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Anonymous vs Ian Christopher McMullen
New Brunswick  Canada
Occurred: 2017-12-08; Posted: 2017-12-08

Seasons Greetings
This spammer seems to show a lot of patience and that he/she has a lot of time on their hands. The email exposes two email addresses. shb1@mta.ca which is coming from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. The other email address is icmcmullen@mta.ca, which is also from the same University but from a student/ alumnai, who looks like this...

http://www.mta.ca/Alumni/Coming_back/Reunion/CFA_Monologue/Charles_F__Allison_Monologue%281%29/

GRIEVANCES
Illegal Acts
Spam Messaging
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM Ian Christopher McMullen
Season’s Greetings,

I’m Shannon, there is something important and urgent that i would like us to talk about.

Please get back to me ASAP


ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Some emails lure you into clicking on a phishing form. This one is luring you into a correspondence. Ian with the long beard has also said in the email that he is actually Shannon. Meeting strangers is a nice experience but meeting strangers via unsolicited email is not correct.


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Guddu31 vs Dr Brown Churchil
 United States
Occurred: 2017-10-26; Posted: 2017-10-25

Urgent business partnership
This person is offering business partnership sending fake emails to reach persons for his own benefits.

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Harassment
Financial Losses

MESSAGE FROM Dr Brown Churchil
I wish to bring to your notice that I have a very urgent, profitable and genuine business for you to handle on my behalf, there in your country for our mutual benefit.Please revert back to me as soon as possible via my regular email.

Best regards,
E-mail: ozomedicospharm@gmail.com
Dr. Brown Churchil
Assistant Production Manager

ADVICE FROM Guddu31
Please do not respond to these emails if you get any, you can have financial loses as they can ask to invest.


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Anonymous vs mailer daemon at google mail
 Pakistan
Occurred: 2017-10-20; Posted: 2017-10-20

Why Verify E-mail Termination
This is a phishing email from allegedly Googlemail.com, trying to scare me on my hotmail account that my account will be expired. It says I have asked to deactivate my own account, which I did not.

GRIEVANCES
Blackmailing Tactics
Harassment
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM mailer daemon at google mail
Dear ........@hotmail.com

Our record indicates that you recently made a request to deactivate email And this request will be processed shortly.
If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now


Cancel De-activation



However, if you do not cancel this request, the your account will be de-activated shortly
and all your email data will be lost permanently.
Regards.
Email Administrator


________________________________________

This message is auto-generated from E-mail security server, and replies sent to this email can not be delivered.
This email is meant for: ......@hotmail.com



ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Know what phishers do to scare you and lure you into clicking on what they want....The email headers show that its coming from Lasani in Pakistan.

Received: from lasani.controloye.com ([172.93.53.195]) by SNT004-MC1F48.hotmail.com over TLS secured channel with Microsoft SMTPSVC(7.5.7601.23143);
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:32:02 -0700
Received: from [23.227.201.183] (unknown [23.227.201.183])
by lasani.controloye.com (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id 9792C886DC


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Anonymous vs Mark Harries
 United Kingdom
Occurred: 2017-10-16; Posted: 2017-10-18

Attn: Congratulation Lucky Winner!!!
This is a Scam Email received from a guy named Mark Harries, he is hiding behind a fake email (fgghhfdd@aol.com) to send the spam; but the email header shows the reply address to be as facebookteam23@gmx.co.uk.

Obviously the guy does not speak English very well and doe snot know that there is no such word as Congratulation. Its always Congratulations...:)

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Fraudulent Representation
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM Mark Harries
Congratulation,

Your email address won you a Cash prize of $1,500,000,00 USD in the Facebook PROMO Held in USA. Your Ref No: (FBXUS015), For claim Email us your Name,Address,Occupation,and Phone number for more details.

Note: All winnings MUST be claimed in 2 weeks otherwise all winnings will be returned as unclaimed funds.

Mark Harries
Promo Co-coordinator

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Its a biat to start a correspondence with someone who is very active on Facebook.


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Anonymous vs Joan Clos and George Laffor
 South Africa
Occurred: 2017-10-15; Posted: 2017-10-15

United Nations Human Settlements Programme
In this scam/ spam email United Nations, US Homeland security, U.N International Financial Investigation Unit and the Association of Better Business Bureau have all jointly decided to pay me for the spam I have been getting. Can you believe this....

GRIEVANCES
Illegal Acts
Fraudulent Representation
Spam Messaging

MESSAGE FROM Joan Clos and George Laffor
Hello and Congratulations!!!


This is to acquaint you on the outcome of our 1 day meeting held between the U.S Department of Homeland security Washington DC, U.N International Financial Investigation Unit and the Association of Better Business Bureau to compensate all scam victims. Upon due verification, we have jointly approved the sum US$1.5m (One million, Five hundred thousand United States Dollars) for every confirmed victim. Your E-mail address was selected through a just concluded random computer ballot system, and you were among the few selected beneficiary to be compensated at this year 2017 compensation program.

Furthermore, adequate arrangement has been put in place for your approved payment to be remitted to you via issuance of a Platinum Visa Debit Card that can be accessible at any inter-switch cash machine anywhere in the world.

Finally; for the purpose of proper verification of your claims, it is imperative that you furnish us with the following of your details necessary to process release/remittance of your payment:

Your Full Name(s):
Your Direct Telephone Number:
Contact Address( For Your Visa Card Delivery)
Age:
Profession:
Photocopy of any I.D you may have:


You are expected to forward the above information to the Authorized Payment Center in South Africa below:


Paying Bank: FIRST NATIONAL BANK, GP

Contact Person: GEORGE LAFFOR

E-mail: g.laffor147@gmail.com

Phone: +27-63-353-6042.


You are advised to contact the above bank immediately with your information to enable your fund processed and released to you within the stipulated time frame.

Cordially,

Joan Clos.
Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme
+1 (636)-345-5001.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
This is another example of advance fee fraud/ scam. This is just the first email. If you reply the next email will be to sign a confidentiality agreement of some sort and agree to pay a money transfer fee. And if you send the fees, you will never hear about this George or that Joan again.


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Anonymous vs REV Williams Franklin
 United States
Occurred: 2017-10-11; Posted: 2017-10-14

IMF does not give personal loans
The email is received from a Reverend who is also presumably poses to be a DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR at the IMF. The Reverend is offering an IMF payment directly to me. IMF is a lending organisation for national governments, it does not make payments to individuals.

GRIEVANCES
Misrepresentation
Fraudulent Representation
Illegal Acts

MESSAGE FROM REV Williams Franklin

Good Day?

This is to intimate you of a very important information which will be of a great help to redeem you from all the difficulties you have been experiencing in getting your long over due payment due to excessive demand for money from you by both corrupt Bank officials and Courier Companies after which your fund remain unpaid to you.

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF). It may interest you to know that reports have reached our office by so many correspondence on the uneasy way which people like you are treated by Various Banks and Courier Companies across Europe to Africa and Asia and we have decided to put a stop to that and that is why i was appointed to handle your transaction.

All Governmental and Non-Governmental parasites, NGOs, Finance Companies, Banks, Security Companies and Courier companies which have been in contact with You of late have been instructed to back up from your transaction and you have been advised NOT to respond to them anymore since the IMF is now directly in Charge of your payment.

You are hereby advised NOT to remit further payment to any institutions with respect to your transaction as your fund will be Transfered to you directly from our source. I hope this is clear. Any action contrary to this instruction is at your own risk.

Respond to this e-mail on (williamsfranklin277@gmail.com) with immediate effect and we shall give you further details on how your fund will be released.

Department Director Name: Rev. Williams Franklin
Email: williamsfranklin277@gmail.com

Regards,
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR.
REV.Williams Franklin


ADVICE FROM Anonymous
The IMF assists countries hit by crises by providing them financial support to create breathing room as they implement adjustment policies to restore economic stability and growth. It also provides precautionary financing to help prevent and insure against crises. The IMF’s lending toolkit is continuously refined to meet countries’ changing needs.


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Guddu31 vs Avnit
 India
Occurred: 2017-10-10; Posted: 2017-10-30

Payment Against booking an apartment
This person named "Avnit" called me that you have inquired about a property on olx.in and told that I will send you pictures of flat you are looking for on your watsapp number and you can see and finalize by sending some amount as an advance for booking. After sending amount of 200 rupees, he never called me back deactivated his watsapp and disappeared by taking my money. He has done fraud to many people in my area. He sent me the phone number of Devinder singh to send booking amount phone number is : 7528050539 and this person Avnit phone no. is : 7087615413

GRIEVANCES
Illegal Acts
Financial Losses
Marketing Lies

MESSAGE FROM Avnit
I will deactivate the advertisement and finalize apartment for you and kindly send me a screenshot for payment.

ADVICE FROM Guddu31
Please don't trust and never pay advance for booking an apartment just by checking some pictures until you have not visited and met the person, otherwise you will lead to financial loses.


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Buba vs mr francis awua kyerematen
 Ghana
Occurred: 2017-10-07; Posted: 2017-10-07

inheritance from an unknown man
Today I have recived a mail from some Mr Francis awuayerematen who is allegedly a bank officer in Accra - Ghana representing the city Group, and he is informing me that a citizen from my country who has the same surname with me, had a fixed deposit with his bank in 2011 , valued at US 5,700,000.00 (Five Million,Seven Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) and the the due date for this deposit contract was last 22nd of January 2017. Sadly that man, who had same surname like me died, and Francis is kindly offer me to divide this money 50%- 50%. This email was so funny for me to read, like who would even think that someone will go along with that story!

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Fraudulent Representation
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM mr francis awua kyerematen

ADVICE FROM Buba
When you get a email where somebody offers you free money delete it immediately.


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Anonymous vs Dr Chris Owen
 Pakistan
Occurred: 2017-10-03; Posted: 2017-10-03

WhatsApp Promotion
A guy named Dr Chris Owen (sounds respectable) is using a phone number from Pakistan to send plain text messages to phone numbers in Pakistan. He is not sending WhatsApp messages, even though he claims to be distributing gifts on behalf of WhatsApp. He is adding a UK number (+44) to create further confusion or credibility.

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Fraudulent Representation
Illegal Acts
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM Dr Chris Owen
+442033222714:YOUR MOBILE NO HAS WON £1,000,000.00 GBP IN WHATSAPP PROMO UK 2017 FOR CLAIM CONTACT,DR.CHRIS OWEN EMAIL: whatsappawareness@outlook.com

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
There are no free gifts. You don't win unless you participate.


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Anonymous vs Fraud Coca Cola employment emails
Chandigarh  India
Occurred: 2017-10-03; Posted: 2017-10-17

Fake emails regarding the price won
I am always getting such kind of emails which ask for bank details and other information However I don't know what the source is but it always comes,

The text in the email is :

"Dear Lucky Winner,
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of £500,000.00(Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) for the Yearly Coca-Cola Lottery promotion United Kingdom which is organized by Coca-Cola in conjunction with Chevron Texaco Oil and Gas Company, “Your Email Address" were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from Nine hundred thousand email from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceanic as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually, we have only selected 20 people as our winners, through electronic ballot System without the winner applying.

BELOW ARE THE REQUESTED INFORMATION'S:
1. Full Names:
2. Full Home Address
3. Gender
4. Nationality:
5. Age:
6. Current City:
7. Occupation:
8.Language:
9. Mobile Number:
10. E-mail Address:
11.Account name:
12.Account number :
13.Name of Bank:
14.Marital status:
15: Have you won Before, YES OR NO?


GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging


MESSAGE FROM Fraud Coca Cola employment emails

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Please do not take this kind of emails seriously and do not share your confidential information with anyone


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Nayfer vs badoo
Caracas  Venezuela
Occurred: 2017-09-30; Posted: 2017-10-02

why badoo close my account?
I have registrered on badoo to know new people but when I'm verified my account they don't give me chance to upload more pics, so then i can write to anybody because my profile doesn't appear on the search page of the looking new people for know.

GRIEVANCES
Marketing Lies
Fraudulent Representation
Ignorance

MESSAGE FROM badoo
none

ADVICE FROM Nayfer
Look wisely where page do you want to register for to know new people around the world.


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Nayfer vs cantv
Caracas  Venezuela
Occurred: 2017-09-28; Posted: 2017-10-02

cantv sin internet casi dos meses.
Estuve pagando por dos meses completos la renta básica de mi internet y llamaba todos los dias al 155 de cantv que es el numero donde atienden las solicitudes de los clientes, aparte de que el servicio es malisimo y te dejan esperando en linea sin darte ninguna buena razón, porque es tan malo el servicio. Me siento estafada porque me cobran y no tengo el servicio.

GRIEVANCES
Breach of Contract
Fraudulent Representation
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM cantv
Hay que esperar a ver que dice el técnico, eso es todo lo que dicen cuando llamo por teléfono.

ADVICE FROM Nayfer
Verificar bien que clase de servicio de internet buscan, no se fijen en el costo del servicio sino en la calidad. Hay que estudiar primero las opciones que tenemos y luego elegir cual servicio se va adquirir.


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Buba vs Total 10
 Serbia/Montenegro (Yugoslavia)
Occurred: 2017-09-27; Posted: 2017-10-04

Pazite kuda vas vode linkovi
Prošle nedelje sam dobila link preko fb prema stranicama sa frizurama, krenula sam sa klikćem, i onako rutinski napravila nekoliko klikova dok nisam dobila poruku da sam se pretplatila na neki Total 10 i odmah su ki skinuli 180 dinara sa računa. Nekoliko dana sam zaboravila na to,međutim opet sam dobila poruku da mi je skinuto sa racunani da ako hoću mogu da se odjavim ako ukucam 4444.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Hacked Systems
Illegal Acts

MESSAGE FROM Total 10

ADVICE FROM Buba
Često po default-u krenemo da klikćemo ne obraćajući pažnju na šta,što su neki prevaranti dobro spazili i iskoristili da se okoriste o to.


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Buba vs ALBERTO SERGIO
 Italy
Occurred: 2017-09-19; Posted: 2017-10-07

Another spam fraud
MR. ALBERTO SERGIO (Italiana by nationality), the Director for Credit stocks & shares offers me throught spam mail to However, that he seek for a foreigner, who has no trace of contact to with him; who would be willing to stand as an Investor to receive funds as Tenure Investment Proceeds in his/her account as fast as possible otherwise if discovered, his establishment will convert the funds into the company's treasury . He said that : *This is a fair deal without any risk attached on your side, the risk involve in this deal is on my part.I will do everything legally required to ensure that the project goes smoothly and it shall pass through all Laws of International Banking.
*MY PROPOSAL; I AM PREPARED TO SHARE THE PROCEEDS 50% (me) / 50% WITH YOU.

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM ALBERTO SERGIO

ADVICE FROM Buba
Just erase spams like this immediately.


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LittleWhistle vs Aoson
 China
Occurred: 2017-09-11; Posted: 2017-09-29

Charger just blew up after i put it on socket - dangerous!
This happened unexpectedly. After happily receiving my tablet, I'ts charger malfunctioned just as I put it on the socket. Thank God all the other electrical appliances were intact. You should be very careful with Chinese products these days.

GRIEVANCES
Marketing Lies


MESSAGE FROM Aoson
Supplier refunded money for the sum of the charger which was a nice act from them. But it came with a delay which was not good.

ADVICE FROM LittleWhistle
Please ensure that you're well aware of these cheap items and possible defects they might have. Sometimes we just can't know untill try some of them out. Some of this appears to be a more of a luck game.


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Buba vs Puls consulting
 Serbia/Montenegro (Yugoslavia)
Occurred: 2017-09-05; Posted: 2017-10-07

An unregistered medical device that treats everything
Firm Puls consulting invited my parents by phone to the presentation of their medical device and with that full check of my parents health which was financed by an international humanitarian organization they said.
When my parents got there they seriously explained all the health problems and the connection with the wrong treatment and even fatal outcomes, for which the solution is a bearing with magnetic fields, and even organized a "prize game" that gives a discount when buying Bed for magnetic fields treatment. The price for it is abnormaly high and some people who were trick to by it have problems to return their money.
After little research we found out that "In accordance with the Law on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices, advertising material must be approved by the Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices of Serbia," and The Medicines Agency did not approve the mentioned promotional material. From this institution they state:
,, Puls consulting ', have not a single product has been registered as a medical agent with the Agency. "

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Marketing Lies
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM Puls consulting

ADVICE FROM Buba
Customers should be aware that fake medical devices are being sold daily on presentations and that people who have already been closed by state authorities for fraud and illegal activities appear as sellers. For this reason, buying medical devices at presentations should be avoided.


