Tuesday, January 29, 2008

ALERT: e-gold phishing continues

After last email when hackers try to stole my e-gold identity, I received at least two more emails. It is really essential, that every single user of e-gold account (and other account, like Liberty Reserve and so on), understand this dangerous activity of hackers. They send emails and want to make you believe, you have to update something on account. When you click on link, you recieve a hacked copy of e-gold site and if you start entering your account information, they stole it.

DON'T click on links in emails.

If you use webmail service like Gmail, use special option: Report phishing, when you receive an email like I did minutes ago - copy paste here:

to me
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10:58 (3 minutes ago)
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Dear e-gold customer,

We regret to inform you that your E-gold account could be suspended if you don't update your account information. To resolve this problems please click here and enter your account information. If your problems could not be resolved your account will be suspended for a period of 24 hours, after this period your account will be terminated.

For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.

Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using E-gold in any way. This includes the registering of a new account. Please note that this suspension does not relieve you of your agreed-upon obligation to pay any fees you may owe to E-gold.

Safeharbor Department e-gold, Inc.
The E-gold team.

* This is an automatic message. Please do not reply. *

Saturday, January 26, 2008

ALERT: Another e-gold phishing email

Some minutes ago I received another try to catch my e-gold information. NEVER click on such links. Here is an email I received (clickable links removed), if you got something like that, delete it. And inform your friends, referrals and downline on e-gold with all means possible.

to me
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16:49 (2 hours ago)
** Necessary examination of your e-gold account address **

This automatic email notice lets you know that your Account Information for your
e-gold account is incorrect and examination of your e-gold account address

You must as quickly as possible verify your address.
To verify your Account Information address please click on this link:
Examination of e-gold account

This email was sent from e-gold Ltd ( www.e-gold.com ).

ABOUT e-gold
e-gold is an electronic currency, 100% backed by physical gold in allocated storage,
that empowers people to use gold as money. e-gold is integrated into a secure account-based
payment system, operating globally 24/7, featuring instantaneous payment settlement with no
charge back risk, at lower cost. Shopping cart, automation, and mobile phone interfaces are
available. Operational since 1996, e-gold has settled over 79M transactions, serves customers
in 165 countries, and has a circulation of more than 2.4 metric tonnes of e-gold.

Thank you for using e-gold!

Please do not reply to this automatically generated email message.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

ALERT: Solidcash is not so solid

Maybe I was really a little too optimistic with Solidcash.net . It just seems HYIP times are over. Now just scammers are operating in this area. Solidcash has made last withdrawal couple days ago, so I would say this is another scam in the row.

What to say in this case... We have seen this so many times, and strange, there are still naive people (like me :) who trust in HYIP in hope to get something out of it.


If you really have some money to spend, invest it into honest programs, with real goals and vision. For a start if you haven't, go to RTA online investment , make some calculations if you don't trust my signal. And look my first green light for RTA in Review of RTA online investment.
Imagine, on May 14th 2007, I gave RTA an excellent review and yes, it is still online. And my feelings are, that Max is here for long haul.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Alert: Open-Forex.com withdrawal problems

Recently I signed up with Open Forex HYIP, as it seemed to me, they are really running a really business behind their program. Nevertheless first I was confused by depositing and compounding options - it was not so clear as we are used at common HYIP scripts. But I accept that as positive in a way of original approach.

Today I first tried to withdraw from Open-forex and look, I got an error.

When clicking to withdraw I get this:

Can't connect to Liberty Reserve Server.
Interest Earned & Principal Available To Withdraw
Available Earning: $12.15
Available Principal: $16.50

I will try to receive explanation from support, it may be the case, that I am not handling things correctly. What worries me is that new deposits are still accepted - up to now just today approximately $500.

My advice is simple and clear: don't invest in Open Forex until I solve this problem. In case that this is another scam site, I will be sorry no to listen my "inner voice", when I was signing up in time when Opentrade scammed us and looks like Open is another term for Scam in HYIP.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Be fast: get on Solid Cash HYIP now!!!!

