How Absolutely stupid do scammers think we are?


My sister forwarded the following email to me last night.

FW: Attn: This is to inform

you that we the fbi have a

warrant to arrest you if we

dont hear from you

immediately,this is the final

warning you are going to

receive from the fbi office do

you get me? I hope youre

understand how many times

this message has been sent to

you. We have warned you so

many times and you have

decided to ignore our e-mails

we have been instructed to get

you arrested immediately,

and today if you fail to

respond back to us with the

payment then, we will close

your bank account and jail

you and all your properties

will be confiscated by the

fbi.Robert Mueller, III FB I

Director

We both laughed at this one.  What you see above was the subject line and there was nothing in the body of the e-mail.  Spelling and grammar errors aside, FBI is always in capital letters.  If you get this in your e-mail, just ignore it.  It is a blatant attempt at fraud.

 


Cheryl Baumgartner:

This movie, is a good example of how the government can and will ignore people’s rights to reach it’s own ends.

Even if we don’t agree with someones actions, even if we think they are guilty; no one’s rights should ever be violated.  This movie details a kangaroo court that seems to be more about revenge than justice.

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I’m a bit of a history buff so this movie was on my to watch list.  Okay yes Norman Reedus is in it too.  Yesterday I noticed that it was on Netflix so I got my chance to watch it.

It is based on a historical incident, the trial of the Lincoln assassination conspirators, and it looks like it stayed pretty close to what actually happened.  The plot actually focuses on Mary Surratt, the first woman hanged by the Federal Government.  The Actual conspiracy is more in the background.

If you know your history, Mary Surratt owned a boarding house in which the Lincoln assassination was hatched by by John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators, including Mary’s son John.  Mary along with several others who may or may not have been guilty and one that was definitely guilty; was arrested, tried and convicted by a military tribunal.   Three other conspirators…

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Global Payment Inc-Update


Global Payment has officially confirmed the breach of information although they are saying that it is contained and that no names or Social security number were lost.  The estimate is that 1.5 million cardholders were affected.  They have also confirmed that VISA has dropped them from their registry of provider that meet security standards.

http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Visa-discontinues-Global-Payments-3454033.php

 

Please do not misunderstand what it means by VISA ‘dropped’ them.  Global is indeed still processing payments for VISA.  Global expects to be reinstated.  What this means is that if you have a VISA card you can still be affected by this security breach.

It is also possible that this information is being used right now.  You need to be alert and be aware.  Steps that you can take:

  • Just because names and SSNs were not lost does not mean that anyone is safe.  Thieves can still access information about you online.  Update your passwords to your accounts.
  • Make sure that your browser, antispyware, and antivirus protection is up to date.
  • Do not overlook a missing credit card statement, it could be an indication that your account has been stolen and the thief turned in a change of address, redirecting that statement to them.
  • Check your credit card statement closely for fraudulent charges no matter how small.  Thieves often test cards by submitting charges for as little as five cents.
  • Put identity theft protection in place now before you become a victim.

Identity Theft Shield will not only help you with getting the credit side fixed by working on your behalf with creditors, investigators will look for non-financial issues and help fix those too.

 

 

Global Payments Inc suffers dataloss and merchants could be on the hook!


Once again a payment processor suffers a dataloss. Sadly merchants could be bearing the financial burden on this even though they are not the ones who lost the information. That’s bad for the merchants.

It’s also bad for the consumers whose information was lost. While consumers may not have to shoulder the financial burden, Personally Identifying Information has been exposed. The exposure of your personal information puts you at risk of becoming an identity theft victim, and the financial burden is not the only problem you have to worry about. You are more than your credit score!

Global Payments Inc has scheduled a press conference for Monday morning, look for a more in depth update then.

http://news.yahoo.com/mastercard-tells-banks-possible-security-breach-154439326.html

What a sad situation for mother and child


We often assume that people’s rights are a given fact.  We think that our rights are protected at all times but this is not the case as this  Dan Rather report shows.  All to often our rights depend on whether or not we can afford to enforce them.

In this report I noticed that in many of the cases it came down to resources, the unwed mothers did not have them available.  Sadly this is happening on a global scale, including here in North America.  The parental rights of mothers are being ignored through forced adoptions.

As a mother I can’t imagine being forced or coerced into giving up my child.  But these women have experienced exactly that.  LegalShield can take care of one of the issues this report brings to light, the lack of resources.  LegalShield provides you with affordable legal access.  Perhaps in the case of these mothers an attorney could have prevented the situation through a simple contract or document review, or even have prevented some of the mothers from signing the paperwork when they were drugged or exhausted after labor.

5 reasons to love having a LegalShield Membership


I am a member of LegalShield and I love having the peace of mind it gives me.  Here are 5 Excellent reasons to love having a membership!

