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Man Forced To Pay Loan He Did Not Take After Phone Got Stolen



Russia, a man is taking a bank to court after forcing him to pay interest on a loan that he never asked for, after fraudster used his stolen smartphone to take out the pre-approved loan on his name.

Vladimir Volokhovich, from Moscow, made on news headlines in Russia after finding himself right in the middle of an unusual scandal. He is being asked by the Russian branch of Alpha Bank to pay up the pre-approved loan taken up by fraudsters who use his stolen phone in his name.

The scammers did not only transferred part of the funds to their accounts successfully, but the interest on the loan Vladimir never asked for is adding up every day. However, the bank refuses to cancel the loan, claiming that Vladimir should have reported his smartphone get stolen sooner.

“I lost my mobile phone, on which the Alfa-Bank application was installed,” said Vladimir Volokhovich.

“Due to a number of circumstances, I could not immediately block access to any of my apps, since I didn’t have Internet access for 24 hours after losing it. Later, I received information from a colleague that my phone had been found, and that the person who found it would call the next day so I could meet them to pick it up.” he added.

“As it turned out, this was a trick designed to buy time and allow the scammers to get a loan in the amount of 1.5 million rubles ($20,000) , issued using a simple electronic signature,” Volokhovich added. “They managed to withdraw 140 thousand rubles ($1,900) to their accounts, before the bank blocked transfers.”

He then filed an application asking for the loan to be canceled cause of he is a victim of a scam. Unfortunately, the application was rejected by Alpha Bank because he failed to report his smartphone as stolen and block his SIM card. The bank claims that it cannot protect clients from loss or theft of a smartphone, and it is their own responsibility to notify the bank immediately so it can block all access to the bank.

“Did I ask for the loan, sign the papers, did I show up in person? How could you give a stranger a loan in my name? Is it legal? The document – the loan agreement – is signed by electronic signature,” he complained.

Source: Oddity Central

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(Video) Meet Zanziman Ellie, A Man With A Condition Called ‘Microcephaly’




This Rwandan man named Zanziman Ellie willing to hikes several miles a day to avoid facing bullies that tortured him for his condition called microcephaly.

Microcephaly is a condition where the head (circumference) is smaller than normal. Microcephaly may be caused by genetic abnormalities or by drugs, alcohol, certain viruses, and toxins that are exposed to the fetus during pregnancy and damage the developing brain tissue.

The mother of Zanziman considered him a miracle after she had just lost five of her children in Rwanda – upset, she and her husband prayed to their God to give them a son, even saying that they wouldn’t mind an “abnormal child, as long as they don’t die.”

Nine months later, Ellie was born.

Originating from Rwanda, he is usually harassed by the villagers there because of his facial features. To escape the cruel villagers that bully him for being “different”, he hikes around 32 km a day.

While visiting Zanziman’s mother, she told that Zanziman is being mocked and criticized of almost every day.

Zanziman could not speak or communicate properly with the villagers, so he learned how to use his motor skills and runs away from the villagers to avoid getting himself getting bullied.

Having never been in school, Zanziman would travel around 236 km weekly and sometimes eat the grass from the jungle.

Zanziman is diagnosed with microcephaly, where the baby’s head is born much smaller than normal. This condition can lead to having learning difficulties or physical disabilities as they grow older. Usually, the baby would develop intellectual disabilities.

The scans during the pregnancy could pick up the signs of this condition, but there are no cure or treatment for it.

Microcephaly often happens to children whose mothers are affected by the Zika virus.

Ellie’s mother has been nothing but loving and caring for her son, but her situation has worsened and she now is struggling to bring food to the table.

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to help this family eat and live properly. Click HERE if you want to donate to the family.

Source: Afrimax English, The Sun UK

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Creating Phenomena, Netflix Will Be Getting ‘Money Heist’ Korean Remake



Money Heist or even called The House of Paper is a Spanish heist crime drama television series created by Álex Pina. The series traces two long-prepared heists led by the Professor (Álvaro Morte), one on the Royal Mint of Spain, and one on the Bank of Spain.

The series was initially intended as a limited series to be told in two parts. It had its original run of 15 episodes on Spanish network Antena 3 from 2 May 2017 through 23 November 2017.

