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.

 

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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.

Just Stuff that interests me

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.