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Q&A: what are the complications of sending detailed information of myself to a scam like”yahoo lottery”?

Question by anam t: what are the complications of sending detailed information of myself to a scam like”yahoo lottery”?
if i’ve sent details like my name,address and passport info to someone proclaiming to be offering me money and proclaiming to be of the “yahoo lottery” uk corporation,what can they do with this kind of information if i’ve already sent it?am i in deep trouble by giving it to them?

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Answer by Nancy Kay
identity theft, dear…and monetary theft if you gave them any banking info! NEVER, NEVER , NEVER do this!

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3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 14, 2011 at 4:07 am

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Scam or not?


by Reinhard_Schuldt

Question by rider476: Scam or not?
Couple weeks ago I entered a drawing for a “free cruise”. My name was picked…and from my understanding it is a free 4 day cruise, only you pay $ 77 for activation fee and you can schedule your cruise within a year of the activation. Just wonder if anyone out there has registered for one before and won before??

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Answer by Ginger
I have “free” advice, only it will cost you $ 77.

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9 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - December 22, 2010 at 12:07 am

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We won a “free cruise”. Is this a scam?


by Nick Chill

Question by Kate H: We won a “free cruise”. Is this a scam?
My boyfriend had been getting calls from a 1-866 number for about a week and when he finally answered there was a woman on the other end from a comany called Cruise and Land Promotions who told him he had won a free cruise. He asked her how he had won this, and she explained it was probably through a travel website. He uses Travelocity a lot to book flights, so he assumed it was through them. She explained that he only had to pay port taxes, totalling $ 93 per person and we had to provide our own transportation to the port. He said the woman was not pushy, gave it to him as a take it or leave it kinda thing, didn’t ask for any credit card information, and gave him a call back number to book the trip when he was ready (apparently we have an 18 month time limit on this). She provided a website also (www.cruiseandlandpromotions.com). My boyfriend is not a naiive person in the slightest and he’s pretty convinced this is legit. I’ve been trying to do research on this company, and all I can really find is their company website, which seems like the site of a travel agency. I’ve heard that cruise lines sometimes DO offer free cruises (to fill up unused, unsellable, cabins in hopes you’ll spend money on various other things on the boat like alcohol and gambling) but I also know there are ton of scams out there. Luckily, we’ve yet to give them any credit card information so there’s no loss just yet. Anyone familiar with this company or know whether or not this is a scam?

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Answer by Keith
NO DONT ITS A SCAM give it to me ill make use of it

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5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - November 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm

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Beware, new job scam!!!?

Question by JWD: Beware, new job scam!!!?
There was an job ad on craigslist for a company looking for a customer service rep. They sent me to their website where I could request an application. So, I submitted a request and got an application from them 5 days later, filled it out and then mailed it back.

15 days later, I get a bill in the mail for a $ 78 “application fee”. When I called the number provided on the invoice, they said they are just a third party billing company. They are located in the USA, but the company that is responsible for the charge is located in the Cayman Islands.

They then offered to give me the mailing address for the Cayman Island company (yeah, like that’s going to help). They explained that when I requested an application, I agreed to that company’s terms and conditions, authorizing the charge. And on the application, that I returned, I confirmed this by signing a statement certifying that I read/understood/agreed to the website’s terms and conditions.

This is soooo deceptive!

I refused to pay the $ 78, and now they have sent my information to a debt collector. This will effect my credit report. I’m just trying to find a job!!! I can’t believe this scam!

BEWARE FOLKS!!! Anybody know who I can report this to?

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Answer by Deadly_sinner
That is awful! I’ve heard tell of these Craigslist scams. People need to know that they never, EVER should pay to be considered for a job.

First of all, send a registered letter to the debt collector refusing to pay the charge. Paper trail, paper trail, paper trail.

Put in a complaint with the FTC; they have an online form and it’s very simple to share your story. Also, contact your state’s attorney general…they also handle deceptive business practices and consumer fraud.

I can’t believe the extent of the fraud, reckless charging, and overbilling that is going on right now. It seems like every scumbag is coming out of the woodwork just to get their hands on our wallets.

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - November 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

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Q&A: Are education “Thinking Maps” useful or a pseudo-science scam?


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Question by somedad: Are education “Thinking Maps” useful or a pseudo-science scam?
Our school district is forcing the kids to use these methods in all of their notes. There are a lot of obvious PR entries on the web about this, but I can’t find any independant data. Their website is http://www.thinkingmaps.com
And if they are useful, what is the best resource on them?

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Answer by iteach2change
As a teacher, I can assure you these methods do work. When children organize their thought processes visually they comprehen the material much more easily. I don’t know about the data, but they are widely used and also called graphic organizers. It is very helpful for taking notes.

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3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm

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Scam or not?…I recieved an email offer for a free roundtrip SouthWest Airline ticket voucher.?


by Jon Wiley

Question by SamB12: Scam or not?…I recieved an email offer for a free roundtrip SouthWest Airline ticket voucher.?
I half thought it may be a “message from God” (ha??well..I was praying for a way to get to CA to see my mom, who had a stroke & the email was dated 1/18, same day I found out about her stroke).

I’m a skeptical person, but when I was looking for an answer, there was the “free ticket” offer.. so..? But I’m not stupid either & I know nothing is free. I did open it, & the deal: you agree to try a certain number of 7-day trial offers from advertisers & give a credit card #, & they send the airline voucher. The offers seemed okay, like Blockbuster online, Netflicks, Mary Kay,etc. I didn’t follow through (did NOT give a cc #). On the other hand, I want to see my mom SO bad, & sometimes answers to prayers come in different ways than we might expect.

It stayed at the top of subsequent emails & I noted the date 1/18/..2038 (email dates can be altered by changing the date on the computer). I checked to see if its a scam & couldn’t find it was, but still..I’m hesitant.

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Answer by peaches
scam.the hotel prices and all that will rip you off.

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10 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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