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|Phones / Gionee M6 Plus - Another 6020mah Battery Monster - View Specs by ogedanny: 1:17pm On Jul 21|
Here are the Specs of Gionee M6 Plus
Display - 5.5-inch FullHD AMOLED Screen
Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Hardware:Snapdragon 652 Chipset
Memory: 4GB AM &32GB Storage
Camera: 13MP Back & 8MP Front
Compare with M5, which is better?
|Business / Why MMM Like Helping Hands Is A BIG Scam - A Must Read! by ogedanny: 3:40pm On Jul 20|
I Will Rob Peter and Pay You, Paul - Everything You Want To Know About This Scam Called MMM
In 2001, I was a starry eyed University student, who was desirous of making it big in life and becoming rich.
I was looking for businesses opportunities that would make me a lot of money. I tried different things.
In 2003, November to be precise, I stumbled on internet marketing, through Success Digest magazine.
Over the next few years I would try almost everything published in the paper - affiliate marketing, information marketing, Google Adsense, you name it.
In 2006, one particular money-making scheme came up which attracted hordes of fans. That scheme was/is known as HYIP.
What's a HYIP? It's called a High Yield Investment Programme.
Basically how it works is this:
You put in some money, and then every day or week, or month, depending on the particular HYIP website you registered with, you would earn a percentage, maybe 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 50% and even 100% again depending on the HYIP site.
It looked so easy. Just put in money and wait for sometime and bam! You get a percentage.
It looked too good to be true but nothing tried, nothing gained, right? So I gathered my school feeding money and bought eGold (remember them?) worth $50 and "invested".
The following week, my money had "grown" to $100. My HYIP company paid 100% of your money every week. My oh my! I was totally sold!
Now to make more money, I needed to reinvest my money which was now $100 which I promptly did. The following week, I had $200.
So I went round school preaching this stuff. I even preached it far more than the guy who introduced it to me. I got others to "invest" and with each investment they did, I was scheduled to be paid a 10% "commission bonus" for the referral.
I went looking for more money to borrow to invest because my thinking was, if I had gotten $200 with just $50 in two weeks, imagine how much I would get if I invested $500!
The guy who introduced me to it went to his Mum, borrowed her retirement gratuity and invested another =N=500,000, roughly about $5,000 then!
That week he had earned $13,000 including commissions!
I could see my riches coming. My dream cars, my beach house. I prayed to God morning and evening thanking him for remembering me.
It was like a blessing for everyone, and naturally people poured into this scheme.
One day, I got a call from Nonso, the guy who invited me. He sounded desperate, his voice shaky as he asked me if I had checked my HYIP account. I said no.
"What's the problem, I asked?"
"I can't see the money in my account anymore", he said. "My money is gone."
When he said that, I felt my heart sink, my stomach turned and I suddenly felt sick. If I remember correctly, I think I pissed a little hot urine on myself.
"Where are you?" I asked. He was at a cybercafe town, so I jumped into a bus and went to meet him.
As I was logging into my own acount, my mouth was dry but my account opened!
"Ah! Thank God" I said.
Anyways, Nonso had requested for the HYIP company to send him $7,000 out of his $13,000 which was perfectly okay to do. You were allowed to request a payout anytime you want, between Monday - Friday.
However, after he had placed the request, he logged in a few days later, and his balance was no longer there. It had been wiped out. In fact the page that showed your account was no longer opening.
"It must be something wrong with your account I said. Have you emailed them?" He had emailed, but got no reply. Called the numbers on the website, but they were not going through.
So I placed a payout request of $100, and suddenly, my own account balance was wiped out.
Sweat started forming on my brows. I refresh the page again and again, still the same thing. The account balance page was no longer opening.
We went back to school hoping that things would change. It didn't. It took me several days to come to terms with the fact that my $200 abi $50 was gone forever.
Someone in Iran, Russia, Ukraine, only God knows where had taken my money and it was gone.
Nonso's mother's gratuity was gone. All the monies by those I introduced? Gone! I and Nonso became almost like outcasts in the school. Nobody wanted to deal with us anymore as far as business was concerned. We were blamed for the con.
