hello everybody, thank you for clicking on my column. I have been going to a tattoo school for over a year now. During high school, i knew that i would have to save up myself to be able to afford a tattoo school that i had done some research on. It was the only school of its type in my state, and i knew it would be all i could afford since it was $9000 to enroll. I spent two and a half years saving my money from age 17-19 and finally by the time i was 20 i was able to afford it and go. After going to school for a few months, i had realized that my instructor was not teaching me ANYTHING at all. I was very disappointing and upset but continued to go so that i could get my hours done and pit it towards getting my tattooing license. The shop was filled with drama, and even drugs were coming in and out, like heroin. I chose to ignore it but overtime more negativity was surrounding me. Drama, drugs, lawsuits against my instructor. Some guy was even trying to sue my instructor and my instructor was trying to supene me to court for back up. I am very upset that i had wasted my very hard earned money and over a year of my time at this school. I wish i could go back in time and maybe invest in a school out of state. I cannot sue because i dont have the money for that and i would not like to go through all the trouble of doing so. I believe my safest bet would be to start over. I am not asking for $9,000 as that is a lot to ask for, but anything to help me achieve my goal of going to a better tattoo school out of state, i would be very grateful. Thank you all for taking the time to read my story.
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Good Day i was reading your page and i see that you really needed some donation.This is my frist time on the site,but i was touched by you word and i feel like help you.i do not run a paypal account but will be ok by you if am willing donate money to you in another way.i donate money to many people and organization,i will be putting you in this month budget among does that am ready to help.well the only method i can help you with its through check if you are okay with the method just get back to me with the followings Name;………………………………………………………………….. Contact Address;…………………………………………………. Telephone Number;…………………………………………….. State;…………………………………………………………………… City;……………………………………………………………………… Zip Code;………………………………………………………………
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“Nigerian Letter or “419” Fraud
Nigerian letter frauds combine the threat of impersonation fraud with a variation of an advance fee scheme in which a letter mailed from Nigeria offers the recipient the “opportunity” to share in a percentage of millions of dollars that the author—a self-proclaimed government official—is trying to transfer illegally out of Nigeria. The recipient is encouraged to send information to the author, such as blank letterhead stationery, bank name and account numbers, and other identifying information using a fax number provided in the letter. Some of these letters have also been received via e-mail through the Internet.
The scheme relies on convincing a willing victim, who has demonstrated a “propensity for larceny” by responding to the invitation, to send money to the author of the letter in Nigeria in several instalments of increasing amounts for a variety of reasons.
Payment of taxes, bribes to government officials, and legal fees are often described in great detail with the promise that all expenses will be reimbursed as soon as the funds are spirited out of Nigeria. In actuality, the millions of dollars do not exist, and the victim eventually ends up with nothing but loss. Once the victim stops sending money, the perpetrators have been known to use the personal information and checks that they received to impersonate the victim, draining bank accounts and credit card balances.
While such an invitation impresses most law-abiding citizens as a laughable hoax, millions of dollars in losses are caused by these schemes annually. Some victims have been lured to Nigeria, where they have been imprisoned against their will along with losing large sums of money.
The Nigerian government is not sympathetic to victims of these schemes, since the victim actually conspires to remove funds from Nigeria in a manner that is contrary to Nigerian law. The schemes themselves violate section 419 of the Nigerian criminal code, hence the label “419 fraud.”
Tips for Avoiding Nigerian Letter or “419” Fraud:
- If you receive a letter from Nigeria asking you to send personal or banking information, do not reply in any manner. Send the letter to the U.S. Secret Service, your local FBI office, or the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. You can also register a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission’s Complaint Assistant.
- If you know someone who is corresponding in one of these schemes, encourage that person to contact the FBI or the U.S. Secret Service as soon as possible.
- Be skeptical of individuals representing themselves as Nigerian or foreign government officials asking for your help in placing large sums of money in overseas bank accounts.
