Sunday, July 28, 2013

Not all sales industries are SCAMS!

I am getting tired of seeing people writing all kinds of bad things about sales companies and calling them scams. Not all sales companies out there are scams. Something is not a scam because you joined and did not make a dime. People expect to make all this money and not do a thing and when they don't they quit and slander their name all over the internet. When I say that something is a scam at least I have the evidence to back it up.

There are a few companies out there that I have joined to sell for and didn't make anything. I just decided that it wasn't for me so I parted ways. However, I did not go and slander the names of the companies because I didn't make any money. I know that making money with these companies is possible therefore it is NOT a scam.

I am going to mention one company in particular which is Kirby. Kirby has a great vacuum cleaner that lasts forever. My mother has one that she has had for 15+ years and it works great. The vacuum cleaner is expensive and they purposely over price it so there is room to negotiate the price. Of course you get people who will pay the $2000+ for it. The majority of the buyers though have negotiated it down to $1000 or less.

I see Kirby posting ad's on Craigslist often looking for sales reps. I also see a lot of people posting ad's on Craigslist complaining about how they didn't make any money with them and calling them a scam and saying that they are going to report them and everything else. Kirby has been around for over 100 years. They have stayed in business this long because their vacuums sell! Sales is not for everyone but there is a difference between saying that and saying that they company is a scam because you never made a sale.

Sales is a hard game I agree. It is difficult for most people to overcome the objections that you will get. If you have a chance of being successful in sales you need to work hard. Look at the amount of hours that real estate agents put in. Commission based opportunities always have risks. This DOES NOT make them a scam.

Please make sure you do your research before you call something a scam. Especially when you are thinking of calling something that simply because you did not make money at it. Its not fair to the company that is trying to do a legit business. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

How dare you hire for $7.25 an hour!

Why in the world are there companies that are getting away with paying fully grown adults $7.25 an hour?! How can anyone live on that wage? This is what the minimum wage is here in NH which is federal minimum wage.

Lets calculate expenses for a full grown adult who needs to live on his/her own. The gross wage for $7.25 an hour 40 hours a week is $1160. Then you need to pay taxes and social security. Since NH does not have state tax we get a little break on having that taken out. So we take out 15% which is $986 a month. Rent alone costs at least $600 for a studio apartment (maybe a 1 bedroom in a low quality building). That only leaves $386 for food, gas, and bills. So as you can see anyone on this wage is going to struggle. They do not deserve this at all. A working person needs to be rewarded not poor!

Oh but what if you have health insurance through your work? Well you better or else if you get sick you are looking at big bills. However with the amount of money you will most likely pay for your health insurance you'll be lucky to take $700 home a month. No one is able to live on that so forget about the insurance. Forget about being able to pay any student loan and credit card debt either.

As you can see this is an impossible wage to live on. People also have families to support and unexpected expenses such as medical and car. Something needs to be done about this. Either prices need to go back to what they were 40 years ago or wages need to be higher.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Fake FBI Email

You gotta LOVE these scammers. They send me an email faking it was from the FBI and the server they used to send it warned me that the message may be a scam. LOL!

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Ref: FBI/DC/25/113/13/2013
  Your attention is needed immediately
  We have been informed through our global intelligence monitoring network that the sum of $10.500, 000.00, has been released from a bank in Africa bearing your name as the beneficiary without dist certificate to clear your name and fund from every terrorist or drug or money laundering activities
We sincerely apologize for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified mail, phone call or a  face-to-face conversation,We will also send you a certified email later it is due to the urgency and importance of the security information needed. To checkmate financial recklessness, illegal gambling, racketeering and considering the effect of the global financial crisis rocking the United States, our government with the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I) Washington, DC and the internet crime complaint center (ic3),alongside the CIA  signed an agreement with U.K  police for an immediate release of all overdue funds presently logged in their treasury and to ensure it is disbursed to the rightful beneficiaries in all parts of the world. If you the beneficiary would adhere to our instruction it will help you receive your payment  immediately
The bank knowing fully well that they do not have enough facilities to make this payment from any part of the world to your account directly, used what we know as a secret diplomatic transit payment (s.d.t.p) method to make the payment. direct transfers are difficult and secret diplomatic transit payment (s.d.t.p) are not  usually made unless the funds are  related to terrorist activities and we ask why must your payment be made in  a secret transfer if your transaction  is legitimate.
We do not want you to get into trouble as soon as these funds reflect in your personal account, so it is our duty as an international agency to correct these little problems before this fund reflects into your personal account.
we advise you to contact us immediately, as your funds have been stopped and are being held in our custody, until you are able to provide us with the dist certificate within 3 days from the country that authorized the transfer to certify that the funds that you are about to receive are terrorist/drug free or we shall have cause to impound the payment and subsequently prosecute you for cross border terrorist financial activites.
based on our findings, our investigative department wish to warn you against some miscreants, hoodlums and touts who go about scamming innocent people by claiming to be who they are not and thereby tarnishing the image of this wonderful country. By sending out fraudulent emails without our official logo and emblem we shall release your funds immediately we receive this legal document and we will ensure that you receive your payment without any further delay.
We decided to contact you directly by email to acquire the proper verifications and proof from you to show that you are the rightful person to receive this fund, because of the huge amount involved. Be informed that the funds are now with a top bank in the united state in your name and under the monitoring/custody of the FBI. At the moment, we have asked the bank not to release the fund to anybody that comes to them, unless we instruct them to do so, and only if we receive the dist certificate this is to enable us carry out a comprehensive investigation first before releasing the fund to you.
hence, you are to forward your  dist certificate to us immediately if you have it in your possession, if you do not have it, then  let us know so that we will direct you  to the  appropriate  authority to  obtain the certificate then you are to send  it to our office. And thereafter, we will instruct the bank holding the funds, to go ahead and credit your account immediately. If you fail to provide the documents to this office, we will prosecute you and take appropriate action against you for not proving the legality of the funds.
Finally if you truly want to receive this funds without F.B.I troubles then reconfirm the following below
Contact number………………………………………..
Country of origin of funds……………………………..
Yours Faithfully
SPECIAL AGENT (admin division)
Colleen M. Conyngham
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cc: international banking security association (IBSA)
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