Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sunflowers Restaurant Jaffrey NH

The other day my family and I went to Sunflowers Restaurant in downtown Jaffrey NH. We had went there once before and their food was great. The service was a little bit slow but nothing over the top. It was a nicely decorated restaurant that had a nice homey feel to it and within walking distance to my house.

So we decided to go back there for Sunday brunch. They had a great looking menu and live music. We made reservations on Friday because I work on the weekends so I had to make sure that I got to work on time. We walked in and waited 10 minutes before I had to find someone to seat us. Waitresses were walking by us and they saw us just standing there waiting but they did nothing. When we got seated the woman did not say hi to us or apologize for the wait. She just took us to our table and threw the menus down.

Once we were seated we had to wait another 10 minutes to be waited on. Again, I needed to flag down a waitress. When she finally came to the table the first thing she said to us was "its gonna be a while because we are really busy today". It was almost like they did not want us there. Since they were going so slow we decided to eat somewhere else.

My father wrote an email to the manager of the company explaining what happened. This was 2 days ago and no response. That's why I decided to write about this place to let people know. I am not sure if this was just a bad day or what. The food is terrific but I am not willing to go to a place where you get rude service and the feeling that they do not want you there. Unless we get a very sincere apology from them and the reason why it took all this time to respond we will not be eating there again.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Phony Job Offer

I got this email from 2 completely different names but the address from the sender on both of these emails has an address ending in ybb.ne.jp. The reply to address is 2 different gmail accounts stekhstekhin453@gmail.com and steshensteshenko64@gmail.com. This job looks like it entails receiving packages that have been gotten through stolen credit cards. Then shipping them off to other places. You will usually need to pay the shipping upfront and they will promise to reimburse you. Forget about being paid either. Even if they do pay for the shipping your name will come up when the authorities investigate this and you will be the one going to jail.

Hello ! The mail forwarding team is looking for shipping/receiving Clerk.

No enrollment fee. The average monthly income is $1500.

Job Duties and responsibilities:

- Must be able to work on flexible schedules - the position is home-based
- Receive and mail incoming parcels. Auditing incoming packages for damages.
- Complete all paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.

- Applicants must be mature - 21 years and older, able to work independently, prioritize the work in an accurate and efficient manner, permanent access to Internet.

When interested please reply with information requested below so as to check we have your name and other information correctly.

- Your Full Name:
- Your Country, State:
- Your Contact number:

Please note: If you do not receive a call or email from our manager, your information will be kept in our record for future consideration.
Thank you.

Unpaid Beneficiary (419 Scam)

Keep in mind that these scammers use several different email addresses. They also hijack other email accounts so pay attention to the one that says "reply-to". The email address associated with this email I got was mbuhari001@gmail.com.

Federal Government of Nigeria
Office of the Presidency
Nigerian Presidential Complex,
Aso Rock Presidential Villa,
Our Ref: FGN/PRE/VP/FMF/2015

Attn : Beneficiary,

Greetings to you and your house hold.

I am in receipt of the out come of Mr President's meeting with recently
visited United Nations Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-Moon,U.S Delegates and
Africa Union Heads Of Government in Nigeria on Monday August 24,2015
decided to contact you for the release of your outstanding payment.

I write to inform you once again that your payment file was enlisted among
the contractors whose funds has been delayed by the previous Governments
in Nigeria. Payment review committee which was set-up few weeks ago has
recommended your funds for immediate payment.

Mr President is considering to approve the release of your outstanding
payment from the Federal Government Of Nigeria Oil Reserve Account
overseas which has been submitted to the Senate and House of
Representative for approval/ratification.

By return mail, kindly re-confirm to me your full name, contact address,
private contact telephone number and your bank account details where you
want your fund to be wired immediately for verification. Also re-confirm
your expected amount to be received.

Mr President has assured Nigerians and International community that he
will run a corrupt free Government during his campaign and we are ready to
assist you now to fulfill the campaign promises to Nigerians and
international community so I want you to embrace this opportunity and
ensure to heed to my guideline and advise.

Yours Sincerely.

Mallam Shehu Garba
(Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media)

This message is intended only for the use of the person to whom it is
addressed and may contain information that is confidential and privileged
under applicable laws. If you are not the intended recipient, you are
hereby notified that any use, review, disclosure or copying of this
message and the information it contains is prohibited.

Lottery Winner (419 Scam)

This is an email that I got pretending to be from The National Lottery in the UK. It even contains links that are legit so I will take those out of this blog entry. However the PO Box in this email seems to be a scam so I will keep that in there. The ways I knew that this email was a scam even before opening it was that I do not live in the UK and I never entered the lottery. If you get this email it is bogus.