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Anonymous vs QATAR PETROLEUM DEPARTMENT
 India
Occurred: 2017-08-23; Posted: 2017-10-17

Spam Emails

This Person is sending spam email sending me this content wants to send me funds that is totally fraud.

I am Mr.Ali Shareef Emadi, Minister Of Finance Qatar Petroleum.I have a financial Business transaction of $10.5 Million US Dollars that i would like to execute with you.

Please kindly get back to me if you are interested, I have all it will take to move the fund to any of your account designate as a Contract Fund to avoid every query by the authority in your Country.

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging


MESSAGE FROM QATAR PETROLEUM DEPARTMENT
I have a financial Business transaction of $10.5 Million US Dollars that i would like to execute with you.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Kindly do not reply to such kind of emails as providing your bank details or nationality details can cause you financial loses.


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Anonymous vs Polyndia
Parana  Brazil
Occurred: 2017-08-19; Posted: 2017-08-19

Prom Photos
So, I graduated in college august last year. Here in Brazil we usually do big parties when we graduated and there are a lot of companies that do just that: help students organize their parties. It's kind of expensive, like 4 - 10 thousands reais, it depends. One of the main parts of this contract is the photo coverage. The hired company is the only one allowed to take professional or semi professional photo and videos of the party and prom. So the problem is, I did ket my photo and didnt have big problems, but there is a lot of my friends who still couldn't buy the photo. They call, they go to the company, they sent emails, and the company just take a long time to go to their houses to sell the photos, i have friends even starting to think they lost the photos. It`s such a special moment for us and it`s really sad if we dont get this memories photos that we pay (a lot) to have.
In the print, my friend is telling that she payed the photos im march and they still haven't delivered the pics. (She received only this weekend)

GRIEVANCES
Breach of Contract
Hurt Emotionally
Marketing Lies

MESSAGE FROM Polyndia

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
If you`re from Brazil, or any country who have similar cultural thing, pay attention to which company you hire. Sometimes it actually looks like they are a big and trustworthy company, but please, try to talk to people who hired them before to see which problems they had.


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Anonymous vs Meliuz
Parana  Brazil
Occurred: 2017-08-19; Posted: 2017-08-19

Roubo de dados
Recebi este e-mail no nome da Meliuz que pelo que vi é uma empresa legítima. Mas achei o e-mail um pouco suspeito e sempre tenho um pé atrás com esse e-mails de promoções e dinheiro fácil. Eu cheguei a clicar num dos links e enquanto a janela que abriu carregava, percebi o html mudou quatro vezes, até me levar para um site que seria da magazine luiza pedindo meus dados para abrir um negócio. Achei bem estranho.

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging


MESSAGE FROM Meliuz

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Não deem seus dados, nem o cpf, para esses sites. Pode parecer pouca coisa mas com cpf e nome os criminosos já conseguem fazer um estrago.


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Anonymous vs Par perfeito
 Brazil
Occurred: 2017-08-15; Posted: 2017-08-17

Spam virus
Recebi esse e-mail como se fosse do Par Perfeito, mas é vírus. O e-mail como podem ver não é relacionado com a companhia é o texto do e-mail também é confuso, com certeza traduzido sem cuidado pro português.

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Illegal Acts
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM Par perfeito

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Tomem cuidado com e-mails e na hora de clicar em links


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Anonymous vs Hotel Bono
 Brazil
Occurred: 2017-08-14; Posted: 2017-08-16

Virus Email
I`ve been receiving a lot of emails from this promo@hotelbono.com. They all are about free gifts, sales for me to subscribe or to confirm my data on service companies, like telephone or internet. In the screenshots, you can see the name of the source is always different, even though they are from the same e-mail. Also, they use names of famous companies like VIVO, Dior, Sky. I did searched for any company called Hotel Bono and Didn't find anything.

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Fraudulent Representation
Illegal Acts

MESSAGE FROM Hotel Bono

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
I never clicked the links they sent me because I was already pretty sure it wasn't trustworthy, but be very careful with the emails you receive, especially if they asked you to click on links or to give any information.


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Anonymous vs Samba Bank
 Saudi Arabia
Occurred: 2017-08-07; Posted: 2017-08-07

WHY I FEEL CHEATED
If my iqama [residency visa] expires and is not renewed for some reason, or if i do not visit the bank to show my face, every year, even if my visa is renewed, my bank account will be frozen. Once my bank account is frozen, no money can be taken from it, even if your kids are dying of hunger or your pregnant wife needs medicine.. Your driver's license will also be frozen, credit cards as well, your phone number may also be disconnected. It is my hard earned money but because of the laws based on the principles of slavery, your money is not yours if the masters decide to do so.

Nowhere in this world will this happen. Actually most countries want you to deposit your money in their banks and try to give you a sense of security, so you keep the money invested with them.

GRIEVANCES
Harassment
Illegal Acts
Lack of Due Diligence

MESSAGE FROM Samba Bank
Dear Customer, Your account has been frozen.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Try your best not to save any significant money in Saudi banks. If your money is stuck in a bank or if your company is not paying salaries on time, which is normal in most Islamic countries, there will be no way to get your rights back, and ultimately your visa will expire, and why would a company not paying your salary renew your visa, and the Saudi religion and the society will be happy to throw you out of the country without giving you any of your rights.


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Anonymous vs Saudia or Saudi Arabian Airlines
Madina  Saudi Arabia
Occurred: 2017-08-04; Posted: 2017-08-15

Dont Ask Others to Do Something You Wont Do
I was sitting behind 8-10 members of Saudi Arabian Airlines flight crew which were probably returning from their duty or training or whatever. They have the seats with the best leg room. They are extremely loud. And right during the safety presentation before take-off, when the TV screens are asking to turn off all electronic devices, these guys are totally ignoring the safety requirements and keeping up with their ignorant behavior.

GRIEVANCES
Lack of Due Diligence
Hurt Emotionally
Ignorance

MESSAGE FROM Saudia or Saudi Arabian Airlines
I could not even dare to ask these crew members to abide by thew rules. They could have thrown me out of the flight.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
I like feelcheated.com, even if I know this post might not reach Saudi Airlines, and nothing will happen to fix my concerns, it helps me to offload and move on with my life.


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Anonymous vs The Fiddle Guy Website
California  United States
Occurred: 2017-07-21; Posted: 2017-07-21

Standard Chartered Online Banking User Account BLOCKED
I dont know who is hacking the Poor Fiddle Guy or the Rich Standard Chartered Bank, but for an ordinary user, its a phishing scam...

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Spam Messaging
Illegal Acts

MESSAGE FROM The Fiddle Guy Website
<https://online.standardchartered.com/nfs/foa/theme/default/images/logo.gif>

Standard Chartered Online Banking User Account BLOCKED.

UNLOCK <http://thefiddleguy.com/sc.php>

Pakistan - Standard Chartered Bank.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ViolinScam


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Anonymous vs kingpoker99
Arizona  United States
Occurred: 2017-07-21; Posted: 2017-07-21

We will Delete & Close Your Mailbox Within 24 hour as requested by you
Another phishing attempt in the name of Outlook/ Hotmail, sent as H0tmail Server <noreply@accountmicrosoft.com>. The email comes with a link that will take you to some strange link on http://www.kingpoker99.com.

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Spam Messaging
Illegal Acts

MESSAGE FROM kingpoker99
Hello

RESET INFORMATION

We received your instruction to empty all your Inbox and Sent Folders and delete mailbox from database

We will Delete & Close Your Mailbox Within 24 hour as requested by you,

You need to confirm if you made this request or we will continue with the request.

If you think it is an error, take action immediately to stop this process.

CANCEL & STOP ACTION NOW


Thank You,
Outlook Team

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/fbi-targeting-worlds-worst-email-spammers/story?id=39681104


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ALICE vs Ryan
Manila  Philippines
Occurred: 2017-07-21; Posted: 2017-08-01

ANONYMOUS TEXTER
There was this random person who texted me " hi (my nickname), i miss you . Please call me." What I did was, I texted this person back and asked him who he/she was, but then there was no response. So I went to http://www.emobiletracker.com/free-trace-philippines.html , some of those websites had stupid contents which were not that helpful. However, I found this one legit website and that was when I was able to know the name of the random texter.I was creeped out because I didn't even know this person but how come he knows me. After that incident, I have kept my number more private.

GRIEVANCES
Harassment
Spam Messaging

MESSAGE FROM Ryan

ADVICE FROM ALICE
if possible keep your phone numbers private and don't text back to random people because you don't know the danger you are putting yourself into.


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SOSHIM vs DHL
Islamabad  Pakistan
Occurred: 2017-07-19; Posted: 2017-07-21

Expensive service
Recently I sent a parcel to Pakistan weighing around 1.5kg. DHL charged me around 463 QR for the service and informed me that there is a possibility of extra charges at destination. (he was unable to tell me the figure) Secondly the parcel got delivered after five days on Wednesday.
To my surprise my family had to pay more than 5500 rupees (equal to 220 QR) to have the personal parcel /gift released.
The current one way ticket from Doha to ISB is 790 QR including all taxes.
It was probably wiser for me to take the 200 QR gift personally to Islamabad and get the bonus of enjoying few days with family.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM DHL

ADVICE FROM SOSHIM
Over rated and over priced service. Think twice before using the so called shuttle service.....


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ALICE vs Maniac Driver
 Philippines
Occurred: 2017-07-15; Posted: 2017-07-31

MALICIOUS DRIVER
Have you been in a situation in which you went to place with only a cab and a private owned vehicle are the only means of transportation? What about booking a taxi so that you wont be having a hard time getting a ride home? I m about to share something, a horrible experience from a maniac and harassing cab driver. I rode this cab from a mall to my house, I thought it was a fine ride. What angered me is that this driver charged me a huge amount and he also harassed me by saying malicious words.

GRIEVANCES
Harassment
Illegal Acts
Financial Losses

MESSAGE FROM Maniac Driver

ADVICE FROM ALICE
It would be better if you bring your own vehicle going to far places because if you keep relying on public utility vehicles, your safety might be in danger. But if you don't have any private owned vehicles and would rather choose to ride a public utility vehicle just like a cab, investigate if the driver is reliable and make sure that you wont pay twice the amount of what you should pay. If you can see that your starting to be harassed, ask for help or call the cops.


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Anonymous vs Ramona Chuckaree
 Nigeria
Occurred: 2017-07-13; Posted: 2017-07-13

IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT ORDER VIA BANK DRAFT
Another example of advance fee fraud/ scam from our beloved country Nigeria and on behalf of our beloved organisation UN.

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Fraudulent Representation
Illegal Acts

MESSAGE FROM Ramona Chuckaree
UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION COMMISSION (UNCC) International Funds Office United Nations 1775K St New 400 Washington D.C 20006-1500, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Dear E-mail Owner,
(Fund Beneficiary)
IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT ORDER VIA BANK DRAFT

I am Mrs. Ramona Chuckaree, Secretary to Executive Director of the United Nations Compensation Commission 2016/2017. We have actually been authorized by the newly appointed United Nations Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres, In conjunction with the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Unit (IMF) to investigate base on the petitions received from beneficiaries like you. This Compensation program was organized to compensate all the victims that fall on Internet syndicate scam of contracts, Lottery, inheritance, loans and on a social media platform. And these Includes people that have not yet received their payment or people that had an unfinished International business transaction that failed due to Government problems etc. Base on meeting with board executive agreement to compensate each person with the total of (USD $750,000.00). Your active e-mail and name was in the list submitted by our monitoring team observers and this is why we are contacting you .

To that effect: all modalities has been put in place for you to receive this payment in the form of International Certified Bank Draft and this will enable only you to have direct control over your funds by depositing the Draft into your personal account. We will monitor this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by the officials of the Bank.

Note: An irrevocable payment guarantee has been issued by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on your payment. However, we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation/Instructions your complete funds have been credited in your favor through Bank Draft. We have try many time to contact you but your email bounce back. You are therefore advice to send your correct and valid details to: Mr. Martins Jonathan, E-mail: martinsjonathan1947@gmail.com; Tel: +234-8166635108

Contact him now with your correct and valid details such as (1).Your Full Name:...(2).Your Complete Address:...(3).Your Age and Occupation:...(4).Your Telephone Number:...for the delivery of your Bank Draft. As soon as you establish a contact with him, an International Certified Bank Draft will be arranged for your pick up immediately. Also be informed that the amount to be paid to you is $750,000.00 USD. We expect your urgent response to this message to enable us monitor this payment effectively, thereby making contact with Mr. Martins Jonathan, as directed to avoid further delay.

We hope you find this improvement useful.

Kind Regards,
Mrs. Ramona Chuckaree
Head Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations Online Coordinator.

CC: World Bank Group
CC: International Monetary Fund (IMF)

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
http://www.scamnumbers.info/shownumber/2348166635108/


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ALICE vs Shashane
 Jamaica
Occurred: 2017-07-11; Posted: 2017-07-29

ARE YOU WILLING TO BUY MY BOOK FOR $O.99 AND YOU WILL EARN $10 FOR THIS?
I went to this website which offers online jobs , so while I was going through the job posts I saw this one post which caught my attention and so I made my bid and submitted a proposal. I guess it was the next hour that I received a reply from the employer, I was excited but when I read the reply, I felt cheated because what she said on the job post was different from what she replied to me. The title of the job post was “Need 5 Persons Who Enjoy Reading- Must Have Kindle App”. It was said in the description that the task was simple and that the 5 lucky applicants will be paid $10 each but then what she replied to me after I gave my proposal was different, she actually wanted me to buy her book for $0.99 and she will pay me $10 in return. I did not agree and reported that employer. I feel cheated because I did not submit a proposal to the employer to buy her book but to apply for a job that she has posted which was actually a scam.

GRIEVANCES
Marketing Lies
Misrepresentation
Spam Messaging

MESSAGE FROM Shashane
So after i told the source that I wasn't going to buy her book and that I just wanted to work, her response was"That is already taken care of but thanks for the offer"

ADVICE FROM ALICE
Don’t just easily jump into conclusion and don’t easily believe what you see on the internet even those in legit or legal websites for online jobs because even those sites has scammers. When you want to apply for an online job make sure that the employer and the content is legit. Be wise and be careful when choosing a job especially online.


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Ralph vs GAW Miners
 United States
Occurred: 2017-07-09; Posted: 2017-09-29

Bitcoing cloud mining scam
After thorough research, I chose to invest my funds to a seemingly booming industry of cryptocurrency. I placed a small amount of 500usd to test it out. Results were promising and I was hardpressed to keep using this service until one day it shut down and all the funds were frozen. It appears that they did some kind of scam. I cannot believe that I fell for such greedy activity.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses


MESSAGE FROM GAW Miners
They did not refund any money but it is now clear that their owner Homero Joshua Garza is about to face criminal charges for his conduct.

ADVICE FROM Ralph
Avoid cloud mining pools like a plague - you will never know who is real and who pretends to be one. It is better to invest in things that you know and understand.


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Anonymous vs Liam Andrews
New York  United States
Occurred: 2017-06-20; Posted: 2017-06-21

WHY I FEEL CHEATED
This is embarrassing, and so naive of us! But I have to tell this story. My friends and I were in Times Square and this guy was outside this theater place and had these cards for a comedy club and we desperately needed something fun to do! They were 20$ upfront. He kept telling us that famous people go to these kinds of comedy clubs, and other stuff like that to reel us in. We knew that we weren't going to see a celebrity, but it still seemed like fun since it was a comedy club. We stupidly bought the tickets. I think we were all a bit pressured into buying them, if I'm being completely honest. After we went in, we realized that you also HAVE to buy drinks for minimum 20$ too! I'm not even 21, and we all wasted a lot of money that night for literally nothing. The comedy show was crappy, and I just needed to pee in the most disgusting bathroom ever thanks to the 20$ in drinks that I spent.
Later on, I did some research, and there are a lot of people that were scammed in the same way that we were.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Fraudulent Representation
Marketing Lies

MESSAGE FROM Liam Andrews

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Moral of the story: don't give anybody money in Times Square or anyone on the street unless you're just giving them a donation and expect nothing in return


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Anonymous vs Someone from China
 Germany
Occurred: 2017-06-19; Posted: 2017-06-21

Someone tried to steal my instagram account
I travel a lot, and my instagram account is very important to me. It's how I meet people, create contacts and make memories. Long story short, my instagram account is very dear to me, and it's not just a social platform, it's a huge part of my life. I started noticing that some of my posts were missing, without me being able to remember that I deleted them. Another time, I saw that I was following zero people! At first, I thought that it was some kind of instagram bug, and I hoped that it would fix itself, and that I would have all the people that I followed back. (It was never fixed, someone must have manually unfollowed everyone that I was following.) Can't really explain why, but I had a feeling that I should change my password to something way more complicated. A couple of days ago, instagram notified me that someone from China tried to log into my account.

