Friday, November 30, 2012

BestBuy's store pickup

BestBuy's store pickup service is nothing but a joke. The things that they have on their website that supposedly have in the store is not true. I ordered a ps3 value pack with the console and 2 games and put the option to pick it up in the store. I was sent an email saying that they received my order and it would take usually less then 45 minutes for them to get it ready.

An hour goes by and I still didn't receive an email and my fiance needed the car to go to work so I went there with her. I get to the store and there is a massive line which is usual for this time of year. So I waited a good 20 minutes and then when I get up to the counter and give them my information my order not only hadn't been picked yet but they didn't even have the product. I am waiting around while the employee gets the information about where the product is. It turns out this ps3 bundle pack will not be available until several days later!!!! I needed to leave quickly so I told them to just cancel my order and they did. No apologies, nothing for wasting my time. These employees didn't look like they knew what was going on. They acted like I was inconveniencing them.

So the next day I went online and thought about making another purchase at BestBuy even though I was pretty upset with how they handled the situation the night before. I decided to just go there instead of using their online system. It turns out yet again they have items that they claim they have even though they do not such as a ps3 console. They only have the bundle packs left.

I would not recommend using BestBuy's store pickup unless you are 100% sure that the item is there. You can't tell by what it says online so you will need to call the store. I would say to just go to the store and see what they have there. 


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

419 Scam

This was an attachment file that I received. It was from tonnnybrowwwn2@gmail.com.



5 Bisalla Ave.
Ind. Layout,
Enugu, Enugu State,
Nigeria.
Tel: +2348024489296


I am contacting you believing you are a honest and trustworthy person. I believe you will not betray the confidence I have in you to have contacted you even though we've not met before. Besides, I only got your address through the internet. 

I am Mr Tony Brown Eastern Regional Head, Operations and Co-ordination, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. There is a dormant account which has not been operational for many years now. The account has a net balance of US$7,948, 500.00(SEVEN MILLION, NINE HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS) only! The owner of this account was Engr. Smith B. Andreas, a Briton and manager of Petro-Technical Support Services .On investigation I discovered that the account owner is deceased. He died over Ten years ago. I also discovered that neither his company nor anybody was named a beneficiary of the fund. If the money is not claimed and the bank discovers this lapse, the money would be forfeited. All I want you to do is to collaborate with me by standing in as the beneficiary because Management is ready to approve the remittance of the money to any foreigner who has correct information of this account. Besides, I would use my position to facilitate prompt remittance of the fund. You will be expected to provide a bank account of any bank of your choice where you want the money to be transferred.

If for any reason you think you're incapable of this transaction, you may recommend anybody whose integrity is not in doubt. I shall however provide you with directives on what to do as we proceed. Contact me on my private telephone number above or through my email address with information about your full contact addresses including personal telephone & fax numbers and Bank information immediately if you are interested. 

Also, I need little information about yourself and what you do for living as well as a strong assurance that you can guarantee the safety of the money when it gets into your account.

At the conclusion of this business, I shall travel to your country for sharing. I have mapped out 35% of the total amount for you for assisting me,5% to take care of all expenses from both parties and the remaining for me.

I look forward for prompt reply from you.

Best Regards.
Tony Brown


419 Scam

 This email was from madrianzen69@gmail.com. The Reply-To address is madrianzen69@fsmail.net.




Hello

My name is  Miguel Adrianzen from Peru, a Peruvian Gold Merchant age 69 years presently residing in london .I have been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer .It has
defied all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.

I have not particularly lived my life so well according to God's will though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and my
business  was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the
money in the world. Now that God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and  assets to my immediate and extended family members as
well as a few close friends.


I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth.  Now that my health has
deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I
have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore. I want you
to help me claim  a huge cash deposit of Twelve million dollars US$12,000,000 deposited in a Finance Company before my illness  and dispatche it to charity
organizations.


Get back to me through my private email

I have set aside 30% for you and for your time.

God be with you.

Miguel Adrianzen

419 Scam


Hello Sir/Madam


I came across your contact on the web and I wish to use this opportunity to introduce to you a Funding Source that shares the desire to engage in high-risk, high-return potential practice of “investment financing".

We provide capital to entrepreneurial companies and serious individuals who seek to make investments in the area of infrastructure, construction and development such as Road & Bridge Construction, Mega city development, alternative power, waste-management (waste to wealth), Real Estate, Oil, Mining, Trading etc anywhere in the world.

We have designated two categories for investors we seek to help finance their project ideas. (1) Type A (2) Type B.

Types (A) are investors whose budgeted project plan is between $100 to $50Billion USD

Types (B) are investors whose budgeted project plan is between $5 to $100million USD 

If your venture idea fits into any of the above category and have solid background and idea of making good profit in any of the mentioned business or any other business in your country, please forward your profile to my email address: kenpmccullough101@yahoo.com

Possible 100% loan, No JV partnerships.


