SMS Verification Code From Google (220-00 / 611611) : AM I BEING HACKED?!

Am I being hacked? That’s the first thing I thought when I received the following message from 220-00:

Your Messenger verification code is G-######

The strange thing is, I don’t use SMS 2-factor for any of my Google accounts. Apparently, Google still uses it internally. This particular code format is used for verifying RCS for Google’s new enhanced SMS service. The codes are sent out automatically and are intended to be viewed only by your phones internal system, never displayed to the end user. Some Android phones (and likely all iPhones) end up displaying the SMS instead.

So no, if you receive this message, you’re not being hacked, you’re just seeing some internal message intended only for your SMS app to parse. Do be careful and keep this code private still as it could be used to authenticate into your project fi account.

Some users report the same message from 611611 / 611-611

List of TDK Subsitaries (According to SEC Filings)

The following is a complete list of subsidiaries of TDK Corporation according to SEC filings:

Name of company Head office location Function Percentage owned
SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd.
Hong Kong, China Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Hong Kong Co., Ltd.
Hong Kong, China Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Fujitsu Philippines Corporation
Laguna, Philippines Production of electronic materials and components 65.80%
TDK Xiamen Co., Ltd.
Xiamen, China Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Taiwan Corporation
Taipei, Taiwan Production of electronic materials and components 95.40%
Headway Technologies, Inc.
California, U.S.A. Production of electronic materials and components 100%
Amperex Technology Ltd.
Hong Kong, China Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia Production of electronic materials and components 100%
Korea TDK Co., Ltd.
Seoul, South Korea Production of electronic materials and components 100%
Magnecomp Precision Technology Public Company Ltd.
Ayutthaya, Thailand Production of electronic materials and components 89%
TDK Dalian Corporation
Dalian, China Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Corporation of America
Illinois, U.S.A. Sale of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Electronics Europe GmbH
Düsseldorf, Germany Sale of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Singapore (Pte) Ltd.
Singapore Sale of electronic materials and components, and recording media 100%
TDK (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Bangkok, Thailand Production of recording media, and electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Electronics Corporation
New York, U.S.A. Sale of recording media 100%
TDK U.S.A. Corporation
New York, U.S.A. Others 100%
TDK Europe S.A.
Luxembourg Others 100%
Lambda Holdings Inc.
New York, U.S.A. Others 100%
Lambda Far East Ltd.
Devon, United Kingdom Others 100%
Magnecomp Labuan Inc.
Labuan, Malaysia Others 100%
TDK-MCC Corporation
Akita, Japan Production of electronic materials and components 100%
Densei-Lambda K.K.
Tokyo, Japan Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Ugo Corporation
Akita, Japan Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Shonai Corporation
Yamagata, Japan Production of electronic materials and components 100%
Media Technology Corporation
Yamanashi, Japan Production of recording media 70%
TDK Service Corporation
Tokyo, Japan Others 100%

SEC notice of exempt offering of securities (Form D)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can file a SEC Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities (Form D). This notice must be filed by companies and funds that happened to sell securities without registration. The Securities Act of 1933 enacted by the United States Congress allows them to do so.

The date of the first sale is the date that the investor is contractually obligated to invest money. Securities are proof of ownership or debt deeds that have a monetary value and can be sold. In the past, these securities used to be in paper format, however, now they are most likely stored digitally.

Examples of securities are stocks, options, and bonds. Usually selling these unregistered is considered a felony. There are times when people who work for a company may get stocks. However, these stocks need to be registered with SEC in order for them to be sold.

Privacy-Enhanced Mail [begin privacy-enhanced message proctype]

We all know that the Internet is becoming an increasingly insecure place. This is why the Privacy and Security Research Group (PSRG) of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and the the Privacy-Enhanced Electronic Mail Working Group (PEM WG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) set up this system of Privacy-Enhanced Mail.

Privacy-Enhanced Mail messages often begin with the following headers:

begin privacy-enhanced message proctype
privacyenhanced message proctype
begin privacyenhanced message
begin privacy-enhanced message

This form of mail uses encryption and message authentication processes. PEM is now an Internet standard. It allows Internet mail to be sent to another party in a safe fashion. The messages are sent in their original form, ensuring that people don’t tamper with them. Also, the person on the receiving end is able to verify that the message was sent to that individual. Finally, PEM ensures that the message is kept private and is not shared with unintended parties.

There are two different versions of PEM. One is written by Mark Riordan. The other one was written by Trusted Information Systems, Inc.

Verizon eSIM QR Barcode + Activation Instructions

Activating service is easy. Just make sure you have a data connection, either Wi-Fi or cellular from another wireless carrier, and follow the steps below to get started.

First, if you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to get Verizon service for your eSIM. If you need to sign-up for Verizon service, download the My Verizon app from the Apple® App Store®, then follow the instructions to confirm eligibility and set up your account.

Once you’ve signed up for Verizon service, you’ll need to set up your iPhone. For this step, you’ll need to display the QR code below with a computer or tablet, then follow these steps on your iPhone to scan it:
Tap Settings
Tap Cellular
Tap Add Cellular Plan
Scan the QR code below


If prompted to select a default line, choose your new Verizon line for voice, messaging and data.
Wait for installation process to complete.
Once you see Cellular Plan Added notification, begin using your new Verizon service.