For some time I haven't see such promising program as Solidcash.net.
This HYIP is now 4 days old, have many plans, as we know... and we know, site will go down.. some day. When? Hard to say, but start is promising, my best feeling is to stay alive for at least 30 days with current flow of new deposits. Four options of investing plans are available:

Starter - 10% After 1 Day
Plan Spent Amount ($) Daily Profit (%)
Plan 1 $1 - $5 10.00

Silver - Daily For 5 Days
Plan Spent Amount ($) Daily Profit (%)
Plan 1 $10 - $100 25.00
Plan 2 $101 - $1,000 26.00
Plan 3 $1,001 and more 27.00

Gold - After 8 Days
Plan Spent Amount ($) Profit (%)
Plan 1 $15 - $100 50.00
Plan 2 $101 - $1,000 55.00
Plan 3 $1,001 and more 60.00

Platinum - Daily For 12 Days
Plan Spent Amount ($) Daily Profit (%)
Plan 1 $20 - $100 15.83
Plan 2 $101 - $1,000 16.25
Plan 3 $1,001 and more 16.66

Now back to basics... don't be too greedy. Play it safe. I started with Starter plan, since I don't have more funds available. Time is everything here. With more money I would go for Gold or Platinum with at least $100.

Site have several monitors installed, a big advantage is, that it accepts two e-currencies: e-gold and Liberty Reserve. Big plus is also possibility to exchange one e-currency to another.

Good luck and again. It is all about time now.. You are in position to start early and to exit among first!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

ALERT: Liberty Reserve website down

Despite advance notification from Liberty Reserve, that their service will be offline today on 09 January between 08:00 and 09:00(GMT), the site is DOWN now for more then 12 hours. This is not good for HYIP world, as it is not possible to do the transfers. Even I am waiting for important deposit I simply have to make, and this downtime already make me impossible to do profit.

Guys at LR will have to explain that, nevertheless they made a warning of possible DDOS attack Since December they obviously received quite some threats from hackers. Last one was on 3rd January this year... their message to users was short:

Possible Outages

We apologize for any possible outages in the near future due to a possible DDOS attack. This time, no specific threads or demands were made.

Apparently LR has some problems, either with hardware or software, or they have been dosed. WE should give them some time, I am sure they'll be back with an explanation.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Exclusive interview with Max Willis - RTA administrator

In some days RTA online investment will have its first birthday. Yes, one year online and every single day RTA was making profit for its users. On time withdrawals, quick support in case of problems... One couldn't believe, that there is one person behind. Maybe one of the most beloved admins in HYIP community. One year online proves that he is going for long haul. I feel honored that he gave me this exclusive interview.

1. What is your worst experience as regards RTA in last year? Was it negative experience with e-Gold or something else?

First of all, I'd like to say hello to you and your readers as well. As for my worst experience, I could say that e-gold is one of the worst. After the indictment that everybody knows of, I heard that lots of accounts are being blocked. After a while, mine was blocked as well. I did all I was asked to, but they decided not to unblock my account. It was a big setback, but I've managed to settle it by switching to Liberty Reserve and everything went back to normal, little by little. I just didn't want to quit, and most of my users that supported me, helped me stand by that decision.

2. The RTA is unique in many ways. In positive sense. What would you point out as most important and significant difference to other similar programs as yours?

First and foremost, RTA is based on creating revenue, not just collecting deposits. What I mean by creating revenue is advertising in the first place. Later on, I decided to introduce variety of revenue sources, so there is the monitoring revenue, as well as investing in offline mutual funds. This revenue is divided among users according to the number of points they collected.

3. Lately you haven't been as active as we were used to on your website. No contests, no special actions... even forum on your site seems you are using just to answer questions. Can you comment this?