Why am I telling you this story?
Because lately, I have been receiving offers from people to promote a ponzi scheme called MMM.
They tell me it's a business. That it works. That people have been paid money, blah blah blah.
I want to use this piece to write an article and wash my hands off this matter once and for all.
MMM is a ponzi scheme. Simple and short. I have been in business long enough to smell a scam from a thousands miles away, and this one is a big scam.
It's the return of the HYIP days of 2006.
Ponzi scams reinvent themselves every few years, change their name, wear "new clothes" and come out as the newest best thing since sliced bread.
In 2008, they returned as wonder banks - Nospetco, Gradual Investments, etc. In 2010 it was Clickviral. In 2012 - 2013, it was "Oil and Gas Investment" companies. Today it's MMM.
MMM is a scam. It is not a real business.
A real business has A PRODUCT to SELL, a product that adds value to the person buying it. There's an EXCHANGE of value between both sides - the buyer and the seller.
MMM doesn't have that. Rather it "pays" you a "commission" to refer people. Where does it get the money to pay these commissions? For how long can this be sustained?
What product does MMM sell? Why does an "investor" take his money and "gift" it to some stranger, and then wait for someone else to choose him and also "gift" him too?
If you don't get someone to choose you, then you wait and your money "grows"? Grows? How so? With fertilizer? Where will MMM get the money to pay you this percentage from? Will they steal it?
The most alarming thing about this stuff is this mysterious program is based in Russia. Russia? Are you kidding me? Anyone who knows anything knows that Russia is a country full of murderous mobsters who run illegal gambling operations, money laundering and prostitution rings.
They have since forever created similar programs to mop money up, transfers their illegal funds and pay off people to kill their rivals.
Are you unknowingly helping support a Russia mafia boss and putting innocent people in danger while perpetrating money laundering, illegal gambling and prostitution?
I will not be surprised if the EFFC swoops on the people who run these and guess who they will come after? Yes you the big gun who is pushing this everywhere.
And no, you cannot blame Buhari for your misfortune when it happens.
Frankly, it amazes me that people who should be knowledgeable are pimping this MMM stuff.
It's a scam. And it will collapse like all ponzis do. It's just a matter of time. If you really care about your audience and want their good, not just money that will enter your pocket by doing a seminar, then you will NEVER promote that poo.
It speaks volumes about the mentality of the general masses that they always gravitate towards a business "opportunity" that requires, "no work" and no "effort".
NEWSFLASH: The only way to make money is to actually provide something of value to another person in exchange for cash, not to give someone money and then wait for another person to give you.
What nonsense is that?
This is my last say about this MMM and similar cash gifting programs. I do not want any part of it. I do not wish to receive any further enquiry about it from anybody.
And please, next time before you come into my inbox with some frivolous questions about a program, do me and you a favour, fire up Google and do some research about it FIRST.
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|Phones / Re: Tecno Camon C7 Official Specs, Photos And Discussion Thread by ogedanny: 1:59pm On Jul 19|
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|Phones / Re: Infinix Vs. Tecno - The Nigerian Smartphone War by ogedanny: 5:53pm On Jul 13|
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|Phones / Innjoo Max 3 Price In Nigeria & Kenya by ogedanny: 6:23am On Jul 12|
Innjoo Max 3 Price In Nigeria Kenya - Buy Latest Innjoo Max Android Smartphones Online At Cheap Price - Specifications & Reviews On Jumia Konga
Innjoo Max 3 is the latest flagship smartphone from Innjoo with better features over the Max 2 and Max Plus. From a video render spotted on the maker's website, the mobile phone comes with attractive, metal body design, decent configurations and fingerprint sensor.
Innjoo Max 3 is expected to take on Infinix Hot S and Tecno Camon C9
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|Phones / Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Price In Nigeria & Kenya by ogedanny: 8:44am On Jun 29|
@greenhulk - Samsung Galaxy S8 is different from Note 7.
