Charges of fraud and income tax evasion expected this week against professor with connections to PEI Department Tourism
UPEI Professor Sean Hennessey, working for Tourism Research Centre at UPEI or himself?
Mild ripples of scandal permeated the spring 2011 Legislature sitting when MLA Jim Bagnall went public with fraud allegations against Sean Hennessey, a UPEI business professor.
RCMP have not confirmed this week that charges will be laid against Mr. Hennessey, after a year-long investigation. After the allegations were made in the Legislature, Dr. Roberta MacDonald who held the UPEI Dean of Business position since 2002 stepped down. MacDonald is Hennessey’s wife.
Former UPEI President Wade McLaughlin was criticized at the time for not investigating and disciplining Hennessey before his retirement in June 2011.
Several sources have told NJN the RCMP are getting ready to move on Hennessey. Continue reading →
Something happened on the Internet on June 22nd when Internet spam started an historic rise. Since then spam from China and Russia has flooded websites with denial of service attacks and email. Continue reading →
The US media is constantly writing up stories about disability fraud. The next disability story they like to cover both in Canada and the US is – triumph over disability adversity.
Either the disabled are shirkers, cheats and liars living off the largess of the public and insurance companies. Or they are plucky, hard knocks types who shine through their troubles by crawling on their knees from St. Louis to Cleveland, while playing the “Swanee River” on the harmonica.
It’s the Canadian Rick Hansen story – a man in a wheelchair pursues a totally useless goal of wheeling up Mt Everest backwards in his wheelchair and wins the day for stupid stunts. Flag pool sitting for cripples gets media attention every time. Continue reading →
Immigration Justice – National Consumer Law Centre
The number of scam artists preying upon immigrants seeking assistance in obtaining legal residence, work authorization, or citizenship has risen dramatically in recent years. Many unscrupulous consultants claim that they are attorneys or that they have close connections to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Others use titles such as notary public or notario to deceive people into believing that they are lawyers. In many Spanish-speaking countries, a notario is an attorney, often possessing more credentials than other lawyers.
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‘Immigrant attraction, retention and investment is a boost to our economy.’ Says Mr. Coles, and he be right, partly; key business want the investment thus retention (keeping) immigrants money after attracting those wanted is the key on Prince Edward Island! Doctors, ones like Lin Riyong, another story, etc. Some immigrants are never accepted and would not cause commotion, in fear of what may come and others (some family) will not be allowed (even if it’s too go elsewhere in Canada) to immigrate! Calculated Risk, for Prince Edward Island Ministers and Immigrants!
eBay is gone to the dogs? It has been taken over by fraud artists and cons. The only safe way to bid is with Power Sellers who have no or few negative ratings.
This year I’ve been hit by three different scams: no product, rigged bids and inflated product descriptions. Here’s how no product works. You bid on something like a camcorder and win. That’s cool until all communication with the seller stops and the product doesn’t arrive. My guess is they are taking orders and then trying to source it cheaper on eBay. Or they are just crooked.
Rigged bids are cute. You see an item you see at a good price and Watch it. The price stays low until 2 days before close. Then 2 or 3bidders move the price up double or more of where it started. Checking who they are, you’ll find the bidders only bid on this Seller’s auctions. Golly gosh Batman does that smell or what. If you want to get ripped keep bidding.
Inflated description is the worst since you win, pay the freight and are disappointed when the “Like New” item arrives and is worn out and probably not working. This happened twice this year to me. Duh eh?
If you get ripped you can ask PayPal to mediate. Never send a money order – that’s goodbye money time. Better yet use a credit card on PayPal. Most credit cards allow charge backs for goods not received or fraud. Check yours.
Usually you get your money back, but not always. Sometimes you lose $30 to $100 for freight. Each bad deal takes 1-2 months and a few inches off your life.
I still use eBay but I’ve sworn off the stunning deals from small Sellers.