through the offers but many make it very difficult to do that. They do stuff such as making the no thanks button the same color as the background and/or hiding it very well with very small text. When you need to deceive people that way then that is no lead. That is just calling people up and harassing them with information they do not want.

I have heard from several people who have done this work and the company never pays them. That's pretty low considering if someone manages to generate a lead which is very difficult to do they should be paid. Not only should they be paid but they should be paid at least double of what they get. There are legit companies that do this work that do pay their workers but its too low. This is because the amount the company gets paid is too low as well.

So my advice to my readers is to really think about if its worth you quitting your full time job to take a job working from home. Your full time outside of the house is most likely paying you hourly which if that's the case stay with it. Depending on the type of job you do you may be able to work from home. I know that a lot of call centers now give that option and your pay stays the same.