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.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Important Message (USAA Phishing Email)

This is a phishing email claiming to be from USAA. This email contained graphics to make it look like the real thing. I took out the LOG ON link because it will lead you to a website that looks just like USAA's and it tells you to enter your personal information to steal your identity. The email address that came up with this email is mjnaughton@asu.edu.


Another IP address may have logged in your usaa.com. Log on to update and secure.


LOG ON


No action is necessary unless this activity occurred without your knowledge or permission. Please call 1-800-759-8733 to report unauthorized changes.

To learn how USAA protects your information, visit our Security Center on usaa.com. We value your business and are committed to keeping your accounts and personal information safe and secure.
Thank you,
USAA

Friday, December 4, 2015

Contact Dr Abraham Martins For Your ATM Card (419 Scam)

Attention: My Dear.

I write to inform you that i have your Certified Bank Draft here in my office to send to you as directed by my boss. I have been waiting for you since to come down here and pick up your Bank Draft of  Six  Million Dollars ($6Million Dollars) but did not heard from you for long time now, Well, i want you to know that i have deposited the Bank Draft with Reserve Bank of India, because i will be traveling to London England for my year course and will not come back till ending of December 2016.

So now i have arranged with Reserve Bank of India to make your payment to you with their new ATM MASTER CARD which you can use to withdraw your money in any ATM MACHINE around the globe/world and what you will be withdrawing Daily is $7,000 Dollar's every day. Because the Bank Draft was getting to the expire date. So You have to contact the United Nation Paying agent in Reserve Bank of India with your full contact information's such as follows:

1) Your Full Name==========
2) Your Residential Address=======
3)Your Postal Address===========
4) Your Phone And Fax Number=======
5)Your E-mail address============
6)Your Occupation=============
7)Your Official Age============
8)Your Photograph============
9)Your Country===============

However, Kindly contact the Payment Agent who is in charge of the delivery of your ATM Master CARD

DR ABRAHAM MARTINS the United Nation Payment Agent in Reserve Bank of India
Telephone: +2349032150022

So contact Dr Abraham Martins, United Nation Payment Agent for your ATM Card as soon as possible to quicken the process of your ATM Card before your Bank Draft gets Expired. Let me know as soon as you receive your ATM Master Card.

NOTE: KINDLY CLICK ON THE MESSAGE REPLY-TO AND CONTACT DR ABRAHAM MARTINS ON HIS E-MAIL.

Thank you and may the good lord be with you

Regards,
Mrs Faith Maths.

Friday, November 27, 2015

ABOUT YOU PAYMANT (419 scam)

UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA NIGERIA
HEAD OFFICE ADDRESS UBA HOUSE
57 MARINA P.O. BOX 2406 LAGOS NIGERIA
PHONE: +234 816 542 4377
FAX: 234 674 478 8273
Greetings,
Am Felix Adeyemi, director cash processing unit, united bank for Africa [UBA the only bank appointed by the A.U. Members lead by President Robert Mugabe.
Because of the frauds going on in West Africa countries where some innocent beneficiaries were asked to pay in advance before receiving their money owed to them.
The above Africa union held meeting in Nigeria and resolve to pay all beneficiaries in cash through means of diplomatic courier service. We receive your files from international monetary fund (I.M.F.) as one of the
beneficiaries.
Take note:Three thousand united state dollars (usd$3,000)have been mapped out for all expenses in taxes and other doccumets that matters.
Therefore, I want you to bear it in mind that your total fund will not befive million five hundred thousand united state dollars ($5.500,000.00) but five million four hundred and ninety seven thousand united state dollars ($5.497,000.00).
If anybody tells you that he is paying you in bank draft or telegraphic money transfer both western union and money gram, do not listen to him or her because due to this frauds no international bank honors our remittance instruction any more that is why we settled to pay in cash through courier.
We also received a security report that you paid the fraudsters who have been deceiving you, telling you that they are going to send this money to you.
Dear as a senior banker, controlling this cash payment now, I advise you not to waste your money by paying any body in advance again, and if you just follow my instruction, you will receive your money in three days time.
Your fund will now be packaged in box and take to the diplomatic courier service for immediate shipment, I will also send the picture of the box by attachment to you to see how the money is packed, and I will send you more mails to give you more information for you to know the genuineness of this transaction.
Therefore, do forward your home address and direct phone number to this E-Mail(felixadeyemi41@gmail.com)
All the documents will be sent to you if I am assured that you have stopped sending money to those fraudsters.
Am waiting to hear from you with the required information of yours.
Felix Adeyemi
Director cash processing unit
united bank for Africa. (U.B.A)

felixadeyemi41@gmail.com

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Motivation for Working Holiday's

In addition to my blogging and other work at home projects that I do I also work a regular part time job. I work as a security officer on weekends and major holidays. This means when most people have off I am working. This blog post goes out to the people like me and work on weekends and holidays.

1. Not crowded when you go places. During the week is the best time to go out to eat or shopping.

2. You have an excuse not to do the family thing during the holidays. I am 30 years old with a wife and no kids. Most of my family isn't around anymore. So we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas on a different day.

3. Make that time and a half or double time pay. Take advantage of it and work those hours! In my situation holidays are the best days to work because they are quiet and I make really good money. I am sure many holiday workings find their place of employment to be low key on this day.

4. You have time to go to appointments without needing to go into work late or leave early. Since you work on weekends and holidays you have the time during the week to get your doctors, dentist, etc appointments done.