1.  Most people would never call an attorney over a $20 dispute, the attorney fees would cost way more than $20!  But with my membership I can call no matter what the amount.  All those little disputes that you simple write off add up.  $10 here, $20 there; before you know it you have written off hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

2. When you speak to the Provider Law firm there is no need to worry about fees in most cases.   Except for issues that fall under the 25% member discount, the attorney fees are already covered under your membership.

3. The provider law firms takes as much time as is needed to help you with your problem.  They are not trying to rush you along to meet with the next client and you don’t have to worry about ‘billable hours’ adding up.

4. The provider law firm focuses on the facts of your case and will give you advice that is personal for you and pertains to your case.

5. You can always call your provider law firm back to ask additional questions after you have spoken to an attorney.

Gay rights would not be an issue if they truly existed


Gay rights is a term that we keep hearing about and there is a reason that we keep hearing it, they don’t really exist.  If gay rights truly existed, there would be no reason for it to keep popping up in the news.  The LGBT community would be treated the same as the heterosexual one.

I am a straight woman but I am all for gay rights.  Gay rights has nothing to do with my sexual orientation or anyone else’, it has to do with people all being treated fairly.  As a Black woman, I feel that I have the responsibility to stand side by side with members of the LGBT community in this fight.  This fight is not just about gay rights but the rights of every conceivable ‘group’ that can be labeled as different.

If you are willing to stand by and allow anyone to use the law to  discriminate against, oppress, dehumanize and objectify any group because they are ‘different’, then you need to understand that the same thing can be done to you no matter who you are.   Maybe your turn will come because of an illness, where you live, or even the fact that you wear glasses, what we allow to be done to one can be done to all.

This is one more reason I choose to be an independent associate of LegalShield.  LegalShield is available to help everyone protect their rights.   Same sex couples are treated no differently than a heterosexual couple, a family unit is a family unit period.   Every family unit has rights and those rights should be protected.


Cheryl Baumgartner:

This is the norm that most of us have been raised with. We understand that Attorneys are not cheap. Luckily there is a solution called LegalShield. Take a look at this post to see how we can use attorneys for everyday issues. We just don’t because we know the issue is no where close to what we would pay to have an attorney handle it. http://pplcheryl63.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/a-true-legalshield-story/

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NOTE: Cheryl from juststuffthatinterestsme.wordpress.com has provided me with the following link for anyone who is need of affordable legal assistance:  www.legalshield.com

You can go to her personal site and read more about how LegalShield has effectively helped some of their clients……-A True LegalShield Story

You can email Cheryl for more information at cheryl63@legalshield.com

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I hate to break the bad news to y’all, but the American legal system does not work in our favor……at least not for the majority us…….

First of all, if the case you need representation for is not easy to win….you can forget about finding a lawyer who will agree to get paid on contingency.

And nowadays, because lying and the skewing of facts are so prevalent in our society (and what attorneys are trained to do), laws have become so technical and complicated that 1) You cannot defend your own case, an attorney must…

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Cheryl Baumgartner:

It’s amazing how easily we get distracted from what is important. While amusement is necessary, when it eclipses everything else we need to stop and focus.  Really? J-lo’s neckine is front page news?? I can think of a lot of things more important than that to be on the front page.

How about the families who are being foreclosed on?  That is an issue that needs attention.  Families who are living on the edge of financial ruin?  That is an issue that needs attention.  People who are being downsized out of jobs? Yes that needs attention.

LegalShield helps people whether it is helping them handle foreclosures, severance packages or just a way to make a little extra money.

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The Oscars aired on Sunday night…..It is now Tuesday and the NYC Daily News is STILL talking about red carpet fashion does and don’ts……..ON THE FRONT PAGE!

I realize that the Daily News is just trying to sell their newspaper……and this is what sells……but, doesn’t anyone realize that there may be more important things to talk about in the world?

Does it not seem logical that by focusing all of our attention, money and intellectual devotion to fashion, we are allowing everything else around us to crumble to pieces…….because we don’t care enough about it to even think about it?

I was watching the red carpet just for the humor of watching grown people discuss whether or not this ruffle or that neckline was worthy of admiration.

I also enjoyed watching the celebrities stop and turn from side to side to make sure the photographer get their best…

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Top Scams of 2011?


According to Scambusters.org, Identity theft continues to be the number one scam.  What we need to remember when we look at statistics, is that the reality is worse.  Statistics are taken from the number of reported cases.  There are many more cases out there that are not reported because the victim thought it was minor inconvenience or because they simply have not discovered that they are a victim yet.

Early detection is important, the quicker you discover that you are a victim, the less time a thief has to do damage.  Find out how LegalShield can help!