S8 release is next year (2017), while Note 7 is August (2016).
|Phones / Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Price In Nigeria & Kenya by ogedanny: 6:07pm On Jun 28|
Didn't you notice the word RUMOR?
|Phones / Samsung Galaxy S8 Price In Nigeria & Kenya by ogedanny: 5:27pm On Jun 27|
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Is it not too early to start talking about Samsung Galaxy S8 when it's just a few months Samsung unveiled the high-end Samsung S7 which, some tech-watchers believe, is the best Samsung phone so far? We don't think so.
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Expect the official launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 in 2017.
Here are brief rumors on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8:
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Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with the lighter body, slimmer and more metal chassis compared to Samsung S7. On screen size, it packs a 5.2-inch 2160 x 3840p 4K display resolution believed to offer a sharper, brilliant and excellent viewing experience.
Booting processes are handled by an Android 6.0 Marshmallow Os.
Hardware & Memory:
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|Phones / Asus Zenfone 3 Specs & Price In Nigeria & Kenya by ogedanny: 7:40am On May 30|
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We've spotted several leaks and rumors for the past weeks with certain specifications coming up as additional juice to the third-generation Asus Zenfone 3 smartphone. The focus of these tips has been body design, display, memory configurations, and camera set-ups.
A reliable source just confirmed the detailed leak of Asus Zenfone 3 which is also rumored to come in another variant dubbed ZenFone 3 Deluxe.
Display & Os
Asus Zenfone 3, a slim and attractive phone with metal frame cover, sports a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920p resolution display - quite impressive and believed to deliver a sharp and clear viewing experience anytime anywhere.
The internal operating system is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ASUS Zen UI 3.0 on top.
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|Career / Download ACCA Full Syllabus PDF 2016 2017 2018 by ogedanny: 8:35pm On May 16|
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|Phones / Upcoming Infinix Phones & Specs - Nigeria Kenya Ghana by ogedanny: 3:25pm On May 03|
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Infinix Mobility recorded its first success when they launched Infinix Hot before proceeding to an improved Hot Note, Zero to the best-selling Infinix Note 2 and Infinix Zero 3 before the latest Hot 3.
The company seems not to be slowing down, anytime soon, as they've always come up with endless ways to perfect their offers - a combination of all you've ever wanted from a smartphone - brilliant screen display, impressive hardware speed and memory configuration, quality image-focused camera and boast of best battery power.
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What we expect:
At this time when OEMs are churning out mobile phones with fingerprint sensors, dual-LED flash, reverse charging technology, and waterproof features, Infinix Mobility should also consider these in their upcoming high-end smartphones.
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|Business / Re: Banning Forex Trading And Sports Betting Promotion by ogedanny: 3:18pm On May 03|
|Phones / What Is The Best Mobile Network In US, UK & Canada? by ogedanny: 6:06pm On Apr 29|
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|Phones / Re: Top 9 Smartphones With 6GB Ram For 2016 by ogedanny: 3:30pm On Apr 29|
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|Phones / Sony Xperia M Ultra - 23MP/16MP Combo, Is This The Best Camera Phone Right Now by ogedanny: 2:08pm On Apr 21|
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Not only that, we also got a leak that the battery life is superb - believed to give your longer hours of music, gaming, browsing and video playback.
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|Business / Re: I Heard CAC Has Relocated From Yaba Office by ogedanny: 3:22pm On Apr 20|
Yes...I went there today...anybody with info on the new address?
|Business / I Heard CAC Has Relocated From Yaba Office by ogedanny: 2:26pm On Apr 20|
Nairalanders, pls where is their new office on the island?
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|Phones / Android Phones With 13mp 12mp 16mp 20mp Camera In Nigeria Kenya Ghana by ogedanny: 12:25pm On Apr 15|
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|Programming / Re: Java Programming At New Horizon - Advice Please by ogedanny: 10:47pm On Apr 12|
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|Programming / Java Programming At New Horizon - Advice Please by ogedanny: 4:32pm On Apr 12|
I am about to enroll for Java programming course at New Horizon (6 months - weekend classes) as a beginner.
Will be making payment tomorrow to start this weekend.
Please, i need honest review from someone who has taken the programme there...!
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