Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Getting “Paid” for Displaying a Logo

A car dealer in Michigan is rewarding people for displaying its logo.  Fox, which has a range of outlets, offers $1 car washes to people who both have their license plate holder and their discrete logo of a fox.  That’s a $5 savings from the regular price.

That’s not quite enough to lure me, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Publishers Distribution Services Scams Again

Those incorrigible scammers, the scoundrels with almost a thousand names, are at at again, this time offering me a subscription to a magazine for $59.95, as always “the lowest available rate we can offer.”   As always, their mailing is intended to look like a bill to a careless recipient.

This time, they are “Publishers Distribution Services.” Going to the website for the magazine, I find the standard subscription is $29.95.

Although they go by many names, the mailing address always seems to be White City, Oregon.  Never subscribe to anything through them.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Beware of Ciprian Pahoni

I recently fell afoul of a clever scam that involved wiring money to one Ciprian Pahoni.  Should you have any dealings with a person by that name, be very, very dubious. Further details here.