Good news for the fans because the popular series ‘La Casa De Papel’ or better known as ‘Money Heist’ will be adapted to the Korean version soon.

Negotiations for the production of this popular series have been made since June by the Korean production company, BH Entertainment together with the production of Content ZIUM. Recently, the reproduction of this series has been confirmed by Korean production.

According to reports, the series will later feature a plot that is almost similar to the original version only it will be made in Korea.

Álex Pina, the original producer of the series, said that he was very excited about the re-production of the Korean version of the ‘Money Heist’ series.

“Content from South Korea has attracted viewers from all over the world, just like the ‘Money Heist’ series. Therefore, we are very interested to see the potential of this series in the Korean version and I am very excited to see the response of this series there, “he said.

The series will be directed by Kim Hong-Sun, a director known for several popular dramas such as ‘Son: The Guest’, ‘Voice’, and ‘Black’. The screenplay for this series will be written by Ryu Yong-Jae and his team who have been involved with the tvN series entitled ‘Psychopath Diary’.

BH Entertainment, which has released dramas such as ‘A Single Rider’ and ‘Miss Baek’, will be the producer of this series with Content ZIUM, a production company that has produced a popular drama starring Park Seo-Joon entitled ‘Itaewon Class’ and other dramas such as ‘Go Back’, ‘Couple’ and ‘Run On’.

The news about the re-production of this drama turned out to be a positive response from fans of the ‘Money Heist’ series. Most of them are quite excited about the news and can’t wait to find out who the actors will be starring in this iconic drama series.

Sources: The Jakarta Post, My Drama List,

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Love to Eat ‘Latok’? These Are 5 Benefits People Needs To Know About It



If you visit Sabah, surely many tourists will not miss the opportunity to eat seafood and try some traditional foods there especially ‘latok’. Latok or its scientific name is Caulerpa Lentillfera which comes from the family chain of green algae or seaweed.

It is famous for its similar shape to green grapes. Sabah’s popular food is different in terms of color, which is dark green, sometimes olive green or bluish-green.

If you notice, this grape is widely used in foods such as sushi, soups, and salads. As in Sabah, this sea grape or latok is used as a side dish because of its salinity. Some people eat it with fish and some match it with mussels, tomatoes or green vegetables.

Containing a variety of nutrients and vitamins, latok actually provide many benefits in terms of a person’s body health. So, let see what are the benefits of it that many people do not know?

1. Produces Natural Collagen

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Often touted as the main source of collagen, according to a study conducted by Dr. Mariani, this seaweed or sea grapes does not actually contain collagen. However, sea grapes actually contain high protein levels. Where this protein will produce as much as 25% collagen naturally when activated in the skin.

2. Helps  Eye Vision And Heart

Latok contains unsaturated fatty acids such as AA, LA, DHA, EPA, and ALA where it helps strengthen vision and memory. In addition, it can also reduce cholesterol in the body. For those who have symptoms of heart attack, these sea grapes are beneficial in increasing the elasticity of blood vessels and preventing cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, atherosclerosis, and heart attack.

3. Prevent Hypertension And Diabetes

Rich in calcium, potassium, and Vitamin C, sea grapes is very popular among patients with high blood pressure who want to lower blood pressure because it can stabilize blood pressure back to normal.

Apart from containing Vitamin C, sea grapes also work to control sugar levels in the body, prevent free radicals, and reduce complications for patients with diabetes.

4. Beautify Skin And Hair

Latok which contains fat, can produce cell membrane and increase elasticity to prevent a person from experiencing dry skin. Rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, the sea grapes are capable of producing collagen and antioxidants where it becomes a natural cosmetic ingredient. These ingredients can help improve skin, hair, and slow down the aging process.

5. Prevent Obesity

Low in sugar content, these sea grapes are rich in calcium, zinc, iron, protein, Vitamin C, and unsaturated poly fatty acids are said to be safe and nutritious foods. Suitable to be taken in the diet for those who want to lose weight or are overweight because the sea grapes can help you control your eating patterns.

Although these sea grapes provide various benefits to the health of the body but do not take it lightly because the salt content in the sea grapes is very high. Take it regularly to prevent you from any health risks.


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