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A colleague of mine found this in her inbox,

From: Adobe []
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:43 PM
Subject: New Adobe Acrobat Reader 2011, Upgrade Available Now

This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader 2011 with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.

To check and download the latest version , go to :
Start downloading the update right now and let us know what you think about it.
We’re working on making Adobe Acrobat Reader better all the time !
Thanks and best regards,
Adobe Support

© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Adobe Systems Incorporated | 343 Preston Street | Ottawa | ON | K1S 1N4 | Canada |

It claims to be from adobe, although the domain is odd.  Even has their Canada corporate office address on it. surely it must be real? With all the adobe updates going around, I better update mine.  How nice of them to email me and remind me. If you click on the site, then you get this page, an alias for


and of course after you give them your email address to download, you must pay them for their software.


at least their processing page is secure..


It looks like we have Shawn S. to thank for this “deal” who he himself appears to have had his credit card scammed. 

Registrant ID:           AVNEP9R-RU
Registrant Name:         ANO “Regional Network Information Center”
Registrant Organization: JSC “Regional Network Information Center”
Registrant Street1:      pl. akad. Kurchatova, 1
Registrant City:         Moscow
Registrant Postal Code:  123182
Registrant Country:      RU

Administrative, Technical Contact
Contact ID:              AVNEP9R-RU
Contact Name:            ANO “Regional Network Information Center”
Contact Organization:    JSC “Regional Network Information Center”
Contact Street1:         pl. akad. Kurchatova, 1
Contact City:            Moscow
Contact Postal Code:     123182
Contact Country:         RU
Contact Phone:           +7 495 737 0601
Contact Fax:             +7 495 737 0602
Contact E-mail:         


The moral of the story, if your looking for software, get it from the official source. for example.  If your software needs updates, go to the manufactures site or use the software’s auto update feature.

(602) 396-4345

+16023964345 Add – Glendale, AZ
10/7/10 1:18 PM 85 minutes ago

Hi, Congratulations. You have been selected to receive a complimentary cruise with Carnival Royal Caribbean or at C. L. Cruise Line my travel services press one to claim recruiters and talk with the life Travel Specialist. Don’t wait. Pretty soon as the great way to relax and go on vacation, press one now, or press 2, to release your offer if you would not be contacted again press one now.

Turn Around Business Development Group, INC

So I got this call from this guy yesterday,
Voicemail from:”this guy” at 1:34 PM

Hi John, I’m leaving some very important information in your box is. And with the with the C D in it and it as a letter of explanation so. If you will look it over and read the letter and get back to me. I would appreciate it. Thank you.

So i’m kind of curious but ok.. I went by to pick up the envelope and in there was a note from Pastor, and what looked like a cd printed with some office depot cd printing software. Not a very professional first impression. A logo of “Turn Around Business Development Group, INC” and “BI.T.S”, Binary IT Solutions and a number, 702-233-2487

Also was a card entitled “Website Start-Up Info”
The card is basically a welcome letter “to bring increased exposure to your business”

So i pop the cd in my mac and besides the fact that there was just an autorun on it for pc, (not like i want some strange cd autoruning anyway) I saw what looked like a complete website site’s source files. The best i can piece together, this company came to that guy and said that they would make a new website for him. and this is it. I’m not quite sure how to describe it so i’ll just show you what they sent. Note, this was designed to be published as it. they seam to think this is a complete and accurate site ready for the world to see. In the application from the company they even asked for our current site’s ftp info. (perhaps they wanted to push this content themselves?)

No where in any of their documentation did they mention their own website or other sites they had created. So I googled them to see what i could find.
This one was one of my personal favorite results.

It just goes to show that before you enter into a business deal with anyone, be sure and do your homework. You don’t need a private investigator, just google.


Another telemarketer:

Transcript via googlevoice (not a perfect translation but easier than actually having to listen to the message…)

4/13/10 12:40 PM 33 minutes ago

Hi. This is cold with consumer advocates debt elimination. If your debt free. Alright honey. Do not call list, please press 2, to be removed from our list. However, if you are one of the millions of Americans overwhelmed by a debt. Our, thirties may be able to set you free from debt forever. Through get it. Limitation this is not debt consolidation not debt management not bankruptcy. This is debt elimination. It’s video m thousands of people just like you have taken back their life. The process is legal ethical and they squirrelly on federal law, press 1 to speak with our consultants about eliminating your debt. Today you received this call because you signed up with one of our associates. If you received this call in error, please press 2, to be removed from our list or press one to speak with a consultant.


It’s been awhile but they called again.  *sigh* If your getting these calls be sure your phone is listed at here also check with your local state and see if they have a statewide do not call list.  In texas for example you can use this link

Also, file a compliant with the FTC / FCC  here at  I recently sent the FTC a complaint and they forwared it to the FCC and i got a letter back confirming my compalint.   If enough of you guys do the same, hopefully these mexican can quit intruppting our otherwise peacefull lives.