Specimen of Share Certificate and Share Certificate Types

A share certificate is a signed document that proves that one has legal ownership to the number of shares indicated on the document, and it signed on behalf of the legal entity. A share certificate can also be called a stock certificate.
A share certificate acts as a proper receipt for ownership and purchase of shares from a specific company. The document should have a particular date of ownership of the shares.
A legal share certificate should have the following essential information, shareholder name and address, number of shares, company name, shareholder registration number, class of shares, certificate number, the amount paid and the particular date when the shares were issued.
The specimen of share certificate refers to the examples or types of shares. The specimen of share certificate include;
Ordinary sharesThese are the most common types of shares. They act as a representation of the voting rights of the company. They only carry one vote per share. The shareholder has the right to participate in the dividends of the company equally. In cases where the company is winding up, the holder has a reason to be given the company assets.

A specimen of Share Certificate for Alphabet Inc GOOG


There are many types of shares that a share certificate can represent including:

Preference shares
The shareholder has alternatives when it comes to company dividends payment or when the company is winding up. The holder has voting rights but they are restricted to particular situations or resolutions, and this majorly depends on the terms of the shares.

Partially paid shares
The holder of these kinds of shares has the same privileges as that of an ordinary shareholder, such as voting, winding uprights, and dividends. One can be a shareholder before completely paying the issue price.

Non-voting ordinary shares
These kinds of shares do not give the shareholder any voting rights. The holder is not allowed to be part of the company’s general meeting. The only thing the holder is entitled to is a particular amount of the company’s capital. They are mostly given to employees or principal shareholders family members.

Deferred ordinary shares
These type of shares have fewer rights compared to the ordinary shares. Some of their rights include, right to dividends paid after a particular date, stocks to profits that can only be paid after the payment of all classes of shares.

Redeemable Shares
These kinds of shares cannot be repurchased by the company in the future. The date of redemption can be fixed by the company, or the company can have that as a secret. Sometimes the company can buy back the shares for profit gain.
Redeemable preference sharesThese shares have both the characteristics of redeemable and preference shares. The holder has dividends preferential rights that can either be non-cumulative or cumulative. The company can redeem or retain the shares in the future.

Cumulative Preference Shares
The shareholder has the right to cumulative dividends that have not been fully paid or missed. This right does not apply to all the shareholders since for the ordinary shareholders will only receive dividends when all the profits in cumulative preference shares have been fully paid.

Alphabet Shares
It is a subtype of ordinary shares. The shares have shareholder rights that vary. Alphabetical letters are used to represent classes of shares that have different rights such as dividends, voting, and capital rights.

Management Shares
The shareholders have extra voting rights, and they take part in the company’s general meetings, it has a significant advantage to the shareholders especially if the company issues shares to the outside investors.
In conclusion, shares certificate are always in the form of shares. It plays a significant role in an individual or corporate asset management. It can also be used to claim ownership of shares from a particular company.

Are the Robinhood Checking and Savings Accounts FDIC Insured?

Robinhood recently announced a spectacular deal on checking and savings accounts: 3% interest! This is a rate that beats most bank savings accounts as well as many bank-offered CD (Certificate of Deposit) interest rates.

While the Robinhood accounts are not FDIC insured, they are SIPC insured. Although these insurances are not equivalent, they do offer some level of protection for your money. To learn more about FDIC and SIPC insurance, check out this USA Today article.

Welcome to the all new Robinhood, now with all the stuff you’d want from checking and savings—but way better.

Earn 3% on Your Money
You’ll earn 3% on all the money in your checking AND savings every year. That’s a free $240 every year for the average American family with $8,000 in the bank.

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Access more free ATMs than with the 5 largest banks combined. Search for the nearest ATM in the app, or drop into your local 7-11, Target, Walgreens, or Costco. Cha-ching.

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PNC Bank Locations in California

Unfortunately, PNC Bank does not have any locations in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, or anywhere else in California. If you are trying to bank with PNC while you are outside of their service states, you may not be able to find a Teller or ATM, but you can still Bank By Mail with PNC. Banking by mail allows you to make deposits and cash checks using PNC’s mail service. For some account types, there may be a fee to use the bank by mail service.

PNC Branches are located in the following states

District of Columbia
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina
West Virginia

You can search by your City, State and Zip or browse by state to find PNC locations nearest to you.

An Overview of Title 29 of the CFR

The United States Code of Federal Regulations comprises fifty titles. Title 29 covers Labor, and it is used by various federal agencies to deal with labor issues across the country.

The first several chapters of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 cover management standards monitored by the Department of Labor, including the operation of labor organizations (unions), attention to employee rights, the protection of migrant workers, rules regarding student employees and workers with disabilities, child labor laws, and much more.

The twelfth chapter is dedicated to the work of the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is known for its standards in protecting workers on the job. It outlines rules surrounding health and safety inspections, the reporting of occupational injuries, and more.

The remaining chapters deal with the rules and regulations within the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, as well as the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. These chapters, of course, are aimed at protecting American pensions