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A Couple of Warnings

Friday, June 29th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized

A Couple of Warnings

Here are a couple of quick warnings for you. I thought they were very important for you all to know about, but I also didn’t want to go full fledged on them, so here are just some brief descriptions about the two safety hazards. This tip will at least give you enough information to avoid any problems you may encounter in the future. Here we go!

Warning #1 – A New Scam

Just recently, the FBI has issued a warning about a new scam that everyone should be aware of. This new scam does not work by preying on the recipients’ greed, but instead, it’s set out to scare them. Within this scam, the sender claims to be a hired assassin out to kill the recipient. The sender wants the recipient to pay them thousands of dollars or they will be killed. So far, there have been about 100 complaints filed with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center since this scam emerged, which was around December of last year.

Special Agent John Hambrick who runs the Internet Crime Complaint Center stated, “This is a hoax, so do yourself a favor and don’t respond.” When the recipient responds to any scam, it tells the senders that the e-mail address is real and from there, they can go forth and possibly make some money off of that person. Now, I know this sounds scary, but don’t panic. If you receive one of these e-mails, file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center and just simply, do not respond to the e-mail. Remember, you should never respond to an e-mail unless you know exactly who the sender is. Just use common sense and keep an eye out for this type of thing. If you do that, you’ll be just fine!

Warning #2 – Gateway Battery Recall

The Gateway computer company recently announced a voluntary recall of around 14,000 lithium-ion type battery packs that were shipped out as a primary or spare battery pack for Gateway 400VTX and 450ROG series notebook computers. They were sold from May 2003 to August 2003. Even though it’s been so long, Gateway stated that they are recalling the battery packs, because they are at risk of overheating and creating a potential fire hazard. Gateway has not commented on who manufactured the batteries at this time.

There you go. Stay safe, my WorldStart friends!

~ Jack William

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