Thursday, June 24, 2010

Can you say scam?!

Just to let everyone know, because I don't have anywhere else to vent, I am putting this e-mail that I recieved here.  I am sick and tired of getting these e-mails from these scum bag scammers!  It makes me sick to know that they are targeting people in tough ecomomic times, and people actually fall for it.  If you ever recieve an email from somone asking for information, DO NOT give it!  Real bussinesses do not contact people via email, especailly about money!
-- Dear Friend This is to bring to your notice that I have paid the re-activation fee andthe delivery of your ATM Card. I paid it because the ATM Card worth of$1.8m has less than Seven days to expire and when it expires, the moneywill go into Federal Government treasury account. With that I decided to help you pay off the money so that the ATM Cardwill not expire, because I trust that when you receive your ATM Carddefinitely you must pay me back my money and even compensate me forhelping you. Now I want you to contact Pridete Courier Services Benin with yourphysical address you prefer the delivery to be made so that they candeliver your ATM Card to your designated address without any delay.forwardbelow info to them 1. YOUR FULL NAME......................... 2. HOME ADDRESS............................ 3. HOMEPHONE................................ 4 YOUR CELPHONENUMBER...................... 5. A SCAN COPY OF YOUR PHOTO................. 6. YOUR AGE AND MARITAL STATUS............... 7. SEX....................................... Like I stated earlier, The delivery charges has been paid but I did notpay their official keeping fees since they refused. They refused and thereason is that they do not know when you are going to contact them andthe demurrage might have increased. They told me that their keeping feesare $30 per day and I deposited it on Monday 21TH OF JUNE. 2010. Below is the Contact Information of the Pridete Courier ServicesBenin,Contact Person: Mr.Frank Chika . Pridete Courier Services Benin'sE-mailAddress: ( pridetebc@w.cn ) Tel: +22996399390 Contact them Today to avoid increase of their Official keeping fees and let me know once you receiveyour ATM card. Yours Sincerely,Barr Simeon Johnson

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I'm bored and I need money!

So I quit my job back in December as a retail manager to stay home with my kids. It made more sense for me to sit at home with them, rather than paying for a babysitter and gas to get to and from work everyday, not to mention, retail hours are the worst and anyone with a family and especially with kids knows how awful it is to work in retail. You work late hours, holiday hours, your schedule is never the same and most retail stores are open 362 days a year, its almost impossible to pick your kids up from school or the bus, it's awful and I feel bad for anyone with a family that has to work retail. I hated getting home when my kids were already sleeping and I hated not being able to hang out with my kids and husband on the weekends because when you work retail you work every weekend. So I quit, and even though being home saves my husband and I a lot of money and my kids are happy, I'm so bored. I need some extra income for me to spend on myself, and I just need something to do. So after looking into all kinds of work from home OPPORTUNITIES that cost a fortune to start-up and you still never fully understand what it is you are doing or if it really is a real opportunity, I began looking into selling other stuff. I tryed E-Bay for a while but the shipping costs are ridiculous, and I hate having to sell my own things super cheap when I know how much I paid for them, and it just makes me really angry when people don't bid on my stuff. This week after the department of education made there third attempt to collect on a student loan that I had taken out 8 years ago and never even used, I got fed up and I have to find some money somewhere. Winning the lottery and praying to find fifty dollar bills in parking lots just isn't working out. So I have looked into selling make up, wine, and jewelry. I mean really you can sell anything from home, how hard can it be? I can work whenever I want or need to as long as people want to have a party, or I have a lot of people ordering from me, all my friends drink it can't be that hard and I can take my kids with me if I have to. So I will let you all know how it works out for me!!!