Remember that working weekend and holidays are not a bad thing. What it all comes down to is its just another day. Take those points that I listed above next time you are feeling down. Even if you enjoy the family time over the holidays you still have time to get together with them before or after work.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Scam Arbitration Collection Agencies

If you owe an old debt or even if you don't owe a debt you may be contacted by a smug "arbitration" collection agency. These companies contact alleged debtors saying that they have a lawsuit pending against them and that if you don't act a warrant will be put out for your arrest. They also tell you that you will be receiving a visit from someone to give you legal papers at either your place of employment or home. They claim they are not a collection agency and they are an arbitration firm just to try and scare you. All of what they say is complete nonsense. The best thing for you to do is to hang up and report these people. I like mess with them a bit and some people record the calls and post them on YouTube. The important thing is is to NOT send them any money.

If a creditor has intention of suing you then they are not going to call you up and let you know your going to be delivered a summons. This is not effective because they need to serve you in order to start the process. Calling someone up and letting them know this is a sure way to completely screw up a lawsuit. Also, if there is any abuse when they try to collect a debt from you the judge will throw the case out. If it is beyond the statute of limitations it will also be thrown out.

These smug collection agencies purchase old debt for pennies on the dollar. That means anything that they collect they get to keep. Most of these debts are out of statute but if they get you to agree to a payment arrangement it opens the statute back up and they can sue you. NEVER admit to these companies that you owe a debt. If you think you owe this debt and want to pay it then pay the creditor directly and don't deal with the collection agency.

If a company is threatening you with violence or is pretending to be a police officer then contact your local authorities. These scumbags need to be stopped.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Verify your account (phishing email)

I received this email a couple days ago but just found it now in my spam folder. Its pretty lame and doesn't even look like its from Apple. This email contains a link and that will take you to a form where they want you to fill out your information and then steal your personal information. I obviously removed the link. 

Apple
Dear Member,

Unusual activity was detected on your account.

For security purpose, your account has been placed on temporary hold.

We strongly suggest that you Verify your account immediately.

 Sign On  to Verify your account.


Thanks,
Apple Customer Support 

Find new work (fake job scam)

Today I found an email in my spam box from a person who I am sure goes by many names but this one says Hannah Sutton. Chances are good that the email you receive will be from a different name but here is what it looks like so you know. This job is a complete scam and involves you receiving stolen property and most likely paying to ship the packages to different countries. Even if you don't need to pay for it once the authorities find out about you shipping stolen packages they will come looking for you and not the scammer. Email addresses associated with this email are uripama_07@ybb.ne.jp and YaninaKorolenko@gmail.com.

Hi,

My name is Hannah Sutton and I represent McKinsey&Company. We are worldwide company with over 10,000 employees in more than 60 countries around the world. Our HR specialists have studied your resume and would like to offer you Purchasing Manager position. We are currently developing Internet shopping service and feel great need in responsible and motivated people eager to fulfill the following duties:
- receive and ship packages delivered to you, use prepaid shipping labels provided by Supervisor;
- open all packages before shipping and send full reports on the items inside to the Supervisor;
- keep notes of all deliveries and shipments at your personal task panel at the website of the company;
- stay in touch at the task panel and over the phone to provide effective work process.

We need Purchasing Managers because many of them do not ship worldwide and most of our customers do not have residential address here in the United States. In this case McKinsey offers postal forwarding service to them, which makes the whole purchase process very fast and safe. Our prices are very competitive on the market and we are proud to offer high-quality services to all of our customers.

Our basic requirements include the age of at least 18 years old, attention to details and ability to complete the work in time and follow the guidelines. Previous experience in Purchasing is preferred but not necessarily required. We feel need in responsible people and if you would like to join our friendly and successful team, respond to this e-mail and our specialists will get back to you!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Good Day (419 Scam)

Dear Friend,

I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we have never
met before, but need not to worry as I am contacting you independently
of my investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I
need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of $11.3million
immediately to your private account.The money has been here in our
Bank lying dormant for years now without anybody coming for the claim
of it.

I want to release the money to you as the relative to our deceased
customer (the account owner) who died a long with her supposed NEXT OF
KIN since 31 January 2004. The Banking laws here does not allow such
money to stay more than 13 years,because the money will be recalled to
the Bank treasury account as unclaimed fund.

By indicating your interest I will send you the full details on how
the business will be executed.
send your data.

Your Full Name.
Your Country.
Your Age.
Your Occupation.
Phone Number
Office Address

Please respond urgently and delete if you are not interested

TELEPHONE NUMBER +22962649821
Regards,
Mr.Ibrahim Mantu

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Your Payment Notification (419 Scam)

Attention: Dear Beneficiary,



My Name Is Mr. Austin Ike, The Executive Director International Remittance Department in Bank of Ghana. Please confirm this information as urgent as possible. Did you Send MR. GURMEET S. MANKOO from CANADA to come and claim your Contract/Inheritance funds Valued at US$10,000,000.00? (TEN MILLION US DOLLARS) your funds which was been Long approved in your name by the United Nations, and was deposited here in Bank of Ghana.
Below are the Bank account details of MR. GURMEET S. MANKOO from CANADA where he want us to transfer your funds into.



BANK NAME:  BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA
ADDRESS:    3804-17 STREET, EDMONTON, ALBERTA, T6T-0C2 CANADA
TRANSIT NO;   32169
BANK CODE:  002
ACCOUNT NO: 01156-81
ACCOUNT NAME:  GURMEET MANKOO



He is also trying to pay the charges and get your funds claimed. Honestly is very huge surprise to the entire management of our bank, that the reason you want to give out your funds is because of the little fee you where ask to pay. Please your urgent confirmation is highly needed now before your fund will be released to a wrong person within the next 48 hours, Please quote this payment codes (CBG/BOG3124-FILE111-UN) in all conversation or else you will not be recognized as a beneficiary/contractor with the United Nations.



If you did not send this man to claim your funds then you should try and do everything possible to get your funds released and wired to you before it is too late.



You need to send me the following information,



Your Name,
Your phone number,
Your occupation,
Your home address,


Waiting to get your confirmation to enable us start the payment processing.



