Scammers: SellLeads Restates Policy Opposing Telemarketing Scams

  1. The scammers starts off by claiming to work for Microsoft (a lie, of course). His opening gambit is to tell the mark that his or her computer is sending out signals that it is infected by malware (another lie).
  2. Next, the scammers instructs the mark how to open a Microsoft program called Event Manager, which happens to always have error messages related to logging problems, nothing to do with malware. Obviously, this alarms the mark.
  3. Scammers then reads the mark a “serial number” of infected machines and instructs the mark to enter a command that displays an “id number” from a Windows standard file – the same data can be found on all Windows machines. The mark is alarmed when the “id” is confirmed and naturally thinks the computer is on the “infected” list.
  4. The scammers then escalates the mark’s concern by screaming into the phone how dangerous the situation is. This is meant to terrorize the mark. The scammer then demands permission to remotely access the mark’s machine.
  5. The scammers takes control of the mark’s machine, opens some files and then claims the computer is at risk because “its license has expired” (nonsense!). The mark is told that what is needed is to load some anti-malware software to protect the machine and remove existing threats, for $250.
  6. The scammers applies the “fix” and demands payment through PayPal and asks for a credit card number. If you give this out, you are dead meat.

Older people are more likely to fall for this scheme, as young users tend to see through it right away. If you think you’ve been scammed in this way, contact the FBI and check your credit card and bank account balances. Instruct the credit card company to disallow any new charges and order a card with a new number. Also check your credit report. We at condemn these scam artists and applaud the efforts of law enforcement to put these crooks behind bars.

Stamp Collecting: Push For Stamp Investing

Hello philatelists! Or, more appropriately, hello to dealers of valuable stamps! We welcome you to, where you may have the opportunity to monetize your lists of stamp collector leads, depending on the audience you serve. There are three segments to the stamp collecting universe:

  1. Youngsters, beginners and casual collectors: These are collectors of low-price, high-mintage stamps, usually of recent mintage. The low end of this market is represented by ads on the backs of comic books that offer 1,000 cancelled stamps for $1. These stamps are worthless except for the pleasure of collecting them. We are not interested in these kinds of leads.
  2. Serious collectors: This is an entirely different group. They tend to perform a lot of research before making a purchase. The research has two components:
    1. The characteristics of a particular stamp (year of mintage, size of printing, rarity, topic, country, part of a series, etc.
    2. The price action of the stamp. In the stamp industry, there is always a cohort of stamps that are just coming into favor. For instance, if you collect U.S. stamps, you might see stamps that are 80 years old just now beginning to appreciate. Your aim as a collector is to identify quality stamps that are just starting to gain in price. You would like to have a diversified portfolio of such stamps from a variety of nations and time periods. After a suitable holding period – it could be five years, 20 years, etc. – the stamps may have considerably more value. At that point, you sell them and begin the process again. By doing this on a rolling basis every year, you will have stamps in various stages of appreciation.
    3. Professional collectors: These are the big fish of the stamp world. They have fabulous collections of rare stamps that are insured for millions of dollars. You see these collectors at high-end auctions and stamp shows. They are likely to donate their collections to museums at some point, often posthumously. is interested in buying lead lists of serious and professional collectors. The reason is that stamp collecting has usually been a pull market – collectors create their own demand and seek out supply. However, there is also a push market that marketers pursue – creating demand through telemarketing and direct marketing. Push marketing of rare and semi-rare stamps only makes sense within the context of lead lists of individuals who have a known interest in the activity. If you have this kind of lead information, kindly contact today – we offer top dollar and always maintain your anonymity.

Oil And Gas Investors

At, we actively seek leads for potential investors in private oil and gas investors opportunities. In today’s blog, we’ll lay out the requirements and advantages for investing in private oil and gas projects – our hope is that the information will stimulate you to identify friends and acquaintances that fit into the required profile. We will pay you top dollar for this kind of information. The types of investments we are discussing include:

  • Exploration
  • Oil wells
  • Gas drilling
  • Pipelines
  • Refineries
  • Oil services

First of all, individual investors must be accredited – have at least $1 million in assets or earnings of $200,000 in each of the prior two years. Accredited investors can participate in private placements, which is important because many oil and gas opportunities are offered by private companies. Anyone can buy Exxon stock, but access to private investments is limited by Regulation D of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Accredited investors may be attracted to oil and gas investments associated with proven reserves because of the following advantages offered by these types of investments:

  1. Lower Risk: The strategy behind many conservative investments in oil and gas is to exploit under-developed, under-financed or mismanaged leases. Private firms work with investors to identify leased oil and gas properties which are not providing their full return potential. By concentrating on underperforming properties, risk to the investor is minimized.
  2. Repayment: The vast majority of successful investments are fully repaid within two to four years. Relative short payback periods are another way that these investments lower risk to investors.
  3. Tax Advantages: There are unique tax advantages in the oil and gas industry that can be passed along to investors. These advantages relate to special tax breaks for depletion, intangible and tangible drilling costs and lease costs, among others. Also, as a passive investor, any net losses you experience are considered active income and can be netted against other forms of income – wages, interest, capital gains, etc.
  4. Cash Flow: A productive investment can render many years of normal cash flow to investors.
  5. Diversification: Returns on oil and gas investments are not highly correlated with stock market performance or interest rates, making this type of investment a good way to lower your overall portfolio risk through diversification.

