If you have ever ventured on to the Mafia Wars forums you are undoubtedly confused by some of the abbreviations that are commonly found within the posts. There a great deal of informative information that you can find if you can sift through the jargon. Here is a list of some of the most commonly encountered abbreviations used/
The following list is taken directly from the forums so the credit goes to the original poster. I am merely reproducing it for the benefit of my blog readers.
HEL = High End Loot
MEL = Mid-Energy Loot
MHEL = Moscow High-Energy Loot or Moscow High End Loot
BHEL = Bangkok High-Energy Loot or Bangkok High End Loot
CHEL = Cuba High-Energy Loot or Cuba High End Loot
CNY = Chinese New Year collection
VD = Valentines Day collection
St.P’s/St. Paddy’s = St Patrick’s Day collection
Lloyd’s Spectres = LS, Lloyds or Spectres
Tanto = Tanto
Type-103 Machine Guns = 103s or Type-103s
Satellite Phone = SP
Pirates = Pirates
Drug Shipment = DS
Zemeya Carbon Blades = ZCB, Zemeyas or Blades
Zoloto Sports Cars = ZSC, Zolos or Zolotos
Executive Overcoats = XOs, EOs
Konstantin Cargo Carriers = KCCs or Konstantins
Ubijca Assault Rifes = Ubis or Ubijcas
Shturmoviks = Viks or Shturms
Klyk-9s = Klyks
Armoured State Car = ASC
TNT = TNT
Gaff Hook = GH or Hooks
Guerrilla Squads = GS
Canonazo = Canon
Camouflage Body Armour = CBA
PC = Politico Corruptos
Untraceable Cell Phones = UCPs
Blackmail Photos = BMPs
Illegal Transaction Records = ITRs
Concealable Cameras = CCs
Panels = Solar Panels
BPG = Bulletproof Glass
CS = Chop Shop Items
YOTT = Year of the Tiger
Baccarat Shoe = Shoe
Roulette Wheel = Wheel
If you do not visit the Mafia Wars forums regularly you are missing out on some very good information. Now that you can understand the abbreviations you can enjoy the posts as much as I do.
Today’s post is not about speed leveling or earning Mafia Wars Cash. It is however about cash. With April 15th just around the corner I thought I would warn you about some scams that are being run that may cost you some real world cash and we all know that is much more important than any game.
The IRS reports that scams are way up this year when it comes to time. The scams include
- Social Network Scams
This scam is being perpetrated on Twitter for the most part but could be used in any social network such as Facebook or Myspace. If you get a tweet or message on your social network that is offering a “guaranteed” tax refund it is a scam. It is not might or could be a scam…it IS a scam.
- Personal Data Scams
If you receive an email from the IRS saying “We have determined that you are eligible to receive a refund of (insert amount)” and then asks for personal information it IS a scam. The IRS does not send email asking for personal data.
- Bogus Websites
An IRS logo on a website is NOT a guarantee that it is actually an IRS website. Graphics can be stolen with the click of a mouse and it is insanely easy to create an official looking website. If the website address (displayed in your browser bar) does not begin with www.irs.gov it is not an IRS site.
- Tax Expert Fraud
Steer clear of any tax preparation site that claims that they can get you a bigger refund than others can. Another thing to avoid are sites that base their fee as a percentage of your refund. Even if they are legit you might find that they exaggerate the amounts that are entered on the form to ensure that they get a bigger payday.
Remember…If you sign the tax form YOU are ultimately responsible for everything on it and any penalties or litigation that result.
I do apologize to those of you who were looking for Mafia Wars info. Tomorrow I will be back to giving tips and making your Mafia Wars life easier. I just thought that I would post this article as a service to my readers and perhaps save them a big headache.