This happens here and other places a lot. Today the US state dept has some new info on this subject. Before you send money or assist someone in need of help overseas contact your own dept of foreign affairs, (non american) and in the us go to www.state.gov or www.travel.state.gov
We know we all have compassion but a simple money transfer can wipe out your entire account.
International Financial Scams
The Consular Affairs Bureau receives daily calls about international scams involving Internet Dating, Inheritance, Work Permits, Overpayment, and Money-Laundering. Many scams are initiated through the Internet; victims range in age from 18 to 81 and come from all socio-economic backgrounds.
If you feel you have been a victim of an Internet scam, please consult our consular publications for help and send all direct reports of Internet fraud to the Federal Bureau of Investigation at: http://www.ic3.gov/ . If the scam originated through a particular website, notify the administrators of that website. If you are concerned about an American in distress overseas, but you are not sure if it is a legitimate case, call our office of Overseas Citizens Services at 888-407-4747 (from overseas: 202-501-4444).
International Financial Scams Brochure - for information on Internet Dating, Inheritance, Work Permits, Overpayment, and Money-Laundering2 AnswersOther - Africa & Middle East1 decade ago
The attacks are apparenty ongoing through the city. They have targeted western and non western targets. I wanted to start a post to post contact info for various govts. Please, post info for all countries. Mumbai is home to many multinational co's.
India Terror Attacks: Information Hotline
U.S. citizens concerned about the wellbeing of friends and family in India may call the following number for information:
Canadian citizens outside Canada can call collect to
(613) 996-8885 (where available).
For calls originating in Canada, call
1 800 267-6788 or (613) 944-6788.
Post 'em if you got 'em. You will be doing a world of good.
Peace for India. Our prayers are with you all.1 AnswerGovernment1 decade ago
Since this appears to be voter record turnout, i just wanted to say thanks America for finally taking your civic right seriously. Voter apathy is a bad thing and I am so proud of everyone for getting out and finally really ROCK the VOTE!!!23 AnswersElections1 decade ago
This question is open to legal immigrants and refugees. I want to try to improve a our local refugee center that has just begun to help immigrants. What can we do better and what is your favorite things you liked and learned by coming to the US? What was lacking to help you integrate and succeed?1 AnswerOther - Cultures & Groups1 decade ago
I have forever and my parents before. In years past the govt pushed them to pay off war debts.
They have low interest but guaranteed rates and you can use them tax free to buy a house or fund an education.
You can buy a 50 bond for 25 dollars and on up.
Better than a CD!
Every person who loves America should buy a bond. It pays down the national debt and helps our country.4 AnswersOther - Politics & Government1 decade ago
Only some people have landlines and if you are trying to reach a person in the hurricane zone do not use cell phone calls as they are taking up all the cell phone bandwidth, use text msg if you can to get through. A friend of mine did to reach her loved ones so we could tell them how to get help. Help those in the zone and tx where food and water or gas is. go to www.chron.com www.khou.com and please donate to the houston food bank, salvation army and redcross. Our fellow americans need our help.
God bless LA and TX.
Americans are praying for you all.1 AnswerOther - News & Events1 decade ago
I think imo, that it has proven to the world it is still not to be trusted. It did not allow freedom of protesters and the internet as promised to get the games and the air was horribly bad.
I hope to hear from people all over the globe.7 AnswersCurrent Events1 decade ago
My uncle in his 80's just died today. He was a world war II vet. I know when my grandfather died, a world war I vet, they had 21 gun salute with a canon. I was wondering what to expect this time. Salute WWII vet. They gave us so much.6 AnswersMilitary1 decade ago
I saw this on the local news. The mex govt came to help process 250 kids born to illegals in the US who are now demanding dual citizenship of their American child? If they can go through this legal process why didn't they try to become legal in the US as well first?
I have friends and family who came as refugees or other immigrants who followed the rules and I myself immigrated to Canada. It can be costly and a pain but worth the legal process. So if the Mexicans know the rules why not follow them and instead they cause more hardship that they claim they are escaping from.10 AnswersImmigration1 decade ago
I have long thought the silver fillings many got back in the old days were the cause of autism. I am curious to know, and I hope this question get worldwide response, how many of you no matter the country, have silver dental work, and had an autistic child. The US FDA just admitted they knew they could be bad.
My child has autism so I am very curious.14 AnswersOther - Diseases1 decade ago
I noticed this in many cases when a man has been not a great husband and the woman starts the proceedings that the man always seems to drag the divorce out for years. Why? The kids are the ones who suffer because of this.3 AnswersMarriage & Divorce1 decade ago
I have lived in the US and Canada. The Us by federal law guarantees in school therapy for all special needs kids.Canada it varies from province to school board.
Here is and idea of US special ed. What is it like where you are?
www.nichcy.org1 AnswerSpecial Education1 decade ago
Alleged Toronto terror plot detailed in court
LUCAS OLENIUK/TORONTO STAR
A track leads through land in Ramara Township northeast of Orillia, where the accused men are said to have held a military-style training camp.
SUSPECTED TERRORISTS, IN THEIR OWN WORDS
In a video, Person 1, shown sitting in the dark under what appears to be a tent, speaks to the group:
"We're here to kick it off man. We're here to get the rewards of everybody that's gonna come after us, God willing, if we don't (get) a victory, God willing, our kids will get it. If not them, their kids will get it, if not them, the(n) five generations down somebody will get it, God willing. This is the promise of Allah. . . .
Excerpts from a conversation in a car during
"Operation Badr," recorded covertly by police:
Person 3: "What happens, what happens at the Parliament?"
Person 1: "We go and kill everybody."
Person 3: "And then what?"
Informant: "And then read about it1 AnswerCurrent Events1 decade ago
HI. no questions just lost my mom a few months back to cancer. I saw this on CNN on cancer resources and how to talk to kids about cancer.
To anyone fighting this pls use the resources in the story. Even though my mom lost her battle the cancer.gov and american cancer society is sending me great info which i am posting for others. i hope it helps someone somewhere.2 AnswersCancer1 decade ago
i saw post by accident by one girl on here about this. my kids are biracial. they are adults now. the us censuse say there are over 25 mil biracial kids. speak up. would love to know how you felt growing up. i know my kids mix is rare than some. i want to add vote this year. your voices must count.3 AnswersOther - Cultures & Groups1 decade ago
I lost my mom this week to cancer. i know god exists and i now know why i was put on this earth. i am sad but profoundly moved by the signs i have seen that god does exist in the most amazing myseterious ways. how did the death of a loved change you good bad or otherwise. it was for me an sad event but an epihpeny of things arose from it. only good can now come forth.13 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
Yes. I am proud of this 20 yr man who saved most of the kids on yesterday Minn bridge collapse. They were save by Mr Hernandez on the school bus.
For illegals this is what being an American is all about. Not breaking the laws. Young hispanic people have a new great hero to look up too.
watch the young hero!
your rock jeremy!!4 AnswersMedia & Journalism1 decade ago
Someone I know has lost 40 percent of thier colon, they say 3 yrs later they cannot eat. What if any help can I give or advice on this? Exercise, therapy help would be great.
For women this is a women who got cancer from drinking and smoking. If you are a female and do both, pls stop now it could save your life.
Only serious answers pls. This is a matter of life and death for this person.3 AnswersCancer1 decade ago