Regards,

Mr. Austin Ike
Email: ikeaustin080@yahoo.es

419 Scam

Dear Friend,

I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we have never met before, but need not to worry as I am contacting you independently of my investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of $11.3million immediately to your private account.The money has been here in our Bank lying dormant for years now without anybody coming for the claim of it.

I want to release the money to you as the relative to our deceased customer (the account owner) who died a long with her supposed NEXT OF KIN since 31 January 2004. The Banking laws here does not allow such money to stay more than 13 years,because the money will be recalled to the Bank treasury account as unclaimed fund.

By indicating your interest I will send you the full details on how the business will be executed.
send your data.

Your Full Name.
Your Country.
Your Age.
Your Occupation.
Phone Number
Office Address

Please respond urgently and delete if you are not interested

TELEPHONE NUMBER +22962649821
Regards,
Mr.Ibrahim Mantu

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.

Qualifications:
- 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,
Abuja-Nigeria
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)

Disclaimer:
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
UNITED KINGDOM
(Customer Services)
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/09/ZY369


FINAL WINNING NOTIFICATION:


Dear Lucky Winner,


RE: BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING NOTIFICATION


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


(LEGIT LINKS REMOVED)



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 )



VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM

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___
12. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY/INDIVIDUAL___________
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.




CONGRATULATIONS!!!




At your disposal, we remain.




Very Truly Yours,




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


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. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Congratulation from Facebook Team (419 scam)

FROM: THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
BATCH NUMBER: FB-0281/544
SERIAL NUMBER: 99352748-2015
TICKET NUMBER: FB-172-60
CATEGORY: 2ND

The Entire Facebook team are very happy to inform you that your name appear on the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY and we are giving out the total sum of US$950,000.00 (Nine HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) which is what you have just won.

Your name was selected in a raffle that was made for the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY for the year 2015 with the lucky number (FB-225-7736) so we need your fast response so that we can proceed with the claim process of your winnings.

Your name was selected by Mr Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook (Founder & amp Chief Executive Officer ). The promotion was made to make all Facebook users to benefit from the profit the company made while they use Facebook.

Facebook is the first and ever largest means of meeting both old and new friends.

The promo was done to serve as a means of appreciation to visitors on our site and also to help people to fight off poverty and to maintain a good standard of living.

Kindly contact Mr. Thomas Charlse the General secretary of the FACEBOOK TEAM and appointed as your claims officer via this email (facebookclaimsdeptt58@hotmail.com) immediately with the following information about you below:

Full Name:
Residential Address:
Private Mobile Number:
Age:
Occupation:
Marital Status:
Sex:
City:
State:
Country:
Zip/Postal Code:

As soon as he gets your email with all the information stated above he will tell you on what next to do as regards the claiming and receiving of your winnings of US$950,000.00.

Thank you and More Congratulations.

Agent Name: Thomas Charlse for CDAA

Get some Zero paid Gear FBI SCAM PROTECTED

Note: For security reasons and due to the mix-up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this notification strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by non-participants of this program. BE WARNED"

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Phony Job Offer

Not nearly as detailed as the last "job" offer. This email came from myichan@cty-net.ne.jp with a reply-to address of marvinmcintyre38@gmail.com.


We have assessed your resume and would like to present to you a job opportunity in clerical and administrative services at Genius Parcel Zoom Ltd. The ideal candidate must possess outstanding communication skills, be attentive to details, and deadline oriented.  Genius Parcel Zoom Ltd. Int. we offer a motivating working environment. The position  provides an attractive performance related commission as well as a base salary and the feedback of our global experts at all times. No direct sales involved, no fees required at any stage of working process. Flexible working hours, part time and full time available. If you are attracted to joining a group where input matters, please respond and we will send you further details on this opportunity. Best regards,   Genius Parcel Zoom Ltd. Group

Phony Job Offer

This is a phony job offer that is sent out to random emails. You will never be offered a job by a legit company out of the blue like this.  I haven't even applied for anything. This "job" is going into involve scamming you and scamming others.Email address associated with this is from haru_rain36258@yahoo.co.jp with a reply-to address of klimovichhelen@gmail.com.



Dear Job Seeker,

Company: PA Consulting Group
Job state: 10+ states
Job type: full time position
Position title: Senior Project Consultant
Salary: $60,000 - $75,000 per annum
Job Offer Available: August 05, 2015 - August 22, 2015
Requisition #: PM654

ABOUT THE COMPANY
We are a consulting company with regional offices in 15 countries, 500 professionals and over 2000 customers.
Since 1991 our team has been navigating clients in the area of process, strategy, business technology  and strategic human capital.
As a general management consulting firm, we are able to assist customers across these areas in a professional fashion - from formulation to completion.

JOB SUMMARY
We require that our consultants have solid communication and verbal skills, and an understanding of types of projects we manage and project management and consulting processes.
The consultant will be a project leader working in a fast-paced environment utilizing both internal and remote project resources, accountable for customer interface as well as execution proficiency.

KEY SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS :
- Experience 2+ years in project management is preferred
- Ability to manage multiple project- planning, task delegation and prioritization
- Proven track record of driving results and taking ownership
- Ability to work in often-changing environment
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
- Experience with using Microsoft Office Suite

For more information, please reply with your resume.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Approved Order of Payment- 419 Scam

NIGERIAN DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Mamman Kontagora House
23A, Marina Street.
P. M. B. 12881, Lagos.
Tel: +234 805-161-2219.
Email: frankchidiebube01@yahoo.com

Attention Beneficiary,

I am Mr. Frank Chidiebube, the Director of inheritance / contract claims
investigation at the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).
We have currently been investigating your claim under the auspices of the
Joint Regulatory Commission of the Presidency and NDIC. Incidentally, we
have discovered during the course of the investigation that the agencies that were
responsible for your claim settlement have lost credibility.

