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How are you? (From: Sgt. Edmond Baker)

from: Sgt. Edmond Baker ¹
reply-to: “Sgt. Edmond Baker” ²
date: Sat, May 8, 2010 at 4:15 PM
subject: How are you?



My name is Sgt. Edmond Baker. I am an American soldier and am serving in the military with the 1st Armored Division in Iraq till date. As you know we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs/suicide bombers. However,i managed to move part of funds belonging to Saddam Hussein’s family in 2009. The total amount is USD$20 Million dollars in cash mostly 100 dollar bills. This money has been kept somewhere outside Baghdad for some time but with the proposed troop in-increase by President Barrack Obama to end the war and make peace with Iraq militant and terrorist i am afraid that the money may be discovered. Hence i want to make sure that the money is in a safe hands pending the completion of our assignment here.

I am ready to compensate you with good percentage of this fund because no strings attached as Iraq is a war zone. I plan on using diplomatic means under diplomatic immunity-cover to ship this money as military cargo to a safe hand. I am contacting you with confidence as all arrangements for the successful delivery has been put in place. All i need from you is to receive the cargo from the delegated diplomat at your location.

I look forward to reading from you so as to extend more confidential details to you immediately.I really hope that i can trust.

Yours sincerely,

Sgt.Edmond Baker.

¹ “.my” = Malaysia
² “.mn” = Mongolia

Yes, I have decided. No more sitting on the fence. If a person responds to this and gets swindled, they deserve it. I thought it was just me getting cynical with age and exposure…

Think I’m going to stop posting these. They stopped tickling my funny bone a while ago now. Now I just think of Darwin’s theory.

May 8, 2010 Posted by | advice, cyber crime, Internet, Internet scam, security | 6 Comments

OK. So I Lied

Here is one more… time to play Let’s Count The Typos!

from: mercy kassala ¹
reply-to: ¹
date: Sat, May 8, 2010 at 3:40 AM
subject: HELLO

Reply me at ( )
My name is mercy, I am single, I have read your description in this website and found it interesting, I would love to share some idea with you so please if you do not mind contact at ( )  to enable me share my photo and other things with you.
I will be waiting your sweet reply soon.

¹ “.fr” = France

May 8, 2010 Posted by | computers, cyber crime, Internet, Internet scam, security | 2 Comments

Does Your Android Wear Goggles?

Phones That Can See, Read, and Translate (aka “My Phone Is Smarter Than Me”.)

Here’s how it works:
* Point your phone at a word or phrase. Use the region of interest button to draw a box around specific words
* Press the shutter button
* If Goggles recognizes the text, it will give you the option to translate
* Press the translate button to select the source and destination languages.

Wow. Could I have uses that French class.

JBondWhat am I talking about? Google Goggles is an “mobile app” that combines OCR (optical character recognition) with Google’s ability to translate languages — which gives your phone’s camera the ability to read French (for example), and tell you what that item on the menu is (for example).

Is this something out of James Bond fiction? Nope. Just another example of The Future Is Here Now.

Google Goggles (currently) requires Android 1.6, and “can read English, French, Italian, German and Spanish and can translate to many more languages.” To find out more, see, Official Google Mobile Blog: Translate the real world with Google Goggles.

… eventually, we will all be wearing OCR cameras (maybe built into eyeglasses), and have Wi Fi/4G wireless transponders (woven into our clothes?), and have chips in our brain which contain dictionaries of all known languages… and using a phone to translate a foreign language sentence will seem quaint. Like Atari’s Pong.
But that’s probably 20 years off. In the meantime, there’s Google Goggles.


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