Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving all. Today when I woke up I had 2 419 scam e-mails. Lately I have been getting .txt files in my e-mails which include their whole "pitch".

United Nation Organization
Reports & Publications Department
760 United Nations Plaza,
New York, NY 10017, USA.
RE: DOCKET NO.   OP 292.
         
     

Fund Beneficiary,
         




We wish to inform you that your Contract/Inheritance Fund US$4.6 Million with the Federal Government of Nigeria have been finally approved to be paid to you via ATM Visa Debit Card which you will use to withdraw your US$4.6 Million from any ATM machine.
     



F.B.I have assigned only the Spring Bank Nigeria Plc, to issue an international ATM Visa Debit Card and Pin# which you will use to withdraw your US$4.6 Million from any ATM machine in any part of the world but the amount you can withdraw per day is US$20,000.00. You are advice immediately to contact the new ATM Manager of Spring Bank Nigeria Plc, Mr Adeyemi Banjo, via his Telephone Number +234 8030762718 and  email address:(adeyembanjo.springng@globomail.com ) and send him your information such as;
     



1) Your Full Name.


2) Your Contact Address.


3) Your Home Phone, Work and Mobile Phone Number.
    


For more directives.
    
Lastly you are warned to disregard other contact or any communication you have with other offices. Government of Nigeria has reported to be sorry for the plight you have gone through in the past.
    


You can Contact F.B.I if you did not receive your ATM Visa Debit Card after 96hours you contacted Mr. Adeyemi Banjo.
                 


Thanks for adhering to this instructions.


                   
Yours Sincerely,


             
Mr Kiyotaka  Akasaka,

Public Information Officer.

And the second one.......



From: Hnery Duru
Remittance Unit
Bank PHB {PlatinumHabib Bank Plc}
Tele/Fax: + 23417933729
Telephone: +2348071986881
E-mail: bankphbpaymentdept@fastwebmail.it

Attn: Beneficiary,
This is to officially informed you that two people you send to our Bank {Bank PHB} to stand on your behalf in receiving your approved inheritance/contract fund has arrived successfully but we want to be sure if they where really sent by you that is why we contacted you first as you know that an instruction has been given by the Debt Reconciliation Committee/CBN that all fund owed to our various beneficiaries must be paid before the President reads the budget for the year 2011.

Below here are the account details they submitted to us to transfer your total sum USD$10.5 Million with the accrued interest, also we were informed that this account was given to them by you so we want you to contact us immediately with the confirmation of this subject to enable us commence with your transfer.
BANK NAME: WELLS FARGO BANK.
ADDRESS: 1063 11TH ST REEDLEY CA 93654
ACCOUNT #3292957895
ROUTING # 121042882.
BENEFICIARY NAME: JAMES WILSON.

Please confirm to us if this information is okay and was sent by you as to enable us commence on the transfer immediately since the approval payment instruction has been given by Presidency, also we need your urgent response as to enable us meet up with the mandate given to us by the Presidency. we also need your full details in order to backup your transfer payment in the following order.

FULL NAME
ADDRESS:
ZIP CODE
COUNTRY:
AGE/SEX:
OCCUPATION:
A VALID IDENTITY CARD:

Yours in service,

Henry Duru
Director, Remittance Unit
Bank PHB {PlatinumHabib Bank Plc}

Friday, November 19, 2010

419 Scammer

So I got a .txt attachment today from a "Mr. James Garner" here it is:

Hello,


I am James Garner, a computer scientist with HSBC Bank Dubai-United Arab Emirate. I am 26 years old, just started working in the Swift Transmission and remittance room of HSBC Bank Dubai-United Arab Emirate. I came across a payment file valued at US$26.8million dollars which was marked X and the transfer released disk painted RED, I took time to study it and found out that the fund was an accrued dividend from a back-log of an Excess Maximum Return Capital Profit (EMRCP) of an average of 1.2% on each private investment and corporate portfolio under our administration and control and all fees and certificates has been cleared, but the fund has not been released and cannot be released for some obvious technical reasons.