This is because the credit facility extended to them for the said payment has
since expired, and as a result of that, they are unable to offset your fund.

They have resorted to charging you all forms of fees and advance payments to no
avail.

NDIC, being the agency responsible for underwriting the guarantee for your claim
has therefore, called for the re-transmittal of your funds from offshore
credit. Under the Joint Regulatory Commission, we have appointed a sole
fiduciary agent that will handle the transfer of your funds through a
direct wire transfer option to your bank account as you may nominate.
By this arrangement, you are not required to travel to anywhere outside your
country before your funds reach your account.

Your funds originated from a legitimate claim here. It is not possible for
you to be paid from anywhere else outside here. You must therefore, stop
your contact with those people claiming to have access to your funds
with immediate effect.

We are working under the auspices of the Joint Regulatory Commission, and we
intend to speed up the process of your claim settlement.

Call me immediately on my direct telephone: +234 805-161-2219 , so that we can
discuss the details of the direct wire transfer arrangement.

Yours faithfully,
Frank Chidiebube

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Scam job offer

This right here is a scam job offer that I received from 2 different email addresses. I will not post them because if you receive this email it will probably be nothing like the addresses that were sent to me. This is a mail forwarding position. What you will do is receive packages from identity thefts and then you will receive the packages (alot of companies will not send outside of the US which is where the scammers are). Then you will send the packages off to another country paying to do this. The scammers will tell you that you will be reimbursed and that you'll make great money doing this. You will not receive payment. So you will not only be out your own money but you would have helped someone who has gotten these items by stealing from others. If you get a job offer that looks like this (especially if you haven't even applied) then delete it. Many job boards have scammers on there so be very careful and do your research before accepting a work at home position.


Hello ! The mail forwarding corporation is seeking 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 packages. Auditing incoming shipments for damages.
- Complete all paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.

Qualifications:
- 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.


In case interested please reply with information requested below so as to confirm 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 company, your information will be held in our record for future consideration.
Thank you.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Alert : Account accessed in a different location

This is a phishing email pretending to be from Amazon.com. This message came from d.demo5@outlook.com. The email looks pretty legit aside from the sender. Especially since my Amazon account is with the email it was sent to.

Amazon.com Accounts Assistance
Check your e-mail.

This e-mail is to inform you that your account will be on hold within 48 hours due to that your account has been accessed in a different location. You will have to confirm certain account information in order to prevent account suspension.


Verify My Account Information


You can help us provide you with the most relevant information by taking a moment to tell us your e-mail preferences.

And of course you can unsubscribe at any time. Remember, Amazon is committed to your security and protection. To find out more, take a look at our Information Security section under Privacy and Security on the Web site


Conditions of Use Privacy Notice
© 1996-2015, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

[Intuit] account verification status

This is a phishing email that I received. Not very sophisticated but I figured I would post it anyways. Dear USER is a key word that its a fake email. No one would refer to you as user if it was a real company email. Email address associated with email was contact@9rayti.com.

Dear User,
Here at Intuit QuickBooks Payments, Your Security and profit is our main Target.
we occasionally update our systems to help provide better, faster and efficient service

Please follow the link below to Update your Account
Intuit QuickBooks Payments (link omitted)
Intuit Team
Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

Once you click on the link to this or any other phishing email it will ask you to enter your personal information. Once you send the information your identity will be stolen.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Attn: Unpaid Beneficiary

From: Ms. Carman L. Lapointe
Head of United Nations Under-Secretary-General For Internal Oversight Services.


To: Unpaid Beneficiary,

This is to inform you that I came to Nigeria yesterday from Canada, after series of complaint from the FBI and other security agencies and commissions in Asia, Europe, South America and the United States of America respectively, cited against some West African countries, the Federal Government of Nigeria and the British Government for the high volume of fraudulent activities on-going in these countries.

For more information about me kindly click on the link below or copy and paste the web address on your web browser.

http://www.un.org/Depts/oios/pages/usg.html

At this moment, as directed by UN secretary General Ban Ki-Moon - we are working in collaborations with the Nigerian Financial Crime Commission and we have decided to waive away all your clearance fees/charges and authorized the Government of Nigeria to effect your overdue payment worth $10.5M only into your account without any delay as approved and instructed by the Canadian government wholly supported by the UNITED NATIONS.

As a listed beneficiary on file, the only fee you will pay to receive your fund is the Notarization Fee. Upon your request, I will tell you the amount and also send you the payment information you will use in sending the Notarization Fee.

Sincerely, you are a lucky person because I have just discovered that some top Nigerian and Canadian Government Officials are interested in your fund and they are working in collaboration with One Mr. Richard Graves from USA to frustrate you and thereafter divert your fund into their personal account.

Note that I have a very limited time to stay here in Nigeria, so I would like you to urgently respond to this message with your full name, current residence address, direct phone number so that I can advise you on how best to confirm your fund into your account within the next 72 hours.
Once again, the only fee you will pay to receive your fund is the Notarization Fee.

You can reach me on:
Email Address: clapointems@mynet.com



Sincerely yours,

Ms. Carman L. Lapointe
Head of United Nations Under-Secretary General For Internal Oversight Services

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

American Greed Fool's Gold

I love the show American Greed. This episode is very powerful because this is how a lot of scammers work. They host conference calls to get you all motivated and excited about making all this money. Yet it never happens. I was involved with a company like this before. Luckily the people involved with this company did not invest money. But we invested several hundred hours of our time and energy to try and build this company. It never happened. We never knew what happened to our leads that were brought in. If a company is stringing you along with conference calls talking about how good everything is and that all this money is coming in but you haven't seen a cent GET OUT NOW.



