March 26, 2010

My Apology to Israel

I hope this title is not the name of an obscure movie or rock band. I've been having bad luck on that when I thought I was being creative! Who would have thought that "Fear Factory" was the name of an actual band?

So anyway. B. Hussein Obama has not been content with apologizing around the world for American greatness, bowing to governmental officials (including a mayor), and insulting our allies around the world (I'm still angry about sending back the bust of the great Winston Churchill to Great Britain), but now he's being downright rude to Netanyahu. Well, this supporter of Israel is angry! Obama is a freakin' loser, and left the Israeli Prime Minister cooling his heels to contemplate the error of his ways while he went to supper with his family. Agonizingly rude. That "stinks on ice"!

By the way, I thought that Joe "Big F**king Deal" Biden would show up and offer him a ham sandwich. He's so classy, you know.

Aside from the fact that I think many Jewish women are downright hot, we as Americans are supposed to be a friend of Israel! We were before, but I suspect that this president is a closet Muslim. No wonder he treats Israel like garbage.

Israel, not all of us voted for this jerk. And some of us are sorry that they did vote for him. I'm sorry. I believe that Israel has the right to defend itself and to do whatever is necessary to survive and to thrive. Many people in the USA agree with me. The rest of them can continue to fornicate with diseased sheep. Once sanity is restored, I am hoping that the USA will be a good friend of Israel again. Continue to count me among the friends!

March 24, 2010

What a REAL Inquiry Looks Like

Buona sera. I've been showing you scams and such to give you a warning, and to expose the losers that are doing it. Now I've decided to show you what a real one looks like.

Naturally, I'll delete all of the pertinent information. My changes will be in red, the rest will be what the company sent me. In this case, I got an e-mail from one of those that gets impersonated quite a bit, eBay. Remember, this is a real letter.


Hello **My Name** (Valid account name),------------------------------------------------------------------------------------eBay sent this message to **My Name** (Valid account name).  Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more: http://pages.ebay.com/help/confidence/name-userid-emails.html---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This is a courtesy reminder that the following credit/debit card on file for your eBay account will soon expire:EBay Account ID:  #####Card:  MSC XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-#### [Yes, they did give the real four digits]Expiration Date:  [Real date]Date Reminder Issued:  032410In order to receive uninterrupted service, please update this information.To update your credit/debit card information:1. Go to the eBay Home page.2. Click My eBay at the top of the page, and sign in with your eBay User ID and password.3. Click the "Seller Account" link (beneath My Account in the left navigation menu).4. Follow the instructions for updating your payment method.  Thank you for using eBay.Regards,eBay, Inc.  Learn More to protect yourself from spoof (fake) emails at:http://pages.ebay.com/education/spooftutorial [I've used this link in articles before, it's worth clicking on.]eBay sent this email to you at [My real address that I use to access the account] about your account registered on ebay.com.eBay will periodically send you required emails about the site and your transactions.Visit our Privacy Policy at http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/privacy-policy.html and User Agreement at http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/user-agreement.html if you have any questions.Copyright © 2010 eBay, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.eBay and the eBay logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of eBay, Inc.eBay Inc. is located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Reference #: *****.***.*
 
 
There are several key differences in this letter that make it stand out from the evil nasty fake stuff:
 
1. They used the name that I gave them 
2. It's my credit card's last four digits
3. It was sent to the correct e-mail account
4. Most importantly, it does not say "click here". Instead, it tells me to go to their main site and log in to take care of business.
One area of suspicion for me is that it makes comments about the eBay logo, but there are no images in the letter. No matter, it was not sent in HTML, but in text-only format.
I should point out that fakers can be convincing, using a company logo and copying text from a legitimate page and pasting it on the fake page. So, watch out for that.
After showing you fake stuff, it's nice to show what a real notice looks like, and the key differences.
One thing I must add, though. Despite my efforts and the efforts of my associates in the organization, New York's E-Z Pass has e-mail notifications that look just like scammers. "To access your account, click here", no freakin' way! I'll go to the main login and take care of business instead of following a link. It's probably legitimate, but I won't take the chance.
And that is a good, safe practice at any time: Just go to the main site instead of clicking on a link, capice?
 

March 21, 2010

I'm Getting Rich - Again!

Here's the latest scam to hit one of my Inboxes. Note that this lying weasel does not even use an established domain, but is using Netscape.net (which was taken over by AOL several years ago!) and also aim.com. AIM is AOL Instant Messenger's free e-mail service. At the bottom, it looks like the e-mail came from a German site because of the advertising tag line. The headers do not support this.

I wonder why spammers and scammers like "three"? Three millions pounds, three million dollars...

Once again, I will remind you to never send personal information to strangers, never reply to these things at all (your e-mail address is not validated to them and you'll get even more), if it looks to good to be true, you know that's the case. And I hope you can see through the fake religiousness of this.


Mrs Rosemary Everson
Email:roseverson@netscape.net

Dear Beloved,
My name is Rosemary Everson,i am a dying woman who has decided to donate
What i have to you.
I am 59 years old,was diagnosed of cancer about 2 years ago immediately after
The death of my husband,who has left me everything he worked for.
I have been touched by God to donate from what i have inherited from my late
Husband to you for the good work of God,rather than to allow my relatives to 
Use my husbands hard earned funds ungodly.
Please pray that the good Lord forgive me my sins.I have asked God to forgive 
Me and i know he has because he is a merciful God.I will be going for an 
Operation in less than one hour.
I decided to WILL/donate the sum of 3,000,000 Dollars(Three million Dollars)to you
For the good work of the Lord,and also to help the motherless,less priviledged
And assistance of the Widows.
I cannot take any telephone calls at the moment  due to the fact that my relatives
Are around me and my health status.
I have adjusted my WILL and my lawyer is aware that i have changed my WILL,you and
My lawyer will arrange the transfer of the funds from my account to yours
I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly,and please
Use the funds well and always extend the good work to others.
Contact my lawyer (Barrister.Frederick Peterson) with this specified 
Email:fedpeters07@aim.com and tell him that i have WILLED 3,000,000 Dollars
To you,i have also notified him that i am WILLING that amount to you for a 
Specific and good work.I know that i don’t know you but i have been directed to
Do this.Thanks and Godbless you.
N.B:I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is
Accomplished as i don’t want anything to jeopardize my last wish.I shall try my
Possible best to contact you via email as i don't want my relatives or anybody to
Know because they are around me.
Regards,
Mrs.Rosemary Everson.
Happy moments,praise God
Difficult moments,seek God
Quiet moments,worship God
Painful moments,trust God
Every moment,thank God.
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