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When You Are A World Famous Blogger..

(And I Only Win A Half-million Euros Today.. )

When you are a World Famous Blogger (like me), you get e-mails containing money from the United Nations*

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And I must say, I’m a little miffed at Western Union.. deleting !!! my (non-existent) account.. on a Sunday.
I mean, they just sent me the the update notice !!! late Friday… I thought I had until Monday.. at least.

And when you are a World Famous Blogger (like me), you find that people will auction their items using your e-mail address. I just wish the person(s) using mine would stop causing so many disputes, and accepting bogus cc#s…

… I love a good irony, don’t you? The cybercrooks are counting on our stupidity to work these phishing scams, and it’s pretty clear to me that they are the stupid ones.
United Nations??? Uh.. yeah. Okay. It might happen.. (insert rest of Mike Myers’ line here.)

Today’s free link: Today, something maybe I should’a read a long time ago.. How to Dissuade Yourself from Becoming a Blogger

* and for a look at the contents of my e-mail from the UN Security Council, click here.

Almost forgot.. my latest win..
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February 9, 2009 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, e-mail, Internet scam, Phishing, security, spam and junk mail | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Once Again– I’m A Millionaire!

You know, I never could have predicted – when I was a lad – that when I grew up I would get a million bucks/Euros in the mail… much less, 2-to-3 times a week!

Ref No : ESE/WIN/008/02/10/MA‏
From: Max Raster (Max.Raster@t-online.de)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as unsafe
Sent: Wed 1/14/09 9:00 PM
To: max.raster@t-online.de
Ref No : ESE/WIN/008/02/10/MA
Batch No: EULO/1007/444/606/08
Lucky Numbers: 8-17-28-31-55 [09]
PROMOTION DATE: 2ND JANUARY 2009

Your email address has won 1,000,000.00 (One Million Euro) in the ESPANA EURO MILLION PROMOTION. The Promotion is a joint Euro/America private lottery registered and organized in accordance with the World Lottery regulation act.

We the National Lottery organizing committee are pleased to officially notify you of the status of your email application. An official notification of winning is hereby issued to you as your email promotion ticket randomly drew for the Lucky Numbers: 8-17-28-31-55 [09] Bonus Ball which selected your email as the 2ND winner of our lottery program you have consequently won the lottery program in the first batch. You have been awarded a cash prize of 1,000,000.00 (One Million Euro)

Pretty good grammar in this one.. maybe it’s legit? Woman Bilked Of $400K By Nigerian Internet Scam and http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/lotteryscamnamesE.php

Today’s free link:
Folks, please read Bill Mullins article Jealous? Cyber-crooks Have Your Number

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