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New Scam

No, I’m not talking about another Obama government program. At 6:00am I got this email:

Hello,
Sorry I didn’t inform you about my traveling to UK for a Seminar, am presently in London i am stranded here because i misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money,and other valuable things were kept.

I will like you to assist me with a soft loan urgently with the sum of $2,500 Us Dollars to sort-out my hotel bills and get myself back home. I will appreciate whatever you can afford, i’ll pay back as soon as i return.

I had no option than to send you an e-mail since I have exceeded my spending limit in the hotel and I have no money to call you. It will cost me 80 pounds to make/receive phone calls and I don’t have such money right now. I can only contact you through my e-mail for now.

It’s impossible for me to access my bank account from here, that why i need your help. The safest and fastest way for you to help me out is by sending the money through Western union.

Kindly let me know if you can be of help.so that I can send you the Details to use when sending the money through western union.

It sounded extremely fishy – mostly because it supposedly came from a friend of mine who was just recently in Hawaii, no the UK. The other reason that it sounded fishy was because of a similar situation that Joe Huffman had in Idaho: send money Western Union to get someone out of jail.

Get the word out – there’s a new scam on the loose!

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Posted by on August 12, 2009 in International, Local, Money, People, Special Interest

 

Sound Money & Consumer Protection

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2009 in Money, Ron Paul

 

Audit the Fed

Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Federal Reserve (HR 1207) now has 232 co-sponsors, and is attracting attention in the Senate. Obama promised transparency (which he has so far failed to give) so hopefully this will pass quickly so that we can know exactly how screwed we are.

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2009 in Economy, Education, Money, Politics, Really Excited, Ron Paul

 

What Do They Ever Do For You?

Often times, people say that you should have no loyalty to a phone company. I, however, hold a loyalty to a phone company – Sprint. Why, you ask? Well, let me tell you.

When I returned from Ukraine in 2004, I needed a cell phone. I began shopping around, looking at plans, and had decided to go with AT&T. When I approached the dealer I was told that, since I had almost zero credit, AT&T wanted an $800 collateral payment that was refundable after one year of service. I literally laughed out loud. $800 to sign into a two year contract? Wow, I guessed that they didn’t want my service.

I walked across the hall to the Sprint store. Sprint only wanted a $150 collateral payment. I signed up immediately. One year later, Sprint gave me a $150 credit. On my 2 year anniversary, Sprint gave me another $150 credit, so I renewed my service.

I’ve now been with Sprint for five years. Tams and I recently (May 4th) upgraded our phones and renewed our contract. On the advice of my father-in-law, I called Sprint to see if they had any promotions to offer me for five years of loyal, on-time payments.

Dominique, the Customer Service Rep who handled my call, was very quick to help. Not only was she helpful, she was upbeat and friendly! (On second thought, I’ve never had a problem with Sprint Customer Service, EVER) She moved our free night and weekend minutes to begin at 6:00pm for free (previously it was 7:00), credited our current bill $30, and gave us Sprint’s Data Plus Pack for free (internet, email, television and radio).

But that’s not all. I was so excited about the deal that we just got, that I failed to inquire sufficiently concerning the details of the Data Plus Pack. When I called customer service again, Brandon answered. Again, very upbeat and friendly. While on the call, Brandon informed us that if we renewed our contract (our three week old contract) he could give us a $70 credit on each line, $140 total. That takes care of our current bill and gives us a $40 credit toward next month!

So, in one day, we got our nights and weekends moved from 7:00pm to 6:00pm, we got a free data package for email, internet, tv and radio, and received $170 in credits! HOW CAN YOU BEAT THAT?! Short answer – YOU CAN’T. That is how you earn customer loyalty. That is how Sprint has earned my customer loyalty.

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Local, Money, Tech

 

Ron Paul's Bill to Audit the Federal Reserve

Now has 143 co-sponsors. That’s 1/3 of the House of Representatives! Two of Utah’s three are on board, My Rep., Rob Bishop, and newby Jason Chaffetz. I wonder how long it will take Jim Matheson to catch on?

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2009 in Money, Politics, Really Excited, Ron Paul

 

Marko On Economics

When a private citizen accepts investment money from people, and uses the cash from subsequent investors to pay out promised gains to the early investors, we call that a “Ponzi scheme” (although that term is likely to be replaced by “Madoff scheme” in the near future.)

When the government accepts investment money from people, and uses the cash from subsequent investors to pay out promised gains to the early investors, we call that “Social Security”.

More here.

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2009 in Humor, Money

 

We All Saw It Coming

Well, how else is he going to cut the deficit in half after exponentially increasing it?

President Obama’s budget proposes $989 billion in new taxes over the course of the next 10 years, starting fiscal year 2011, most of which are tax increases on individuals.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2009 in Money

 
 
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