Kindly Reply (scam job offer)

This is a scam job offer claiming to be rockstar energy drink. What these scammers will do is send you a check for several hundred dollars above what you should be paid. You will then be told to deposit your check. Then a lot of banks will even credit your account before the check formally clears. You will then take out the money they want and wire it western union. Then a week or 2 later when the bank finds out the check is fraud they will hold you responsible to pay them the money back. Email addresses associated with this email are napoleon@canl.nc and j_cornfield@aol.com.



We are Looking for self-motivated, energetic individuals across the USA that can


interact with the public. Part time or full time available to Get paid 400
weekly carrying our advertisement label on your Car. Thanks for your response.
It is very easy and simple, no applicationfees  required, this is how it works;
the basic premise of the "paid to drive concept" Rockstar Energy Drink" seeks
people, regular citizens, professional drivers, and all car owners above
eighteen(18) years old, to go about their normal routine as they usually do,
only with an advertisement for "Rock star Energy Drink" plastered on their cars.

There will be no fee for gas since you are not driving to anywhere else apart
from your daily routine Please provide the following information : Full name and

your address
Occupation: Make of car/year:Address City: State:
Zip code: Do you have a driver's license? Phone Number(s) mobile and home :

We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information, Rockstar
Energy Drink looks forward to working with you.

Hiring Manager.
Jason

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ALL SHIFT- MAIL ROOM WORKER NEEDED (FULL & PART TIME):::::$990/WK.CASH (Scam Craigslist Ad)

I am going to copy and paste this ad in and show you just how stupid it looks. There are paragraphs separated by several blank lines in between each one. There are several job ad's in this one position. If you respond to this ad you will be contacted by the scammer and they will attempt to get money from you. This will either be by saying there is a upfront fee involved OR they will send you a check and tell you to cash it and send back a certain amount. This way once the bank finds out its a fake check you are responsible for it. There are several scam ad's that look much better then this. This is just to show that some of these scammers are not very educated.



ALL SHIFT- MAIL ROOM WORKER NEEDED (FULL & PART TIME):::::$990/WK.CASH
We are looking for hard-working individuals for general mail room work. Must be honest and trustworthy, sociable, and knowledgeable about warehouse work. Must be willing to work all shifts, must have flexible schedule. Please respond with resume. Only respond with serious inquiries.










































































































































































































































Part time position for certified CNA/HHA on evenings/overnights. Come work in a beautiful 48 room assisted living community. If you enjoy working with the senior population this is the job for you.



Thank you....





























































































































































Part time position for certified CNA/HHA on evenings/overnights. Come work in a beautiful 48 room assisted living community. If you enjoy working with the senior population this is the job for you.



Thank you....









































Need help with unloading boxes from Uhaul trailer today.
It will take 2 to 3 hours and I am willing to pay $$50 per hour.

thanks.........



I need someone this afternoon to clean out beds/back yard of leaves, sticks, etc.

Yard is a little over a 1/2 acre, composting area available.

paying $46/Hr.



We're looking for someone for this Saturday to help weed, trim bushes, clip and generally clean-up our front and back yard for the summer season. There's also some light hauling of wood, broken pots, and other debris involved.
Please have your own tools, transportation, and be able to work this Saturday. The total size of the property is about .14 acres, so its not a BIG job in terms of the amount of space -- it just hasn't been cleaned up in a while.
We have two Rubber maid trash cans, a couple buckets and one wheelbarrow full of rocks, bricks, etc... that we need hauled away.
Please see the picture for the size of the trash cans and wheelbarrow.
Please let me know the price and your availability.






We need someone to work outside to clean up shingles and load them into our van, very competitive compensation.






Landscaping crew members-Challenger Landscaping
compensation: $13/hr-$16/hr
Landscaping crew members-Challenger Landscaping

compensation: $13/hr-$16/hr
Challenger Landscaping seeks landscape crew members and those with irrigation experience. Also looking for a part time lawn maintenance person.

Basic requirements: prior experience in landscape and irrigation construction and some equipment operation.

Job Duties: site grading, planting, sodding, hardscape, irrigation, and equipment operation.













Help 2 strong man cleaning ,moving loading into a truck.( tomorrow). I will pay $380 pd with bonus.
Do you enjoy a job that has many different facets? We're looking for an assistant to do household cleaning, filing, and medical research for a busy couple in our home/law office. We are two blocks from Dobie Center by UT, so this job is great for a student or West Campus dweller. Five people work here.

Thank you....






Need help with unloading boxes from Uhaul trailer today.
It will take 2 to 3 hours and I am willing to pay $$50 per hour.

thanks.........



I need someone this afternoon to clean out beds/back yard of leaves, sticks, etc.

Yard is a little over a 1/2 acre, composting area available.

paying $46/Hr.



We're looking for someone for this Saturday to help weed, trim bushes, clip and generally clean-up our front and back yard for the summer season. There's also some light hauling of wood, broken pots, and other debris involved.
Please have your own tools, transportation, and be able to work this Saturday. The total size of the property is about .14 acres, so its not a BIG job in terms of the amount of space -- it just hasn't been cleaned up in a while.
We have two Rubber maid trash cans, a couple buckets and one wheelbarrow full of rocks, bricks, etc... that we need hauled away.
Please see the picture for the size of the trash cans and wheelbarrow.
Please let me know the price and your availability.















Landscaping crew members-Challenger Landscaping
compensation: $13/hr-$16/hr
Landscaping crew members-Challenger Landscaping

compensation: $13/hr-$16/hr
Challenger Landscaping seeks landscape crew members and those with irrigation experience. Also looking for a part time lawn maintenance person.

Basic requirements: prior experience in landscape and irrigation construction and some equipment operation.

Job Duties: site grading, planting, sodding, hardscape, irrigation, and equipment operation.



I am looking for a few extra people to help with set-up and cleaning at my wedding this summer on Saturday July 4th. Need people to help move chairs and set up buffet tables and clean up dishes at the end of the evening.

Looking for 1 to 2 people.

Please email me with your availability and any experience.

Thank you!