GRIEVANCES
Hacked Systems


MESSAGE FROM Someone from China

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Change your password and/or email/username when you notice that there is something weird happening to your account. Make sure that your account is secure.


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Anonymous vs Ministry of Interior
Other  Saudi Arabia
Occurred: 2017-06-18; Posted: 2017-06-19

Speed radars in Thuwal
Just a week ago, I noticed two speed detection cameras installed by the MOI on the Thuwal-Rabigh road. The problem is that there are no speed limit signs anywhere near these cameras, for miles and miles and no one knows what is the acceptable speed limit. Seems the purpose is to collect money only by hooking the mis-informed drivers. In Saudi Arabia a road with 4 lanes or a dual carriage should be with atleast 100kmph limit but these radars have been known for taking pictures of drivers at less than 100kmph also.

GRIEVANCES
Lack of Due Diligence
Financial Losses

MESSAGE FROM Ministry of Interior

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
When you dont see a speed limit sign, drive at 60kmph and pray to God that the camera has been set for lesser speeds.


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Anonymous vs Someone from Bangladesh
 Serbia/Montenegro (Yugoslavia)
Occurred: 2017-06-18; Posted: 2017-06-21

Scamming via calls
A few days ago I got a call from a strange looking number. Caller ID said that the number was a Bangladesh number. I didn't answer of course. The phone kept ringing, and after I ignored the call, I got a couple of other calls. Different numbers, but they were all Bangladesh numbers. It started to feel like harassment, so I decided to block all the numbers. I was curious, though.. Maybe even a bit weirded out, but I didn't think much of it. Until today. I heard from some of my friends that they either received or heard of someone receiving these weird calls too. Apparently, sometimes, you even get a message that would beg you to answer. Turns out it's all part of some sort of scheme to scam people out of lots of money.

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Harassment
Financial Losses

MESSAGE FROM Someone from Bangladesh

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Do not answer any calls that are from Bangladesh!


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Anonymous vs Interac
 Canada
Occurred: 2017-06-08; Posted: 2017-06-11

Interac Canada has been hacked or what
I used to have a credit card from Scotiabank about 10 years ago. So an email like this was surprising. The email is coming from the cash machines provider/ interac.ca and the content of the email is nothing but spam and phishing attempts.

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Identity Theft
Spam Messaging

MESSAGE FROM Interac
Dear Customer

Your Scotia Bank Online Access And The Available Balance In It Has Been Locked. Your Account Has Been Frozen For The Reasons Below ,

Your Security Questions Does Not Match Your Answers

You Will Not Be Able To Transfer , Withdraw Or Recieve Funds Until You Have Securely Click The Link Below To Confirm Your Security Questions And Answers As Registered With Scotiabank .

To Unlock Your Account , Click The Link Below , Login With Your Card Number , You Will Be Redirected To Your Account Area To Select Your Security Questions And Answers As You have Regisred With Scotiabank

Your Account Will Not Be Restored If You Do Not Provide The Correct Security Questions And Answer We Have On Our System

Your Account Will Be Locked Forever If You Do Not Provide Accurate Informations
CLICK HERE TO UNBLOCK YOUR ACCOUNT ACCESS

This is an automated message. Please do not reply to this Email, as your response will not be received.

Yours Sincerely,
THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA IN CANADA
________________________________________
Because your reply will not be transmitted via secure e-mail, the e-mail address that generated this alert will not accept replies.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Connect the dots to help your self not to help the spammers.


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Anonymous vs Ad Financeira
Parana  Brazil
Occurred: 2017-06-06; Posted: 2017-08-23

Fake sale receipt
I received this e-mail (in portuguese) saying it was a receipt of a buying I did but you can see is an html, what is strange, pretty sure it is a virus, the e-mail that sent me also is strange, and it`s not from any store i may have bought anything.

GRIEVANCES
Hacked Systems
Spam Messaging

MESSAGE FROM Ad Financeira

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Beware of fake receipts, invoices, collection, any bank/money thing realated


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Anonymous vs facebook
Ottawa  Canada
Occurred: 2017-06-01; Posted: 2017-06-02

Facebook Identity Theft
While surfing on Facebook, a friend of yours messages you and after exchanging pleasantries, about health, family, work, etc, they bring up a topic about new and easy ways of making money. The offers seem real and tempting where you learn that you might get even up to $50,000.00, in the first attempt. You are eager to learn and you keep chatting with them until they are able to persuade you to click a link that will scam you out of your earnings!
Surprising, you might know that the person you have been chatting with is not your friend but a scammer who has copied your friend's Facebook page to look real. They have also been able to copy the list of friends to try and get money out of all of you.

GRIEVANCES
Blackmailing Tactics
Misrepresentation
Illegal Acts

MESSAGE FROM facebook

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Always protect your Facebook account details, list of friends and who can view your news posts. This does not prevent you from enjoying the features on Facebook in any way. However, it makes it possible for you to feel more secure and for your friends to avoid worrying that when you talk to them, it might be a scammer, with an account like your, trying to cheat them of their money. When you suspect that your friends account has been impersonated, letting them know and reporting the matter to Facebook administrators will save a lot.


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Anonymous vs Una Hughes
 Argentina
Occurred: 2017-06-01; Posted: 2017-06-02

Your Order with Alibaba
Phishing is a form of social engineering that attempts to steal sensitive information. An attacker's goal is to compromise systems to obtain usernames, passwords, and other account and/or financial data. They most frequently accomplish phishing attacks via email. The email includes a link that has a text showing a so called “official” website, or a reference number of an alleged communication or a placed/ rejected order. The link takes you to a fake site operated by the attacker.


GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Marketing Lies
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM Una Hughes
From: Una Hughes [mailto:fet@mail2christian.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:26 AM
Subject: Your Order with Alibaba

Your order has been successfully canceled.
You just canceled order 443-3994-778 placed on May 31, 2017.
Status: CANCELED

Thank you for visiting Alibaba

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Alibaba

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Once the user visits the fake site, they may be asked overtly to enter account information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details, social security or bank account numbers. The victim may also be exposed to malware by the fake site. Taking advantage of a variety of vulnerabilities in the browser, the attacker may be able to install a Trojan Horse on the user’s computer. If done correctly, the attack can capture sensitive information without the victim even knowing that they have been compromised.


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Anonymous vs Richard McCarl
 France
Occurred: 2017-06-01; Posted: 2017-06-23

Beware of soldiers on facebook
My aunt told me that she had an online relationship that went south. One day a gorgeous man by the name Richard McCarl added her on facebook. His profile said that he was divorced, and that he was in Iraq. He was a soldier. She said that they talked for days and days, and that it was wonderful. "He was such a romantic man" she said. He would write her poems, and tell her these incredible stories about how much he's falling for her. My aunt has no children and is also divorced. Turns out, that is the kind of woman these men target for their dirty little scam. He told her that he wants to settle down when he returns from Iraq, and that he wants a life with her. My aunt was beyond happy, but then he started asking for money. At first he started asking for small amounts of cash, but over time they got bigger. My aunt thought that he was a real person since his profile had all the pictures, he had tagged photos of him and his friends. Long story short, my aunt ended up sending him about 200$, and when she refused to pay a thousand dollars for (supposedly) a plane ticket, he deleted his profile.
In the end, we found out that all those other profiles (the profiles of his friends) were also fake. It's a whole scam ring that is made to lure women such as my aunt in. They look for desperate women, often from all around the world, who are willing to send money to their internet fling.

GRIEVANCES
Hurt Emotionally
Financial Losses
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM Richard McCarl

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
If a strange soldier man adds you, starts chatting with you, and starts asking for money, my advice is to block them right away.


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Anonymous vs Fake ecards
Iowa  United States
Occurred: 2017-06-01; Posted: 2017-06-23

Greeting card scams
My coworker told me that she experienced the same problem as I did, so that's why I decided to share my story with the world. Although I am fairly certain that I am not the first, or the second fool that they did this too.
The first of June is my birthday, and during my birthday it's pretty normal for me to get a lot of messages, cards and a lot of emails. I usually open them all on my birthday, but I answer them the day after my birthday. It's not unusual for me to received e-cards, but this one was a bit different. It was from a random email, but the email said the name of one of my friends. It said that I needed to download/update a program so that the card could play itself. I didn't really think hard about it. If I see that something needs to be downloaded or updated, I just do it. When I clicked on the link, it actually downloaded a virus. My computer crashed right away, and the scariest part is that whoever did that to me had access to all my personal information. Even access to my funds.
I had to buy a new laptop because I hadn't invested in a good antivirus program, so they couldn't save my laptop. I lost a lot of money, sleep and I was insanely stressed just because of one stupid fraudulent e-card.

GRIEVANCES
Hacked Systems
Financial Losses
Spam Messaging

MESSAGE FROM Fake ecards

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
When you receive an email from someone that you don't know and it contains a link, listen to me closely: DO NOT CLICK ON THAT LINK.


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Anonymous vs one ring scammer
 Grenada
Occurred: 2017-05-29; Posted: 2017-05-29

Single Ring and hang up scam
These are the area codes being used to make single rings by conmen. 268, 284, 473, 664, 649, 767, 809, 829 and 876. You will be curious and call back to see who called. Calls made to such numbers by unsuspecting victims like you and me can cost us more than $20 for just the first minute. I have been receiving calls from +14735079791, +14735079799, +2473033396, +53588773484, +2471777847 etc etc. The communications ministries of these countries should control scams originating from their networks...

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Illegal Acts
Harassment

MESSAGE FROM one ring scammer
The call you make will most probably redirected to an international adult entertainment service, 'chat' line, or other premium service located outside the country.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Experts suggest that if you miss a call, and don't recognize the number, do not call the number back. But the dilemma is how to ensure that the unknown number is not from a friend or a relative in distress using someone else's phone. Its easier to ignore if you know that no one you know lives in Bermuda or Grenada. The conmen are targeting people who are making and receiving international calls on daily basis as a part of their regular business.


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Anonymous vs Ben Marzouk
 Burkina Faso
Occurred: 2017-05-27; Posted: 2017-05-27

Let me know whether you can be of assistance regarding my proposal below because it is top secret
Another case of advance fee fraud from Burkina Faso. Another thing to note is that the senders email is different from the email given in the body of the email. This shows that the spam checkers have been forcing the fraudster to change email addresses.

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Marketing Lies
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM Ben Marzouk
Look at the fraudulent length and breadth....

Greetings My Dear Friend ,
before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is not a hoax mail and I urge you to treat it serious.

This letter must come to you as a big surprise, but I believe it is only a day that people meet and become great friends and business partners. Please I want you to read this letter very carefully and I must apologize for barging this message into your mail box without any formal introduction due to the urgency and confidentiality of this business and I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. Please this is not a joke and I will not like you to joke with it ok, with due respect to your person and much sincerity of purpose, I make this contact with you as I believe that you can be of great assistance to me. My name is Mr.Ben Marzouk,from Burkina Faso,

West Africa. I work in United Bank for Africa (UBA) as telex manager, please see this as a confidential message and do not reveal it to another person and let me know whether you can be of assistance regarding my proposal below because it is top secret.

I am about to retire from active Banking service to start a new life but I am skeptical to reveal this particular secret to a stranger. You must assure me that everything will be handled confidentially because we are not going to suffer again in life. It has been 10 years now that most of the greedy African Politicians used our bank to launder money overseas through the help of their Political advisers. Most of the funds which they transferred out of the shores

of Africa were gold and oil money that was supposed to have been used to develop the continent. Their Political advisers always inflated the amounts before transferring to foreign accounts, so I also used the opportunity to divert part of the funds hence I am aware that there is no official trace of how much was transferred as all the accounts used for such transfers were being closed after transfer.

I acted as the Bank Officer to most of the politicians and when I discovered that they were using me to succeed in their greedy act; I also cleaned some of their banking records from the Bank files and no one cared to ask me because the money was too much for them to control. They laundered over $5billion Dollars during the process. Before I send this message to you, I have already diverted ($8million Dollars) to an escrow account belonging to no one in the bank. The bank is anxious now to know who the beneficiary to the funds is because they have made a lot of profits with the funds. It is more than Eight years now and most of the politicians are no longer using our bank to transfer funds overseas. The ($8million Dollars) has been laying waste in our bank and I don't want to retire from the bank without transferring the funds to a foreign account to enable me share the proceeds with the receiver (a foreigner). The money will be shared 60% for me and 40% for you. There is no one coming to ask you about the funds because I secured everything. I only want you to assist me by providing a reliable bank account where the funds can be transferred.

You are not to face any difficulties or legal implications as I am going to handle the transfer personally. If you are capable of receiving the funds, do let me know immediately to enable me give you a detailed information on what to do. For me, I have not stolen the money from anyone because the other people that took the whole money did not face any problems. This is my chance to grab my own life opportunity but you must of the funds secret to avoid any leakages as no one in the bank knows about my plans.Please get back to me if you are interested and capable to handle this project, I shall intimate you on what to do when I hear from your confirmation and acceptance.

If you are capable of being my trusted associate, do declare your consent to me. I am looking forward to hear from you immediately for further information. please contact me at my E-mail;(mr.benmarzouk22@gmail.com)

Thanks with my best regards.

Mr.Ben Marzouk ,
Telex Manager
United Bank for Africa (UBA)
Burkina Faso

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Here are some ways to protect yourself from ever evolving forms of SPAMs, SCAMs and FRAUDs.

1. Do online searches.
If an unexpected email is coming from amazon, go to amazon.com and look for their spam warnings. You can also type a company or product name into your favorite search engine, along with words like “review,” “complaint”, “cheat” or “scam.” Or search for a phrase that describes your situation, like “IRS call.” You can even search for phone numbers to see if other people have reported them as scams.

2. Spot imposters.
Know your vulnerabilities. When a person is vulnerable, there is an unobstructed entrance or view to the person’s heart, being and soul. Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, you will be ready to open up to, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a well-known company you do or can or might do business with. Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request — whether it comes as a letter, text, a phone call, or an email.

3. Don’t believe your caller ID.
There have been known cases of company employees using company phones lines to commit frauds. Also, now a days Technology makes it easy for scammers to fake caller ID information, so the name and number you see aren’t always real. If someone calls asking for money or personal information, hang up. If you think the caller might be telling the truth, call back to a number you know is genuine for that company and inquire, research, and spend some time. Don’t help the fraudsters even if you think it’s for a small amount.
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5. 4. Don’t pay upfront for a promise.
Advance payments are always risky. Try taking an advance form a bank and see how much paper work is required and how long it takes. Someone might ask you to pay in advance for things like debt relief, credit and loan offers, mortgage assistance, or a job or a lottery win. They want all of this to be done in a hurry as these fraudulent offers are quickly closing. They might even say you’ve won a prize, but first you have to pay taxes or fees. They might invent some impressive jargon. If you do pay an advance without a guarantee, or without conducting a research, know that they will probably take the money and disappear.
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7. 5. Consider how you pay.
Credit cards sometimes have significant fraud protection built in, but some payment methods don’t. Know and read your terms and conditions. Some credit cards with zero fees might not provide enough protection. Wiring money through services like Western Union or MoneyGram is risky because it’s nearly impossible to get your money back. That’s also true for reloadable cards like MoneyPak, Reloadit or Vanilla. Government offices and honest companies won’t require you to use these payment methods.
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9. 6. Talk to someone.
Slow down, check out the story, do an online search, consult an expert — or just tell a friend. Ask yourself are you being greedy, looking for a free lunch, trying to make shortcuts in life. Before you give up your money or personal information, talk to someone you trust. Con artists want you to make decisions in a hurry. They might even threaten you.
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11. 7. Hang up on robocalls.
Now a days receiving calls might cost you money. These robotic fraudulent phone systems want you to say “YES” or “Agreed” to a simple seemingly innocent question, and that triggers the payment metering out of your phone bill. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales pitch, hang up instantly. These calls are illegal, and often the products are bogus. Don’t press 1 to speak to a person or to be taken off the list. That could lead to more calls and large sums of payments from your phone bill.
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8. Be skeptical about free trial offers.
All that’s seems for free has a hidden cost. We all become a part of a statistic or a study or a large data mine by using free online applications. Companies turn raw data into sellable information, to look for patterns, learn more about their customers and to develop more effective marketing strategies as well as increase sales and cut costs. Some companies use free trials to sign you up for products and bill you every month until you cancel. Before you agree to a free trial, research the company and read the cancellation policy. And always review your monthly statements for charges you don’t recognize.
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14. 9. Don’t deposit a check and wire money back.
By law, banks must make funds from deposited checks available within days, but uncovering a fake check can take weeks. If a check you deposit turns out to be a fake, you’re responsible for repaying the bank.

