Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What Goes Around - Comes Around

I posted a resume online. I added a job description to my resume for this company that I worked for.

Well, the owners and co-owners had litigations between each other and they even sent the deposition for me to go to court for one of them.

Well, after the court case the owner kept harassing me and sent me an email not to put his company name on my resume.

He finally got his attorney to send a letter to tell me to DESIST putting that company on my resume.

HARASSMENT IS A HARASEMENT!! No matter in which form of harassment.

One of the ex-owners of the company told me to sue them.

I will not waste my time and money for the lawyer, especially money.

I worked for a Japanese company in Tokyo and the manager told me that I am free to use him as a reference any time.

Oh well, some people are hardened by callous heart.

What goes around - comes around

Sunday, March 16, 2008

FTC Releases List of Top Consumer Fraud Complaints in 2007

FTC Releases List of Top Consumer Fraud Complaints in 2007
Sunday, February 24, 2008 - Federal Trade Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The FTC released the list of top consumer fraud complaints received by the agency in 2007. The list, contained in the publication “Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Complaint Data January-December 2007,” showed that for the seventh year in a row, identity theft is the number one consumer complaint category. Of 813,899 total complaints received in 2007, 258,427, or 32 percent, were related to identity theft.

The report breaks out complaint data on a state-by-state basis and also contains data about the 50 metropolitan areas reporting the highest per capita incidence of fraud and the 50 metropolitan areas reporting the highest incidence of identity theft.

The report states that credit card fraud was the most common form of reported identity theft at 23 percent, followed by utilities fraud at 18 percent, employment fraud at 14 percent, and bank fraud at 13 percent.

Consumers reported fraud losses totaling more than $1.2 billion; the median monetary loss per person was $349, the report states.

The top 20 complaint categories were:

Rank Category Complaints %
1 Identity Theft 258,427 32
2 Shop-at-Home/Catalog Sales 62,811 8
3 Internet Services 42,266 5
4 Foreign Money Offers 32,868 4
5 Prizes/Sweepstakes and Lotteries 32,162 4
6 Computer Equipment and Software 27,036 3
7 Internet Auctions 24,376 3
8 Health Care Claims 16,097 2
9 Travel, Vacations, and Timeshares 14,903 2
10 Advance-Fee Loans and Credit Protection/Repair 14,342 2
11 Investments 13,705 2
12 Magazines and Buyers Clubs 12,970 2
13 Business Opportunities and Work-at-Home Plans 11,362 1
14 Real Estate (Not Timeshares) 9,475 1
15 Office Supplies and Services 9,211 1
16 Telephone Services 8,155 1
17 Employ. Agencies/Job Counsel/Overseas Work 5,932 1
18 Debt Management/Credit Counseling 3,442 <1
19 Multi-Level Mktg./Pyramids/Chain Letters 3,092 <1
20 Charitable Solicitations 1,843 <1

The FTC collects consumer fraud complaints from more than 125 other organizations and makes them available to more than 1,600 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad via Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database. In 2007, the FTC received almost 140,000 more consumer fraud complaints than in 2006. These additional complaints came from numerous data contributors, primarily the Better Business Bureaus.