The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1N
(Customer Services)
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/09/ZY369


Dear Lucky Winner,


We are pleased to notify you the Draw (#2048) of the NATIONAL LOTTERY, Online Sweepstakes International Lottery Program held on Saturday, 8th August, 2015. To purchase a ticket, Players must be 16 or over and physically located in the UK or Isle of Man. However, for the Bonus Lottery Promotion, winners do not have to be physically located in the UK or Isle of Man. Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from a pool of over 25,000 email addresses drawn from our affiliate and promotion websites in Europe, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-East, parts of Africa, and North & South America as part of our international promotions program conducted annually to encourage prospective overseas entries. We hope with part of your prize awards, you will take part in our subsequent lottery jackpots. The result of our computer draw (#2048) which took place on Saturday, 8th August, 2015 selected email address attached to an e-ticket number 56475600545 188 with Serial number (5627635368/10) drew the lucky numbers: 06 22 28 30 39 44(bonus no. 33), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 1st category to the sum of £3,912,064 (Three million, nine hundred and twelve thousand and sixty-four British Pounds Sterling).You have therefore been approved to claim your winning in cheque credited to file KTU/9023118308/10 in the amount of £3,912,064 (Three million, nine hundred and twelve thousand and sixty-four British Pounds Sterling).

Your prize award has been insured in your email address and is ready for claims. To begin your claims therefore, you are advised to expeditiously contact our licensed and accredited claim agent for Overseas Lottery Winners within a period of 7 days (date of this email inclusive) for the processing of your winning and remittance to your designated bank account after all statutory obligations have been satisfactorily dispensed with. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned. You may want to go through our online web result checker


to verify your prize online with your numbers: 06 22 28 30 39 44

This promotion takes place twice weekly. Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in England as indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your funds would be released to you by any of our payment offices in England. Please be informed that claims not processed within the stipulated period may be forfeited to the pool without further notice. Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him. You may wish to establish contact via e-mail with the particulars presented below sending the batch and reference numbers and these information below for quick verifications and release of funds between the hours of 8.00am - 7.30pm on Monday through Sunday.

Overseas Claims Unit
United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary
Contact Person: Stephen Alex Williams
Email: ( mwaet@e-mail.ua )


1. FULL NAMES: __________________________________
2. FULL ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________________________
3. SEX: _______________
4. AGE: ________
5. MARITAL STATUS: ___________________
6. OCCUPATION: ________________________
7. E-MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________
8. TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________
9. LOTTO NUMBER: __06 22 28 30 39 44__B. DRAW NUMBER: ___2048___
10. TICKET NUMBER: __56475600545 188___
11. SERIAL NUMBER: __5627635368/10___
13. AMOUNT WON: ______£3,912,064_____________________________

Make sure this Verification and Funds Release Form is sent to the Fiduciary agent for quick verification and funds release purpose. Our winners are assured of the utmost standards of confidentiality, and press anonymity until the end of proceedings, and beyond where they so desire. Be further advised to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality until the end of proceedings to circumvent problems associated with fraudulent claims. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program.


At your disposal, we remain.

Very Truly Yours,

Michael Platt
The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Occasionally, some programs and free email providers, including Hotmail and Yahoo wrongly identify our emails as spam. If you cannot find our subsequent email in your inbox, please check the location used to store junk mail and spam messages.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Quickbooks: Your Account is Limited!!! (Phishing email)

This is a phishing email that I received from someone claiming to be from QuickBooks. If you get this email do not click on the links. Especially if you do not have a QuickBooks account. Also, when an email says "Dear User" that usually means it is a scam.

Dear User,

As a payment card processor, you play a critical role when it comes to safeguarding sensitive cardholder data. To help reduce credit card fraud and security breaches, the five major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB) have established the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) regulations.

You are required to comply with these regulations to help lower the risk of payment data compromises. If cardholder data is stolen and you are at fault, you may incur fines or even lose the right to accept payment cards.

  *   Click here (PHISHING LINK REMOVED) to Secure your Account against fraud .
  *   Login with the following information:
     *   Username:
     *   Password:
     *   Social Security Number:

This message was sent to inform you of a critical matter to your payments service. Please note that if you have chosen not to receive promotional messages, that choice does not apply to important messages that could affect your service or software, or that are required by law.

Intuit respects your privacy. To learn more, read our Privacy Statement. If you receive a suspicious email, please Report it. Visit Security to find out more. © 2015 Intuit Inc., 21215 Burbank Blvd., Suite 100, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Monday, September 7, 2015

Online Scammer

So today I received an email from a woman from Malaysia about a guy who went by the name of Kelvin Yang who she met online. Here is a copy of the email she sent me and then I will include what I found when I researched this information.

Im from Malaysia and I knew a guy from Skout name 'Kelvin Yang'. He said he is Malaysian but stayed at UK and worked there.. He then asked me to use Wechat for conversation, and his Wechat name is 'Colleen Rogers'. His wechat ID is colleens42. His email address is kelvinyang111@yahoo.com. We chatted for about 2 months, and one day he said that he want to come to Malaysia and meet me, and he request to send his package to me while he need to travel to Canada for a project before he can come over to Malaysia. He did call me with cell phone# +447937445048 but i was not able to pick up, and i found this number tag to another wechat account with a chinese girl name and a few of chinese girl photos. He has another cell phone number +447937421459.

