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Tomorrow morning will a week that I have been without Ozzie. Even though it’s gotten easier to get up and face each day,...Read More »
Ice-magedten

Ice-magedten

    2 years ago today, a freak hail storm went through our neighborhood and interrupted our peaceful liv...Read More »

8882119377

So i got this message from "Bank of America" from: bankofamerica@locked.com Message from Bank Of American. Debit Mastercard Locked. Please call : 8882119377 So I figure, sure i'll bite. From a spoofed number I dial and wait to see what i get. In a computer synthesized voice, "Thank you for calling b...Read More »
Denied!

Denied!

So I was minding my own business checking up on status and seeing what everyone one else was doing.  I commented on a few post and even added an app which is rare. Yes it appears facebook has becom...Read More »

Viacom vs DirecTV, AMC vs DISH, etc etc

Where does it all end

job-fails-in-this-corner-we-have-two-spoiled-siblingsViacom (Comedy Central, MTV, Nicelodeon,etc) and DirectTV are fighting over which Viacom channels DirectTV will carry.  DirectTV blocked all of Viacom’s channels and in response Viacome removed the Dailiy Show and free episodes of Jersey Shore off the internet, which they were supposing DirectTV’s customers were using to watch the show as an alternative. 

What’s going on is the networks, like Viacom, charge the providers, Direct TV, Dish, Time Warner, etc. to air their programs.  They in turn use their subscriber charges to pay those charges.  Never mind all the commercials the network and local provider throw in there. 

DISH has blocked AMC channels for the same reason.  AMC responded by streaming Breaking Bad online for free.  Some companies have customers thoughts in mind.. or at least want to appear that way.

at least make it seam legit..

Here’s another email that made it in..

From: Buckner, Kermit [mailto:BUCKNERK@ecu.edu]

Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 11:39 AM

Subject: Helpdesk Upgrade

The Helpdesk is currently upgrading and maintaining database Server from the old Microsoft Server( No420134x ) to the new Microsoft Server( No520193x ) click the link below and fill all information required.

https://docs.google.com/a/goliadcountytx.gov/spreadsheet/redacted

Thank You

Helpdesk Upgrade Team

And the google doc they use is..

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If someone actually falls for this one.. I’m sorry; the lesson to learn here is you just lost your internet privileges.

$1542.77 Bill from Verizon

So recently I DID open a Verizon wireless account, didn’t think I was signed up for auto-payment but I could have.. but I’m sure I couldn’t have racked up $1500 in charges.. could I?  So the first thing this email is trying to do is get you to say “What?!”  and hastily click on the link to see what the deal is. 

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An unsuspecting user would click on the link and get taken to a few redirect that eventually land on a blank page.  Unknowing their browser just became a victim of Troj JSRedir-GZ

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/threat-center/threat-analyses/viruses-and-spyware/Troj~JSRedir-GZ.aspx

Again, don’t click links in emails.  Ever.

Commencement

This afternoon I sat in attendance along with hundreds of others watching the McHi class of 2012 move their tassels across their caps.  Hannah walked across that stage and accepted her diploma.  I can't put into words how proud I am of her and her accomplishments.  She has grown up to be such an amazing young woman. She's taken an interest in music and technology. She's taken a strong interest in Sign Language and become one of if not the best in her class. She developed a desire to help the deaf community and wants to use her talents to help them.

In the 15 years I've had the pleasure of knowing her, I've been able to be a part of her groaning up from a cute kids to an amazing young woman. She is truly everything i could have asked for in a child of my own. This coming from a guy who never wanted kids. I couldn't be any prouder of her. I know we can expect great things from you in this next endeavor of your life. I'm so excited to find out what's next in your life. You've already made us all so proud.

