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In The Car On The Way To Work – Episode 3

https://soundcloud.com/soundbroker/episode-3-jan-landy-in-the-car

Internet Fraud, What is a honest man to do? Part 2

Follow up to Fraud Alert June 18, 2015: 

Frustrated and hopeless are the two words that come to mind when trying to abort these crooks from committing the crime they are attempting.

1) I called GoDaddy whose is the registrar of the crooks domain. Spoke to someone who although tried to be helpful fell quite short of being helpful. He did give me an email address to send my complaint.  “abuse@godaddy.com”.  This was the email that I sent them and below is their response:

I have been notified that someone is pretending to be me and is attempting to commit fraud using my name and a similar email address.   My domain is SoundBroker.com and they are using SoundBrokerinc.com  They have my address, and federal tax and my duns number.   I have attached an email that I just received from someone that was calling me that received the email.   Please investigate this and shut these crooks down ASAP before they steal money from some unsuspecting victim.    Please confirm receipt of this email.

GoDaddy’s Response:

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I followed their instructions and emailed the IC3-  FYI: Their form is long and asks for too much information as it is totally generic.  I clicked submit and this is the splash screen that appeared:

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Almost immediately I received this email:

Thank you for filing a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).  

This is the only reply you will receive from the IC3.  Because we receive thousands of complaints per week, we cannot reply to every complaint received or to every request for updates.

However, once we forward your complaint to investigators in the field, they may contact you for further information.   Consequently, it is important that you maintain any evidence you have relating to your complaint. Evidence can include canceled checks, credit card receipts, phone bills, mailing envelopes, mail receipts, printed copies of websites, copies of emails, or similar items. 

If you wish to view, download, or add information to your complaint, go to http://complaint.ic3.gov/update and log in with the following: 

Complaint Id: Ixxxxxx  –  Password: xxxxxx

To learn more about Internet schemes and ways to protect yourself visit www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com.

More to follow, if there is more to report……..

 

NV Las Vegas Sun Reports: $3 Taxi Fare Increase

Taxis want to cement $3 credit card fee for fares
http://bit.ly/kLIVAR

My comments:
Anyone that gets in a taxi has the option of paying with cash. That is true. However today, most people don’t carry that much cash, thanks to multiple factors, one being the ease and security that a credit or debit card provides.

Having said that, Charging $3 to use a credit card is an outrageous ripoff. $3.00 on a $10 dollar fair is 30%. What other industry adds a 30% charge to their price? I can understand adding in the extra cost of the % that the credit card companies charge in to the price on the meter so that it works out, so the taxi doesn’t lose money, but at most that would only add 3 cents max (The fare would have to be $300 for the charge to be $3.)

Can you imagine going into a Starbucks and buying a coffee for $5.00 and the cashier tells you that will be $8.00?

The problem here is that when one gets in a cab, they need a cab. I know that money is tight, but how can anyone justify such a blatant surcharge? (I thought I read somewhere that Las Vegas taxi fares are the highest in the US already.)

Just another example of how dysfunctional and out of touch with its people our government has become.