10. Read articles on how to create spam or scam or ponsi schemes
Not to create spam or a scam but to learn how they think, and how they manage to lure us into their tricks. Sign up for free scam alerts from ftc.gov/scams and other websites like webspam.org or feelcheated.com. Get the latest tips and advice about scams sent right to your inbox.

There is nothing for man except what he strives for. (53 Najm 39), or simply put, there are no free lunches…
Sources: Al-Quran, FTC, PayPal, Western Union, etc.


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Anonymous vs Cabify
Parana  Brazil
Occurred: 2017-05-26; Posted: 2017-08-19

Cabify - canceling trip
I went out with a friend and when she wanted to leave I asked a cabify car for her house and I stayed in the club. Right away, it seems ok, the driver accept the ride and was on his way. After 10 or 15 minutes my friend manage to get in the club again and find me, to tell me the car niver arrived, I check the cabify again and the guy didnt cancel but he wasn't on the way to where we were, he was definitely going somewhere else, so I cancel and asked another car that arrived and it was fine, but as I canceled after 5 minutes I had to pay. I get that you have to pay after some minutes but its not my fault if the driver was going idk where and my friend had to wait for 15 minutes with no idea if he was actually planning to pick her up.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses


MESSAGE FROM Cabify
I didnt receive any message from them

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
I won`t tell anybody to stop using it, but when you use those apps, try to be aware of what and where the driver is going in those 5 first minutes, dont do as I did, I just stop checking my phone and assume the car arrived.


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fcadmin vs DR ANTHONY EMMANUEL
 Burkina Faso
Occurred: 2017-05-25; Posted: 2017-05-25

Yahoo Terrors and Advance Fee Fraud
DR. ANTHONY EMMANUEL, who does not know that after a period you need to add a space, thinks that by writing Dr with his name, he will be considered as a credible person. But he is asking you to be a part of a shoddy deal, where his patient has died and he wants your to be a party to stealing the money from the deceased.

It seems that some people have received similar emails for an "advance fee fraud" from dr.anthony_emmanuel@yahoo.fr and emmanuelanthony012@terra.com.pe

Originating IP address : 154.66.162.179 is from Burkina Faso

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Illegal Acts
Marketing Lies

MESSAGE FROM DR ANTHONY EMMANUEL
Dear how are you,
First I got your contact from yahoo Terrors search, when am searching for a foreigner, please I don’t now if you can keep secret? A word of your own as a human-being? As I have gone through your profile. Well I have a deal worth 5.5m$ from the dormant account in the bank where I am working. However the fund belong to one Mr J. korovo he die in years ago along with his family l will like you to stand as the next of kin to my late client Please if you can keep secret, I will give you more details and the nest thing to do,
Also all the documents that will back you up must send to you. Meanwhile before I contact you I have done every underground work through the documents of the deceases person, I have put or attachment his file to our favor. Also with my position every thing works successfully.

Contact me for more details please if you really want to know about this business also want to get more details please contact me through this my alternative email for more detail copy this address emmanueldranthony29@gmail.com, I will send you my ID also my working Id and my family picture For you to know who your dealing with. Contact me back with

Your Full Name,
Phone No….,
Receiver Country..,
Occupation..,

PLEASE IF REALLY YOUR NEED MORE DETAILS CONTACT ME VIEW MY ALTERNATIVE FOR SECURITY REASONS. ALSO MY PHONE NUMBER AS FOLLOW.
emmanueldranthony29@gmail.com,

thanks for your understand please contact me base if you can control this fund once it transfer into your account before my family and I will arriver in your country for the sharing, 40% for you. 10% for the poorest, rest is for me.
Give me your Phone number Let me call you so that we can talk one and one…………

Yours faithfully,

From DR.ANTHONY EMMANUEL.

ADVICE FROM fcadmin
Here are some ways to protect yourself from ever evolving forms of SPAMs, SCAMs and FRAUDs.

1. Do online searches.
If an unexpected email is coming from amazon, go to amazon.com and look for their spam warnings. You can also type a company or product name into your favorite search engine, along with words like review, complaint, cheat or scam. Or search for a phrase that describes your situation, like IRS call. You can even search for phone numbers to see if other people have reported them as scams.

2. Spot imposters.
Know your vulnerabilities. When a person is vulnerable, there is an unobstructed entrance or view to the person's heart, being and soul. Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, you will be ready to open up to, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a well-known company you do or can or might do business with. Don't send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request whether it comes as a letter, text, a phone call, or an email.

3. Dont believe your caller ID.
There have been known cases of company employees using company phones lines to commit frauds. Also, now a days Technology makes it easy for scammers to fake caller ID information, so the name and number you see aren't always real. If someone calls asking for money or personal information, hang up. If you think the caller might be telling the truth, call back to a number you know is genuine for that company and inquire, research, and spend some time. Don't help the fraudsters even if you think it's for a small amount.

4. Dont pay upfront for a promise.
Advance payments are always risky. Try taking an advance form a bank and see how much paper work is required and how long it takes. Someone might ask you to pay in advance for things like debt relief, credit and loan offers, mortgage assistance, or a job or a lottery win. They want all of this to be done in a hurry as these fraudulent offers are quickly closing. They might even say you've won a prize, but first you have to pay taxes or fees. They might invent some impressive jargon. If you do pay an advance without a guarantee, or without conducting a research, know that they will probably take the money and disappear.

5. Consider how you pay.
Credit cards sometimes have significant fraud protection built in, but some payment methods don't. Know and read your terms and conditions. Some credit cards with zero fees might not provide enough protection. Wiring money through services like Western Union or MoneyGram is risky because it's nearly impossible to get your money back. That's also true for reloadable cards like MoneyPak, Reloadit or Vanilla. Government offices and honest companies won't require you to use these payment methods.

6. Talk to someone.
Slow down, check out the story, do an online search, consult an expert or just tell a friend. Ask yourself are you being greedy, looking for a free lunch, trying to make shortcuts in life. Before you give up your money or personal information, talk to someone you trust. Con artists want you to make decisions in a hurry. They might even threaten you.

7. Hang up on robocalls.
Now a days receiving calls might cost you money. These robotic fraudulent phone systems want you to say YES or AGREED to a simple seemingly innocent question, and that triggers the payment metering out of your phone bill. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales pitch, hang up instantly. These calls are illegal, and often the products are bogus. Don't press 1 to speak to a person or to be taken off the list. That could lead to more calls and large sums of payments from your phone bill.

8. Be skeptical about free trial offers.
All that seems for free has a hidden cost. We all become a part of a statistic or a study or a large data mine by using free online applications. Companies turn raw data into sellable information, to look for patterns, learn more about their customers and to develop more effective marketing strategies as well as increase sales and cut costs. Some companies use free trials to sign you up for products and bill you every month until you cancel. Before you agree to a free trial, research the company and read the cancellation policy. And always review your monthly statements for charges you don't recognize.

9. Dont deposit a check and wire money back.
By law, banks must make funds from deposited checks available within days, but uncovering a fake check can take weeks. If a check you deposit turns out to be a fake, you're responsible for repaying the bank.

10. Read articles on how to create spam or scam or ponsi schemes
Not to create spam or a scam but to learn how they think, and how they manage to lure us into their tricks. Sign up for free scam alerts from ftc.gov/scams and other websites like webspam.org or feelcheated.com. Get the latest tips and advice about scams sent right to your inbox.


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Steve vs Alias Major Benson
Nairobi  Kenya
Occurred: 2017-05-25; Posted: 2017-05-26

Fake Promise for Job Opportunity
Last night I received a text message and it seemed like the sender had mistakenly forwarded this information to my phone instead of their 'sister's' number. The message was informing the supposed sister that there are job replacements within the Kenya Defense Force and she needed to send details of her son, Ken and any other two young people who have attained a grade of D+ in their Secondary education studies. I called to inform 'Major Benson' that they had forwarded this to the wrong person and they were grateful but told me, I could get the posts if I had someone interested in becoming a KDF officer. However, in order to make it happen, I had to pay him Kes.100,000 in less than 3 days and send the details of my relative to them.
This seemed like a trick and I contacted by partner to inform him the 'luck' we had. One of my brother's in law desperately needs a job and this would be like hitting the jackpot if they had a 'Godfather' to help them directly secure the job.

To my surprise, my partner's colleague at work had received the same message earlier that day and it was proven to be a case of misrepresentation, spamming and attempted fraud.

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Misrepresentation
Spam Messaging

MESSAGE FROM Alias Major Benson
The text message from Major Benson:-
Hi sis,we're doing KDF replacement plz send Ken details plus 2ppl with D+and & above Send (0788873840) Major Benson.

ADVICE FROM Steve
Many conmen and fraudsters are capitalizing on other peoples' misfortunes or desperation for jobs. First confirm the source of information and do not be quick to use corrupt means to get jobs or favors done for you. You will pay dearly for it.


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Anonymous vs Amazon
Washington  United States
Occurred: 2017-05-24; Posted: 2017-05-24

Phishing email from amazon.com
There was a time when I thought checking the headers of emails that looked like spam would give me enough information and keep me safe from fraudsters. This has changed. I am receiving emails from actual domain names of companies like Amazon and Paypal. People are receiving calls from customer service caller IDs of well known companies. Either fraudsters are becoming too smart or the companies are becoming too fixated on increasing their profits that they have stopped concentrating on probable loopholes in their systems.

The screenshot attached shows that the email is coming from Amazon and the proposed link (from the text of fake order no 192-773-7646) in the body of the email will take you to some other website to complete its heinous fraud.

I tried to find if Dean Clark was a writer. I found a few University professors by this name. There have been a few more prominent Dean Clarks.

1. Dean Clark was the voice of Berlioz in the Cartoon Movie "AristoCats" from 1970.
2. Dean Clark is a former ice hockey defenceman and head coach of the Prince George Cougars. Clark is also the former head coach of the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League.
3. Dean Clark (born 31 March 1980) is a retired footballer. He was originally a professional who made a handful of appearances for Brentford and then went on to play for a variety of teams local to north and west London, including making over one hundred appearances for Northwood.
4. Dean Clark (born 6 January 1968) is a New Zealand rugby league coach and former footballer who represented his country between 1989 and 1992.

So even though the email is not intended to be sent to me by amazon.com, I believe Amazon.com owes me a duty of care to secure its IT assets so that people do not use their domain names to send fraudster emails.

GRIEVANCES
Marketing Lies
Spam Messaging
Illegal Acts

MESSAGE FROM Amazon
Dear Customer,

Your order has been successfully canceled. For your reference, here's a summary of your order:

You just canceled order 192-773-7646 placed on May 23, 2017.

Status: CANCELED

_____________________________________________________________________

1 "Perspective"; 2008, Special Edition
By: Dean Clark

Sold by: Amazon.com LLC

_____________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting Amazon.com!

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Amazon.com
Earth's Biggest Selection
http://www.amazon.com
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ADVICE FROM Anonymous
I must say the spam sometimes is blissful, as one ends up doing some research to get to the bottom of it and learns so many new things. "Be careful" is the key word. There are no free lunches. Nothing happens on its own. If you didnt order anything it will not arrive out of the blue. If you did not buy a lottery ticket, you will not win millions. If you dont know any one in Nigeria, no one will contact you to share their millions.


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Anonymous vs Tj Turner
 Costa Rica
Occurred: 2017-05-24; Posted: 2017-06-02

Like-Farming Scam
Barely a day goes by without seeing posts such as 'Like or share if you hate cancer' on my newsfeed on facebook. Some are even so manipulative to even use small children to manipulate people into sharing the posts or clicking like. what most people do not realize is that, these posts are made by Like-Farmers who only do so that they can get higher EdgeRanks for their pages, make more money due to the nature Facebook Algorithmn. Tj Turner has used this to his advantage for long.

GRIEVANCES
Blackmailing Tactics
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM Tj Turner

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Facebook users need to be careful with viral links that try to farm for likes as they only make the cyber-scammers rich. They are also used to distribute viruses and malware. Once the pages have collected huge numbers of 'Likes' and 'Shares', they are then sold, for cash, to other businesses who use them to make their page appear popular.


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Anonymous vs Lanilyn Abaya
Quezon City  Philippines
Occurred: 2017-05-24; Posted: 2017-08-01

User Girls only wants Open relationship to avoid commitment
I had to take lunch an hour early one day to cover for my sick boss that night. One of us had to be there at all times.I opened the front door and there they were on the couch, clothes scattered on the floor, scurrying to cover up. It's burned into my head. At that point it gets blurry though. I froze for a second. I started seeing red and knew that if I didn't get out of there something bad would happen, so I left. I got in my car,locked the door, turned off my cell phone and started driving. I went back to work and pretended nothing happened.She tried to call me, I always said I was on another line and would call back when I could. She showed up about two hours before I got off and I had them tell her I was with a customer. She went back home eventually but I didn't. I slept in my car that night. I drove out on the local scenic parkway, parked at an overlook, and just sat on the hood of my car devastated. I didn't move the entire night. I couldn't sleep. When I went home, it was only because I had to work the next day. She asked if we could have an open relationship; I said no; she kept cheating; we divorced

GRIEVANCES
Hurt Emotionally
Blackmailing Tactics
Harassment

MESSAGE FROM Lanilyn Abaya
She then took a picture of them in bed, and SENT IT TO HIS MOTHER

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Be careful of this kind of People.


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Anonymous vs Saher
Jeddah  Saudi Arabia
Occurred: 2017-05-23; Posted: 2017-05-23

Entrapping Locations of Speed Detection Cameras
Saher is an automated system for control and management of traffic. It uses high speed digital cameras and networking technology and is linked to the National Information Center at the Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia. Saher system targets and captures information about reckless drivers who are dangerous to the safety of others and their own lives.

While Saher system has played a major role in controlling the recklessness of drivers on Saudi Roads, and saving numerous lives, I find it necessary to point out the difference between reformative control and entrapping. In many countries, Police and Governments have been accused of "Big Brother tactics" in over-monitoring of public roads, and of "revenue raising" in applying cameras in deceptive ways to increase government revenue rather than improve road safety. I have the following examples and suggestions;

1. Installing a speed detection camera right after an entry lane is not a good idea. Drivers need to accelerate in the entry lane to meet the speed of traffic on the highway so that they do not disturb the highway traffic and do not force other drivers to perform sudden and dangerous lane changes. In the same way if someone is not merging at the required speed, the highway traffic has to speed up or slow down to accommodate the new entrant. All these maneuvers at the merging point require increasing speeds to avoid accidents for a few seconds sometimes. Installing as camera right at the the merging point seems like entrapping.

2. There are areas where the speed limits are posted to be increasing from a slower to faster speed. Installing a camera in such areas where drivers are about to be allowed to increase their speeds seems like entrapping or unfair. It is understandable to install cameras where drivers are required to reduce speeds but not where they are required to increase speeds.

3. Installing speed cameras at intersections is inappropriate. Pictures from the San Diego red light camera systems were ruled inadmissible as court evidence in September 2001. The judge said that the "total lack of oversight" and "method of compensation" made evidence from the cameras "so untrustworthy and unreliable that it should not be admitted". Drivers need to speed up if they are caught in the middle of the intersection due to traffic blocks or when they are unable to dead stop due green turning to amber in the middle of intersection.

4. Cameras have tolerances in one direction only. Normally 5% above the posted speed is not penalized and caters to probable mistakes in accuracy. Cameras do not penalize drivers going slower by 10% or even 50% than the posted speed. This sometimes causes other drivers to speed up and pass the trouble maker.

GRIEVANCES
Lack of Due Diligence
Ignorance
Financial Losses

MESSAGE FROM Saher
The Interior Ministry has launched a new online service that will allow citizens and expatriates to check if they have fines recorded under the Saher system and raise objections if they have any. The ministry said objections must be in line with specific requirements and guidelines, including that the person lodging the appeal should be registered on its website. In addition, objections should be filed within 30 days of the date of the traffic offense.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Driving is not just about speeds or speed limits. Be safe and be alert. Be courteous and accommodating. Traffic rules require "giving" not "taking". Always be aware of who is around you and at what speed, relative to yours, are they moving, passing, stopping or slowing down.


