Heh. Seeing this youtube, "LOST: What Will Happen Next? / LOST - Answers?! (Song parody)" makes me realize how much I miss getting hooked (and puzzled) to this TV series, LOST.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Importance of Being Trivial: In Search of the Perfect Fact. Written by Mark Mason, this non fiction book is a real fun. Still reading...
The Castle Green Condominium management committee has been pasting lists of residents' names on notice boards next to letter-boxes and in lifts at the blocks where they live, including the amounts - ranging from over $1,000 to $10,000 - they owed. Man, when I read about it from Straits Times, the first question comes to my mind: is it defamation if the announcement is only about facts??? I don't think so.
Nevertheless I think the management committee of this The Castle Green condo might better be saying goodbye very soon. I don't think their action of naming (and shaming) the inconsiderate, lazy debtors is a popular one. It's right, alright. But ain't popular.
A CONDOMINIUM in Yio Chu Kang has resorted to publicly naming residents who are late in paying their maintenance fees, in what is seen as the infamous 'Owe$Pay$' tactic being used by loan sharks.
The Castle Green Condominium management committee has been pasting lists of residents' names on notice boards next to letter-boxes and in lifts at the blocks where they live, including the amounts - ranging from over $1,000 to $10,000 - they owed, reported The New Paper on Tuesday.
Next to each list is a notice warning that legal action may be taken against those who fail to pay up the late monthly maintenance fee, which is about $700 every quarter for residents in the 664-unit condo along Yio Chu Kang Road. Owners of bigger units have to pay more.
From Straits Times, "Name and shame".
Don't you just love the lousy scams?! Heh. This asshole claims to be an auditor in Europe & yet sent the email using a 'tw' domain (I believe it's Taiwan) email.
From: skwang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Medium riskYou may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: Mon 3/29/10 7:01 PM
Greetings to you,
I am George Caparros an external financial auditor in Europe. I got your e-mail address through private internet search.
I have sufficient information enough to claim out over Ten Million Dollars from a Bank if only you will stand as next of kin to one of our deceased customer who died without a wil.
I have my reasons for contacting you personally in this deal if not I can handle it alone; but in my next email I will explain why I need your assistance.
Do not worry yourself on how this will be done, I have studied the transaction and I have the master plan.
This transaction is hundred percent legal, no risk, but has to be confidential, no third party communication
If you are interested and want to learn how this will be done, kindly respond with your full name, age and private cell phone number, upon receipt I will send you a detailed email on how to achieve this goal.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Oh yes. If ever I succumb to the pressure of Life & choose to be an ostrich & hide my head within the ground of despair, I'll remember the above image & remember how cool--no, alive--it is to live a life spiced up with adversity. :)
Thursday, March 18, 2010
This Lady Joan Presley is married to a dead man. A 'royalty' at that. What a scam...
Here writes Lady Joan Presley, suffering from cancerous ailment. I am married to Sir Alex Presley, an English man who is dead. My husband Was into private practice all his life before his death. Our life together as Man and wife lasted for three decades without a child. My husband died after A protracted illness. My husband and I made a vow and promise to uplift the Down-trodden and the less-privileged individuals as he had passion for Persons who cannot help themselves due to physical disability or financial Predicament, I can adduce this to the fact that he needed a Child from this Relationship, which never came.When my late husband was alive, he deposited the sum of Four Million. Eight Hundred Pounds (4,800,000.00 Million Great Britain Pounds Sterling) which were derived from His vast estates and investment in capital market with his Bank here in UK .
Presently, this money is still with the Bank and most recently, my Doctor had Told me that I have limited days on earth to live due to the cancerous Problems I am suffered for years. Though what bothers me most is the stroke That I have in addition to the cancer. With this hard reality that has Befallen my beloved family, I have decided to donate this funds to you and Want you to use this gift which comes from my husbands effort to fund the Upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans, destitute, the down-trodden, physically Challenged children, barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely Handicapped financially.
I took this decision because I do not have any child of my own that will Inherit this money and my husband relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy Persons and I do not want my husband hard earned money to be misused or Invested into ill perceived ventures. I do not want this money to be misused Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death Because I know where I am going. I do not need any telephone communication in This regard due to my deteriorating health and because of the presence of my Husband relatives around me. I do not want them to know about this Development Please.
I will also issue you a Letter of Authority that will empower you as the Original beneficiary of this fund. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy Of emulation. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Please assure me that you will act just as I have stated herein. Hope to hear from you soon and God bless you and members of your family. You can contact me through my private email address:email@example.com
Hope to hear from you soon.
