Monday, February 14, 2011

Scam Bamm (I can't believe I fell for this!)

You know... I've always prided myself on being able to spot scams, but this time I'm a total idiot. My neighbor was here using my internet day before yesterday and he ran across this link somewhere and sent it to me. http://www.channel1reports.com/jobs5/?from=spk-dpurl WARNING! DO NOT GO TO THAT LINK! Now this actually ties in to the last thread about FedEx and I can see why they would use FedEx or some other carrier other than USPS. They could probably be gotten for mail fraud if that supper duper kit was sent by US mail. Yes that would be what the FedEx carrier has for me.

I think most people would shy away from posting that they were stupid enough to fall for something like this, but the way I see it is if it saves even one person from falling for it then it will be worth showing my stupidity.

Before I always did some research when people sent me links to stuff that sounded too good to be true, but this all looked so real and I just jumped on it. (probably because I realize that I'll never be able to do what I want to do here in my life time at the current income level I have)

Now while I was filling out the very professional looking online forums (Including my SS number, Driver's License Number and about everything else that NO ONE should ever do online.) a little voice in the back of my head kept saying "Don't do it Dumb-ass!", but I did it anyway. Now the real dilemma is I've probably just handed my identity to a host of scammers and there doesn't seem to be a thing I can do about it now. Its too late! HEY David are you reading this. Its too late and you are a dumb-ass! So far I'm out $30+ bucks (That I know of) and that shoud have been the tale tale right there. Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for what will happen next. I hate to imagine what that might be. In the mean time I guess my next safe to do would be to close my bank accounts and start new ones. Maybe sign up for one of the services that watch your back so if my identity is stolen then MAYBE I'll be able to do something about it.

What is this supposed to be? Well it is supposed to be that Google has a work at home over the internet deal. It doesn't exist!

14 comments:

  1. Not really, but the thought of supplemental income sure sounded good to me. Still does, but I won't be falling for anymore of that crap anymore. Hope not anyway!!!

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  2. I hope u do change your accounts, and get on it quick, maybe the bank can do something about this if you do? I hope the scammers fall on a sharp object!

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  3. Sounds like a good job. Do you think that I should apply, too?

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  4. Sorry bout this, tffn. Anytime someone online wants all my personal info I shut it down.

    Get in touch with all the credit bureaus and set up a fraud alert. Info here: http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs17a.htm

    I'd call Equifax, they will alert Transunion and Experian.

    Also, here's a good heads-up info to follow:

    Under new provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA, §605A) you can place an initial fraud alert for only 90 days. The credit bureaus will each mail you a notice of your rights as an identity theft victim. Once you receive them, contact each of the three bureaus immediately to request two things:

    a free copy of your credit report
    an extension of the fraud alert to seven years
    You may request that only the last four digits of your Social Security number (SSN) appear on the credit report.


    Good luck.

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  5. Nick, if I could get a hold of them they wouldn't need to fall on a sharp object!

    DD, Well yeah! If they are pulling stuff like this I guess they need all the help they can get.

    D Rose, Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.

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  6. This morning I took two steps to stop the BS after my ATM got hit for $97.47 in Las Vegas, NV. Went south and closed my banking account there and started a new one. That deactivated my ATM for that account. Then I canceled my ATM for Chase, but will get a new one. This is going to make it tough to get or spend any $ until I get those though, but at least for now that should put me back in a safe zone. Tomorrow I'll take D Rose's advice and contact the big 3 credit reporting companies and get that taken care of.

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  7. Just call Equifax, they'll alert the other two.

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  8. D Rose, Equifax doesn't have a phone number on their site to call, but at least they do have an online forum to fill out to take care of it so I was able to get that done. I also tried one more time to get the $ stolen from my account put back, but one had still not cleared so all I could do is get the smaller of the three taken care of. I'll have to call back once the $97.?? one clears. I want to extend the 90 day fraud alert to 7 years, but will have to file a report with the sheriff's office to do that because I'll have to file a report from them to get that done.

    Thanks for the info. Now I THINK I have all the bases covered?

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  9. Never heard from or saw FedEx, but since I know what it would have been IF I'd have gotten it then it don't bother me!

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    No Workie Nick!

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  11. lol, thats just the title, click on my name and youll get to my blog

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  12. Got all of the $ I got ripped off by the scammers back in my account.

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  13. Now that you've been defrauded, you need to file a police report and then have your credit records frozen. This will prevent them from using your SSN, etc., to open up new accounts and loans which will leave you holding the bag. More information is at http://www.consumersunion.org/campaigns/learn_more/003484indiv.html

    Good luck.

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