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pavs94 vs Shopmycart
 India
Occurred: 2017-05-22; Posted: 2017-05-23

Fraud call for Company giving free iphone and taking away my money
I got a call from New Delhi where a person told me he will give me free Iphone and I just had to pay delivery charges of Rs. 4000 for the phone. After having a lot of conversation over the phone and the messages, I deposited the money to the bank account of the company. Now they do not receive the phone or sms, I have lost my money.

GRIEVANCES
Blackmailing Tactics
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM Shopmycart

ADVICE FROM pavs94
Please do not give personal information and bank details to such people. They cheat you and take away your money. Also, please do not send the money to anyone until you see the product yourself. I lost a lot of money because of it.


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Anonymous vs Dr Soliman Fakeeh Hospital
Jeddah  Saudi Arabia
Occurred: 2017-05-20; Posted: 2017-05-21

Healthcare in Saudi Arabia
My company forces me to go to this hospital only. If I go to some other hospital my insurance will not cover the expenses. The hospital is a chaos. No place to park. The staff is rude at the reception. Hospital is being run as a money making machine. The website of the hospital is so slow that its hard to perform any online functions. It keeps crashing and showing errors. Since the website uses SMS based authentication, getting back on the site is a painstaking process, it crashes again and again.

My wife wanted to see a gynecologist. It took us a dozen attempts to reach the page where we could select a doctor. Turns out none of the doctors shown in the boastful list were available. Booking an appointment either results in "no appointments available" message, or a system crash. How can no appointments be available unless the doctors don't exist. Then the available appointments with some doctors are a month away. In a conservative society like Saudi Arabia, more than half of the gynecologists are male doctors.

We started looking for other options on doctoruna.com/en and booked an appointment via phone at lower scale Jeddah National Hospital at Macarona Street, and found it very organised and welcoming. Of course we paid from our own pocket, but the payments were less than half of what we would have paid at DSFH. (less)

GRIEVANCES
Marketing Lies
Lack of Due Diligence
Indifference

MESSAGE FROM Dr Soliman Fakeeh Hospital
This site can’t be reached

h-connect.drfakeehhospital.com took too long to respond.
Search Google for connect dr fakeeh hospital EBooking Login
ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Dont get sick in the KSA.


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Anonymous vs Bestwishes
 Netherlands
Occurred: 2017-05-20; Posted: 2017-06-09

Spamming by Bestwishes.Space
Lately I've been getting receiving numerous spam emails sent from bestwishes.space on various issues related to infertility, pregnancy but most importantly, these emails have been on promotion of treatment that one can use in order to be able to overcome the infertility issue. It appears as though all queries I've been making using Firefox in Linux are being data mined by bestwishes. This is because for the last three months, I and my wife have been researching on the matter and we would like to get treatment.

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Indifference
Harassment

MESSAGE FROM Bestwishes

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Use an antivirus such as ClamAV to detect a couple of viruses and malware in your system. When a spam seems to data mine information based on your searches, it is because the machine is infected.


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Anonymous vs Apple Developer
California  United States
Occurred: 2017-05-19; Posted: 2017-05-19

Do all major websites sell our info to opportunists
I recently decided to make a mobile app for Apple and thus I had to register on the Apple developer website and make payments with my credit card. Since then spammers are sending me spam emails, phishing attempts, SEO services, and sales offers etc etc, all vaguely related to my newly created apple ID.

Emails are coming from Paypal look alikes, Apple look alikes, Google look alikes, MSN look alikes, yahoo look alikes etc etc all relating and referring to my activity on Apple website. I never had this type of spam coming to me before my connection with apple. I wonder how do these spammers came to know, what I did on apple website just a few days ago. Amidst all this Apple forces you to use your real name while registering, asks you to send a piece of ID to verify, I dont know what and bla bla bla. Making you vulnerable to so much spam. On the other hand if I wanted to get a real piece of ID from apple or talk to someone at Apple, it will be so hard to get to a live person.

All this spam filling my inbox. Is it just a coincidence. I dont think so, and One wonders how is Apple the most secure platform in the world...

GRIEVANCES
Breach of Contract
Hacked Systems
Identity Theft

MESSAGE FROM Apple Developer
The spam email msg looks like this >>

Dear Customer,

We noticed some unusual activity on a credit card linked to your PayPal
account. As a security precaution we've place a limitation on your account.

Date and Time: May 19, 2017 05:32 PM +08:00 ( Western Indonesia Time )
IP: 198.125.336.22
Browser: iOS 10.1.2 AppleWebKit/601.1.46 (KHTML, like Gecko)

Case ID Number: PP-005-571-545-653
Don't authorize these changes? Review your Recently used devices now.
Apple Resolution Center


How you can help?

Please login Here to your account and we just need a little more
information about your account or latest transactions.

To help us with this and to see what you can and can't do with your account
until the issue is resolved, log in to your and follow the steps to confirm
your identity and recent account activity

Sincerely,

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
I have stopped buying Apple or Samsung. We are making all these untouchables so huge, they have started manipulating our lives. I bought a new smart phone for 250 dollars from a Chinese website. It has all that others offer. 128 GB of ROM, 6 GB of RAM, has an extremely nice finish and feel, allows 2 SIM cards, is light like a feather, works with a well known open source OS, and I will throw it away after a year and buy a new one, much better in specs. There is nothing so important that I need to save on my phone and that only Apple and Samsung can make secure and safe. I have no need to spend USD 1000 on a false sense of security...


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Anonymous vs Katherine Ann DOjoles
 Philippines
Occurred: 2017-05-18; Posted: 2017-05-23

Office Fiasco
I'm keeping my name confidential for personal reasons but am submitting my story so that others can beware. I am also attaching a screenshot of someone else she did her modus on. I felt cheated, used and angry for what has happened. She hurt me emotionally because we started as friends and now, she owes me money.

I met Ann about a year ago at work and I immediately felt connected to her. She is a big girl with a really loud voice and she seemed to be friends with everyone. She seemed to be "in the crowd" but she also seemed to be a "keeper of secrets." I know she talks a lot, that's part of who she was and that's what makes her so bubbly and friendly but I have shared with her sensitive things about me, some even controversial and none of it ever surfaced. I knew I could trust her. She was my friend.

Now, during this time, I was doing side selling in the office to earn a little. What I do is I have a supplier overseas providing me bags, clothes, perfume, jewelry and other items and I offer it to my colleagues to see if they are interested and simply put, do the retail selling. Ann knows this and understands why I have to do it. As a single mom and the head of my nuclear family (parents and siblings), I need to maximize all possible sources of income and I simply need to invest. So when she said that she'd like to help me out, I didn't think twice. It started with one or two items that she'll just sell at the same rate I was - so she was doing it free of charge. After a week, however, her sales pattern was just astounding so I thought it would be fair for me to either divide the profit or better yet, be her supplier.

I earned about 200% of my usual profit in the first month. Sales dwindled by the second month for Ann and that's understandable, I still got profit for the goods that were sold. As a supplier, however, it was essential that I get paid for the items I passed to her (I have to pay my own supplier too!) but due to the nature of our relationship, I told her to pay me when the items are already sold. Ann told me that she'd like to be more aggressive and just sell any item that she could so despite a pending balance, she asked for additional goods. I saw this as a business opportunity because Ann was about to be moved to the morning shift and since there wasn't anyone selling goods in the morning shift, I being on the night shift, would be able to maximize the office market.

Sales improved the following month but Ann was still behind with all the stocks that were not yet paid. We talked about allowing a payout schedule (ie selling the items in advance and getting the payment on payday). She shared to me the buyers of each item with her and when we can expect the payment. All items were accounted for and I trusted Ann.

The fourth and fifth month wasn't any better but since everything was accounted for - and I was able to get to know the people on the list and confirmed that they owe Ann, I did not see an item of concern. Ann told me that the people are simply not adhering to their committed payment schedule causing the delay and I understood that. I also had a similar disposition in the night shift. I, however, had to ask Ann to cover the earlier supplies because it's creating a domino effect. She was quick to cover the remaining supplies from the second month but asked to hold off on the succeeding, at least until she is able to collect.

I wasn't oblivious to the other businesses that Ann was also doing. On top of the goods she's selling from me, I knew that she was also selling sandwiches and was also offering debt services (loan other people money and get 20% interest).
I was confident that she'd be able to cover the rest of the unpaid supplies as well as the uncollected payment as time passes.


I started to hear some word that Ann was in the hole on the sixth month. Word has it that she owes one or two people some money and was also behind her payment. I confronted Ann and she admitted that it was true. She relayed her difficulty in collecting the money and since it's staggered collection - the full payment for all the items that were owed was simply next to impossible.
It was a tough situation to be in. Ann was also a single mom and she can only accommodate so much. I understood her and gave her some slack. I was, however, starting to be concerned, and started to collect directly from the individuals identified on our list.

Some individuals were surprised that I was collecting from them because they did not know I was Ann's supplier. I stopped because I felt like it was improper for me to do so. But time was flying and I wasn't in any better state too.

We're now on our 10th month and Ann owed me about Php 200,000 - stocks and pending payment for purchased goods. All forms of communication with Ann are currently unavailable and/or inactive. I investigated the situation myself and found out that 1) she has already moved 2) she owed a lot of people money and 3) she also had a similar case in her previous call center.

I was so angry with what she did. For me, this is estafa on the grand scale! So I started to escalate her to her superior and unfortunately, I was advised that my business arrangement is personal in nature and the office cannot intervene. I was so pissed off and I felt cheated not only because of what Ann did but because the company I work for - with all its prestigious image and so-called care for employees - apparently cannot help me!

The 10th month is still ongoing and as I become more and more agitated and stressed of the situation, I realized that 1) I cannot press charges because I do not have a business contract 2) I cannot hold the company I work for liable because there was an office policy against selling without a license/approval 3) I have to charge this to experience and likely absorb the costs. I will not stop, however, in warning off others as regards the modus.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Hurt Emotionally
Marketing Lies

MESSAGE FROM Katherine Ann DOjoles

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Be on guard at all times and always be objective. Don't be afraid to make a stand especially if you're on the right.


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Anonymous vs Apple look alike
Tunis  Tunisia
Occurred: 2017-05-17; Posted: 2017-05-17

Phishing iTunes Subscription Reminder
Every link given in this very professional looking email points to a website from Tunis... The spammer dioes not know that I do not have an iTunes account. I actually do not like Apple or Samsung and the expensive and useless toys they force people to buy....

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Identity Theft
Spam Messaging

MESSAGE FROM Apple look alike
Please note that your account will expire in less than 48h.
It is imperative to conduct an audit of your information is
present, otherwise your account will be destroyed.
We invite you to act fast, if you need any help you can
contact our online support.
Confirme your account (Wink Wink...Look at the spelling from a fraNGkəˌfōn)
Regards,
Itunes

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Spammers like to scare you, lure you, entice you, make you feel deprived, and give you a promise to fulfill common fantasies... Be careful eh...


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Anonymous vs Public Likes
Nairobi  Kenya
Occurred: 2017-05-17; Posted: 2017-06-03

Hold on to Your Horses, This Looks Like Another Scam!
Have you been online lately? Facebook mostly I mean? There are numerous business ideas being advertised and more so, the people falling victims are the youths looking to venture into simple and easy activities of making quick money. Some of them include Social Biz Connect and the most recent one, is Public Likes. The basic idea is recruiting individuals, getting them to join, upgrade their accounts by depositing $45 or more, and refer their friends in order to increase their earnings. while the starter account is free, it is limited to the extend that your earnings are pretty low. In addition, you cannot make any money off your referrals.

The catch is for an individual to upgrade after joining and for this, they have to pay the company to upgrade. There are some surprising facts arising from this enterprise that have raise an alarm on any one who has been scammed or has seen their friends get scammed. For instance, the site is not secure yet individuals are providing personal bank details, phone contacts and Facebook information. In addition, the administrators are declining to provide responses to the kind of work they pay individuals for while working on their website.

Scam or Real business venture, we only need to wait and see how it goes once the number of individuals upgrading their accounts and working with the company reduces.

GRIEVANCES
Ignorance
Lack of Due Diligence
Indifference

MESSAGE FROM Public Likes

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Be careful when working with companies like Public Likes and Social Biz Connect that are making money from the affiliates to enhance the possible case of Ponzi Scheme. Any time, the Scheme could die down and tracing these individuals whose contact information is completely hidden from their site will result in huge loses of money.


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Anonymous vs Cruise Travel Agent Company
 Afghanistan
Occurred: 2017-05-15; Posted: 2017-05-15

Cheated by theTravel agent Company
I am an immigrant who wanted to shift from a duplex flat to 2BHK. We finalized an apartment building through a real estate agent and signed an annual rent agreement as well. When it comes to shifting to that apartment, we were shocked to see the presence of another occupant in the same apartment. I tried to get in touch with the agent but his phone was not reachable. I tried many times but all in vain and I received a message from the bank that the cheque had been cashed. Unfortunately, we don't have contract copy because that agent had taken it back, saying that he will return the same copy after owner's signature. We immediately approached nearest police station. They replied we have to approach Supreme Court (public prosecution) first. We did the same and opened the file.
For three months, we have been trying to register our case, but the CID officer asked us to wait. Every time I go for a follow-up, he tells me to 'come back next week', 'agent is not responding', 'he is out of country', 'wait more' and so on... When I requested for cancellation of my other cheques, he asked me to wait and keep a low balance in account as the cheque will bounce and they will find out the person if any complaint comes.
The agent is from Nepal and he left the country already. I am stuck now because the officials are not giving a clear picture.


GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Marketing Lies

MESSAGE FROM Cruise Travel Agent Company
No response from this company

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
I advise you to select an agent on the basis of their track record, character, knowledge and how you feel you will work together, then only trust them. Choose your agent carefully, and then allow yourself to trust them. This will only work if you continuously communicate with them.


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Anonymous1234 vs Cashcrate
 United States
Occurred: 2017-05-15; Posted: 2017-05-26

Cashcrate is a scam
Cashcrate offers surveys and tests. If you complete them, you receive a couple of cents. After having registered, I immediately started completing surveys. After 4-5, the site told me that it had no more surveys to offer. This is where the scam begins. They offer you 4-5 surveys per day. You complete them, thinking about that big money that should come anytime soon. But if you completed 4-5 surveys per day, it would take you months, perhaps even an entire year to reach 14-15 dollars, the minimum withdrawal sum. It's even possible to never reach that sum because there are days where they don't offer surveys at all. In my opinion, this is all done on purpose. In these surveys, you reveal a lot of personal information. 4-5 surveys of your personal information is a huge bonus for companies, which pay cashcrate to be as scummy as possible.

GRIEVANCES
Marketing Lies
Spam Messaging

MESSAGE FROM Cashcrate

ADVICE FROM Anonymous1234
Don't use cashcrate. In fact, don't use any of those "win money for completing surveys". None of them are consistent, all of them make big promises and all of them keep your private information.


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Anonymous vs HSBC BANK
 Afghanistan
Occurred: 2017-05-14; Posted: 2017-05-14

BANK REFUSES TO PAY MONEY
I was a privileged client of HSBC Bank from the past few years. I have held different accounts with the bank including savings accounts of myself. A Couple of days back, I, had applied for home loan under personal category, with the Bank. Promptly, a home loan processing fee of Re 12, 000 was also paid by me.

Subsequently, the home loan was approved and we were asked to pay an additional processing fee of Re 17, 000. Upon inquiring the reason for extra fee, we were told that since we own a personal business (Limited Liability Partnership), our loan was approved under business category. As we were not satisfied with the bank’s condition of loan approval under business category, we rejected the loan offered to us. Also, we requested for the refund of home loan fee (Re 12, 000 already paid). We were informed that a refund will be given after deducting Re 3000 (for address verification done) It is very unfortunate that even after 3 months, we have not received our refund of Re 9,000.

After giving up on receiving my hard earned money because of the indolent attitude of HSBC staff. I request bank to refund my fee, along with compensation for interest.

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Financial Losses

MESSAGE FROM HSBC BANK
No message from Bank

ADVICE FROM Anonymous


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Anonymous vs Ferns and Petal
New Delhi  India
Occurred: 2017-05-12; Posted: 2017-05-15

Cheated by Online Company
I am permanent residence of Bangalore. I have ordered a combo package including cake and flowers from Fern and petals for my friend, an online florist and gift store that guarantees same day delivery and the “delivery of fresh products – always.” But they failed to deliver the product on the specified day, and when they finally did deliver it the next day, the cake was “smashed up, made of cheap wine” and of a quality that was entirely unacceptable to my friend.

When I attempted to complain about the non-delivery of the product on the scheduled day, then I found that the customer care numbers displayed on the website were not attended. I managed to find contact details from other location. One of their representatives picked up the call and they told me that they have received my order after that they disconnected the call.

