Kristina again: romance with a swindler exposed on TV

November 14, 2016 under News

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I had a request to write more about the same TV host as in the previous post. She goes undercover to catch criminals and scammers in action. She finds the prospects through social media, sometimes they find her, and sometimes she actually gets leads from former victims.

In this episode she is going on a date with a doctor from England who is staying in a hotel. She knows this is a scam because of several reasons – his photo is actually from an eye wear commercial and there is a spelling mistake in his name.  This doctor tells her that he is bringing her a big expensive present, but he is coming straight from the airport and will not have any local currency, so she should bring some money and he’ll exchange it for dollars at a really good rate. Film crew and body guards are hiding nearby, waiting for her signal.

Kristina chooses her outfit carefully. She is playing the role of a shoe sales clerk with a modest income to portray a typical woman who would be blown away by a chance to date a rich doctor. Simple shorts, blouse, high heels, sheer backseam pantyhose, and a jacket over it so she looks dressed up, but not luxurious. The main accessory that she is carrying is a cake, a “present” for the man, with a hidden camera inside of it.

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She knocks on the door and a guy in underwear opens, motions her to come in. Kristina noticed a pack of money on the table and she put the cake with the hidden camera near it. The guy locks the door and right away pushes Kristina on the bed and calls her a slut. He accuses her prostitution and trying to steal his money and demands her to pay him so he’ll let her go.

Obviously, he’s not a foreigner, but claims to be some cop who is going to turn her in and flashes some fake identification. Kristina claims that all this time she had an active phone call on her cell and her friend heard the whole thing and already called police. This scammer dresses in a panic, takes away Kristina’s phone and snatches a wallet out of her purse, runs out of the room and gets greeted by the film crew. He claims this is his own wallet, but when Kristina opens it, it’s in a fact a makeup pouch full of cosmetics. The money that she brought with her was in her coat.

This is from a foreign TV shown called “Scammers on the Web”. If you want more of this, let me know, as you see, this is not my typical blogging topic. I like Kristina because she wears pantyhose for a lot of the episodes.

A story of how this TV host busted a pretense healer

November 14, 2016 under Weird, What to Avoid

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Someone forwarded me a link to this show about uncovering scams and swindles. On one hand I want to share this just because I think it is important to be aware that such things exist, but on another hand the host there wears such nice burgundy pantyhose. In general, almost in every one of her episodes she has some kind of tights on.

In this case there is a so called alternative healer who charges a lot of money for his sessions and at the same time sexually harasses his younger female visitors while at it. A woman who reported this pervert said that he gave her tea to drink during the visit and it made her almost pass out, so she couldn’t resist or even comprehend what’s going on.

kristina-elena-lebed-2-wearing-burgundy-pantyhoseLet me make it clear, this scam artist shouldn’t even be called a healer, prior to that they send an undercover patient with a real medical problem and the guy only took her money, telling her that she is actually fine.

This TV show host, Elena Kristina Lebed went to investigate it undercover and ended up with her skirt on her head by the end. Before she went in for a visit, she drank a neutralizing suspension that is meant to cancel out of the effects of most substances that she could be drugged with.
kristina-elena-lebed-3-wearing-burgundy-pantyhoseKristina came in saying that she hasn’t been feeling well and the healer right away told her that she has some horrible health issues that need some work. He said that the problem is in her genital chakra and asked how often she engages in sexual intercourse and even in what positions.

He said that there is an energy block and he needs to open the chakra. However, Kristina is too tense and it is hard to break through her aura, so he gave her some tea. Then some more tea again after he touched her knee. Kristina knew what the tea was for, even though the suspension she drank helped her not to get drowsy, but she pretended as if she is passing out on the couch.

kristina-elena-lebed-1-wearing-burgundy-pantyhoseThis scam artist reached for the top of her pantyhose and at that point she screamed out and the film crew broke in, pulling him off her with his pants still down. When questioned about what he is doing like this, he said that this is an alternative form of treatment. Finally, Kristina asked him what it was that he was planning to treat inside of her pantyhose and he got all quiet. One more pervert was out of practice.

Let me know your thoughts. Would you want to hear more stories from this show?

