You’ve probably heard about one of these pyramid schemes. Chances are, one of your friends may have already joined one and have even invited you to do likewise.
Well you have to be very careful before spending your time and money – or you just might end up regretting it. Recently in China, a massive raid against a pyramid scheme led to the arrest of over 1,000 people.
Apparently, the pyramid scheme is nothing but a $54.7 million scam!
In a Next Shark article, we learn that Wang Naixue, secretary of the Beihai Municipal Committee, swore that he will not rest until cases of shady pyramid schemes in the city have been “eradicated”.
Well it appears Naixue is serious about his promise as 2,100 armed police officers have since been dispatched in Beihai to raid 300 properties – and more than 1,000 people involved have since been arrested.
The suspects’ ages ranged from “young professionals in their 20s to seniors in their 80s,” said the report.
Meanwhile, a South China Morning Post article tells us that most of the unscrupulous pyramid schemes are “disguised as employment agencies and mostly target young job seekers and unemployed graduates.”
In the past three years, Beihai has already arrested at least 58,000 people involved in these scams. Authorities say that most of those victimized by these illegal companies are because of “greed and financial ignorance.”
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As they always say, not all that glitters is gold. So next time you’re feeling tempted to join one of these get-rich-quick schemes, you better think twice. If something sounds too good to be true, your guts may be right so you might as well be cautious.
You don’t want to end up getting scammed by one of these unscrupulous people who are only after your hard-earned money.
Belgian Men Thrown Off a Flight As One Jokingly Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’
What a bad joke!
Nine men were apprehended by the police after they’ve been thrown off from a Ryanair flight. One of them reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar,” though it was meant “as a joke.” Unfortunately, his stunt didn’t end well for him and his friends.
The said flight left the Zaventem airport in Brussels early morning. It was expected to land in Madrid, but was delayed as the passengers panicked after what happened. The authorities confirmed the incident, which was quickly forwarded to the local news channel VTM Nieuws. All of the nine men were said to be of Belgian nationality.
The airline quickly called the authorities after a man was heard shouting 'Allahu Akbar.'
US Hid Underground High-Speed Missile Interceptor To Shoot Down Anti-Ballistic Missiles
The said military base is believed to be America’s last line of defense against North Korea’s ballistic missile attack.
Located in a deep underground in remote wilderness in Alaska are heavily guarded ground-based interceptors (GBIs) that have the ability to shoot down a potential missile.
The Fort Greely in Alaska, located more than 500 kilometers north of Anchorage, is the U.S. Army's launch site for anti-ballistic missiles. The said military base is believed to be America's last line of defense against North Korea's ballistic missile attacks. And its system stands ready for any eventuality to protect the U.S.
In a report by CNN, the military base is described as a "busier" site than how it appears outside, where 36-silo heavily guarded ground-based missile interceptors (GBIs) are installed with high-speed reaction to shoot down a missile in the air once a potential attack occurs.
Canada Officially Introduces Third Gender Option for Passport Holders
“All Canadians should feel safe to be themselves, live according to their gender identity and express their gender as they choose.”
If you do not want to be classified as a male or female, you can actually go for a third gender option for your passport – as long as you are a Canadian citizen, that is! In a move that is seen by many as a huge step in supporting gender equality in the country, the Canadian government has officially introduced a third gender category on its passports.
Implemented immediately, passport holders from Canada will now be able to choose ‘X’ as their gender if they do not want to identify as ‘M’ (male) or ‘F’ (female).
Now Canadian passport users have the option to indicate 'X' as their gender, if they prefer.
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