I look forward to your reply,


Ken McCullough (Mr.)

419 Scam

I received this email from henrykanda00@hotmail.fr. The Reply-To address is hkanda51@hotmail.fr.


Hello,


My name is Mr. Henry Kanda the principal treasury officer with one of the prime banks in Cote d’Ivoire. I have decided to contact you through this medium based on a business proposal, which will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I discovered your email through comprehensive web email search on directory so I decided to contact you. I know this might sound like scam to you because of a lot of activities going on in the internet today. But I assure you that this is real.

I am the personal accounts manager to one of our late client, a national of your country, who used to work with an oil servicing company here in Cote d’Ivoire, the late client made a numbered time (fixed) deposited for twelve calendar months, valued at €8,200,000.00 (Eight Million Two Hundred Thousand European Euros) in my branch. Upon maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.

After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, PETRO-CI Corporation that my client died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he did not leave a will and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that the deceased person did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork.

This sum of (€8,200,000.00) is still sitting in the bank and the interest is rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will come forward to claim it. According to the law of Cote d’Ivoire, at the expiration of 5{five} years, the money will l revert to the ownership of the Cote d’Ivoire government if nobody claims the funds.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to deceased person for the fact that you have same last name with him so that this money will not be reverted by the government. If this request matches with your inward intention for success and greatness, then you are urged to make a quick response indicating your interest and readiness to participate and work with me to make this successful.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. In your return mail, please do forward your information as listed below if you are willing to complete this deal with me, to enable me put the total fund in your name for claim as the next of kin to the deceased person:

Your full name:
Your contact address:
Occupation;
Your phone number:
Date of Birth:

I wait for your urgent reply.

Best Regards,

Mr Henry Kanda
Rue 18 Avenue 11 Angre
Cocody-BP 982 Abidjan 01
Abidjan-Ivory Coast.

419 Scam

This is an email I received from d56778h@hotmail.fr. The Reply-To address is o_a11191@ymail.com.


Dearest One,

We are the children of late Minister Desire tagro, My father was one of the ministers during Laurent Gbagbo regime.He was murdered along with my mother by the Alassane-Ouattara rebels when they were moving from the capital city to the village where they relocated during Cote D'ivoire political crises. I and my junior sister are contacting you to be our Partner in investment projects in your country under your management and control with the Sum of(US$8,500,000.00 UNITED STATES DOLLARS ) we inherited from our Late Father while we continue our education which stopped due to the death of our father.

Due to our age, We cannot invest this money by ourself because we have no investment experience.Please send us your details about your business and contacts us if you are interested and we will send to you a more detailed explanation.

Yours Respectfully,
Dominic & Edwide.



Thursday, November 8, 2012

419 Scam

This is yet another email that contains links in it talking about real people. As usual I will remove these links because I do not want it to be associated with a scam. I received this email with an attached file called HELLO MY BELOVED IN THE LORD.doc. The title of this email was YOU CHOOSEN BY THE LORD/ View the attached file Pls.?? It was from a Mrs. Esther Boateng mrs.eth19@rediffmail.com. The Reply-To address is estherb01@globomail.com. I looked at the links in the email and it was a completely different person so obviously these scammers are not very smart.



HELLO MY BELOVED IN THE LORD.
I AM MRS. ESTHER BOATENG, FROM REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, BORN IN THE STATE OF OHIO USA. I AM LEGALLY MARRIED TO MR. JOHN BOATENG, A SOUTH AFRICA CITIZEN BORN BROUGHT UP IN SWITZERLAND, I LIVE IN SWITZERLAND WITH MY HUSBAND FOR 32 YEARS BEFORE WE MOVE DOWN TO SOUTH AFRICA IN 1985 AFTER MY HUSBAND RETIREMENT IN 1974, I AM 71 YEARS OLD BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I AM A NEW CHRISTIAN CONVERT, SUFFERING FROM LONG TIME CANCER OF THE BREAST.
ALL INDICATION FROM MY DOCTOR THAT MY CONDITIONS IS REALLY DETERIORATING AND IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS THAT I WOULDN’T LIVE MORE THAN TWO MONTHS, ACCORDING TO MY DOCTORS AND IN ALL INDICATION REGARDS TO MEDICAL ANALYSIS.THIS IS BECAUSE THE CANCER DISEASE HAS GOTTEN TO A VERY BAD STAGE THAT NO HOPE FOR ME TO BE A LIVING PERSON AGAIN. MY DEAR HUSBAND WAS INVOLVED WITH THE JANUARY 2000 KENYA AIRWAYS PLANE CRASHED AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE NEWS LINE WEB SITE.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6627485.stm )