Stoneacre Pantry is searching for professional, disciplined, responsible individuals who have an enthusiasm for local ingredients and will rise to the challenge of maintaining high standards.

We're a small farmhouse style restaurant seeking to constantly refine and improve our techniques.

Prior experience necessary.

Qualified candidates please attach resume in the body of an email, attachments will not be opened.

Thank you


O'brion's Pub & Grille is looking for fun and energetic people to join our team.
We're hiring for bartenders and servers.
Open availability and experience are greatly beneficial.
Please email your resume or come in to fill out an application.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

From Mrs Juliet Johnson (419 Scam)

From: julietjohnson216@gmail.com
Reply-to: julietjohnson933@yahoo.com


From Mrs Juliet Johnson
Treichville Rue de Cocody
Abidjan: Ivory Coast.

I am Mrs. Juliet Johnson widow suffering from long time illness (Cancer), there is funds I inherited from my late loving husband Mr. Benson Johnson, the sum of (US$6.5 Million) which he deposited in bank before his death, I need a honest and God fearing person that can use these funds for God's work.

I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way. That is why I am taking this decision, and my doctor has confirmed to me that I have less than three weeks to live, having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a charity or individual that will utilize this money to assist the poor and the needy in accordance to my instructions.

I want an organization that will use this fund for orphanages, school and church, widows, propagating the word and work of God.

Please if you would be able to use these funds for the Lord's work kindly reply me. As soon as I have received your response, I will give you further directives on how you are to go about the claims of the said funds.

Yours Sister in Christ,
Mrs. Juliet Johnson.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New Blog

I have decided to stick to one topic on each blog. I know that this one included work at home opportunities as well as other topics in the past. I will be sticking to talking about just scams on this blog. I just created another blog called Making Money Online which is located at makingbuxonline.blogspot.com.

Check it out and follow that blog as well. I add new work at home opportunities all the time. Its still new so give it time to really get going but I think you will find this information useful.

Cryptic is NEVER a good thing

Have you ever had the experience of asking someone a question and they answer it without answering it? For example, you ask someone when you are getting paid and you would expect an exact date. Instead they tell you "As soon as the deal closes" or just say "Soon". That's rather annoying when you have bills waiting to be paid and your electricity is going to be shut off any day now. You can't just call the electric company and say "Oh the company owner says I will be getting paid soon".

If you are looking for a work at home job please make sure you check out several things. Talk to other people who work for them if they are getting paid on time every time. Make sure its other regular workers/contractors you speak to. I have asked a supervisor for a company I was going to work for if a company always paid. She said "Oh yes, it goes into my account like clockwork". Sure enough I found out that the company just opened and no one had seen a paycheck yet. Then when it came time to be paid the owner screwed them.

You may have to find out the hard way if a company is not going to pay you by working there for a week or 2. If they miss your first payday, get out of the business immediately. DO NOT work for free or on false promises. This has happened to me before and it is very frustrating when your hard work goes without pay. This person told me that money was coming in and sales were being closed any day now. Some money was paid to me but nowhere near what I was suppose to make.

There have been companies that pay on time and one day the pay doesn't show up. You may be more inclined to stay with the business. Sometimes businesses have problems with the bank or the payroll company. A legit company would get this worked out in the next day or 2. They would not just string you along and use motivational tactics to get you to stay.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Congratulations from Facebook team- 419 Scam

FROM: THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
BATCH NUMBER: FB-0281/544
SERIAL NUMBER: 99352748-2015
TICKET NUMBER: FB-172-60
CATEGORY: 2ND

The Entire Facebook team are very happy to inform you that your name appear on the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY and we are giving out the total sum of US$950,000.00 (Nine HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) which is what you have just won.

Your name was selected in a raffle that was made for the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY for the year 2015 with the lucky number (FB-225-7736) so we need your fast response so that we can proceed with the claim process of your winnings.

Your name was selected by Mr Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook (Founder & amp Chief Executive Officer ). The promotion was made to make all Facebook users to benefit from the profit the company made while they use Facebook.

Facebook is the first and ever largest means of meeting both old and new friends.

The promo was done to serve as a means of appreciation to visitors on our site and also to help people to fight off poverty and to maintain a good standard of living.

Kindly contact Mr. Thomas Charlse the General secretary of the FACEBOOK TEAM and appointed as your claims officer via this email (facebookclaimsdept58@hotmail.com) immediately with the following information about you below:

Full Name:
Residential Address:
Private Mobile Number:
Age:
Occupation:
Marital Status:
Sex:
City:
State:
Country:
Zip/Postal Code:

As soon as he gets your email with all the information stated above he will tell you on what next to do as regards the claiming and receiving of your winnings of US$950,000.00.

Thank you and More Congratulations.

Agent Name: Thomas Charlse for CDAA

Get some Zero paid Gear FBI SCAM PROTECTED

Note: For security reasons and due to the mix-up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this notification strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by non-participants of this program. BE WARNED"

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Your account has been limited until we hear from you (Fake PayPal Email)

This is a good scam email I will say. It does look like it is from PayPal. I wasn't able to post the graphics on here but it looks just like an email PayPal will use. There are 2 things that are wrong with this though. First off the email account that they are addressing me by and sent the message to I no longer use for PayPal. Second when PayPal sends you an email, they will address you by your full name. You will also notice that the links and email associated with this email are not PayPal. Other then that good job to the scammers for at least making this look legit (for the most part). Email was sent from servicepaypelsecure@outlook.com.

Notice to dgraynh@aol.com,

Your Ρaypal account has been Iimited because we've noticed significant changes in your account activity. As your payment processor, we need to understand these changes better.

This account Iimitation will affect your ability to:

    send or receive money
    withdraw money

Also, you won't be able to:

    remove any bank accounts
    remove credit cards
    close your account

What to do next

Please log in to your Ρaypal account and provide the requested information before April 22, 2015 through the Account Review. If we don't receive the information before this deadline or we notice additional significant changes in your account activity, your account access may be further Iimited.