However, I do not intend to work here all the days of my life, I can release this fund to you if you can give me 40% of the total sum of US26.8million dollars and guarantee me of my security and how I can come over to your country from this Dubai-United Arab Emirate ,if I do release the fund to your bank account successfully. So I must make sure that you guarantee my security and ensure that my future is secured with you before I can proceed with the transfer of the fund to your bank account accordingly because I will resign my position from the bank as soon as I completed the fund transfer to your bank account successfully as I do not want to work in the bank all my life but to establish my own business empire outside UAE.

The only thing I will need to release this fund is a special SWIFT TRANSMISSION HARD DISK we call it (120 GIG), which I will need to buy two of it, recopy your information, destroy the previous one, and punch the computer to make the fund reflect in your bank account within 24 banking hours.


Upon confirmation of the fund transfer in your bank account through the SWIFT TRANSMISSION HARD DISK, I will clean up the tracer and destroy your file, after which I will travel out from United Arab Emirate to meet with you in your country. If you are interested, do get in touch with me immediately and you should send me your convenient telephone number for easy communications and also reconfirm your information as required below, so that we can proceed with the deal immediately without delay.


(1) Your Full Name.
(2) Phone, Fax and Mobile #.
(3) Company's name, position and address.
(4) A copy of your passport or driver's license

I await your urgent reply to jagarner@mail.mn


Sincerely,
Mr. James Garner   
Computer Scientist
HSBC Bank Dubai-United Arab Emirate
E-mail:jagarner@mail.mn

Here we go again.....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Temp Agencies

Now I know that Temp Agencies have worked out for some people. However, I have not found any that have worked out for me nor other people I know. It is one thing to want someone to come down to your office and fill out an application and interview with your agency. The other day I was on Craigslist and sent an e-mail about a job. I did not send my resume or anything because the job was very vague and left no company. I got an e-mail from someone asking me to meet them at a public place and bring 2 forms of ID. Nothing about a resume though or a company name for that matter. The person didn't even give me their name but they did give a number (which I will not post). This was a gmail e-mail address as well so it could be anyone. All I have to say is that if you are in fact a legit agency then make sure you let them know of your company name, website, and please use a company e-mail address. Oh and one more thing a NAME!

Yet ANOTHER 419 scammer

So..... I just received an e-mail from a person by the name is Henry Duru. The e-mail title said VERY URGENT. It included an .html file on it so I decided to open it. This is what I found in the file....

From: Henry Duru Remittance Unit Bank PHB {PlatinumHabib Bank Plc} Tele/Fax: + 23417933729 Telephone: +2348071986881 E-mail: bankphbunit2001@gmail.com Attn: Beneficiary, This is to officially informed you that two people you send to our Bank {Bank PHB} to stand on your behalf in receiving your approved inheritance/contract fund has arrived successfully but we want to be sure if they where really sent by you that is why we contacted you first as you know that an instruction has been given by the Debt Reconciliation Committee/CBN that all fund owed to our various beneficiaries must be paid before the President reads the budget for the year 2011. Below here are the account details they submitted to us to transfer your total sum USD10.5 Million with the accrued interest, also we were informed that this account was given to them by you so we want you to contact us immediately with the confirmation of this subject to enable us commence with your transfer. BANK NAME: WELLS FARGO BANK. ADDRESS: 1063 11TH ST REEDLEY CA 93654 ACCOUNT #7652957895 ROUTING # 871042882. BENEFICIARY NAME: JAMES WILSON. Please confirm to us if this information is okay and was sent by you as to enable us commence on the transfer immediately since the approval payment instruction has been given by Presidency, also we need your urgent response as to enable us meet up with the mandate given to us by the Presidency. we also need your full details in order to backup your transfer payment in the following order. FULL NAME ADDRESS: ZIP CODE COUNTRY: AGE/SEX: OCCUPATION: A VALID IDENTITY CARD: Yours in service, Henry Duru Director, Remittance Unit Bank PHB {PlatinumHabib Bank Plc}

I searched google with this number  +2348071986881 and sure enough it came up as a 419 scam.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Magnetic Money Miracle

I am not a legal expert. However, it seems that the Magnetic Money Miracle opportunity on the internet is a Ponzi scheme. It entails investing several hundred to several thousand dollars. You then send out postcards trying to recruit others for this opportunity. They then send you their investment to sign up. A Ponzi scheme is defined as a company that pays their investors by their own or someone elses investment not on the company profit. Now if I am correct this program Magnetic Money Miracle is not actually making a profit. Now you may be able to do well with this opportunity but is it worth your freedom? You would also need a lot of upfront money as well. If anyone disagrees with me then please let me know. Tell me how this isn't a Ponzi scheme or even cash gifting? The only thing I am seeing that is different between this and cash gifting is that investors can send you a cashiers check. Also when I saw their ad in the home business magazine the number they told you to call this time didn't even mention the Magnetic Money Miracle. So that's a bit sketchy as well.

