On internet scams…

21 01 2010

I should be a millionaire in the next few days or months for the following 2 emails that I got today.  The first is from a certain Mr. Muhamed Abudo, the alleged Manager of the Bills and Exchange Dept. of the Bank of Africa who discovered an abandoned USD25.0M in his department’s custody.  The account was alleged in the name of a Christian Eich, an engineer who ran carmaker BMW’s museum, who was one of the victims of the Air France Flight No. 4590 crash in July 2000.  The email stated that Abudo and I shall be entitled to 45% each while the remaining 10% shall be set aside for the expenses incurred during the processing.  The second email was a winning notification from a certain Mrs. Lorraine Dodds, the Online Coordinator for the UK National Lottery (Sweeptakes International Program) who said that  I still have an unclaimed price of Pound Sterling 1,000,000 from the online sweepstakes held on January 1, 2010.  

Scammers are always out there trying to fool some gullible individuals thru the internet.   I had received a number of similar emails before but this is the first time that I got 2 emails in a row.  

You know, guys, what to do if you receive one.  Just IGNORE it! 

And there’s another thing we should watch out for – natural disasters which are now regularly followed by internet scams, the most recent of which is on the Haiti earthquake scams.   According to BBC News…

Fraudsters have set up fictitious appeal websites or are falsely using the names of genuine charities…

Here’s a checklist for people who want their donations to reach the legitimate beneficiaries, as outlined by the Charity Commission which regulates charities in England and Wales (as may apply):  





Truffettes de France latest promo…

15 01 2010

I just got an SMS message from TdF Glorietta 4 outlet exactly 2 hours ago about its ongoing promo.  For every purchase of 2 boxes of 250-gm orange truffles at Php1,000, one gets a free box of toffee truffles.

Go indulge!  Promo runs until supplies last.  I will skip this time co’z I still have a box of 2-pounder courtesy of my brod from Canada who came for a vacation last month.





My short absence…

14 01 2010

Been slacking off recently in blogging.  That’s one problem with me.  One time, I could be super-duper into something and then the next time, not anymore, and when I consider going back to doing the old thing, sometimes, it is hard co’z I will need to acquire momentum… again.  I know I’m not unique in this aspect.  It happens to everyone, I’m sure.  Well, it started with having a little spare time and then unnoticingly, days passed by and then weeks and now going on the 2nd month, that even if I really had time, I had forgotten to even scribble.  Hopefully, in the following weeks, I would be able to write again.  So many things transpired, foods tasted and places explored which means so many things to write about and share.  All I can say is “Life is so beautiful!”