Log In Now

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you need further assistance, please click Contact at the bottom of any Ρaypal page.

Sincerely,

Ρaypal

Sunday, April 19, 2015

From: United Nations Office..... (419 Scam)

Email address associated with this email is un.sec03@aol.com.

From: Ms. Carman L. Lapointe.
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL OVERSIGHT SERVICES
Internal Audit,Monitoring,Consulting And Investigations Division.
 
My name is Ms. Carman L. Lapointe, from the United Nations. It is a distinct pleasure to write you again and as you are well aware many foreigners have invested thousands of United States Dollars into Nigeria transactions in Hopeless Dreams to have none of them become a reality.
 
Right now, as directed by our secretary general Mr.Ban Ki-Moon, We have agreed with the Nigeria Government that One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only would be paid to you through the Western Union Money Transfer Via special arrangement as first installment.
 
This is to enable you have enough funds to pay for the Tax Clearance and bank charges before you will receive the balance of your funds. Please take note that you will pay US$185 only, being Notarization fee and this is the only financial obligation that you will undertake to receive the One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only through the Western Union Money Transfer.
 
Lastly,i will like you to reconfirm your information to me such as your full name, address and telephone number so that I will proceed with your Western Union Money Transfer within the next 24 hrs and the transaction information will be released to you.
 
I await your response for further proceedings.
 
Sincerely yours,
 
Ms. Carman L. Lapointe
{Under-Secretary-General}
United Nations

Dispatcher From Home & Earn In-come ( Offer Available ) Apply Now. (Scam job offer)

Fake employment offer. This usually involves the scammer sending you a fake check. The check will clear your bank but a couple weeks later your bank finds out that the check is no good. Then you are responsible for the money. This email was sent from RSA891@standardbank.co.za with a reply to address of informationcenter7@qq.com.

******** Welcome To The Hiring Center .********


Att:  Employment Ref :  QMK2015-2020-1XQM

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Hiring Department , You qualified to work from Home & Earn in-come.

Can you work as a mail dispatcher? I own a small shipping business and I tend to operate a high cost of operation and I want to cut down my expenses by employing someone in each state of USA, someone who will be getting mails in bulk and open the bulk mail and dispatch them in units to there final destinations in there respective states.

NOTE: for example, the cost of sending each mail is $34.00 by UPS Express and we want to send out 100 mails, that would be $3,400 which is to costly but we have a solution whereby, we ship the whole 100 mails in one package at the rate of $600 to you in your state and when you get it, you will open it and send the mail individually through USPS which will be $7 to $10 each and you can see the we will have a savings, $600 for bulk shipping plus $10 times 100 making $1,400, you can see we have saved $2,000, so please I need you to work for me on a part-time basis, and you will be paid $1200 every month. You will be provided with funds to dispatch the mails upfront, you will be provided with up to $800 to $3,400 as a running fund for dispatching the mails, sometimes, it may be packages of goods that you will be receiving and sometimes you may be required to pay for shipping fees out of the funds we provide to you to pay another freight forwarder when we need the service of anoth er freight forwarder, the items y


I want to assure you that you will never use your own money for any expenses and you are not require to buy anything to begin the job, it is a straight forward job opportunity. The job will only take 4 to 5 hours of your time in a week and you can work whatever hours you want, the name of my Business is Payroll Job Movers & Associates and I am located in OH, the job is very simple once you have an address where you can accept mails and packages, and also have the time to re-mail the mails and packages through USPS sometime through some other freight forwarders, the mails will contain letters, notes, gift cards and the packages will be containing office materials and sometimes office equipments.


You will have to present an ID and you have to show some sense of sincerity as you will be entrusted with clients mails, packages and funds to utilize for re-mailing expenses, please do let me know when you are ready to start and let me know if you have all the requirements needed for the job, you need to provide your information again in order to proceed further.

Please let me have the below details:

Full Names:
Address: (P.O Box is not accepted)
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Tel:
Email:
Age:
Gender:
Your current or recent job:

We want someone who can use a Yahoo Instant Message OR Hotmail, AOL to chart with our department for update .

Please note, you must be above 18 years of age to be eligible for this job, I want to assure you once again that you will never use your own money for any expenses, your $1200 salary will be paid twice, $600 weekly and the remaining funds will be provided constantly which will never finish in order to avoid you spending your own money so when the remaining funds are low additional remaining funds will be provided, and you are not require to buy anything to begins the job,it is a straight forward job opportunity, please do let me know how we should proceed and you can get start immediately.

Best Regards,

MR HALBURN E. ANDERSON

RE: Credit Release Request (virus containing email)

This email came from tim.redmon@hsbc.com, It contained a file bank.zip which contained an .exe file which was a virus. This email contains wording which makes you want to open this file.

I will  forward to you tomorrow. Were the attachments on the same email witht the credit check release?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I sent Money as Instructed- Infected email

This email included an attachment on it. My email program on my laptop removed the file before it even got to me. This file is either a virus or a trojan horse program which will be used to gain access to your computer, steal your identity, destroy your computer, etc. If you have opened this file make sure you scan your computer with an antivirus and get it removed immediately.

Hello,

Copy of your transfer payment slip details sent to you as instructed. View the attachment the mtcn # 017-829-9886  ..with the same information you provided.

Regards,

Randall Miller
Accounting Services Division
#103, 21 Rover Way
Spartan Wood,LA ,90250
Telephone: (780) 410-5703
Fax: (780) 416-5614

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fake email from Chase Bank (Phishing)

This is a fake email claiming to be from Chase Bank. They say that your account has been locked and you need to click on a link and enter your information to get it unlocked. I do not have an account with Chase Bank so I know that this is a scam. I also know that its a scam because banks will address you by your full name. I have omitted the link but when I bring my cursor up to the original email link it gives me a name that is different from a Chase Bank website. The email address this scam came from is chasemorgan12003@outlook.com.