You can contact me through this email address:firstname.lastname@example.org
Lady Joan Presley.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
What you know? Yet another scam? And poorly written at that, without any space in between the paragraphs. Argh...
This is to Officially Inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly Investigated by the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having a Legal transaction with one personnel of the republic of NIGERIA. During our Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you did not fulfill your complete Financial Obligation giving to you in respect to your Contract.
So therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance in Republic Of NIGERIA on your behalf and they gave a solution to your problem by arranging a compensation payment in total sum of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand pounds in an internationl certified ATM CARD which you can use to withdraw money anywhere in the world, hence you now have the lawful right to claim your fund in the ATM CARD by contacting the ATM CARD CENTRE.
Proceed and contact the ATM CARD CENTER for their requirements to procure your Approval Slip which contains details of your PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PIN) that you would use in activating and operating your ATM CARD in any ATM Machine close to you, please note that to procure your Approval Slip it would cost you ( 310 dollars )only, Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, you are rest assured that this transaction is 100% risk free so do contact the ATM CARD CENTER to let you know how to make payment for the procurement of your Approval Slip which is the only payment needed for the processing and delivery of your ATM CARD respectively to your designated address.
Please reconfirm the required information below for the effective delivery of your ATM CARD.
Complete contact/delivery address.
contact phone/fax numbers.
Also below are the contact details of the ATM CARD official for you to proceed immediately to procure your Approval Slip containing your PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PIN)
Name : Mr Ali Wahab
We do await your quick response earnestly so we can proceed with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets to you accordingly without delays.
Thank you for your anticipated co-operation.
Hope to hear from you soonest.
Republic Of Nigeria
Note: Disregard any email you get from impostors or offices claiming to be in possesion of your ATM CARD, you are advised only to be in contact with Reverend peter Edmond of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person you are suppose to deal with regarding your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any email you get from impostors to this office so we could act on it for subsequent investigation.
And this another 'junk' email I was told that I've won 500,000 GBP without even participating?! Yay!!
You won the sum of 500,000.00 GBP Great British Pounds Sterlinngs from our monthly sweepstakes.Your email address was among the five lucky winner in our computer email ballot,You are hereby advice to contact the courier company,to claim your prize.
CONTACT COURIER PROMOTION MANAGER WITH DETAILS BELOW;
PPPAY COURIER UK CORRESPONDENCE:Mr Cally Martins.
TEL : +44-701-113-3045
FAX : +44-707-505-5654
PLEASE NOTE: NON RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM ARE TO BEAR EXPENSES FOR THIER COURIER DELIVERY.
9.Country Of Residence:
Mrs Rose Williams
Received this email which successfully landed itself in my Junk folder. Things people would write for scamming others. Heh.
Dearest Calvary Greetings,
With Due Respect And Humanity, I was compelled to write to you under humanitarian grounds. My name is Mrs Amanda Jacob. I was born in Liverpool, England, I am married to Mr. Amos Jacob director J.C Industries United Kingdom. We were married for 36 years without a child. He died four years ago after a Cardiac Arteries Operation. And Recently, My Doctor told me that I would not last for the next six months due to my cancer problem (cancer of the liver and stroke). Before my husband died last year there is this sum $14.258(Fourteen Million Two Hundred and Fifty Eight United State Dollars that he deposited With Natwest Bank International U.K.
Presently this money is still in the Bank custody. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to any good God fearing brother or sister that will utilize this fund the way I am going to instruct herein. I want somebody that will use this fund according to the desire of my late. husband to help Less privileged people, orphanages, widows and propagating the word of God. I also want part or this fund to be donated to any humanitarian Organization presently in Haiti.
I took this decision because I would be going in for Surgery later today.I don't have any child that will inherit this fund, And I don't want this money used in an un Godly way. This is why I am taking this decision to hand over to you this Fund. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I want you to always remember me in your daily prayers because of my up coming Cancer Surgery later today.
You are to work with my attorney who will assist in these funds transfer to your account and how the funds is to be used for the good work of the Lord Almighty. My Husband Paid for the State tax on the day of deposit with the Bank so there would be no expenses from you.
Contact my lawyer with this info:
Clifford Chance Solicitors
Suite B2938, Trimrose towers Hyde, London EA1 7LS
Name: Barrister.Willam Parker
If you find this mail appealing, kindly contact my attorney by quoting this reference number to him JJ/MMS/953/5015/GwrI/316us/uk . I write this mail to you solemnly with the faith that you will assist me in my last wish. As soon as you contact him with the reference number above, he should be able to identify you.