40 YEARS PERIOD OF MARRIAGE LIFE, STILL WE COULD NOT PRODUCE ANY CHILD, MY LATE HUSBAND WAS VERY WEALTHY AND AFTER HIS DEATH, I INHERITED SOME PART OF HIS BUSINESS AND MONEY IN THE BANK. THE DOCTORS HAS ADVISED ME THAT I MAY NOT LIVE FOR MORE THAN ONE MONTHS AND 2 WEEKS AND WARN ME TO DECEASE FROM THINKING OVER WHO IS GOING TO INHERIT ME, TODAY I HAVE DECIDED TO DONATE CONTRIBUTE TO THE LESS PRIVILEGES, CHARITY AND  ORPHANAGE HOMES. I MADE THIS DECISION AFTER LISTING TO THE NEWS LINE ABOUT 100 YEARS OLD WOMAN WHO SECRETLY DONATE HER FORTUNE UPON HER DEATH,
 
I CHOOSE YOU AFTER VIEWING YOUR PROFILE AND I HAVE CONFIDENT IN YOU BECAUSE I HAVE PRAYED. I AM WILLING TO DONATE THE SUM OF $20.5MILLION U.S DOLLARS, TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED. PLEASE I WANT YOU TO NOTE THAT THIS FUND IS STILL IN THE BANK WHERE MY HUSBAND DEPOSITED IT. I AM GOING TO ADVICE MY LAWYER TO CHANGE MY LAST WILL TO YOUR NAME AND FILE IN AN APPLICATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE MONEY IN YOUR NAME. LASTLY, I HONESTLY PRAY THAT THIS MONEY WHEN TRANSFERRED WILL BE USED FOR THE SAID PURPOSE EVEN THOUGH I AM LATE THEN OR ALIVE, BECAUSE I HAVE COME TO FIND OUT THAT WEALTH ACQUISITION WITHOUT GOD IS VANITY ACCORDING TO THE WISEST KING IN ISRAEL KING SOLOMON, AND I MADE THE PROMISE TO GOD THAT THE FUND WILL BE USE TO HELP THE NEEDY AND THE LESS PRIVILEGE,.

MAY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD THE LOVE OF GOD AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,

I AWAIT URGENT REPLY.

REMAIN BLESSED,

MRS.ESTHER BOATENG



419 Scam

This is an email that I received yesterday from supposedly a Christy Walton. This email contained a couple of links, one was broken and the other one was to a real profile from someone so I will not post it. These scammers just love to use other peoples names and emails to make them sound legit. They won't get away with it from me though! This email was from time-dream@u01.gate01.com and the Reply-To address was christywalton_2@hotmail.com.


My Dearest,

My name is Mrs. Christy Walton, a widow and businesswoman, an American Citizen.I have recently been diagnosed with Colorectal cancer and a rare Heart Disease, which has defiled all medical treatment. Expert diagnosis has shown that I have few months to live.

The intention of this email is to employ the expertise of a Charity minded individual, who can identify a viable and guarantee reasonable distribution of my wealth to the needy. I cannot rely on family and closest relatives any more, as they did not show responsible behavior when I entrusted part of my wealth to them to distribute to charitable organizations but instead used the money for their personal needs.

To prevent any more mishaps, my attorney will act as a check, monitoring every aspect of the Charity Organizations. I have a huge cash deposit of Nine Billion Dollars with a finance House abroad. If you could be trusted, I will want you to help me collect this deposit and distribute it to charity organizations that you know. You will take out 25% of the funds for your assistance.

Please reply me back with your below details to enable us proceed further and please keep this confidential.

Name........................
Addresses...................
Mobile.....................
Number......................
Occupation..................


Email:christywalton_2@hotmail.com

Kind regards

Mrs.Christy Walton




Fake Job Scam

So the other day I received a "job offer" that I never applied for. This went to my spam folder from a Mr. Etao Yo Ching web37738372x@att.net. The Reply-To address is etaoyo@consultant.com. The email consisted of an attached .rtf file with a job description. Usually what will happen is they will send you a fake check that looks real, it will go through right away with your bank but then a week or 2 later it will bounce. You will have overdrawn your account because they tell you to take money out of your account from the check and send it to them via Western Union.


Hello, Business  has temporarily taken me out of United States to my home country, China, where I hope to establish my offices and put up a management team before coming back to the United States within 24 months. Meanwhile, I have numerous payees (suppliers/credi tors/billers/other clients) in United States that I need to continually pay for services and products to keep my business

I need someone who will assist me in sending funds to payees and other billers. Internet here is highly restrictive and insecure. Qualified personnel in the USA will given access to Petty Cash via through direct to manage my payees. Among other alternatives, remittances via PayPal, Western Union, online bill payment solutions or by any other means


without leaving the comfort of your home. Salary: $2,000 monthly. Position: Bill Pay Assistant (part time). Please send me your resume or other necessary information about yourself and I will evaluate your capability. Thank you

Mr.ETao Yo Ching
http://www.etaoyo.com