More scams continue to be exposed to the online world. The bad can never triumph over the good with its own eyes open wide to watch and protect the public.
Another scam has been exposed by the La Porte Police Department. This has to do with personal accounts remotely accessed computer technicians.
This warns us that, if ever there is a company willing to offer services to your computers to address technical problems you could not fix it by yourself, you need to be vigilant enough. If ever you permit it, you have to secure all your personal details and let it not be accessed by anyone.
The Premium Techie Support has done it. According to the La Porte Police, an area resident said a representative from Premium Techie Support logged into their computer remotely, and obtained their banking information, instead of resolving the computer problem as promised.
Related details of this story can be read from the link: Scam Alert:
Below are others which are not new but still plague the online world. They continue to victimize internet novice by making believe they are true.
- The Nigerian Email scam. This doesn’t necessarily come from Nigeria. Online versions of the scam originate primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Nigeria, with Ivory Coast, Togo, South Africa, Benin, the Netherlands, and Spain also have high incidences of such fraud. (Wikipedia)
They will offer you a large sum of money to help them transfer their personal fortune out of their country. These scams are often known as ‘Nigerian 419′ scams because the first wave of them came from Nigeria. The ‘419’ part of the name comes from the section of Nigeria’s Criminal Code which outlaws the practice.
- Perfect Girlfriend Scam. The initiative usually originates from another country, with that so-called perfect match, asking for a little money. She’s not that into you, really.
I have a neighbor who had been deceived by his fiance after everything has been arranged on the betrothal. But the traditional culture of the Filipinos had not been observed like visiting your to be in-laws and making arrangements for the wedding day.
Money had been transferred to the side of the woman and on the day of the scheduled wedding, no one appeared. The groom has spent around two hundred thousand pesos.
- Your computer is infected Scam
If this pops up on your computer while your computer is working properly, just don’t mind it. Just don’t click it because if you do so it may report that your computer has a virus after scanning. After that, they offer help for free cleaning or the more they will inflict virus so you need your computer to be fixed and they will ask for a fee.
- The Craigslist scam: This one has been around a while.
Craigslist (stylized as craigslist) is an American classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.
Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list of friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area. It became a web-based service in 1996 and expanded into other classified categories. It started expanding to other U.S. cities in 2000, and now covers 70 countries. (Wikipedia)
This seems to have started a legit site but after all, sprung from it many sites that scam people around the world.
The Money Crashers site has listed 7 types of scams.
- Home and Apartment Rental Scams
- Car Buying and Selling Scams
- Ticket Scams
- Escrow Fraud
- Fake Craigslist Guarantee
- Job Scams
- Fake Craigslist Site
In addition to these, I would like to mention the names some of whom I have directly encountered who operates in Get-Rich-Quick Approach.
1. KENNETH J CARRIG
Check out the list of companies and businesses related to KENNETH J CARRIG. Find out KENNETH J CARRIG address and contact details. View other people related to KENNETH J CARRIG – coworkers, colleagues, companions, etc.
Address: 303 PEACHTREE STREET, NE ATLANTA 30308 GA
He was formerly connected with Sun Trust Bank Company. I don’t know if he is still connected this time.
2. ALEEM GILLANI
Another name who in one way or another in connivance with Kenneth Carrig is Aleem Gillani (Chief Financial Officer) of Sun Trust Bank.
3. CHRISTOPHER LEONARD
His name is Christopher Leonard but I doubt this is his real name. He scams in social media like Facebook.
Strategies and Tricks of Scammers
Here are the popular approaches the scammers will use to scam you.
1. Through EMAILS & FACEBOOK
They will send you letters or notices through emails or facebook. The content of their letters powerfully catches attention through unusual offer like this:
♦ “Notification of your Award winning prize on free Online Promo of the year 2016 worth $2 million.”
♦”I want you to apply as the beneficiary of the deceased to claim the deposit from our bank”
I wanted to know the truth and so I went through all the things they required. I have provided them my IDs, bank account number, telephone number. I responded to all their letters and followed exactly the procedures.
Did you know? They really can call you. My sister has experienced it by having notified of an award-winning prize. They talked to her.
At the end, they will ask a processing fee in order for them to work on some important papers and for the release of the amount they promised.
This is how the world is infested with people who only think for the benefit of themselves and exploit other people of their own hard earned money.
So at this point, you won’t doubt that this is a scam. Anything regarding money whether it be an award-winning prize or a beneficiary claim, if these are true should be totally free and nothing to be paid before they can release you something good.
The promise comes from them, and the thing whatever that may come from them whether it be a promo or in goodwill, so it must be given for free.
How Do We Know Them?
We need to take heed of reviews and warnings available online. The online world is not sleeping it will keep its watch over Scams and scammers.
We should be vigilant that what is happening in the offline world it is and it will proliferate in the online world also. Let’s take for example the Multi-level Marketing also called pyramid selling proliferated in the last decade of the twentieth century to the twenty-first century. When the internet is widely accessible and available to the majority of the world populace, the MLM took place.
So what shall we do?
Get Rid and Weed Out Scammers
We don’t only want to know them, their organizations and schemes but we want them to cease from their bad influence. If possible we want them to be punished for their unlawful acts.
1. KNOW THEM WELL
If you happen to meet someone like them, don’t just ignore. Play with them skillfully so you take their identity details which include their name, residence, their place of work, company, their position, and to whom they are connected with but don’t fall for their trick. If possible discover if they are using their own pictures or not.
One easy way to know them is to look into their details on Facebook, LinkedIn, Tweeter, and Google. Usually, a scammer hides her/his personal details and use another person’s identity but at least you can have some information about them.
If you rarely find details about them that means they are scammers.
2. EXPOSE THEM
Like what I am doing now. I do have read a list of online scammers online but what I have given as examples are new. I have just encountered them a few months ago.
But I am brave enough to do this because I have my evidence which includes letters through emails, documents they provided to convince somebody that such they are doing is legit.
I would say, some institutions being used are legit but it would be good to expose those people who are shamelessly destroying the image of a reputable institution.
Scams and scammers are a menace to the society and they should be rid out, be punished by the law. Cleanse our society from illegal and corrupt acts so we can enjoy life better in the midst of scarcity and poverty.
Our world is a wonderful one to live in but does we have wonderful people? We have to be careful, and vigilant so we don’t fall on the tricks of the scammers. Before engaging in serious transactions with any site, just dare to have a search for reviews. If you are in doubt of the authenticity and legitimacy of the site consult the legit ones. Don’t hasten to act especially in releasing your hard earned money for it will never come back if it really fell into the hands of the scammer.