Few days later, Charu My friend complained about the delayed delivery of a substandard product over a chat conversation with the company representative, Neha, who, according to her was rude and paid no heed to her complaints.

Charu then approached owner of the company, which runs a consumer helpline. She told them if we did not get the refund So, you need to pay Rs50,000 as compensation for our losses, harassment and inconvenience, Owner gave us satisfaction that severe action would be initiated against them.


When Mr Singla- Owner of the company finally said that the matter was headed to consumer court and they would have to appear in person to justify their position. With a sudden and radical change of tone, it sent a politely apologetic email to Charu, with the promise of a full refund on the same day.

GRIEVANCES
Hurt Emotionally
Marketing Lies

MESSAGE FROM Ferns and Petal
When Mr Singla- Owner of the company finally said that the matter was headed to consumer court and they would have to appear in person to justify their position. With a sudden and radical change of tone, it sent a politely apologetic email to Charu, with the promise of a full refund on the same day.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
I advice to people that never ever, buy anything online using your credit card from a site that doesn't have SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption installed—at the very least. If they provide cash on delivery option then always go for COD. Cash on Delivery is the sale of goods by mail order where payment is made on delivery rather than in advance. If you are not available or goods are not paid for, they are returned to the seller.


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Anonymous vs Payoneer Inc
San Juan  Argentina
Occurred: 2017-05-12; Posted: 2017-05-15

$25 sign up bonus on Payoneer is a white lie
When you are signing up, Payoneer offers $25 bonus to be credited to your account as bonus once you receive 100 dollars to your account. This is just a marketing strategy that is never implemented.
I applied a card after i saw this advert but my bonus has not yet appeared after a month!
I have written over 15 times to the customer support and each time they escalate the issue promising the bonus will reflect the following day.


GRIEVANCES
Marketing Lies
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM Payoneer Inc
Dear Customer,
We apologize for inconveniences caused. The issue has been escalated and in 24 hours, the bonus shall reflect in your account.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you,The Payoneer Team

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Payoneer is a scam and a joke! No matter what you do, do not expect the fraudulent marketing strategies used by this company to be real!


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Mila vs spammers
Porto-Novo  Benin
Occurred: 2017-05-12; Posted: 2017-05-13

SPAMMERS - NAME AND SHAME
drs oaziza, ariba, alli, peter etc, please stop spamming on blogs! i was researching alzheimer's, found posts on this blog by spammers for these doctors. for HERPES treatment!!! dr.aribasplltemple@outlook.com; droazizaspiritualspelltemple@gmail; dr.peter.herb.solutions@hotmail.com

GRIEVANCES
Harassment


MESSAGE FROM spammers

ADVICE FROM Mila


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Anonymous vs Unnamed tire repair shop
Maharashtra  India
Occurred: 2017-05-12; Posted: 2017-05-23

Flat tire repair gone wrong
I was riding my Vespa (2 wheeler) and I noticed a flat rear tire. I pushed the bike for 500 meters to reach the nearest tire shop. In Pune, India, puncture removal is a pervasive con. I will generalize and say that over 90 percent of them cheat you in terms of either service costs or punctures. The repairman removed the tire and I was standing diligently making sure I see no fishy business. Firstly, he fills up my tire with air and claims that the valve is damaged. I ask for proof. He removes it and shows it to me. I ask him to replace it. He quotes a price of Rs. 650, which is ridiculous. It is ideally sold at Rs. 150. I get into an argument and demand a lowered cost. Of course, these local goons do not produce bill, so no warranty. Then, I follow up with them to check the puncture. There were 7 of them and in all honesty, I could verify them. However, I saw 8 different spots where there was a repair done. The last one was done when I looked away. I argued and ended up paying just about Rs. 200 extra. But I wasted 50 minutes on this.

GRIEVANCES
Lack of Due Diligence
Financial Losses
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM Unnamed tire repair shop
They offered a 'verbal warranty' for an overpriced tire valve. The repairman and his associates gave different costs when asked individually.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
When you go to a tire repair shop in India. NEVER EVER let the tire out of your sight. Ask them to keep every tool away and clearly instruct them that no one touches the tire with a tool unless you give them an 'OK Go'. They are crafty, very crafty. Sometimes, they will use a tiny blade to rupture the tube or the valve while talking with you. The rupture the tube when you make eye contact. Sometimes they will patch the wrong area and claim the original puncture to be a new one. From all the repairman cons in Pune, India, tire repair shops are the worst. Be careful.


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aarti vs Paytm
Madhya Pradesh  India
Occurred: 2017-05-10; Posted: 2017-05-21

Cheated by Paytm
Few Days ago, I added 5000 in my Paytm account to buy some electronic appliances at around 10:45 am in the morning. Then, I logged off. I logged back at around 5 pm again to my Paytm account and was not able to login. Tried to reset password and logged on to see that my order was cancelled. I realised my account was hacked by someone and from the refund received the hacker had made 5 transaction of total worth Rs 4616. The hacker had also written some bad words in my profile. When i checked my Paytm wallet summary, I could see 5 fraud transaction with complete details of order id and transaction. These transactions were made through my wallet. I immediately reported this to the customer care of Paytm within 5 hours of these transactions being made. They asked me to write to their cyber cell of Paytm. I wrote several emails and the basic request was to hold or block these fraud transactions since all were done with Paytm partners and were not realised. The idea was take the right action to save the MONEY from going away. While we wanted to give time to the cyber cell of Paytm to investigate we at least wanted them to at least get these transactions being blocked or kept on hold. This was not done and nobody tried to talk to us on phone or interact on emails. We did several emails and phones but the customer care said we do not have cyber cell contact and you can just mail them and we cannot help you. This all was done by Paytm and finally result in losing my money.

Based on the fraud transactions being made, I kept on calling Paytm customer care service but there was no response. Their customer care service is pathetic. They make fool of their customers.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Hacked Systems
Harassment

MESSAGE FROM Paytm
No response from Paytm

ADVICE FROM aarti
I advice people not to add money in your Paytm wallet. As they are making fool of their customers and the sellers who are selling their product on Paytm are not registered User. So, please don’t be cheated by company like Paytm.


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pavs94 vs VISA Card
Oyo  Nigeria
Occurred: 2017-05-10; Posted: 2017-05-23

International Credit Card offer - Identity and Social Number Lost
I got a call from an unknown number who said that he is representing VISA international program and will give me a free international Forex credit card which has a limit of $8000 and can be used in multiple countries. He took information about my address, phone number and social number and my current credit card with all the details. Soon after I got a payment being made on a fake website from Africa and almost $500 being cut from my credit card

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Identity Theft
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM VISA Card
There was no phone call or sms after the payment was made and I lost a lot of money because of the fraud call

ADVICE FROM pavs94
Do not receive calls from unknown numbers
Don't share personal Information about yourself.
Don't give credit card information.



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Anonymous vs empowr
 India
Occurred: 2017-05-09; Posted: 2017-05-09

Cheat through Email Merketing
I don't thing this kind of business is real. They don't have a genuine reference of product. They are showcasing the the product without source also. Their location, identity is not trustworthy at all. And the business deal is just insane . They are just trying to trap people through their easy earning advertise .

GRIEVANCES
Marketing Lies
Identity Theft
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM empowr

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Ignorance is a good cure of this kind of problem. But conscious observe and careful step is more preferable.


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Anonymous vs Dr Simpore Rachidi
Ouagadougou  Burkina Faso
Occurred: 2017-05-09; Posted: 2017-05-09

Transfer of {$ 5,000,000 } (Five million U.S dollars) / The famous advance fee fraud
Inheritance frauds are run by criminals who obtain email lists with account owners' names. They create mass mailings, describing how a fictitious individual died in a remote part of the world. If a recipient replies to the email, the criminal will engage in what is called an "advance fee" fraud, and attempt to convince that person to send money to pay for legal fees, bribes, or other expenses in order to get the money out of the country.

GRIEVANCES
Illegal Acts
Spam Messaging
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM Dr Simpore Rachidi
This is the content of the email from the spammer.....

BANK COMMERCIAL DU BURKINA (BCB).
PLOT 8,KWAME N’KRUMAH AVENUE
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO

Dear Friend,

Re: Transfer of {$ 5,000,000 } (Five million U.S dollars)

We want to transfer to overseas {$5,000 000] five million United States dollars from (BCB). I would like to know if you will be capable and fit to provide either an existing Bank account or to set up a new Bank account immediately to receive this money, even an empty account can serve to receive this money as long as you will remain honest to me till the end of this important business transaction.

I am Dr.Simpore Rachidi Director of Accounts Department of Bank Commercial Du Burkina (BCB) during the course of our auditing I discovered a floating fund in an account opened with our Bank in 2005 and since 2007 nobody has operated on this account again, after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without a heir hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing.

The owner of this account was Mr. Park Jun-Yung, a national of South Korea and an Industrialist. He died since 2007 and no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that Late Mr. Park Jung-Yung until his death was a Manager with a Gold mining firm in Burkina Faso.

I am contacting you as a foreigner because this Money can only be approved to a foreigner with a foreign account because the money is in us dollars and the former owner of the account Late Mr. Park Jun-Yung is a foreigner. I am revealing all these information to you with the belief that you will never let me down in this business. You are the first and the only person I am contacting for the business so please reply urgently for me to tell you the next step to take.

You should forward the following information: Your telephone/fax numbers and your Residential address, which is also needed. You will have to give me the assurance that when we meet, this money will be intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing and disbursement of the fund which will be 35% for your assistance, 60% will be for us while 5% will be set aside to take care of all the expenses that would be incurred by both parties during the course of the transfer.

All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Please get in touch with me by my direct HP:( +226 6511 7772)or (mr.simporerachid2017@gmail.com).

Yours faithfully,

Dr.Simpore Rachidi.
Retail & Wealth Management
Bank Commercial Du Burkina BCB.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
The term "advance fee" refers to the money they get from you - and despite their promises of riches, you never get a cent in return. The criminal may also attempt to get copies of the person's identification cards, bank account information, and other information that can be used to forge bank drafts or commit identity theft.

The best approach to avoiding spam is ordinarily to be very careful about the distribution of your email address. Once you start to receive spam at a particular email address, you will usually end up receiving increasing amounts of spam at that address no matter what you do. Spam filters can by very helpful, software that helps to screen out spam email from legitimate email, but spammers work hard to circumvent filters.

Realistically speaking, anybody who has an active email address is likely to eventually receive spam email at that address. When that happens, most email providers allow you to report the email as spam,


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fcadmin vs Domain SEO Service
 Austria
Occurred: 2017-05-08; Posted: 2017-05-09

Spamdexing and Godaddy
I do not understand how the moment any of my domains near expiry on godaddy, I start receiving emails from spammers with expiration notices, in addition to due diligent renewal requests from godaddy.

Spammers have my full name, mailing address, domain name. The email from spammers is not for domain renewal but to pay for spamdexing. It is a form of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) spamming, which is the art of making a website attractive to the major search engines for optimal indexing. Spamdexing is the practice of creating websites that will be illegitimately indexed with a high position in the search engines. This violates Terms of Service of all search engines.

GRIEVANCES
Illegal Acts
Spam Messaging
Blackmailing Tactics

MESSAGE FROM Domain SEO Service
EXPIRATION OFFER NOTIFICATION
DOMAIN: xxxxxxxxxxxxx.net
Notification Purchase Offer
PURCHASE EXPIRATION DATE: 05/15/2017


To: Spammers have my full mailing address, which is registered with go daddy.


Domain Name: SEO Service Enrollment: Price: Term:
2hrs.net 05/29/2017 to 05/29/2018 $75.00 1 Year

SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT


Domain Name: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.net
Dear xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (They have my full legal name too)
This purchase expiration notification offer advises you about the search engine optimization submission expiration of your domain 2hrs.net . The information in this purchase expiration offer may contain confidential and/or legally privileged information from the processing department of Domain SEO Service to purchase our search engine traffic generator. We do not register or renew domain names. We sell traffic generator software. We offer a high quality search engine optimization service that keeps your site ranking high. This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above.
Non-completion of your domain name search engine optimization service submission by given expiration date for 2hrs.net , may result in the cancelling of this search engine optimization notification offer
PLEASE CLICK ON
SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT
TO COMPLETE YOUR PAYMENT

Failure to complete your 2hrs.net domain name submission search engine optimization service may make it difficult for customers to find you online.
CLICK UNDERNEATH FOR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT
PROCESS PAYMENT FOR
2hrs.net
SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT
ACT IMMEDIATELY
This domain name submission for 2hrs.net search engine service optimization notification offer will expire 05/15/2017.
Instructions and Unsubscribe:
You have received this message because you elected to receive special notification offers. If you no longer wish to receive our notifications, please unsubscribe here or mail written request to Domain SEO Service Registration Corp., Miami Beach, FL 33139. If you have multiple accounts with us, you must opt out for each one individually in order to stop receiving SEO notices. We are a search engine optimization company. We do not register or renew domain names. We sell traffic generator software. This message is CAN-SPAM compliant. THIS IS NOT A BILL OR AN INVOICE. THIS IS A SEO PURCHASE OFFER. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PAY THE AMOUNT STATED UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS PURCHASE OFFER. This message contains promotional material strictly along the guidelines of the CAN-SPAM act of 2003. We have distinctly mentioned the source mail-id of this email and also disclosed our subject lines. They are in no way misleading. Please do not reply to this email, as we are not able to respond to messages sent to this address.

ADVICE FROM fcadmin
These Search engine manipulation techniques are illegal


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Anonymous vs Ola
 India
Occurred: 2017-05-06; Posted: 2017-05-16

Cheated by Ola Cabs
I have a complaint with Ola Cabs. I had booked a ride with Ola on 6th May at 6:45 am in Bangalore which was confirmed and the CRN was 113789550. However, in the morning on calling the driver Mr. Shri Gopal at 6:45 am, he refused to come without informing in advance and I already added money in my wallet. So, I called another driver Mr. Ravi was scheduled to pick me up at 7:15, after a delay of 30 mins from the scheduled time but he too refused to come and said he was far off. The customer care could not be contacted despite trying repeatedly for 30 mins. I was scheduled to give a national level fellowship exam in Bangalore in Electronic city scheduled at 8 am, but this was the biggest trial rather than the exam. After confirming a ride in advance, I was left stranded! The services of Ola have been pathetic. Without informing in advance the driver refused to come, Ola made no suitable alternative available. This is definitely not acceptable. Had I not been able to book an Uber ride immediately I would have failed to reach my examination venue in time. I travelled all the way from Kolkata to Bangalore for this exam and specifically recharged Ola money just to ensure pre booked rides but if this sorry state of affairs at Ola I would definitely warn people before they book Ola rides for any important affair. I was forced to avail of Ola services later also as I had recharged previously with Rs1000 without knowing the poor quality of services. I faced a great difficulty, but both ride now and ride later options could not be availed several times because of full slots. I am really disappointed with the service. I didn’t get my money that I have recharged with Ola.

GRIEVANCES
Harassment
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM Ola
No response from Ola Cabs

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
I advice people don't trust on Ola Cabs esecially in case of an emergency. Sometimes driver deny to pick you up from your place or sometimes driver cancels the ride on their own without informing the user.


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Anonymous vs Airtel
Bihar  India
Occurred: 2017-05-05; Posted: 2017-05-17

Cheated by Airtel
Few Days Back, I got a call on my mobile no. at 08.25am from Airtel , One of the representative from Airtel advised me to update mobile services from 3G to 4G. He advised me to provide SIM No. detail and also answer via sms by pressing 1 to an Airtel message. I went ahead with his advice and subsequently my Airtel connection services stopped till filing of this report.

After few days he again called me in morning and enquired about Airtel connection services. I complained him that services are not started yet. He assured me that in another 3-4 hours your services will start functioning. When services not activated on my mobile then I contacted Airtel customer care number and customer care executive advised me to visit nearest Airtel outlet for resuming connection services. I took a new number and they assured me that services will be activated by evening and I was waiting for activation of my Airtel mobile connection. After few hours it was activated successfully.

Airtel customer care executives advised me to block all debit / credit cards immediately as in 3-4 days time, 05-06 cases have come to their office with same modus operandi. I immediately checked through phone banking my PNB Debit Card and found that amount of Rs.19, 000/- has been debited from my account. I also came to know through phone banking that a sum of Rs.75, 000/- debited to my credit card. These transactions made without my knowledge and consent. I tried calling on that number but number was switched off.

