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Ramblings of a Successful Entrepreneur & a not so Successful Comedian as well as, a man amongst men and women.

New Horizons Photos from NASA

One of the most amazing scientific achievements of my lifetime.

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Views of Pluto From New Horizons’ Approach A series of images shows New Horizons’ view of Pluto during the final week of its almost 10-year, three-billion-mile journey. Download this file at http://go.nasa.gov/1O4Nk1U

Source: New Horizons | NASA  

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……..

 

Fraud Alert

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.  They have my address, and federal tax and my duns number.  They are using a different phone and fax number.  My domain is SoundBroker.com and they are using soundbrokerinc.com 

I have already contacted GoDaddy who is the registrar of the fraudulent domain in hopes to shut them down immediately.

The subject of the email is: Switches Cisco WS-C2960X-24PS-L

The body of the email states the following (I have removed my pertinent contact information)——:

Good Afternoon,

Price quote needed for 24 units of CISCO CATALYST 2960-X 24 PORT POE+ 4 SFP LAN BASE Mfg. Part: WS-C2960X-24PS-L

We look forward to working with you!

——- End of text———–

Ironically yesterday I received a fraudulent request for purchase and here are the steps that I took and what I recommend to prevent fraud when getting an unrequest order.

Type the legitimate name of the company into your browser and use the contact information on the web site to call the organization that is supposedly placed the order.  NEVER use the information from the email to verify if the order is legit.

I highly recommend you be very diligent in your research before trusting and unsolicited request for purchase.

If you have any ideas to shut these crooks down and put them in jail where they belong, please leave me your thoughts in the comments.

SoundBroker.org – A Change for the Best is Almost Here

History has a way of repeating itself and if something was done right and it works then you should keep doing it, or as I like to say “if it is not broken don’t fix it”. If that is the case, then if it is broken and history has shown how do do it right, then only a fool will keep doing the same thing the same way and expect a different result.

Thanks to Morris Lyda’s amazing ability to convince me into doing something that I was meant to do, I started selling professional used gear for Disney in August 1997. I had not idea what I was doing, but Morris was convinced that I was the only salesman that could accomplish what he needed. I sold everything that he needed for me to sell to accomplish what he needed accomplished.

Then once again, in March of 1998 Michael McDonald, convinced David Bell and Mark Terry that I could do for JBL what I did for Disney which was to sell their warehouse of discontinued inventory. I did that too. As a matter of fact, everything that I did, I did despite myself. I believe that because I loved what I was doing, the universe took me along for a thrilling ride that is still going strong. I was the first one to use the Internet to market used gear and was the first online broker. All of the rest, came along after SoundBroker.com

There is not a day that goes by that I am not humbled by the success that I have experienced, I feel blessed and lucky. I believe that the key to my success is to be honest, likeable, and trustworthy. To give service, and to make sure that the buyer, the seller, and myself at the end of the transaction are winners.

I have seen our industry evolve from an analog one to a digital one and I have seen the huge profits that once were possible in leasing and renting dwindle to making it more difficult to earn a living. It is with all of the above thoughts in mind that I have decide to introduce a new membership service that will change the world into a better and more profitable place.

I am proud to announce today for your approval, SoundBroker.org a revoultionary new service organization for everyone that is involved in one way or another with profession production service and the support industry. An organization that everyone that participates is a winner.

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I know that developing SoundBroker.org is a huge undertaking, but a necessary one if the industry that I love and created can survive. I believe in my heart and soul that SoundBroker.org is and idea whose time has come. And as we all know, no idea is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

I also know that SoundBroker.org is going to be a work in progress and that for it to be successful I need the support and nurturing of everyone that has ever benefited from SoundBroker.com.

In the next few weeks, I will be releasing more information encouraging your support. Stay tuned…………..

“You can either bend with the breeze or break”.