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    Unlock User ID

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We want as much help as our customers can give us in protecting themselves. By reviewing the links below, you’ll learn more about our online privacy practices, current trends in fraud and identity theft, and steps you can take to help lower the risk of unauthorized activity on your account.
© 2015 JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dear Beloved, (419 Scam)

Email was sent from silviamariuskuaku@yahoo.co.jp and had a reply to address of s.marius@outlook.fr.

Dear Beloved,

I am Mrs.Roxane silvia ,an aging widow suffering from long time illness. I have some funds I inherited from my late husband, the sum of US$9,500,000.00 in one of the prime financial house here.

I needed a very honest and God fearing Person that will use the fund for God's work, I found your contact from the internet and decided to contact you.

Please if you would be able to use the funds for the Lord's work without attaching personal interest, kindly reply back immediately for further details,so that i can give you complete and detailed information regarding my inheritance,myself and documents of the fund deposits including my only adopted daughter.

Please in case you see this message in your bulk folder,move it to your inbox and reply me  because it is not a bad message,thank you.

Yours in the Lord,

Mrs. Silvia Marius Kuaku.

Monday, March 16, 2015

God bless you as your read- 419 Scam

Email address associated with this email is mishrag555@yahoo.co.jp.


Charitable Donation From Mrs. Gretchen Mishra
Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire


Attention!!!!

Greetings in the name of the LORD Almighty the giver of every good thing. I know this proposal will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take your time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will go a long way to determine my future. I am Mrs. Gretchen Mishra an ageing widow of 57 years old suffering from long time illness breast Cancer and Cancer of the lungs. I have some funds which I inherited from my late husband, the sum of USD $4,500,000.00 and I needed a very honest and God fearing person who can withdraw this money then use the funds for Charity works.

I WISH TO ENTRUST THIS FUND TO YOU FOR CHARITY WORKS. I found your email address from the internet after honest prayers to the LORD to bring me HONEST PERSON I CAN CONFIDE ON, and I decided to contact you if you may be willing and interested to handle these trust funds in good faith. I am desperately in keen need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you for this task, you must not fail me and the millions of the poor people in our today’s WORLD.

This is not stolen money and there are no dangers involved. Please if you would be able to use the funds for the Charity works please kindly let me know immediately. Please kindly respond quickly for further details if you can handle this task.

Regards,

Mrs. Gretchen Mishra

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Important Wells Fargo Account® Alert (Phishing Email)

This is a phishing email sent from a hijacked account dal4@cornell.edu, The purpose of this email is to fake people into thinking that it is from Wells Fargo Bank and to have them click on the wellsfargo.com link. The link is really to another website and when you enter your personal information it goes to the scammers. Once they have it they will use it to steal your money and identity. You can tell its a fake link when you hover over it. I have taken that link out of this blog entry.




Dear Customer

The security of your personal information is our primary concern.

Recently we observe suspicious login attempt to your Wellsfargo® account

All information associated with this account has been temporarily limited

We implore you to confirm your account by following our secure site https://www.wellsfargo.com to avoid account suspended

Sincerely,

Wellsfargo® Customer Service

Thursday, February 12, 2015

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division

J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DC

JAMES B. COMEY

 

Attention Beneficiary,

 

NOTE: If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, it is because of the restrictions imposed by your Mail/Internet Service Provider, we urge you to treat it genuinely.

 

Records show that you are among one of the individuals and organizations who are yet to receive their overdue payment from overseas which includes those of Lottery/Gambling,Contract and Inheritance. Through our Fraud Monitory Unit we have noticed that you have been transacting with some impostors and fraudsters who have been impersonating the likes of Prof. Soludo/Mr.Lamido Sanusi of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Bode Williams, Frank, Anderson, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen and some impostors claiming to be The Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two method of payment which is by Cheque or by ATM card?

 

The Cyber Crime Division of the FBI gathered information from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) on how some people have lost outrageous sums of money to these impostors. As a result of this, we hereby advise you to stop communication with any one not referred to you by us. We have negotiated with the Federal Ministry of Finance that your payment totaling $5,900,000.00(Five Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars). will be released to you via a custom pin based ATM card with a maximum withdrawal limit of $15,000 a day which is powered by Visa Card and can be used anywhere in the world where you see a Visa Card Logo on the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM).

 

We guarantee receipt of your payment. This is as a result of the mandate from US Government to make sure all debts owed to citizens of American and also Asia and Europe which includes Inheritance, Contract, Gambling/Lottery etc are been cleared.

 

To redeem your funds, you are hereby advised to contact the ATM Card Center via email for their requirement to proceed and procure your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order on your behalf which will cost you $250 Usd only and nothing more as everything else has been taken care of by the Federal Government including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $250.00 only.

 

Dr. Lord Ruben 

ATM Card Center Director

Email: atmpaymentcenter1@foxmail.com

Private Email:    lordbenn@foxmail.com

Direct Telephone line: Ask for his number

 

 

Do contact Lord Ruben of the ATM Card Center via his contact details above and furnish him with your details as listed below:

 

FULL NAMES:

DELIVERY ADDRESS FOR ATM CARD

SEX:

DATE OF BIRTH:

OCCUPATION:

TELEPHONE NUMBER:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

 

On contacting him with your details your file would be updated and he will be sending you the payment information in which you will use in making payment of $250.00 for the procurement of your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM CARD Release Order, after which the delivery of your ATM card will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay or extra fee.

 

JAMES B. COMEY

DIRECTOR

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535

 

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Note: Disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM card, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Lord Ruben of the ATM card center who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your payment and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon it immediately. Help stop cyber crime.