After few days. I received an email as well as call (number is +60164052462) from a so called Courier service name Quick Way Security. They called me and want me to pay rm4150 for the clearance and release order, charge of the diplomat/courier company as stated in our privacy terms and condition pay together with the local charge. The reason for this charges here is because of the extra charges due to excess weight. At the same time, Kelvin Yang also text me and want me to receive the luggage he said he send a lot of cash is the luggage and he dont wan to lost it.

Their account number is :

Bank name= cimb.

Acc name=Nurul Wahila Nasution,

acc number=7020411497

I bank in the money to the account after many calls by them. After a day, they called me again and sent email to me asking for money. This time is rm13750. They want me to pay this amount for the certificate of money laundering as they found 55000Euro in the luggage. Kelvin Yang also text me and want me to pay this amount to get the cash back! I told them I dont have this amount of money, and then they want me to pay for rm4500 with the reason of pay for the rest after receive the luggage. This time they want me send to :

Name: Yeni Marlina

Account number : 07280004361202

Bank: cimb bank

I only aware it is a scam at this time but it is too late as I already lost rm4150! I called the +60164052462, text Kelvin Yang as well as email to Quick way Diplomatic (quick_way.d@post.com) but no respond from them.

These are the photos that he sent to me. 

So here's what I found out about this information. First off I did a search on the email address of this supposed "courier company" and came up with a horrible looking free website http://quickwayexpresscourier.page.tl/ . They claim to have all these locations none of which I have been able to verify. I did a reverse research on the pictures that he sent to her and was not able to come up with anything. However, I searched the Yeni Marlina bank account and a scam site came up exposing it. I did a search on the numbers she gave me and was not able to come up with anything on most of them except for the +447937445048 which came up with some money making scam. 

The first red flag that you should notice that things aren't right is when someone gives you a name but then there online messenger name is someone totally different. The second of course is sending money over. NEVER send anyone that you meet online and do not know personally money. This poor woman lost just under $1000 USD and they wanted her to send more. Thankfully she did not send more because this is how they rope you in. They want you to send money and if they get someone who will do that then they ask for more and more. 

I am glad that this woman sent me this email and pictures so I can expose these scammers. Remember, if you have a scam story of your own please send it to my email address derekgray85@live.com. Give me as much information and pictures if you have them. I will then do my research and if in fact this comes out to be a scam I will post it. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ways to NOT market your network marketing opportunity

If you have been involved with network marketing also sometimes called MLM opportunities then you know that the big part of the business is getting people to sign up under you to make money. There are people out there who are into MLM's and looking for an opportunity to make a decent income from home. These people who know what network marketing is about also are aware that their are risks involved especially since its 100% commission based. Its fine to market to those people who are looking for something like that. However, when someone is not looking for something like that and you try to talk them into it, that is a problem.

When you start off with an MLM company you will hear that posting the opportunity on Craigslist is the best way to get leads. The only way to get an MLM opportunity on Craigslist is to be deceptive since Craigslist does not allow MLM opportunities on their job section. Since you are posting an ad that makes it sound like you have a regular paying job available the people that contact you are no way considered "leads". In fact when you speak to someone who contacts you and when they find out that its a 100% commission opportunity AND that most of the time you need to pay to join an MLM they want no part of it. People go on Craigslist to find a job, not an online business opportunity.

I was with a network marketing company for a while that you had to sign up for a trial offer to join. This company taught you how to post ad's on Craigslist and to use several different emails so you could essentially "flood" Craigslist with all your job ads. Craigslist has gotten smarter over the years so most of the time if you post an opportunity like that it will either be flagged or you will be ghosted which is when your post never shows up. They also taught you to get the people who contacted you for an "orientation" this is when you tell the person on the line step by step on how to get started. This makes it look like this is in fact a real work at home job. Then as the person is in the process of signing up you then let them know that they need to sign up for a trial offer by entering your credit card information in order to get this position. This is when someone who is on their game will hang up the phone. Others will get caught up in the moment and sign up for something thinking that this will be the key to them making money.

I never marketed it this way because I did not believe in scamming people. I am not going to get someone on the phone and "interview" them and then sign them up for an "orientation". I quoted both of those words because that's not what it is at all. What they consider an orientation is closing someone, getting them to sign up for a trial offer with their credit card information. This is not the way I prefer to do business. Morally and ethically it is wrong. No matter what anyone says!

Another way that these MLM coaches try and get you to have people sign up is by contacting them on social media. I had someone contact me on Twitter about a picture I posted. This had nothing to do with work at home opportunities or jobs. I started talking to them on the phone and they started pitching me some stupid MLM opportunity. That really pissed me off. Don't pretend to be someones friend just so you can make a buck off of them. People who do this stuff will say that it isn't selling them, its helping them find a good money making opportunity. This statement is a lie and they know it. A good sales person does not need to lie.