GRIEVANCES
Misrepresentation
Financial Losses
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM Airtel
No resposne from Airtel

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
I advice people whenever you receive any call or email asking for your bank details or ask you to press any number on your number. Never do that or best solution is never responds to such calls or email. Don’t waste your time on such people the only result will be losing money.


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Anonymous vs Anna Lewis Google Support
 Poland
Occurred: 2017-05-05; Posted: 2017-05-06

People pretending to be Gmail Support
Spam Messages being sent by Brooklyn Davies and Anna Lewis and Jordan Hughes as if they were from Gmail/ Google

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Spam Messaging
Misrepresentation

MESSAGE FROM Anna Lewis Google Support
Google
Anna Lewis (Google Support) just sent you a message:

5/05/2017
Message status: undeliverable.

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Don't want occasional updates about Gmail activity? Change <http://elixire.pl/el/plugins/system/widgetkit_zoo/seeded.php> what email Gmail Support sends you.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Please check the domain name of every email sent to you. If its coming from google, the email should look like abc@google.com, not dipterocecidium@atexe.net


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Anonymous1234 vs IQ option
 United Kingdom
Occurred: 2017-05-04; Posted: 2017-05-26

IQ option is not what it seems to be
IQ option is a binary options website which allows people to "speculate" if the stock price of a company, a currency will go up or down. If you guess it right, you will receive a payment of up to 91%. Seems fair right? Well, it isn't. In fact, it's absolutely fraudulent. It tries to convince you that it is possible to consistently win, as long as you analyze the stock price carefully, which is impossible. No one can accurately speculate whether the stock price will go up within the next couple of minutes, hours or even days. In order to give you the impression that is is possible, they provide you with "analytical instruments", such as the Bollinger bands or charts. None of those instruments help you in predicting the stock price.

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Financial Losses

MESSAGE FROM IQ option

ADVICE FROM Anonymous1234
Don't use IQ option. It pretends to be a broker like any other. But upon further inspection, you realize that it's a betting game, not a financial one. The outright majority of people will lose all their money in the long term. I've lost at least 500-600 dollars in total. Not because I was being stupidly audacious, but because I genuinely believed that the stock price could be predicted thanks to the analytical instruments. I was wrong, and regret it.


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Tarlok vs Dominos
Maharashtra  India
Occurred: 2017-05-02; Posted: 2017-05-21

Cheated by Dominos
Never buy pizzas from here. I went to Dominos pizza store in Bandra, Mumbai and showed 25% discount coupon applicable on a minimum bill value of Rs. 350 to the staff before placing the order. I placed an order as such :1 Farmhouse pizza regular size - Rs.130/-,2 stuffed garlic bread - Rs. 178 and 1 coke - Rs.29.17 and adding Service tax to it the bill totalled above 350/-.

Till the time i got the bill i was of the perception that i would get 25% off on the whole bill value but then when i got the bill after making payment i was shocked to my utter belief that deduction of 25% had been made only on the pizza value and not on the other side orders i had placed. When i went to the counter and queried this, one of the staff ignorantly said that even the discount on pizza value was wrongly given to me as my pizza value was not over 350/- to which i showed him the discount voucher and explained that discount was mentioned to be given on the bill value and nowhere was it written that the discount was only on pizza value to which he pointed in the voucher showing the discount was not applicable on simply veg. /non - veg pizzas, combos and beverages which i agreed but queried that unlike coke, garlic bread did not come under the term beverages and was a side order and so discount should have been given to me on that inclusively along with pizza value at least, but he refused to budge and replied that without coke my bill value was falling below Rs. 350/- to which I said that it was a senseless argument and the main criteria of the bill value being more than Rs.350/- was fulfilled. Not adhering to my request to change the bill i ultimately asked him to call the head of the store.

The head came and i explained him what had happened but he was more poorer in responding to my queries and told me that as the bill was already made he couldn't do anything and that further terms and conditions applied. When asked what were the terms and conditions he pointed me at the voucher showing T&C* apply sign at the end which made me angry. What are its terms and conditions and that i was not a fool and shall complain of cheating myself in the consumer court forum to which he shamelessly told me to go ahead with it. Being fussed at his behaviour I took the order placed and left the place. I never expected such an irresponsible behaviour from a reputed company's employees towards its customers.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Ignorance
Marketing Lies

MESSAGE FROM Dominos
Being fussed at his behaviour I took the order placed and left the place. I never expected such an irresponsible behaviour from a reputed company's employees towards its customers.

ADVICE FROM Tarlok
I advice people before placing the order you need to discuss all the things with the order executive about coupons, discounts and their term and conditions. So, you will not face any problem.


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Anonymous vs Kambongosi Furnitures
Nairobi  Kenya
Occurred: 2017-05-02; Posted: 2017-06-03

Lost $200 to an Online Based Company dealing in Customized Furniture Items
A few weeks ago I came across an advert on Facebook whereby, Kambongosi Furnitures was selling quality Classy covers for 5 Seater sofaset. Their products could be custom-made and I looked forward to purchasing some and after chating with them, I placed an order and paid the deposit. Everything looked in order and there was no cause for alarm. The rest of the payment was to be paid on delivery, after two weeks. We remained in touch but after two weeks, the communication went cold. Three weeks later, nothing and they stopped picking calls.

GRIEVANCES
Breach of Contract
Marketing Lies
Financial Losses

MESSAGE FROM Kambongosi Furnitures
Dear Customer,
We received your order, the seat covers shall be ready in two weeks and will be delivered to you within the cbd free of charge.
Thank you for using Kambongosi Furniture
Kambongosi

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
If you are cannot reach the seller or have a face to face chat with them in their shop, it might be wise to keep off any online based companies without clear indications of their operations. More specifically, avoid any of those claiming to be online based and they only advertise on Facebook using downloaded pictures.


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Anonymous vs Paypal
 Costa Rica
Occurred: 2017-04-26; Posted: 2017-05-14

Transacting via Paypal Might Result in Unfair Loss of Money
I sold iTunes gift cards worth of 500 dollars on eBay and the buyer asked me to send iTunes codes through message as they required those codes. They kindly thanked me but seconds later, they disputed the charge on their Paypal account with the company. At this point, I was unaware of the proceedings and so, I shipped the physical gift cards to them in order to allow me forward the tracking number as proof of transaction.
When I realized I had been tricked, I complained to Paypal but nothing helped me to get back the money from the buyer since the company sided with the client.

I later complained to BBB hoping this would help me get back my money by making PayPal reimburse the money I lost. However,I was informed that since I happened to send the codes to buyer via a message on eBay, I was not eligible for seller protection. Paypal handles these issues so carelessly thus encouraging fraud, this is very much disappointing and discouraging for sellers, especially first time sellers on the site.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM Paypal
My apologies for the confusion and inconveniences caused. However, you are ineligible for seller protection since you send the code message to the client via eBay message. There is nothing we can do.
We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
If you are new to online transaction, please get someone with experience to help you know how to avoid being defrauded by Paypal and the buyers/sellers.


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randy455 vs Baste
Manila  Philippines
Occurred: 2017-04-21; Posted: 2017-05-22

Once a forger always a forger
Growing up in Recto (Manila) means being exposed to a lot of underground jobs. I have a best friend, I knew him since I was 10. Things became different after high school I proceeded to a state university but he was forced to work at an early age. We still see each other and this is how I know that even if your job is a forger, I know that you are still a decent person.

A forger is someone who creates legal documents and forges the signature of the authorizing personnel. The forger normally has templates to use and has already made arrangements in terms of the printout, paper, and seals in order to ensure that the document will appear original. I knew that this is illegal but I turned a blind eye and never let this interfere with my friendship with Baste. Baste moves from one store/shop to another. He wasn't the one getting the jobs, he was only the one getting it done.

So when I graduated, I visited him on one of the shops he was working for and I shared my success. I brought my diploma with me and he looked at me knowingly. He said that it wasn't authentic. That was a low blow for me and was quite insulting but he said that he'll check just to make sure. He brought my diploma in and was out in less than a minute. He then said that he takes it back and confirmed that the diploma was authentic.

I found out through the grapevine a few weeks later that the less than one minute that he was away was all it took for him to use the information for forgery templates. It was necessary that templates are updated because of the new signatories and the seals and him being given an original, allowed him a fresh copy.

They say men are supposed to be strong and willful and should not be emotional but knowing that we were friends and he chose to trick me was a final straw. i was hurt emotionally and I lost faith in him and in our friendship.

GRIEVANCES
Hurt Emotionally


MESSAGE FROM Baste

ADVICE FROM randy455
Be objective and see people as they are now. Be conscious and cautious because people change. Do not tempt or test people if you are not prepared to be hurt emotionally, to feel cheated or to be disappointed.


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Steve vs Kenyan Government
Nairobi  Kenya
Occurred: 2017-04-19; Posted: 2017-05-21

Tricked to favor the current governement in upcoming elections
Kenya has been hit by severe drought for months now and this has resulted in scarcity of maize, the stable food. As a result, the price of this necessary commodity has almost doubled in less than 2 months thus raising the cost of living especially in the rural areas. A few weeks ago the government announced the importation of mexican maize that would lower the price of maize flour to kes.90 from kes.150. The move was welcomed but to the shock of many kenyans, the maize flour never reached most people, especially those living in the rural areas. The price has however increased to kes.160 and it is likely to raise.
No more communication has been released by the government on the matter.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Illegal Acts
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM Kenyan Government

ADVICE FROM Steve
Politicians will use anything to get their way and entice voters to favor them during elections. Remaining focused and keen to detect viable leaders is the only way to bring change.


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Steve vs Kennedy Uzoka Suspected fraudster
Porto-Novo  Benin
Occurred: 2017-04-17; Posted: 2017-05-17

Trick to Provide Bank Details to Fraudsters
Fraudsters are now trying to get you to provide personal bank details to them by pretending to be bank representatives concerned of possible fraud activities related to your bank account.
I have been received spammed emails to my address bringing my attention to an urgent matter related to my account with African Development Bank. Apparently, someone is trying to transfer funds from my account on my behalf or has a signed form from me authorizing them to take such an action.

It seems an attempt to cheat clients of ADB of their money as the email lacks proper referencing, the email address looks like one of those automatically generated emails. In any case, actions that need quick actions, bank representatives are always advised to contact clients directly.

GRIEVANCES
Spam Messaging
Misrepresentation
Harassment

MESSAGE FROM Kennedy Uzoka Suspected fraudster
Attn: Sir / Madam,

We received transfer application from a Man Who Claims to have been sent on
your behalf to transfer your fund that was compensated to you by Fraud and
Crime Unit (FCU), Benin Republic

Advise us if you authorized anybody on your behalf so we can transfer the Five
Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds immediately.

Regards.
Kennedy Uzoka
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK,
PORTO- NOVO - BENIN REPUBLIC.

ADVICE FROM Steve
Ensure you enable spam email functionality for your email address and before acknowledging anything or providing a reply to such fraudulent, spamming messages, present yourself to the bank and confirm the claims.

They use subjects like "I need your urgent response" to get you to panic but it will save a lot to get confirmation first before sending the reply to Kenndy Uzoka or any other individual.
Also, contact the bank via their official details from their official website.


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Amy vs Ms Irene
Manila  Philippines
Occurred: 2017-04-17; Posted: 2017-05-28

Damages for an accident
I'm 18 years old and I'm excited with a lot of things happening in my life. I still live with my parents, it's common here in the Philippines and I'm currently studying in college. In a digital age, having access to the internet and being familiar with news and potential modus, I never imagined I will be one of those people who'd be writing their experience on websites like this. I was quite hesitant at first, you'll see why later on, but I think it simply has to be out there. If I had known this beforehand, I am sure I would have been able to prevent it from happening and here I am.

Classes are about to close and I was quite busy finalizing last few items at school. Nobody's home but me and the helper. The landline rang and I answered and a frantic voice said, "Who's this?" "Amy," I replied. "May I know who's this?" The person did not answer, however, and said, "Listen, Amy... who's there with you right now?" she asked. "Our helper, Mary," I said. "Who is this, please? I repeated. "Look, Amy, this is very important. How old is Mary, again?" she said in a rushing tone. I replied, "57 years old." "Okay, Amy, I need you to get a place to talk where she cannot hear you. Is there anywhere you can talk without her overhearing? Do you have a cellphone?" she said. "Yes, I do. What is this about?" I inquired, getting worried. "Amy," she said, "You do not want Mary involved in this, I'm sure you don't want her to be part of this. This is about your parents. Can you call me directly when she's not around?"

I said I will call her, and she gave me a cell phone number. After putting down the receiver (landline), I immediately went to lock myself in the bedroom and called her on my cell. I don't even know her name but my heart was beating so fast. She said it was about my parents. I heard Mary knocking on the door, asking me what's wrong but she was not supposed to be involved so I rudely shouted between the doors, "You don't get a say on what's happening with me! Leave me alone!" All these happened while I was waiting for the woman to pick up on the cell number and when I was sure and I thought that by this time, Mary has already left, the conversation started again. "Amy," the woman said in a reserved serious tone of voice. "My name is Irene and I am talking to you because my husband is against this proposition and will not tolerate what I'm going to ask you but I want to help. Your parents collided with our car and we met minor injuries. I was hurt and my husband was outraged and is pressing charges. All of us are now inside the precinct and the officers are taking our statement. Your parents are now being detained inside a cell and will be held there unless you cover damages that we have incurred. Your parents said that you have money and they have valuable items at home that you can use, is this true?" I was so scared and was fighting off tears but knowing that my parents were in jeopardy, I held my ground. I said, "Yes." "Your mother said, that you have a sibling, is this true?" the woman asked, and I said, "Yes." "I am telling you, she continued, I am not kidding. My husband is pressing charges and you do not want Mary nor your sibling to be involved, in all this. Do you want to talk to your mom?" she asked. I said, "Yes."

A muffled voice came on the line, I couldn't understand much of anything that was being said but I heard a whimper and I heard a little voice that said "Amy..." then some sounds. My mom was crying and my heart started to break, but I had to be strong. "Mom, don't cry. Don't worry, we'll get through this... I'm coming." Then she was gone and the woman was there again. "Amy, this is time-sensitive. I do not know how long I can keep my husband from proceeding with the case. I don't want any other people in your family to be involved. I want to help you. I need you to follow my instructions, can you do that?" I said, "yes." "Amy, first you need to be fast and quick in getting what your parents said as valuable to cover the damages. Get as much as you could, otherwise, your parents will go to jail. Understand?" I gave a verbal nod. "Second, you need to limit your contact with others, you do not want them to be involved. My husband can only be reasoned accordingly. Nobody should know. Do you understand." I gave another verbal nod. "Last, but not least, you will need to buy a different sim and call me from another number. Call me again when you're ready. I will need to give you directions on how we can meet so that my husband does not realize that I'm already accepting the payment for the damages and that I"m okay."

I followed what she said to the suit and immediately left with Mary calling out where I was going. I told her "to meet a friend at a nearby street." I removed my sim card and inserted the new one and called Irene. "Amy, I need you to hail a cab right now. Don't worry, you're doing this for your parents. I will help you." While inside the cab, Irene asked for me to pass the phone to the driver so she can give instructions and I complied. The driver had my phone talking to Irene the entire time, but probably seeing that I was so agitated, helped me be comfortable by telling me what Irene was saying regarding the place where we were going and the streets we were in.

The driver brought me to the 7-Eleven near the Manila Pier. This is where I delivered a small bag with my parents' jewelry and some cash I was able to earn over the school year. I asked Irene how my parents were doing and she said they're okay and were waiting for my action. She said that she was able to talk reason to her husband and he has put a halt on the case. She will just need to go back and bring what I promised and all will be fine. She asked me if I still have money left on me and I said everything was in the bag and she said, that will not do. You need to have a few to take the cab. She fished through the bag and gave me Php200. She said she needed to go back now, she doesn't want her husband to think that something has gone wrong and with that I said, thank you and we parted ways. I was relieved and I hailed a cab to go back home. Now, secured and no longer rushed, I removed the new sim card and inserted my old one and I saw multiple offline messages sent to me, asking me where I was and what happened with me. Mary, apparently, felt that something has terribly gone wrong and has been looking for me in the 5 hours I was gone. My phone being unreachable did not help her feel secure so she has contacted all my relatives to find anything that may be helpful. This was only the time that I started to doubt myself. I called my brother and told him I was on my way home, he was more frantic than Irene over the phone but hearing that I was en route, he said we'll just talk at home. I went back to everything that has happened while on the way. In my simple understanding of things - I really felt that I did the right thing. I did not provide a lot of information, I asked for proof of life, I was compliant. My parents should be fine.

