Monday, September 19, 2016

Gamestop

So the other day I went to Gamestop to pick up a new game. I had a couple of old games I wanted to trade in so this was the only reason I went to this store. I usually order my games and other things off of Amazon.com because its easier to just order things from them instead of going to the store to get something that may or may not be there. I have not been to Gamestop in ages but I was not impressed at all with my experience.

So I went into the store and a clerk promptly greeted me. I found the game that I wanted and we went over to the register so I could buy it and trade in the 2 games I brought along. They gave me $11 trade in for the games I had which I already knew because I looked it up online. Gamestop never gives you good money for your games but I figured anything was fine because I beat one and never played the other one.

So when I checked out I noticed that the sales reps were automatically adding on the replacement plan without asking people like they use to do. They also were trying to constantly upsell by asking you to put money down for games that were going to come out the beginning of next year. When I visited Gamestop before they would ask you if you would like to pre order games but it was nothing like the experience I had a few days ago. I do not want to feel pressured into buying things and I don't want to be ripped off by these replacement plans that no one ever needs.

I would like to warn everyone not to go to Gamestop anymore unless you want to spend money that you don't need to and feel like your entering a used car dealership with the pressures of sales people. This is not worth it to me even if I can save a few dollars by trading in other games.

Find New Work (Scam Job)

This is an email I received offering me a "job". This is a scam and if I took this what would happen is I would receive packages bought with stolen money and then repackage them and send them to another country. A lot of online merchants will only ship to the US therefore scammers in other countries need an address in this country to have these packages sent to. A lot of the times you will need to pay upfront to have the packages sent and then they will promise to reimburse you. If you receive a check from them it will be a fraudulent check for sure. Even if you don't need to spend any money upfront when the authorities find out about these stolen goods you will be the one they come after. If you receive an email like this delete it and do not contact them. I never posted a resume on any website but they figure that a lot of people do that are searching for a job to make it sound legit. Email was from claudiamangona@heyda.arnetbiz.com.ar with a reply to address of kodinovevgen@gmail.com.


Good day.

We would like you to review the job offer written below. New Products Turnover inc company has recently got acquainted with the resume that you placed on the internet and wants to offer you a free vacancy as a delivery clerk department member.

New Products Turnover inc company was established in 2006 as a result of the merger of couple commercial postal enterprises in Lithuania. Our current business model co-operates with a lot of European clients to execute the ordering, buying and deliver of products bought directly from the United States market to them. Our organization approach by default targets the retail market.

The duties of your position are considered strictly for residents of the United States. As a shipping clerk your duties will include: tracking, accepting, putting together, consolidating and transferring products ordered from major United States online stores to Europe to the corporate headquarters and secondary office facilities. The job does not ask attending any type of office work locations and can be generally performed from your home and the nearest post office. Our organization provides all the necessary equipment and instructions for performing the job, a clear work agreement (with other documents) and many benefits. We require no start up costs from our employees. Merchandise that our clients order are majorly popular electronics such as Apple products, various laptops and other electronics, so there is nothing heavy or too large being shipped (and no need for a warehouse place). We offer a $1,800 monthly stable and base wage with an added bonus provided for every task accomplished on time. There is a possibility of higher wages and growing careers for our most successful team members.

Our requirements:
- 18 years minimum age
- Having a working street address
- Being able to operate comfortably on the  internet and with a printer
- Having a working telephone number (and possible chance to add extensions or additional numbers)
New Products Turnover inc company is glad to present you this official invitation message. We purposely do not include any attachments or links to keep web security at the the best level.

In case you are interested, please write us via email.

Hi, I need your help (suspicious email)

This is a suspicious email I received from someone obviously looking for good hearted people to send them money. I suspect that this is some kind of scam based on the email address he sent this from along with the fact that I don't know this person. Email address that this email shows as being sent from is mike@getabs.net which is a sales website.

 Hi,
My name is Mike.
I've found your email address from the internet. I am sending you an private message because i dont know what to do.
We live in Syria, We are financial not in a good shape
My wife has no option to work because she has 3 little children at home.
We have no options to become any support or any help somehow.
If you can help us even with one dollar it will help us a lot and make us very happy.
Please help us.. My Paypal address is : mikejonestogether@gmail.com

We are very very Thankfully.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Eric Haman Loan Scammer

A friend gave me information about a guy going by the name of Eric Haman that is offering to loan people money. The only catch is you need to give him $350 upfront. NEVER EVER EVER GIVE MONEY TO GET A LOAN. THIS IS A SURE SIGN OF A SCAM. The email address he is using is erichaman29@hotmail.com. The scammers change their name and email all the time but hopefully this will get out to someone to prevent from being scammed.

Kindly get back to me urgently (419 Scam)

419 scam email. Address associated with this is bbethellee@aol.com.