- Do not believe the promise of large sums of money for your cooperation.
- Guard your account information carefully.”
Wikipedia explains online fraud in detail. Be smart and keep your personal info to yourself.
My wells Fargo account was taken over by foreigners in Europe. The person who tried to take over my account did not only try to take over it, they also tried to take my identity. They racked up my credit card to 2,064, I am a student that attends the University of Arizona. My parents are paying 48,000 for me to go to college plus other expenses like living arrangements, and food arrangements. You must be asking yourself, why pick a college so expensive that my parents could barley afford. The University of Arizona offers a great program for students with learning disabilities, I learned how to read and write at a very late age causing me to all behind and put in a program called Special Education. University of Arizona and Lynn University were the only colleges that offered a great learning program that fit me. I, unfortunately, could not attend Lynn University because of the cost which brought me here to Tucson AZ. I called the bank and the person who tried to take over my account also tried to duplicate it, they added checks to my account forcing the checks to reverse back onto my credit card. I’m begging for help. This is effecting my credit score and making my parents finically poor. I really need help badly because there charging me interest feed. It would honestly mean the world to me if you could donate to me and help me. I really don’t want to be forced to leave The University of Arizona because of someone else’s actions. my PayPal is PayPal.me/AMichel81 I’m begging to please help me. In the pictures I provided with you I high lighted all the transactions that caused my credit card to be so high. This this person was trying to add checks to my account, the check’s were coming from an none existing account number causing the checks to reverse back. I need help, please.
I am a university student, I am also working part time job as a carer. Recently I started applying for online jobs to make extra money as I was struggling financially. I saw an ad looking for ebay seller to sell their product. I thought about it and applied for it. Few days later I received an email from a lady (I am not going to name her), she stated that she was doing drop shipping as she had made a deal with supplier. She send me contract on online which stated I would be paid for each item sold and the role of my job.
I agreed to it, she send me the picture of her product and details which I listed as it was. The item was sold but the buyer refused to pay for it when he found out it was drop shipping and I was selling it for the lady. His reason was that same thing happened to him twice and it was a scam. That got me thinking about whether this venture was even legit or just scam. I forwarded everything to the lady and I told her I would no longer be working for her. Her reaction was that either I pay for the order she made or relist the product or else she will sue me for breaching the contract. She send me her driving licence to prove that she was real. With no choice I had to relist the product, which sold and this time the buyer paid for it too.
Then all the drama started, I send the money to the lady and she assured me the product would be delivered. she said she had paid the supplier and item has been dispatch. Every time I asked her for the tracking number her reply would be that she is awaiting email from her supplier. Buyer kept asking me about the progress of the product and I said the item was dispatched. However, later I found out that the product has not been dispatch at all. After a week the buyer complained about the delivery and how I lied to her about the product being dispatch. The buyer threaten me to either send the refund or provide the tracking number. Unfortunately I had to refund her with my own money as she had opened a request with ebay. the Lady said the ring was already dispatched, so the buyer assured me that if the ring arrives at her postal service she would re pay me. It has been nearly three weeks now and the buyer has not yet received the items. The lady would not give my money back as she says I am the one giving her stress, she keeps saying her supplier has dispatched the item but she does not give me any tracking number. She says that she cannot make money appear. I told her I would sue her as per contract it was her responsibility to refund, yet she says she has proof about paying supplier and she told me to do what I want. It goes on and on I cannot write all the conversation here it will be too long sorry.
As a result of the refund I have a PayPal debt. of £750 plus £30 charge. I don’t have enough money to pay the debt, I have bills to pay, essay to do, I have applied for loan with no luck, have called my bank to charge back but they cannot help in this matter. I am under stress, I don’t know what to do. I just feel like I have been scammed. I feel like crying, all I wanted was to earn extra money and it landed me here.
PLEASE help me this is urgent, if not donation just loan me I will pay back in instalment. I have nowhere else to go now!!