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Avoiding ebay frauds and scams

Avoiding eBay Frauds and Scams

I have been reading lately about many cases of people, who are the victims of conmen on the internet auction website Ebay. I myself had a negative experience a number of years ago when a man tried to steal ?170 from me. I was one of the lucky ones as I managed to get the money back.
I had been having lots of fun buying and selling on Ebay for a number of months, without any problems at all. I regularly sold second hand mobile phones and was making a fair amount of money for very little effort. If I ever bought anything that cost over ?100, I would always meet the seller somewhere, normally just off the motorway. I managed to purchase what I felt were some real bargains and also sold off many items which I no longer needed or wanted.
This fun and easy way of earning cash was soon to come to an end. Maybe I am a bit of a fool, but it came as quite a shock when it happened.
On one particular day, I was scouring ebay, looking to purchase another second hand mobile phone, which I would then re-sell, hopefully for a profit. I eventually found an advert for a buy it now phone, with the asking price low but not extremely low. It was available for only ?170, I believed I could quite easily make a profit of at least ?50 at this price.
On the advert there was a mobile number, which I could phone if I had any questions. I duly did this and a man calling himself Tony answered. I asked him the general type questions, which he was happy to answer. He sounded and seemed really nice, however stated that he was unable to meet me as he was unable to drive, as he had yet to pass his driving test. The alarm bells should have started ringing, but for whatever reason, they didn’t.
As his house was a long way from where I lived, I reluctantly agreed to pay via a bank transfer. He assured me he would post the phone that very day via Royal Mail Special Delivery to arrive by noon the next day. He seemed very genuine, they always do your thinking and that was that.
As you will no doubt have guessed, no phone arrived the next day or in fact any day.
I tried contacting Tony via e-mail, text and by phoning his mobile phone, there was no reply.
I realised what a fool I had been, however decided to go to the police. They were very helpful and about half an hour later I had a crime number, however was warned that it was very unlikely I would ever see a phone or receive a refund of my money. The police advised me to be very careful as they regularly have complaints from people who have been defrauded on ebay, I was not alone!
Outside the police station I sent Tony a text with the police crime number. To my shock he phoned me straight away swearing at me but eventually agreed to refund me the money, if I stopped the police action against him.
I was very lucky, I am sure many other people as the police stated, never get their money back.

Wii nintendo features

Wii Nintendo Features

Now that the Nintendo Wii is easily available, there is no need to speculate about it’s speed and memory. It has the Broadway processor which was built jointly with IBM, based on IBM’s PowerPC-based processor. It employs a DVD drive; however, the drive cannot be used for running movies, only for Nintendo games. You can now check out the Wii and discover exactly what are it’s major features.

First of all, the Wii is fairly simple to set up. The console’s design and user manual make it apparent that this is a mature product from a company that has the background in producing consumer goods.

The Nintendo Wii has completely modified the way gaming controllers are made. The Wii’s controller looks more like a TV remote control than a game controller. It has integrated motion sensors so, for example, to swing a tennis racket, you simply move your arm as if you were really swinging a racket. Also, the controllers supply the players with responses at various times such as they vibrate when you point them at clickable buttons, or they emit a sound when two players are playing bowls.

The Nintendo Wii system is well-matched with Gamecube games as well as the Gamecube controller even though the two systems use very different controllers. The Wii also has the capability to download games from the original Nintendo (NES), Super Nintendo (SNES), and the Nintendo 64.

Pricewise, the Nintendo Wii is less expensive than it’s two main competitors, the Xbox 360 and the PS3.

WordPress

WordPress 2.8.5

It’s been a year now since I was first properly introduced to WordPress and started using it to create an online archive of my work.  Over the last 12 months I have grown to appreciate the power and flexibility of this piece of online blogging software and feel the need today to go in to a little more detail.

WordPress is a free and open source publishing application which gives home users the ability to quickly and easily create an online blog using their own domain name.   Blogging, the term used to describe the maintenance of a website used to chronicle information has become incredibly popular in recent years as more users realise that the Internet provides a global platform which can be used to broadcast their ideas or opinions.

For most, the prospect of coding a website from scratch is not just a daunting but potentially impossible task, and so it is down to worthy applications such as WordPress to make blogging accessible to the masses.  Undeniably a small amount of technical knowhow is required however the process of the initial installation couldn’t really have been made any simpler.

Begin by registering your domain name (for example, I chose www.computerarticles.co.uk) and sort out a hosting package.  The hosting of your blog shouldn’t cost more than around ?25 a year and you may want to use the same company for this that you used to register the domain.

With this process complete, download the WordPress application from www.wordpress.org and upload it to your web space before running a single installation file which will configure the software to work with your web host and allow you to set up initial settings such as a user name and password.  Someone with a basic knowledge of setting up a website should be able to complete the process in a couple of minutes however even basic users should find they are able to complete the installation in around 20 minutes by following the step by step guide online.

Once installed you can begin adding content by way of a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) text editor which allows you to quickly and easily knock out an article using features such as bullet pointing, text alignment and text effects without having to worry about getting your hands dirty by doing any coding.

So far this is all fairly basic stuff however WordPress comes in to its own when you start to play around with some of the settings relating to the look and feel of your new blog.  The theme selector for example is an incredibly powerful element of the software which allows you to automatically style your site in a set fashion by choosing one of over one thousand themes.  Don’t assume that these are all incredibly similar and that every WordPress site will look the same.  The theme you use will radically change not only how your blog looks but also how it feels; for example, the entire navigational layout of the site can be changed simply by selecting a new theme.

Updating the blog and providing additional functionality for both you and your users is also easily achieved but unfortunately I’ve reached my word limit so this will be continued next week.

Reverse social security lookup

Reverse Social Security # Lookup

Are you intrigued in completing a reverse social security card number lookup? If you are then be sure to seekout this critical information before continuing any further. A social security card number can present you a lot of info about a person. This is the major source of information utilized to continue records about an individual on just about any level. It is utilized for jobs, law enforcement, and numerous other world records as well. This is almost always the best type of discovering up to date data about a person because it is probably the most utilized in records. If you have a SSN and a last name, you have all the information you want to get started.
The next step is finding a internet site that includes this service. It should be fairly uncomplicated to do with your frequent research engine. Just try searching for keywords like reverse SSN lookup, social reverse lookup, or even just amount verification. Any of those should bring a decent amount of resulting web sites to select from. Glimpse through the list of sites to unearth one that offers what you need, but make sure you find one that offers you a membership. This is vital because you will not want to preserve paying for every research you do. With the membership all your searches will be cost-free for the duration of your membership term.
That is all you really call for to know about where to locate a reverse social security quantity lookup. Just try to remember to get one that has the membership for around forty dollars or so. This will keep you from getting ripped off.