I admit you are right, but there is a simple answer to that: I am bit occupied with running RTA as it is, since I do it in my spare time, plus there has been some problems that I had to take care of (e-gold for example) and took me lot of time. But don't worry, this year I will definitely have more spare time to make RTA running much better and some of my ideas include some kind of lottery for points (now that you mention contest), some kind of quiz, and even the community pages where every user could have their personal page. I just gave you the exclusive! :)
What I will definitely do this year is redesign of the site and make the whole program closer to the classic type of investment programs, where user will be able to sell their points or to withdraw their initial deposit. I'm sure that many users will be please to know that!
Although it might sound as new idea to some people, let me remind you that was something I announced from the launch of the RTA. This will definitely happen this year, my estimate is around summer.

4. You never really tried to hide who you are and where you live. Many or maybe all other administrators in online "Making money business" are rather under cover. Did you ever feel sorry to do that?

No. I was sure that all I do is right, and everybody will be in profit; so there is no reason that anyone would be mad at me.

5. Apparently you have many skills, are you running RTA alone, or there is a group behind?

At the moment, there is no group in common sense of that word. But I built many friendships among the users and there has been very helpful! I can say that one of them are you, Thorest, and I was glad to give you the interview.

6. And the final question, how would you comment from financial point RTA so far? Is it beyond or above expectations?

I've been honest so far, and I'll try to keep it that way: I am a bit disappointed with the growth of marketing revenue, I must admit that. We all see the growth of points, but the growth of the marketing revenue is not so high; it's more like the constant. The growth of the number of users and visits to the web site haven't really resulted with the growth of the advertising; it's the paradox that I don't have an answer to, maybe my users are a bit lazy? :)
Nevertheless, that is why I introduced other means of revenue, as I answered your second question. And more the time passes, you will notice that RTA will depend more on profits other than advertising, but it will keep on going this way or the other. (Of course, I will never use any kind of criminal activity to bring the profits into RTA, you can count on that)

7. Oh, and the last thing.. is there anything you would like to say to readers of my blog?

I admit I was your reader since you've posted your first post and I find your blog very interesting. I would like to give my best regards to all your readers and invite them to visit RTA site to learn more - and don't stop reading Thorest's blog!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

MagicHoldem - tool for online poker players

There are many ways how to make money online. Since I focused here mostly on Forex and HYIP it is fair to expose also other ways. Playing online poker can be a good source of earning, but with one condition: you must skilled and experienced in poker gaming. I was never too experienced in poker, so I thought this source is not for me.

Well, I was wrong (again). I found out, that there exist additional tools for playing poker, such as poker calculator which offers you in deep overview of inplay statistics and poker odds. With Holdem calculator not only beginners, but experts improve their winning performance. Using this software from Magicholdem.com is not cheating it can be used on more than 93% of major poker rooms. If time will allow me, I am going to test this tool, especially because time limited offer of getting free life time license.

Friday, January 4, 2008

ALERT: HYIPsignals.com are inactive

Some may remember, that I had a banner linking to HYIPsignals on this blog. The idea of HYIP signals is good: to give its users for relatively small free regular signal on oppurtunites for making money on HYIP. Since recently this may be a good service, but last month they were just money takers.

I signed up a month ago, paid a fee for $19. All I received from them was an email today, to renew my subscription. Very optimistic from them. There has been no explanation whatsoever, what is going on, why there is no newsletter, no signal, ...

This is their Newsletter Archive

11/17/2007 HYIPsignals NEWSLETTER #30
11/09/2007 HYIPsignals issue #259
11/08/2007 HYIPsignals issue #258
11/07/2007 HYIPsignals issue #257
11/06/2007 HYIPsignals issue #256

Apparently dead for more then a month, they still accept subscriptions! So doesn't matter how professional may site look or how nice is the idea, stay away from THIS site! Additionally, there is no reply on their support email. I expected they will explain and refund all accounts like mine. As soon I receive any info from them, I will post that here.