Showing posts with label Scams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scams. Show all posts

Friday, July 3, 2020

You're in good hands with these people

As car insurers touted COVID-19 refunds, 1 company’s filings show ‘coronavirus windfall’
Progressive’s actuary indicated a 22.8% refund was warranted. But it gave back 20% for April and May. Some discounts have ended, though many people are still driving less.

By Stephanie Zimmermann Jul 3, 2020, 5:45am CDT

Normally busy Lake Shore Drive’s light traffic shows that, even with driving trips rebounding from April’s lows, many people are still working from home, driving less — and thus getting into fewer accidents that insurers have to pay claims on. Pat Nabong / Sun-Times

This spring, when COVID-19 began spreading and the country largely shut down, many auto insurers boasted about the money they were giving back to consumers.

The refunds to those who insured with them typically were about 15% to 20% of a monthly premium

Friday, April 24, 2020

JP Morgan has forsaken their small customers in return for one particular customer

First on CNN Business: JPMorgan, Ruth's Chris accused of cheating small businesses out of emergency loans 

JP Morgan/Chase Bank....good

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Shame on them

Harvard says to keep stimulus grant after Trump vows it will be returned

By Steve Holland and Alexandra Alper

WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - Harvard University said it plans to keep an $8.6 million grant it received as part of a stimulus package to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus lockdown, contradicting U.S. President Donald Trump who pledged the university would return it.

Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, Trump pointed to the institution's ample endowment - worth nearly $41 billion - as the reason why it should hand over the money.

"Harvard is going to pay back the money and they shouldn't be taking it," Trump said, adding that Harvard has one of the largest endowments "in the country, maybe in the world."

In a statement issued moments after the briefing ended, however, Harvard said it planned "to direct 100% of the funds to financial assistance to students, and will not be using any of the funds to cover institutional costs."

The university said it received the grant through the educational relief program that was part of the $2.3 trillion stimulus passed at the end of March, which also included a much larger fund aimed at

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Student loan scam finally shut down

Argosy University closing leaves students in limbo and with incredible levels of debt. Students borrowed, borrowed and borrowed until they couldn't get any more loans

Meher Sharma, a doctoral student at Argosy University, protested with international students March 5 amidst the school's looming shutdown.

By Savannah Eadens

When Bobbie Logan walked into Argosy University’s downtown campus, she saw the hallways strewn with textbooks and offices in disarray.

Logan, a 56-year-old doctoral student, said it looked like a tornado had gone through the building

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

First Cousins?

The curious case of Parkland school shooting student survivor Emma Gonzalez, read this and then consider what happened at Sandy Hook. 

After the February 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, two student “survivors” — Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg — were interviewed on CNN, demanding gun control and trashing President Trump and the NRA.
Note that at the 0:14 mark in the video, the CNN anchor woman clearly identified both Gonzalez and Hogg as Douglas High students:
Two of those students who [sic] you’ll recognize join us now, Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg.”
Throughout the interview with CNN, Gonzalez repeatedly identified as a student.
At the 2:35 mark, Gonzalez said:

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Instigator and opportunist, he wasn't a student there

Who is David Hogg, Florida Parkland School shooting survivor?

This is what David Hogg claims to be:
  • 17-year-old student, a senior, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (CNN).
  • The son of a FBI agent — the federal agency that is so maligned by President Trump.
  • He and his family moved to Florida several years ago, when he was a freshman. Hogg once wrote on Reddit about moving in the middle of his freshman year and how hard it was because so many people in high school weren’t authentic (Heavy).
  • Hogg is an aspiring broadcast journalist.
  • He said he was in his environmental science class when he heard the first gunshots, and that they never had an active shooter drill at the school.
  • He told CNN that during the shooting, he hid in a closet in the school — where he is a student. He said all he could think was “Tell the story.” So, while the gunman was shooting, the very brave Hogg pulled out his phone and interviewed people near him about what was happening because “I want to show these people exactly what’s going on when these children are facing bullets

Friday, December 29, 2017

Donate your body to science? Think again.

Special Report: A business where human bodies were butchered, packaged and sold

By John Shiffman, Reade Levinson and Brian Grow
Biological Resource Center, one of several human body donation companies under investigation by the FBI, is seen in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara
By John Shiffman, Reade Levinson and Brian Grow
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Sam Kazemi stood over the old man’s corpse. Nearby lay pliers, a scalpel and a motorized saw designed to cut drywall and pipe.
On a busy day, Kazemi might harvest body parts from five or six people who had donated their bodies to science. On this day in November 2013, the corpse before Kazemi typified the donors who gave their remains to his employer, Biological Resource Center.
The man was a retired factory worker with a ninth-grade education. He had lived with his

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's for your safety don't you know

Mayor Rahm triples ‘grace period’ for red-light cameras, he is so nice. 

A sign warns of the presence of a red-light camera. | AP file photo

Chicago motorists caught on camera blowing through red lights will have triple the “grace period” before being slapped with $100 tickets, under a change made Monday that could reduce the number of tickets issued by nearly a third.

Last year, the city issued 586,415 red-light tickets — and about 29 percent of those went to motorists who entered the intersection between one-tenths and three-tenths of a second

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sandy Hook - Is it possible it didn't happen?

I have posted a link to a website that raises legitimate questions about the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. My initial reaction to the prospect of someone raising questions as to the validity of the shooting was of repulsion. "How could anyone question the deaths of so many children?" Over time, that repulsion has led to a gentle questioning of some of the inconsistencies which has led to some serious doubt about the facts as presented by the media. Combine that doubt with the fake news problems we have witnessed during the past year and I feel compelled to post this story. 

The link is

Please read about it and try to objectively decide if the media reports make sense. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Amazon, Starbucks, Google, Apple, Adobe, Dell, Oracle, Microsoft, HP etc. Is Working With Lawmakers to Counter Trump’s Immigration Order As They Thirst For Cheap Labor.

It's time to remove their veil of goodness and expose them for what they are really doing - exploitation of foreign workers. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

U of I

Fails Illinois Residents
U of I wants to increase it's enrollment!

I wonder how many current students are from China?

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The latest corporate scam

I was in a local Panera Bread today. I ordered a sandwich and drink. I paid with a charge card. The order taker, a very nice kid, asked me if I wanted to leave a tip. On the charge card panel was the question. DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE A TIP? YES or NO.

I have never encountered this at a fast food restaurant before. I told the order taker that this was high pressure. I then gave her a $5.00 bill which she accepted. I don't think I will ever go back to a Panera Bread again.

Are they not paying their employees enough?
Are they not factoring in the cost of labor into their products?
Are they giving all of the tip money to the employees or just a portion of it?

Monday, November 9, 2015

Funeral money used to pay for a car

These local charities are not regulated and more often than we are willing to admit, are just a scam. Often the money goes to pay administrative expenses. Give your money to Catholic Charities or the Salvation Army.

Sunday, November 8, 2015