Chopped Peach & Avocado Salad

Chopped Peach & Avocado Salad

sherriet:

I know I’ll make this!

Originally posted on veggielover:

Chopped Peach & Avocado Salad

1 large cucumber, chopped
2 large peaches, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 large avocado, cubed
A handful of fresh basil, chopped
Juice from 1/2 a lime

~Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Eat right away or let sit for 30-60 minutes for flavours to blend.

Serves 1-2 (this is one serving for me)

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C. S. Aluminium Corporation fake job lead

Once again, a fraudulent job lead came my way.  Once again, I’m sharing the message and pointing out the red flags.

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From:  C. S. Aluminum Corporation (hunter@dankov.lipetsk.ru)

Subject:  Rep Needed Urgently 

C. S. Aluminium Corporation.
17 Tong Lin Road, Hsiao Kang
District, Kaohsiung 812,
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Website: csc.com.tw
REF:CSC/REP/887

Good day,

I am Mr. S. T. Chang, President of C. S. Aluminium Corporation. We need a
reputable person,company/firm to serve as our payment
collection agent in America,Canada.We are ready to discuss terms of
payment if
you are interested.

Note: It won’t disturb your present job, as  its  going to be on part time
basis

Warmest Regards
Mr. S. T. Chang

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Red flags:

  • Mr. S. T. Chang’s email address is hunter@dankov.lipetsk.ru.  If C.S. Aluminum is in Taiwan, why would the company president use an email address based in Russia?
  • ‘Payment Collection Agent’ position should always make you pause.  The company location, salary, and list of duties should be clear and not suspect.
  • The note claiming the position will not disrupt your present job is suspect.  How many legitimate employers make that statement from the beginning?
  • If the message shows up in your spam folder with a warning message, it’s very unlikely the job is legitimate.

Be safe and smart, people.

Happy birthday, guys!

Happy birthday to my daughter (20 on the 24th), husband (January 26), and baby brother (January 26)!

Photo credit:  Idea go

Photo credit: Idea go

Party on, guys!  Love you all!

What’s Your Biggest Fear?

sherriet:

I’m not a fan of heights myself. Or water.

Originally posted on Bucket List Publications:

Sea Trek Walking with Sharks

What’s your biggest fear; something so paralyzing that it gives you shivers just thinking about it? Just two years ago, I was so desperately afraid of marine life that the sight of a minnow sent me in the opposite direction. I loved to swim and I spent my entire life in the water, but I could never even think about what lurked below. I was curious but too afraid. Today was a monuments day for attacking my fears head-on. I walked with 22 sharks, 20 feet under water with Sea Trek at Atlantis, Bahamas and a state-of-the-art clear-glass helmet and I will never look at my fears the same way again. 

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Another Mystery Shopper position

Mystery shopping, again.  The reason scammers use this one so often is because there is a little truth in it.  There are mystery shopping gigs, but they don’t pay as handsomely as the scammers suggest.  You might get the overage or a bonus if the shop is urgent, but #$200 per gig?  Nope.

Mystery Shopper (alert@rbs.com) sent me this invitation to apply for a shopping gig and gave several clues to its fraudulent nature.

Subject:  MYSTERY SECRET SHOPPER

Congratulations,

 We are accepting applications from qualified individuals from all-over the
world to become Secret-Shopper. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience.

 After you sign up, you will have access to training materials from us. Should you interested, your wages would be US $200 per assignment. No commitment is made on this job and you would have flexible hours. At least 2 evaluations a week will be assigned to you because this is a part time job and we think this job suits you. We will provide you the money for all of your evaluations.

 Money order/Payment check would be in a certain amount which you would be required to Cash at your Bank, then deduct your salary and have the rest used for the evaluation at the store that would be given to you for evaluations.

 Provide the following information if you interested and we will get back
shortly with an your assignment.

 Name (First,Last):
 Email:
 Address:
 City,State,Zip Code:
 Phone Number:

 We are waiting your good response, Thank you.

 (Candidate from USA & Europe are allowed to apply for this offer)

 Regards,
 James Morgan
 Head of Recruitment
 SS-Network @2014

See that tidbit about cashing a check and deducting your salary?  Yeah, that’s the scam.  You cash a fraudulent check and you end up on the hook.  If the names James Morgan and SS-Network seem familiar, it’s because they are.   Once again, this Head of Recruitment is trying to steal from whoever falls for this.

Be safe.

 

The spam and scams never end!

Howdy, y’all.

You’d think the criminals would take a little time off to celebrate holidays and such, but no.  They’re workaholics and they cast wide nets, hoping to snag someone.  Sadly, they usually do.

Take Mr. John David for example.  He thinks that a subject line screaming good news will entice me.  He thinks I’ll happily download the attached file without a thought.  I won’t, but someone else might.

Job scammers are busy, too.  They’re still stealing contact information from legitimate job search sites and sending job offers out.  Natalie Gittens (norts@optusnet.com.au and nataliegitten@gmail.com) contacted me about a job after finding my resume on Career Builder.

Subject:  Position available _ id – R348KC6535197.

Greetings,

By this email we would like to reply to your CV that you’ve posted with CareerBuilder and suggest you to apply for a vacant position with our Company. Our job is not related to any sales, MLM or similar companies that would ask you to pay entrance fee or subscribe to a kind of mailing structure. Working with us, you will be engaged in a real business issue that would require your part-time involvement. You can generate profit even staying at your home or office. This is a longtime job with salary guaranteed.

Vacancy: Turnover Manager
Payment Amount: $1650/month.
Type: Part-Time

Situation: the United States of America

Responsibilities: Forwarding packages

Overview:

- Possibility to work during 6-10 hours a week;
- You are a US citizen;
- High level of responsibility;
- 21+ y.o.;
- PC/Home office;
- Confident and skilled in using Microsoft office including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, email and Internet;
- Possibility to combine this job with other activities;
- You can accept packages weighting up to 10 kg;
- Legitimate shipping address is available.

For getting more information, please send your answer back.

When we verify your data and find it suitable, you will be contacted by our job manager.

Faithfully yours,
BTK-Sales Inc.

Sigh.  A part-time job paying $1650 a month should raise eyebrows, but sometimes people are desperate for just one of these offers to be real.  They’re not.  They’re either after your money,  making you an accessory to a crime, or both.  Seriously, it’s fake.  Please don’t fall for it.

Have you receive any interesting ‘job’ offers lately?  Share with the rest of us.

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Meet the Noir Naturals team

sherriet:

Want to know about how I work from home? Meet the Noir Naturals team! Noir Naturals is a New Orleans-based manufacturer of natural skincare and aromatherapy products. I’m proud to work with this group of talented, dedicated professionals.

Originally posted on Noir Naturals:

Our team has grown over the years and we’d like you to meet all of us.  Charles and Everyl-Ann you may have met, but Danalyn and Sheryl are working with us, too.  We want you to know more about us, so we’ll share a little about our team throughout 2014.

charles

me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our team members will share a little more about themselves, their hobbies, and more over the next few months.  Do you have any questions for us?

To learn more about Noir Naturals, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram, or Pinterest.  Not into social media?  Visit us at NoirNaturals.com to learn more about our team, products, travel schedule, and what else we’re up to.

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Here’s to a fantastic year!

Happy 2014, all!  Do you have any plans?  Mine include continuing on the path to a better life.  No formal resolutions here.  

I’ll be back next week with your regularly scheduled goodies.  You know, scam alerts, tips on making it work, and ideas on getting started from home. Until then, peace!