ECOBANK/UNITED NATIONS 2007 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS.
SCAMMED VICTIM/$100,000 BENEFICIARIES.
REF/PAYMENTS CODE:ECB/06654 $100,000 USD.
This is to bring to your notice that we are delegated from the UNITED NATIONS in Central Bank to pay 150 victims of scam $100,000 USD (One Hundred Thounsand
Dollars) each. You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount, get back to this office as soon as possible for the immediate payments of your $100,000 USD compensations funds.
On this faithful recommendations, want you to know that during the last U.N.
meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarming on the money lost by various individuals to the scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to compensate victims, the UNITED NATIONS Body is now paying 150 victims $100,000 USD each in accordance with the UNITED NATIONS recommendations. Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, the payments are to be paid by Central Bank Nigeria as corresponding paying bank under funding assistance by The Rabo Bank, based in London UK. for funds remittance.
Benefactor of this compensation will have to be first cleared and recommended for payment by ECO BANK PLC.
According to the number of applicants at hand, 114 Beneficiaries has been paid, over a half of the victims are from the United States, we still have a pending of 36 compensations left to be paid. Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who was arrested as one of their victims of the operations, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him for any reason what so ever as the U.S. secret service is already on trace of the other criminals. So keep it secret till they are all apprehended. Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible consideration.
You can receive your compensations payments via any of this options you Choose, DRAFT/CHEQUE PAYMENTS or DIRECT WIRE TRANSFER.
We shall feed you with further modalities as soon as we get response from you.
Send a copy of your response to official email: email@example.com
SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/PAYMENTS CODE:ECB/06654 $100,000 USD.
SuperHappyDevHouse Aotearoa is inspired by the SuperHappyDevHouse, a monthly hackathon event in the US, combining serious and not-so-serious productivity with a fun and exciting party atmosphere.
The whole thing is about rapid development, ad-hoc collaboration and cross pollination. Hardcore coders, l33t hax0r, passionate designers, and other types that enjoy software and technology development will be at home in the SuperHappyDevHouse.
This is not a marketing event. It's intended for passionate and creative technical people that want to have some fun, learn new things, and meet new people.
The pilot is "by invitation only" because we need to measure attendance, gather feedback on structure, etc. If you have received an invitation please reply now.
If you did not receive an invitation for the pilot, we will be running this on a regular basis and will make it an open event. So either keep checking the SuperHappyDevHouse Aotearoa wiki, or contact me or one of the organisers.
A big thank you to all our sponsors: Actrix, Catalyst, Citylink, Google, Microsoft, and Mindscape. Without your help things would be a bit harder. Also thank you to the original SuperHappyDevHouse for letting us use the name.
Way to go Wellington - thank you FX and Citylink... Bringing more technology capacity to the city!
This funny note comes as part of his own post with comments and corrections about the Wellington-based bloggers connections.
Thanks for the mention!
Later I was told that this update wasn't going to be released, pending a Windows Mobile 6 update that would include it.
Today is three months since Palm announced its intention to release Windows Mobile 6 OS for the Treo 750 (the non-Vodafone branded version of the device), but nothing has happened since then. Interesting to note that Palm launched the Treo 750 with HSDPA already enabled, unlike Vodafone.
Seeing that Vodafone New Zealand's Windows Mobile partner i-mate is not being very active (the new Advantage series won't be released until later in the year), and HTC is not active at all in New Zealand, it means we are not seeing any new exciting smart devices coming out with this OS.
The most exciting launch this year seems to be the Nokia N95, and it runs on Symbian OS, not Windows Mobile. Discussions in our Geekzone Forums have been really good. Check paradoxsm's blog for interesting comments, thoughts and some hacks (how to disable the red light on N95 for example).
A month or so ago I received a Sony Ericsson M600i for review (thanks Sony Ericsson), but I have to say it didn't excite me much. Something strange about its design and keyboard. I actually have to send it back this week, to be fair.
I have heard rumours Telecom New Zealand will release the PPC-6800 (HTC Mogul) here in New Zealand. I also heard that they were told not to talk to me about this device - as if I ever leaked anything before. But if they don't trust, well, their problem.
I received my second Vodafone bill for the period after the pit stop and with it came a surprise:
But then I found out Vodafone do not have a record of my payment, even five days after the payment was made.
When I called them last week I was told there was no record of my payment and the CSR asked me for my bank account number so someone in the accounts team can look for this transaction. It's really strange, because I shouldn't need to provide this information - I mean, a simple query on their database surely would show a payment of $140.48 on that specific date, with my Vodafone account number in the reference code field, without the need of such personal information.
At the time the CSR also "added a note to the account, so people know there's a payment in process and don't cut if off".
Now it is Monday morning and I can see the payment finaly made through, although with the wrong date (23 June) instead of the correct payment date. Also the payment only showed up today in their on-line system, but with a date after the actual payment was made. I hope the system is a bit smarter this time and don't put me in the "defaults" list.
I am not alone complaining about problems with Vodafone's new system.
What is really annoying is their message just on top of my incorrect "overdue notice":
Good news! We've completed the upgrade of our systems. Vodafone balance, billing and account services are now back to normal.
This chart shows how many vulnerabilities were reported for some OS in the market, in the same period (six months after launch):
The full report, with links and explanations is available as a pdf.
As usual I also try to bring balance by posting about my good experiences... As my latest encounter with Belkin's Customer Service.
About a year ago I purchased a Belkin 800VA Universal UPS. Great product, works as advertised and I was so happy that I decided to purchase a second unit - the Belkin 1200VA Universal UPS. The idea was to be able to connect all the remaining equipment in the home office - the Apple iMac, a LAN switch, the router, and the cordless phones connected to my SPA 2102 VoIP gateway to those two UPS.
By chance the old Belkin 800VA faulted just a couple of hours after I've placed my order on-line for the second larger unit! So I had to run my whole office from the mains for a day, until I got the 1200VA unit. But in the meantime I contacted Belkin support to ask how to proceed with the older UPS, now dead as a dodo...
And here comes the good thing: after a few e-mails (very quick replies!) Belkin arranged to have a replacement unit sent - and it has just arrived, exactly a week after my first e-mail was sent. There was no confusion on what, how, where - and I now have to simply post the faulty unit back.
That's right, Belkin first solved my problem, then worried about having the faulty unit back.
Now, if some of the telcos in Australia and New Zealand could learn customer services from these guys...
If things are going the way Airbus wants, soon people will be able to send and receive voice calls and SMS on board of aeroplanes.
This is so wrong... Can you imagine if you just happens to sit next to someone shouting instructions to their managers, or participating on a conference call, or simply having a few "beep" every time someone sends or receive a SMS?
People trying to sleep with all that background noise is already bad. It's gonna get worse. We will soon see "Non Smoking, Non Mobile Phones" flights being announced...
It is going to be hell on air.
Microsoft has partnered with local recording company LOOP to present a multimedia time capsule of creative culture.
Loop Select 008: Rare Vision is a CD/DVD/book box set featuring cutting edge up-and-coming local and international music acts, thoughtfuls short films, motion graphics, stencial art, graphic design and photos.
Just post a comment here and next Wednesday (27 June) I will draw a name from the list.