Obviously, oil and gas investments in proven reserves are much different from “wildcatting” – investing in unproven areas, a highly speculative venture.

We invite you to sell us your lists of accredited investors who may be attracted to the unique advantages provided by oil and gas investing.

Sell Us Your Leads: 5 Reasons Why

The lead list industry provides sales and marketing departments with information that is vital to the profitability of many companies. Telemarketing, email campaigns and direct mail campaigns depend on carefully prepared lists that meet the standards set forth by the Do Not Call federal and state regulations. The information must be accurate, timely and targeted. For instance, we sell lists of accredited investors to financial managers, fund marketers, private start-ups and many other entities that sell to this elite group. As we have pointed out before, accredited investors have at least $1 million in net wealth and/or income of at least $200,000 for the past two years. We purchase information about this population because they are the most likely to participate in financial investments, and are therefore valuable to our clients.

Since we are not the only list sellers in the industry, you might ask why you should sell us your leads. Here are five cogent reasons:

1) We pay top dollar. If you compare our rates to that of the competition, you will quickly see that no one pays more for quality leads than we do. If you are going to sell leads, we believe you should receive maximum compensation for the information you provide.

2) We guarantee confidentiality. We strictly guard the privacy of our list sellers. List buyers and list members never know the source of the information on our lists, only that we have combed through the information to ensure its authenticity and compliance.

3) We can handle any volume. From one to a million, no list is too small or too big. We have purchased all sizes of lists in our 22 years of operation, and have the financial stability to buy large databases yet the interest in buying small ones as well.

4) We form relationships. Many of our list sellers are also list buyers. Trust has to be earned in this industry, and this can only be done with honest dealing. We tend to get a lot of repeat business because we are trustworthy, and this leads to long-term relationships with both list sellers and buyers.

5) Your information won’t be misused. We won’t sell the information we buy from you to just anyone – there are certain customers we routinely turn down because of questionable practices. For example, we don’t do business with OTC precious metals dealers.

If you are concerned about how the data you sell will be ultimately used, then it makes sense to do business with – we treat our customers and our data with respect. So if you do decide to sell us your leads, contact us here!

Sitting on a Gold mine?

Gold in your computerYou may not have realized it, but you could be sitting on a gold mine. We’re talking about the valuable contact and list information you store in your computer. If you are involved with investments, sales or marketing, you have probably developed a list of confirmed customers and leads that we would like to buy. This means cash for you and interesting new opportunities for your customers.

Here are some of the types of lists that are very valuable to sell:

  1. Accredited Investors: If you are involved in the financial industry, you may have had to verify whether investors were eligible for certain investments, like private placements. Investors are termed “accredited” if they have over $1 million to invest or an income of $200,000 in each of the last two years. An investor is deemed “qualified” if their net wealth exceeds $5 million. Different types of investments require qualified or accredited investors, making these types of lists especially valuable.
  2. Fund Investors: Investors who have sizeable investments in private equity, mutual funds, hedge funds, annuities, municipals, etc.
  3. Metal Purchasers: There are many fans of gold, silver, platinum and palladium who buy numismatic coins or bullion, in the form of bars or coins. We are very interested in purchasing lists of precious metal buyers – but only people who buy the physical metals, not OTC futures contracts.
  4. Energy Investors: Do you know investors in oil, gas, or coal? How about “green” types who invest in solar, wind, and nuclear? We are interested in buying lists of energy investors who have demonstrated their market participation by having made previous investments.
  5. Telemarketing: We purchase telemarketing lists all of the time. These are a valuable resource that you can convert into ready cash. These types of list should contain people who are not on a DNC registry, though, of course, we will check them thoroughly.
  6. Private Security Investors: Many investors are interested in purchasing private securities available through a Private Placement Memorandum. It should be noted that not all private placement purchasers have to be accredited or qualified. Your list of PPM investors is of high interest to us.

These are but a few examples. The way it works is that you fill out our Seller Affidavit Form, and then we comb through your lists to remove any DNC registrees and residents of states that prohibit telemarketing and direct mail. We then pay top dollar for the remaining list.

So if your’e sitting on a gold mine, don’t let a valuable resource go to waste! Contact us today.