Dear Beneficiary,

My name is Mr.Adebayo Adelabu,the deputy governor CBN.This is to bring the good news to you that I have been mandated by the President Federal Republic in conjunction with the Federal Executive Council (FEC),the Senate Committee on Foreign Debts Reconciliation and Implementation Panel on Contract/inheritance/compensation funds to complete all the unpaid Contract/inheritance/lottery fund. You are required as a matter of urgency to reconfirm your information including your name,phone number and your address for verification and immediate payment within 24 hours.
To this effect, the sum of TEN MILLION,SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS(US$10.7m)has been approved for you. I wish to inform you that all matters relating to the release of this payment is now under my control and supervision. This development has become necessary due to the activities of unpatriotic government/CBN  officials and impostors who keep on frustrating every effort to settle our clients by making requests for unauthorized fees and levies from them.
We apologize for any delay you might have encountered in the past; your payment is now 100% Guaranteed
Kindly choose from these three modes of payment (wire transfer, diplomatic cash payment and ATM card).

Best Regards,
Mr.Adebayo Adelabu
Deputy Governor CBN






Dear Beneficiary (419 Scam)

This is a scam email that I received from someone pretending to be James B Comey who is really an FBI director. This email was from jamesbcomeyusfb1@clydeduneier.com but the email says to contact a different address.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday To Saturday:

Dear Beneficiary,

We hope this notification arrives meeting your good health
and mind.Series of meetings have been held over the past 7
months with the secretary general of the United Nations
Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you
have not received your fund which is to the tune of 10.3M)
million due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who
almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason
and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund
all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so
many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the
receipt of your fund.for more information do get back to
us.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the
United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have
successfully passed a mandate to the government of the
states 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/,
Inheritance.

we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation
your outstanding contract inheritance funds of over-due
payment in tone of USD 10.3M) has been credited in your
favor in Citibank. Having said all this, we will further
advise that you go ahead in dealing with the Citibank, IL
accordingly as we will be monitoring all their activities
with you as well as your correspondence at all levels.

NOTE: There are numerous scam emails on the internet,
imposters impersonating names and images. We therefore warn
our dear citizens to be very careful with any claim email
you receive prior to these irregularities so that they do
not fall victim to this ugly circumstance anymore.

And should in case you are already dealing with anybody or
office claiming that you have a payment with them, you are
to STOP further contact with them immediately in your best
interest and contact the real bank (Citibank) only where
your fund is laying, with the below information:


Bank Name: Citibank
Address: 2022 South Archer Ave, Chicago, IL USA.
Attn: Lambert Donelson
(Remittance Director)
E-mail:lambertdonelson011@aol.com
website:www.citibank.com

Contact the bank today and furnish them with this
information below for processing of your payment/funds
accordingly.
FULL NAME:
CURRENT ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:

NOTE: In your best interest, any message that does not come
from the above email address should be nullified and avoided
immediately for security reasons. Meanwhile, we will advise
that you contact the Citibank office in Illinois immediately
with the above email address and request that they attend to
your payment file as directed so as to enable you receive
your payment/fund accordingly.

Ensure you follow all directives from Citibank as this will
further help hasten up the whole payment process in regards
to the transfer of your fund to you as designated. Also have
in mind that the Citibank equally has their own protocol of
operation as stipulated on their banking terms.

All modalities has already been worked out before you were
contacted and note that we will be monitoring all your
dealings with them as you proceed so you don't have anything
to worry about. All we require from you henceforth is an
update so as to enable us be on track with you and the
Citibank. Without wasting much time, we will want you to
contact them immediately with the above email address and
phone number so as to enable them attend to your case
accordingly without any further delay as time is already
running out.

Should in case you need any more information in regards to
this notification, feel free to get back to us via email so
that we can brief you more as we are here to guide you
during and after this project has been completely perfected
and you have received your payment/fund as stated.
Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation.
BEST REGARDS,

James B. Comey
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
J. Edgar Hoover Building
601,4th Street,
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C.
20535-0001, USA
E-mail: fbicriminvestigation@mail2washington.com

Friday, September 2, 2016

FUND RELEASE NOTIFICATION (419 Scam)

Got this email yesterday. This is an example of a 419 scam. Email address associated with this email is boatdeptxx0@gmail.com.



Federal Reserve Bank New York
33, Liberty Street, New York, NY 10038 USA.
Ref.: Final Payment Release Update.
Amount Valued: US$10, 500, 000.00.


Attention; Certified Beneficially,

I am obliged to update you of the meeting held today between the US Department of the Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency, the International Monetary Fund and other concerned monetary agencies regarding to your fund valued $10.5m which was returned to the government treasury account due to your inability of fulfilling the required financial obligations for receiving the payment.

After going through your payment files, I have come to understand the inconvenience and financial commitments you have invested so far for the pursuit of this fund which was all to no avail.

However, considering your efforts towards achieving this aim, we have come to maintain equity, justice and fairness in our dealings with beneficiaries such as yours, hence we have insisted that your funds should be reversed from the government treasury and be released to you accordingly.

So on this note, we have immediately secured an approval for payment on your behalf and have processed your fund release to this effect.

Therefore all you were required now is to reconfirm your Residential address, telephone Number and your complete banking details where the funds would be transferred to you immediately, hence we would not be held responsible in any wrongful transfer thereafter.

Awaiting for your banking information as soon as possible to enable us expedite immediate action on your fund transfer now.


Thanks in anticipation of your co-operation,

Yours sincerely,
Mr. James Howard ,
Director Remittance Department, US Federal Reserve Bank