I remember times when I got to take you to school, and get lost taking you to school. I remember having lunch at your elementary with you and your mother. I remember all the years of joining you to "meet the teacher night" In these past years you've probably taught me more about being a step-parent than I could have ever bestowed on you. For that I thank you. Thank you for making me a better person. Thank you for blessing me with the privilege of getting to be a part of such a wonderful person's life. Now as you prepare to move on to your next challenge. I leave you with one of my favorite lines from Robert Frost.

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

 

 

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

 

 

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of the easy wind and downy flake.

 

 

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Amazon needs to be updated?

This afternoon I get a semi-legitimate-looking email

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Dear Amazon Member,
It has come to our attention that your Amazon Billing Information records are out of date. That requires you to update the Billing Information.
Failure to update your records will result in account termination. Please update your records within 24 hours. Once you have updated your account records, your Amazon session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or future billing problems.

You must click the link below and enter your login information on the following page to confirm your Billing Information records.

Click here to update your account

You can also confirm your Billing Information by logging into your Amazon account at https://www.amazon.com/
Thank you for using amazon.com
The Amazon Team


 

Log on to your Amazon account and choose the "Help" link in the footer of any page.
To receive email notifications in plain text instead of HTML, update your preferences here.

Amazon Email ID PP468

Well.. first off they address me “Amazon Member”.  Amazon knows my name.  They would use it.

2ndly in the world of phishing scams.. NEVER click links in emails.  Even if they are from someone you know. Instead visit the website directly. 

3rd.  This message was sent to an email address I created to use in Craiglist exclusively.  It’s not the address I use exclusively for amazon. 

Upon visiting the website..

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It looks like they are just trying harvest username’s and passwords.  But still that’s usually enough to cause havoc. 

It’s a decent screen scrape of the real amazon website.. but the link pointing to http://kayako.mt.net/amazon is a good give away.

Scam #3

Just when i thought my luck couldn't get any better today:

Hello,

I am Mr.Ian Ranking Bill and Exchange Manager,Head of the World Bank Finance Group and Interpol London
Branch, set up to fight against Scam,Financial Crimes and Fraudulent activities worldwide.

This Group is responsible for investigating the legitimacy of unpaid contract, inheritance and lotto winning claims
by companies and individuals and directs the paying authorities (Fiduciary Agents) worldwide to make immediate
payment of verified claims to the beneficiaries without further delay.

You are being legally contacted regarding the release of your long awaited fund. After a detailed review of
your file, the World Bank Group has mandated that your fund should be release immediately.

This is to officially inform you that an ATM CARD worth ($6.3M USD) has been accredited in your favour.
Your Personal Identification Number is 2911.

Please immediately contact our appointed Fiduciary Agent below for the release of your ATM CARD.

Name:Dr.Paul Blair
Company:Global Financier Ltd
Email: infodesk1@financier.com

Please re-confirm to us the following:

FULL NAME:
COUNTRY:
DELIVERY ADDRESS:
AGE:
TELEPHONE:
OCCUPATION:
SEX/GENDER:
PASSPORT COPY:

Thanks for Your Cooperation.

Mr.Ian Ranking
(Bill and Exchange Manager)
World Bank Group. London U.K

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Today’s Scam #3

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This Facebook scam is fairly common.  It relys on some unsuspecting person to find an article that they feel will lure people into clicking on it.  By clicking on it they are usually taking to an app page asking for permission to access your personal information.  Then to add shame to the whole process.. it post on that users wall what they just did.. hoping more will fall for it.

Todays Scam #2

This one comes from two parts.. one an unsuspecting user click on an unknown and unexpected link and surprisingly their computer is now infected with a bug that sends it self to all the users in that persons address book.  And the cycle continues.  This “chain virus” could be stopped if people were just careful about what links they chose to open.

From: Thierno Diallo [mailto:Blackthierno@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 4:54 AM
To: me@johnmunoz.net
Subject: RE:John

making money for the time you spend online thsi worked for me you should try it too if you could have a job where you love what you do and you can do it while in the company of your loved ones at home wouldn't you take it http://t.co/djB5vWY

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