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Archive for February, 2009

UW-Whitewater Students Hard at work

February 23rd, 2009 No comments

uwwlogoFor those who know myself and Robert, our UWW classmates are at it again with a 100 hour prototype project !!!

What is it?

A fun, exciting and creative contest that’s open to all students currently enrolled at UW-Madison, or any other accredited two- or four-year institution in Wisconsin.

Contestants have 100 hours to take their best shot at doing something entrepreneurial from Wednesday, February 18, 2009 to Sunday, February 22, 2009.

The winner for each of the following categories will receive a $300 cash prize:

  • Most value (money) generated
  • Most social value generated
  • Most creative

In addition, a $100 “People’s Choice” prize will be awarded to the contestant whose entry is accessed/viewed online by the most people.

Please give these guys your support  and look at this great product  that they have produced in only 100 hours.

www.internetmill.com/hawkvision

False Credit Card Charge

February 12th, 2009 No comments

We have been getting reports of people getting charged on their credit card in the amount of $4.99 from a company called Technology Services Janesville WI (or something similar to that) we wanted to inform everyone that this is not our company; we are Small Business Technology Solutions Inc. We have contacted the FBI and Secret Service who look into these types of matters, and it is under investigation.

If this has happened to you, please immediately call your bank and or Credit Card Company and have the charges declined.  This will have the bank look into the problem, and hopefully find who is responsible. We do not know who is doing this, but want the public to be aware of the issue.

–UPDATE–

We have a possible actually website/phone for this company:

http://technologyservices.us.com/index.php

They sell themes for PDA’s and Smartphones, most of which are $4.99

–UPDATE– as of 5/5/2009

FRAUD ALERT, TECHNOLOGYSERVICES.US.COM  608-554-1504 is a fake front company that is part of a large group of fraudulent websites processing hijacked card data into cash. The card data fraud laundering operation is ran by a multi year Russian organized crime syndicate, operating from Eastern Europe.

The fake sites are set up exclusively to process stolen card data, and launder the charges into cash. The stolen funds are then wired to various banks in Bulgaria, Latvia, Kyrgstan, and Cyprus. Some of the stolen funds have ended up in the Ukraine.

This Russian organized crime syndicate recruits cyber-mules either through fake job adds, or by targeting online posted resumes at careerbuilders.com, Monster, etc. They masquerade as legitimate software companies from various countries in Europe. The duped cyber-mules are then instructed to set up domestic LLCs / Corps, open a business bank account, and obtain merchant gateway processing services specifically through authorize.net. The crime syndicate manages the associated website and uses the services set up by the cyber-mules to launder hijacked credit cards into cash. Every single charge processed via these sites are from stolen card data. It is estimated that they may process 2 million cards a year, and may have 40 to 50 fraud sites operating at any given time.

If you receive a charge from one of these fraud entities, it is imperative that you report the charge as FRAUDULENT, and cancel and replace the card. They will keep charging it, also, CHECK YOUR PRIOR STATEMENTS for small fraud charges that you may have missed.

Also, please file a report at http://www.ic3.gov/complaint

TECHNOLOGYSERVICES.US.COM  608-554-1504 is specifically addressed on a post on this page: scroll Down
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19620593-Ebo … HNOLOGYSERVICES

The complete story of this long running criminal organization is documented starting here:
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19620593-Ebo … DigitalAgePluto

Caller ID: 608-554-1504
Caller: TECHNOLOGYSERVICES.US.COM
Another Great site talking about this issue.

SBTS Featured In Local Newspaper

February 2nd, 2009 No comments

Small Business Technology Solutions Featured in local newspaper, click below to read the article:

Click Here for Article: One Stop IT Shop

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