Craigslist job postings

I really wish that employers will post their company name instead of just asking applicants to send their resume over. Myself as well as many others have a problem sending their resumes which have personal information on it to someone that doesn't even disclose their company name. These employers may not in fact be trying to scam you but it certainly looks like it when they do not want to give a name. The ones that are 99% scams are the ones that only list the state. Unless it is a type of job that requires you to travel throughout the whole state they just want information from you. I have also gotten some real shady phone calls when I have sent my resume to a company advertising on craigslist. I suggest to you job seekers out there that you do not use any type of personal information on your resume such as address, social security number, and any other information that could have your identity stolen. Only give that information if you are invited in for an interview or to fill out a formal application. Craigslist isn't the safest place and anyone can post a job for free usually (depending on the city). I am more open to send a resume to a company that is confidential on an actual job board that requires the employers to pay (monster.com, reallocaljobs.com, etc). Employers are able to access your information that you provided on the website profile anyways. You can set the privacy settings to be more restrictive towards this if you would like but, the more open you have your profile the more chance you will have of getting contacted by an employer. Still though, do not give out any private information unless filling out an application for the company. I cannot stress enough to leave private information out of your resume. If they ask you to send the names and numbers for references make sure you know for sure that this is a legit company. The last thing you want to do is give that information out and have those peoples numbers sold to other companies for sales, scams, etc. Craigslist does have some legit companies posting jobs on since it is free, with that their are not so good places posting. I have seen jobs on craigslist that don't pay, not very nice people to work for, and illegal activity. Always use common sense and be careful.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ugh... Another 419 Scam!

So I was waiting for this scammer to respond to me but he never did. I received this e-mail from a person by the name of "Tony White" on 11/2/10.

Dear Value Customer,

I am Tony White from Western Union, On behalf of the International
Monetary Fund/United Nation/ ECOWAS , I once again try to notify you as my
earlier letter was returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you
again by this same email address on the Beneficiary.if you get this one,We
are writing to inform you that we have been given the mandate to transfer
your full compensation payment of $800,000.00USD via Western Union by the
government.

We have decided to email you the MTCN and sender name, so you can pick up
this $5000.00USD to enable us send another $5000.00USD by tomorrow as you
know we will be sending you only $5000.00USD per day. Please pick up this
information and run to any Western Union in your country and your full
name is the receivers name and don't forget that you have to pick up this
money after receiving our mail, if you don't pick up the money on time,
then the management will put the money on hold.

Note that its for your own security reason, that is why we didn't include
your name in our mail. So don't delay in pinking up the money, because if
you do the management will put hold on the money.Here is the western union
information to pick up the $5000.00.USD


Sender's First name------- Joerg
Sender's Last name----- Schellhorn
MTCN;= 1229325939
Amount;= 5,000, USD
Test Question;= To Who?
Test Answer;= To Friend

For verification Kindly check the availability of your via our web site
below. https://wumt.westernunion.com/asp/orderStatus.asp?country=global

If you are having any problem in picking up the money, simply note that
its because you didn't pick it on time, that is why you are having
problem. If you wish to know more details or if you are having problem in
picking up the money kindly contact us.


Email: tony.wstnunion@rocketmail.com
Phone: +234-706-110-3756


Sincerely,
Western Union Team

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Americans with Disabilities Act

What the hell does the ADA mean? NOTHING! Employers are suppose to abide by the ADA but they don't. I have actually had an employer ask me on a phone discussion if I had any disabilities whatsoever, totally illegal! No one seems to care about that at all. I think I mentioned before that an employer asked me what medications I was taking. Enough is enough! This is a pathetic world we live in where people are discriminated against. If anyone needs me to go confront a company that they have worked for please let me know. I will be happy to go after them. Employers watch your back if you are violating laws. I will take whatever actions necessary to make sure you are shut down!