Svetlana Volnova, Ukrainian fashion star, falls victim to a scam

January 17, 2016 under Famous, What to Avoid

Svetlana Volnova in black pantyhose geting out of a carDespite her bimbo looks, Svetlana Volnova actually has a programming degree. Somehow this didn’t help her to exercise some logic when she fell victim to a scammer while she was herself trying to avoid paying customs fees for importing her car.

She bought a car in United States to save some money. But when she brought it to Ukraine, turned out that the duties on that car were as much as what she paid for it.

The car was 30,000 USD when she bought it US and the same car would cost 84,000 USD.

So to avoid those customs fees, she got someone who promised her to arrange so she won’t pay. Of course, that was a scammer who simply just took her money – $9,000 USD.

Customs followed up by taking away her car and presenting her with a fine of $8,000. Eventually she managed to get it all settled, but it was a lesson for her.

Svetlana Volnova in stockings

 

Malware Repair Scam from Microsoft – Beware!

June 17, 2013 under News

Recently I’ve been getting calls from strange numbers.  Finally, they got a hold of me, saying that it’s Microsoft calling and they were getting reports from my computer that there is a malware problem.  This Malware Repair Scam from Microsoft as they claim to be turns out to be very popular.

I’ve heard of this scam before I got the call, so obviously I knew that I am talking to some guy in India rather than to Microsoft.

Just out of interest, I asked which computer since I’ve got several in the household.  The answer was vague, saying “the one you use most often”.

I asked if they could describe what computer it is exactly (ex. Dell, Toshiba …) and so on, but of course the dude kept on avoiding the question.

Eventually I said to tell me my IP address, since they claim they really got reports from me and so on.  The answer I got was “we are not authorized to discuss it”.

The reason why I am telling you this is so you can be aware.  They change their number, they change their lines and scripts.  But don’t be tricked!

I had a similar call once saying “we are calling from your bank because your credit card got a prize…”  I asked which bank, since I have several bank accounts.  Here is how the rest went:

– What bank was that, I have several?

– HSBC

– No, I never used that one.

– RBC

– I closed my account there long time ago.

– Oh, sorry, it’s actually Scotia Bank!

– No, I only have a debit account from there.

– It’s TD Bank!

– OK, was that an American currency or a Canadian currency credit card?

– ?????

– OK, bye guys!  You are obviously not calling from MY bank about MY credit card.

 

Scammers get smarter every day.  Thus, if you are in doubt, ask them questions to make sure it’s for real.  They know your address and your name from the phone book, that’s not a big deal.

 

UPDATE ON JULY 10

I got a call again from “Jason” who barely understood me.  He said that he is calling from Microsoft and they were getting reports from my computer for a long time about malware.  I asked him 3 times where they are located.  He said that in Columbus, Ohio.  I later said that I have a Mac and right away he apologized and that was the end.

Pantyhose Scam, 1984, Connecticut

May 18, 2013 under What to Avoid

I was surprised to come across a scam story online that happened in 1984 in United States.  Pittsburgh newspaper published an article that seemed more like actions of a street scam agency rather than an actual hosiery corporation.  I wonder how someone would get so desperate to sell their product in order to use such tactics.  Would love to hear your opinion!

Newspaper Article on Pantyhose Scam

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – May 4, 1984

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Hartford, Conn. (AP) – State officials said yesterday they are going to court to stop a “pantyhose scam” they claim has been perpetrated on Connecticut residents.

Attorney General Joseph I. Liberman and Consumer Protection Commissioner Mary M. Heslin said Hosiery Corporation of America, based in Philadelphia, mailed packets containing four pairs of pantyhose to an undetermined number of Connecticut households.

Recipients were told one pair was a gift and they would have to pay for the other three by a deadline or their credit status would be damaged.

“This pantyhose scam is a flagrant violation of both state and federal laws, which make it clear that an unsolicited merchandise sent through the mail is an unconditional gift and can be kept by the recipient,” said Lieberman.

Liberman said the state filed suit against the company seeking a court order to prevent it from continuing the scheme.  The suit also seeks restitution for everyone who paid for the hosiery.

In addition, the attorney general said, the suit targets Retrieval Masters Credit Bureau Inc. of New York, which sought to collect on the “overdue” accounts.

“While the collection agency is not being faulted for attempting to collect what it perceived were overdue accounts, we are suing them because they do not have a licence to act as a collection agency in this state,” Helsin said.

Liberman and Mrs. Heslin urged those who received the mailings to contact her office in Hartford.