When I arrived home, my dad, my brother, and Mary were waiting for me at the living room, as if a panel, who was going to interrogate me. The looks in their eyes were full of worry, concern, and judgment. Seeing my dad there was a big relief for me but my doubts started to tower. They asked me what happened and I started to tell them the story and little by little, I began to feel how I was cheated into doing what I did. It was only then I realized that my mom and dad couldn't possibly be together during that time of the accident because my mom was in the province and my dad was at work. It was also then that I started to cry.

What happened to me was so clear, Irene's face, what was said but I really couldn't do anything about the situation. For a while now, I did not want to share what happened. I felt really stupid for having fallen for it. But there's no changing the past. My mom has lost about Php180,000 worth of jewelry, my dad about Php 60,000 from his watch and ring and I lost about Php 8,000 cash.

I believed the fictitious story on the accident and paid for inexistent damages and accepted fraudulent representation. I also think I became ignorant of the modus and was not thinking straight.

I'm thankful that I wasn't killed in the process. I trusted a complete stranger, met with her at an unknown place - even if 7eleven was a public place, anything could have happened. I however, still feel cheated.

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Financial Losses
Ignorance

MESSAGE FROM Ms Irene

ADVICE FROM Amy
Always have the presence of mind. Do not trust a stranger. When in doubt, contact local authorities or talk to your family. Injury and serious accident are not kept secret and never forget that if it was the case, your parents will be reaching out to you or to your family. At 18, you should be prepared for the world but trust that your parents - who are way older knows more than you do. If a similar case happened and they claim to have ahold of a younger brother or sister - contact the immediate caretaker or your relatives. Do not rely on a single source of information.


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Anonymous vs Sky Cable service provider
Surigao  Philippines
Occurred: 2017-04-17; Posted: 2017-07-28

Paid a package of channels in SkyCable but Some main channels not Available and they don't give refund.
I subscribe to Skycable 299 with basic channels to enjoy the shows. When they represented me with different packages, I am quickly sold in availing the 299 package particularly because NBA premium and Basketball TV channels. I am a big fan of NBA and I tuned in everyday for NBA games, updates and analysis. It was on the month of April when the NBA playoffs is about to start. Suddenly Basketball TV and other channels gone Unavailable in the middle of subscription in the middle of the month of April.
I quickly went to the nearest office to inquire what happened and how will they redeem the customers. This is the statement from Skycable:
SKYCABLE has given no timetable on the return of Basketball TV and NBA Premium to its channel lineup, but assured it is “working on a resolution” with NBA rights-holder Solar Entertainment with the league's playoffs drawing near.
I am expecting it will only take few days to fix and the said channels will be back just in time for Playoffs.
What happened is until then, Basketball TV did not aired back. I went to the nearest office to complain. I was expecting then will redeem the incident like some sort of refund or additional channels. but instead, then simply say "SORRY" and nothing more. I ask them, "This is the fault of the Company right", the representative says "YES" and so I added "so what the customer gets is just SORRY, no refunds, no consolations, no adjustment of the billing?" they say "NO, just Sorry".
If you look closely, you are subscribing according to the channels they represented but they failed to deliver. I think it is unfair and Breach of Contract. They don't return the money and they didn't do anything either to make the customer satisfied/happy. instead, it sounds more of stealing.

GRIEVANCES
Lack of Due Diligence
Breach of Contract

MESSAGE FROM Sky Cable service provider
SKYCABLE has given no timetable on the return of Basketball TV and NBA Premium to its channel lineup, but assured it is “working on a resolution” with NBA rights-holder Solar Entertainment with the league's playoffs drawing near.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Choose other Cable subscriber.


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Foswarak vs Facebook
 United States
Occurred: 2017-04-14; Posted: 2017-05-19

Facebook account unrecoverable
My facebook account was suddenly unavailable and when i tried to login they asked me to wait for a confirmation code on my phone number.
I never received this confirmation number and tried many times to contact Facebook support, then they asked me to confirm my identity by uploading my id (passport).
Unfortunately after following all the steps they asked me to do , my facebook account is still available , but am still receiving notifications from facebook about what s going on with my contact on my email adress.

GRIEVANCES
Lack of Due Diligence


MESSAGE FROM Facebook

ADVICE FROM Foswarak
Facebook is doing this to oblige people to open additional accounts, please be careful about your privacy and pictures you are sharing.


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Anonymous vs Local Honey extractor
Maharashtra  India
Occurred: 2017-04-13; Posted: 2017-05-23

Misrepresented 14 kgs as 34 kgs - Pure Honey
My family lives in a house with a huge garden, and like every year, we have to remove a massive 2-3 feet tall honeycomb from under our solar panels. We live in a society where a lot of local unregistered workers do garden work. We asked one such guy to come and remove the honey comb and give us the honey. He charged us with 350 Rs. per Kg of honey extracted and billed us for 34 kgs. It sure looked a lot. I wasn't home, my mother collected the honey in 4 different utensils. The weight did not feel suspicious to her. They even used a spring based weighing scale to measure the quantity.
I have a regular weighing scale in my room, so when I returned home, I used it to measure it and to my surprise, it was only 14 Kgs! They had tampered with the scale and we were cheated with an extra bill of 20 Kgs!

GRIEVANCES
Misrepresentation


MESSAGE FROM Local Honey extractor

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
It is common in India to hire unlicensed garden laborers If it is something you can verify, ALWAYS verify. I made the mistake of not asking my mom to verify as a rule. I learned it the hard way. If you don't have a weighing scale, buy one. It isn't expensive and is very useful in general. At least in India, local workers are often the best solution due to convenience and lack of licensed laborers. Be very tough with them so they realize that cheating is not in their best interest.


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Anonymous1234 vs Globaltestmarket
 United States
Occurred: 2017-04-13; Posted: 2017-05-26

Globalmarket, another survey fraud
Globalmarket, like cashcrate, offers surveys for you to complete. From what I've read on other surveys, you need to complete between 60-100 surveys in order to make your first withdrawal. Now, one thing has to be taken into consideration: the personal information you put into these surveys are all shared to companies you will never hear from. After a couple of days, you will receive spam mail from these companies. Secondly, globalmarket provides you with no more than one survey per day, sometimes zero surveys for days. By the time you'll reach 14-15 dollars (making a first withdrawal possible), you'll have given so much information of yourself, these companies could literally clone you.

GRIEVANCES
Marketing Lies
Spam Messaging

MESSAGE FROM Globaltestmarket

ADVICE FROM Anonymous1234
Stay away from Globalmarket. They pay you so little for your personal and precious information, you'll never reach your first withdrawal.


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Anonymous vs PayPal
 South Africa
Occurred: 2017-04-11; Posted: 2017-05-09

Paypal impossible to reach
I was recently informed by a client that money was sent to me via my Paypal account. However, I have not used my account for approximately 18 months, and had lost my password. The email and cellphone number associated with my account are also no longer in use. I had no way of logging into my account.

I browsed the PayPal website extensively to find a way to make contact with someone at Paypal in order to rectify this issue. NO email address is supplied to contact their help desk unless you're logged in. Which I couldn't do. A phone number is supplied which I was instructed to use to 'call as a guest'. The number doesn't work. There is NO WAY for me, an existing client, to log into the Paypal website, and NO WAY to contact anybody at PayPal in order to solve this issue. On the blogs, I could see that I'm not the only person with this type of problem.

The following is what PayPal claims on the landing page of their site: "We've got you covered. We can reimburse you if something’s not right.
Shop with peace of mind..." This, to me, is gross marketing lies of the service they offer - they clearly don't care about their clients. Period.

GRIEVANCES
Indifference
Financial Losses
Marketing Lies

MESSAGE FROM PayPal
None.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Stay away, if you want continuous good service. Use Skrill instead; they're more responsive.


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Rupindersingh vs Kisna Jewellery
Rajasthan  India
Occurred: 2017-04-05; Posted: 2017-05-21

Cheated by Kisna Jeweller
I have recently travelled to India for an India Tour through Pakriti calling. The travel was well organized but I had few issues regarding Shopping. We were Traveling with a Group. The Tour guide took us to a Jewellery shop in Jaipur named Kisna jeweler. Most of the persons in our Group did not wanted to shop for the jewellery but the guide forced us a stopover at the Shop. When we asked him the cause, than he said that the company Pakriti had asked him to stop there for Shopping. When we entered the shop, the salesman showed us the jewellery collection and I liked one of the Ring with a Sapphire. The rate quoted for the ring was 950 Pound. But after negotiating, I bought it for 460 Pound. I was very happy that I got the ring on a huge discount of nearly 50%. But it seems I was wrong. When I came back to London, My friends advised me to Re-value the ring. I went to the Gems Laboratory and showed the ring to them. I was frightened to hear that the value of the ring was not more than 95 Pound and the sapphire was not original but it was synthetically treated sapphire. I am very much irritated and feeling like I have been conned and cheated. This has happened to me and I am not sure, how many people have been cheated and suffered from this kind of activities by Kisna Jewelers.
May I request to everyone who is on this Travel forum to advise me on what should I do. I would request everybody who is travelling with Pakriti not to shop anything from this shop because they do cheat the people and sell artificial products or the products with a very low quality. They are heavily money minded.

I don’t understand that why Pakriti prefers to make a stopover to this kind of cheat shop. One of my friends told me that they do get money from the shop when someone buys any stuff from this kind of shop. It is a kind of Racket in which Pakriti and Kisna jewelers are involved and both of them cheat the innocent travelers like us.

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Marketing Lies
Hurt Emotionally

MESSAGE FROM Kisna Jewellery
I tried calling kisna jeweller but their number is switched off.

ADVICE FROM Rupindersingh
Please stay away from this Shop called Kisna Jewelrs. I advice people when some guider or tour service person advised you to stop at the shopping place. Never buy some kind of clothes, jewelers or any other valuable stuff from there. I am feeling cheated so i am advising you never ever buy anything from them. After buying anything, you will feel what I am feeling. This is a request to everybody who is travelling with Pakriti not to shop anything from this shop because they do cheat the people and sell artificial products or the products with a very low quality. They are heavily money minded.


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Anonymous vs CIty of Cape Town
 South Africa
Occurred: 2017-04-04; Posted: 2017-05-09

Poor service
Numerous emails, waiting for weeks to get my car registered, and then I receive an email at close of business that instructs me to pay a large sum of money on the same day. See the attached file *rollseyes*

It was impossible for me to make the payment that day and was almost fined as a consequence.

GRIEVANCES
Lack of Due Diligence
Indifference

MESSAGE FROM CIty of Cape Town
I didn't query this; just went to the local municipality to get the registration done and laid a complaint with a local government rep there.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Don't bother with the City of Cape Town's online vehicle registration service, unless you like unpleasant surprises.


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aarti vs Trade India
Tokyo  Japan
Occurred: 2017-04-04; Posted: 2017-05-21

Trade India
I thought to expand my business and that's why I deal with India mart and Trade India Trade India. I started work with both of them on the same date in Feb 2017. I am fully dedicated towards my work. I am working in the same way on both portals.

I have invested 31,000₹ in Exporters Trade India and 5,000₹ in India mart.

After few days I started getting orders from India mart but not from Trade India. While Robin Gupta Executive from Trade India made lots of promise that you will make lakhs of business per month and this and that your money will recover in just one shot. But till date I am not getting any response from buyers. I send them my collection, prices they didn't ask a single query regarding this.

Every other day I get calls from there different executives to take some plans of 45,000 RS or 93,000 RS. They are so well trained that can hack your mind and get the amount transferred into their account and after getting amount they don't have any responsibility towards the promises they make.

They told me to show my company what's in designing private limited on the top of the Google. Now when I asked regarding Google promotions they are saying that only number of customer visiting website can make my company to look on the top of Google. I mean this is such cheating as in starting they said they are taking money for Google promotion and if website hit will make my company to be visible on top than for what they asked money.

I than talked to the executive regarding the issue that buyers are not responding than he started to give lots of excuses. That they gets many more quotation, may be you are not dealing well with them, your price could be high, your designs could be inappropriate, and many more things. Than I do told him that I am also working with Designer India, I am working in the same way over there and I am getting orders from there on regular basis.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Fraudulent Representation
Marketing Lies

MESSAGE FROM Trade India
No response

ADVICE FROM aarti
I am having this terrible experience with them and they are the biggest cheaters. If you are thinking to get started with them, then don't. They just want to take money from you they will never respond back to your concern as it happened with me.


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Anonymous vs Bhanu
New Delhi  India
Occurred: 2017-04-03; Posted: 2017-06-03

E-tailing Platforms Taken Advantage of by Thieves
Olx.com has become one of the most well known, trusted and used e-tailing platform in India. By just creating an account, providing banking details and contacting possible buyers/sellers, an individual is able to work from their home and make huge sales. However, this has also made it easier for thieves to impersonate interested buyers and steal from the unsuspecting sellers. Motor vehicles, bikes, and other types of auto mobiles are the easier targets allowing thieves to laugh all the way to the bank after getting away easily.

After posting an advert, a buyer contact you and asks to meet you so that they can test the bike. You agree and allow them to ride for ten minutes, the next think, their phone goes off, no sight of your bike and no way to trace them.

GRIEVANCES
Financial Losses
Illegal Acts
Fraudulent Representation

MESSAGE FROM Bhanu

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
OLX and other E-tailing platforms have developed strategies to curb such cases of theft. It is costing sellers and buyers some extra cash but this is worth it. The chances of an individual being conned are greatly reduced and OLX can fully take responsibility.


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Anonymous vs Aleksandar Vucic
 Serbia/Montenegro (Yugoslavia)
Occurred: 2017-04-02; Posted: 2017-06-23

Dictatorship of Aleksandar Vučić
Aleksandar Vučić was the Prime Minister of Serbia from 2014 to 2017. He won the presidential election by manipulation, voter intimidation and near total domination of Serbia's media. He was the only presidential candidate that had commercials promoting him as a candidate on every Serbian TV channel. There are registered cases of foul play where even people who died received a ballot to vote. (And a lot of cases where dead people voted which makes absolutely no sense, only further inclining that the election was rigged) Vučić is part of the populist conservative Serbian Progressive Party, his party, unfortunately, has the most influence. Therefor it has a lot of people with power and in high positions that support the party. People were threatened that they would lose their job if they don't vote for him. That is blackmail! Other people were bribed into voting for him by being payed 1000 RSD (less than 10$) and a sandwich. There were numerous irregularities during his campaign, during the voting and during the counting of the votes. Protests immediately started and were called "protests against the dictatorship". The protesters were citizens, the police union, the army union, the youth, students, liberals,communists and pension unions.

GRIEVANCES
Illegal Acts
Blackmailing Tactics
Ignorance

MESSAGE FROM Aleksandar Vucic
There were repeated elections at eight polling stations, and we won over 70 percent of them, after nine days of electoral contesting. In the first round, nine days ago, we won with an average of 53.84 percent of the votes. Today, nine days later, nine days during which our victory was challenged, where our political opponents, without losing sight of the defeat, organizing street protests and the most difficult media campaigns, won with 71.66 percent of the vote. Great thanks to Serbian citizens, the quiet majority, and to those who say "we want to work", "we want peace and stability"!

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
He is a fraud. He manipulated the media, he manipulated the whole country. He will bring Serbia no good.


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Anonymous vs PAypal Online
Edo  Nigeria
Occurred: 2017-03-29; Posted: 2017-05-14

Controlling Amount to Access For Your Business Operations
For ages I have been using Paypal for online transactions but it is disappointing how they decide on how much I need to run my business. Recently, I went through a long process of uplifting the limit to my money that I have on the account but they declined and instead, they decided to hold it for 21 days! I called the company in order to speak to to the customer care service provider but to my surprise, I was informed that the audit department does not have a customer service unit.

GRIEVANCES
Harassment
Breach of Contract
Hurt Emotionally

MESSAGE FROM PAypal Online
Thanks for requesting an increase on the release amount. However: Your history of selling with us is too short at the moment and, in our experience, new sellers tend to have more sales problems. As a result, we’re unable to make a change to your release amount. If you have signed up for PayPal Here for accepting in-person payments, any card-swiped transactions will be available immediately regardless of the release amount. Increasing the funds available to your account: Here are some suggestions to promote consistent, positive experiences with customers. In general, following them will help you have a higher monthly release amount: Avoid long refund times. Ship promptly and provide valid tracking through PayPal. Work closely with buyers to avoid charge-backs and claims. Thanks for choosing PayPal.

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Paypal is funding their own business activities by holding their client's money. It is best to stick with actual credit card processing companies.