Friday, January 30, 2009

Super Weekend Shaping Up/Walmart Scam/What-Writing a check?

Shaping up to be a very nice weekend for most of the country. Only some snow around the Great Lakes and some showers in the Seattle area on Sunday. Highs across the northern states will be in the 20s, 30s and 40s. Down south, highs will reach the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Houston will start out in the 30s Saturday morning. Then, the high will be close to 70. Milder and more humid on Sunday with a few showers the second half of the day. Keep that in mind as you make your Superbowl cookout plans.

Let's do scam or chanchullo, pronounced chahn-chew-YO. Other words used are estafa and timo, pronounced ehs-tah-FAH and tee-MOH. Be sure to read my previous blog (posted earlier today) for information about a diabolical chanchullo.

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Be sure to check out the Walmart scam I describe in my previous post from earlier today.

First of all, I want to tell you that I told Megan I would be blogging about her today. We went with my stepdaughter Megan to get some money out of the ATM. Well, it was malfunctioning. So, I had her drive around and I wrote a check to cash and went through another line at the bank. I found out that Megan had no idea how to write a check for cash from a bank. She was very curious to see how I did just that. In fact, I might venture to add, she rarely even uses cash. She mainly uses a debit card for her purchases.

Do you think there will come a time when all of these things are automated and we aren't even carrying cash? I know that we are certainly moving in that direction. But wow...that whole deal today really brought it all home to me.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

Walmart Fraud Alert!!!

Hello all -
I am doing an early post to alert to you a scam that will make your life miserable.

It will say it is from Wal-mart and the subject line is: You have been selected.

When you open it, the header will look official with the official Walmart logo. This is the text in the email.

"You have been chosen by Walmart to take part in our Customer Satisfaction Survey.If you decide complete this survey, Walmart will send $150 to your confirmed Credit or Debit Card Account – Just for your time.Helping us better understand how our customers feel, benefits everyone. With the information collected we can decide to direct a number of changes to improve and expand our services.
The Survey form is attached to this email. Please download the attachment, open it, and follow the instructions on your screen.

Walmart, as the party who controls the data collected in this survey, may use your responses together with data it has about you to ensure its products and services meet your needs. Walmart will treat data collected from you in accordance with the Walmart privacy policy. The data submitted by survey form will be transmitted over an SSL encrypted connection (128 bit Secure Socket Layer). "

Then when you open it up, it asks a few questions and then asks for your personal credit care information including pin so that you can get paid $150. Here is more info. about it on a site reporting the fraud:


Eyes open everyone.
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman