Archive for October, 2010
FOLLOW UP-BEWARE OF THIS GUY OCT 19 2010

This is a follow up on the report from Oct 19,2010. Guy goes by Abrahan 0971 or seakingheat 532 or fleshomflesh54. Goes by the name of Fred Wellington —
fredw@ymail.com. Says he owns an antique store in North Carolina and/or Kelowna BC Canada. Says he is educated at Oxford 19 year old daughter attending Oxford- then feeds you crap for a couple of weeks – flies off to Malasyia to take care of his dead father’s estate – then tries to get money out of you to help pay court fees -he goes so far as to email you phoney court documents full of spelling mistakes. I really believe he has tried this before. Oh he also has a cell phone from North Carolina and a mobile phone from Malasyia. The numbers are 1 704 990 5446 NC and 60169157340 from Malasyia. Doesn’t talk to you on the phone until he wants money. Has a strong accent. I have a picture of the mn he is pretending to be but the voice does not mach the picture at all. Is there some place i can post this man’s picture so people know that he is using someone elses picture.

Federal Gov./Central Bank of Nigeria Phishing Scam

ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE STAFF OF THE (CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA) AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA IN COLLABORATION WITH IMF AND WORLD BANK, UNITED NATION
PLEASE VIEW THE ATTACHED DETAILS AND GET BACK TO ME IMMEDIATELY.

–Forwarded Message Attachment–

FROM THE DESK OF:
MR. SANUSI LAMIDO
EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR CENTRAL,
BANK OF NIGERIA CBN.

ATTN:

REIMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT CONTRACT BY COURIER CASH
PAYMENT#:AV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009:

ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE STAFF OF THE (CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA) AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA IN COLLABORATION WITH IMF AND WORLD BANK, UNITED NATION. WE APOLOGISE FOR THE DELAY OF YOUR CONTRACT PAYMENT AND ALL THE INCONVENIENCES YOU ENCOUNTERED WHILE PURSUING THIS PAYMENT.HOWEVER,FROM THE RECORDS OF OUTSTANDING CONTRACTORS DUE FOR PAYMENT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA, YOUR NAME AND COMPANY WAS DISCOVERED AS NEXT ON THE LIST OF THE OUTSTANDING CONTRACTORS WHO HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THEIR

I WISH TO INFORM YOU NOW THAT THE SQUARE PAGE IS NOW IN SQUARE HOLE AND YOUR PAYMENT IS BEING PROCESSED AND WILL BE RELEASED TO YOU AS SOON AS YOU RESPOND TO THIS LETTER. ALSO NOTE THAT FROM THE RECORD IN MY FILE, YOUR OUTSTANDING CONTRACT PAYMENT WORTH OF US$10,700,000.00 (TEN MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS).IS RELESED TO YOU AS LONG AS YOU CAN GET BACK TO ME
URGENTLY.

KINDLY RE-CONFIRM TO ME THE FOLLOWINGS:

YOUR FULL NAME:………………………..

YOUR FULL ADDRESS:…………………….

DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER:………………..

MOBILE NUMBER………………………….

NEAREST AIRPORT:……………………….

YOUR SCANNED DRIVERS LICENCE…………….

AGE:…………………………………..

OCCUPATION……………………………..

AS SOON AS THE ABOVE MENTIONED NEEDED IS WELL RECEIVED BY ME.YOURPAYMENT WILL BE MADE TO YOU VIA DIPLOMATIC COURIER CASH DELIVERY IN-ACCORDANCE TO WORLD BANK AND IMF RECOMMENDATIONS. A DIPLOMAT WITH INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL IMMUNITY WILL BE CONTRACTED TO DELIVER THE FUNDS AT YOUR DOORSTEP.

NOTE- ANY E-MAIL YOU RECEIVE WITHOUT THIS CODE (UNITY) DO NOT RESPONSE TO THAT.AND BEAR IN MIND THAT AS SOON AS YOU HEARD FROM THE COURIER COMPANY AT ANY AIRPORT IN UNITES STATE OF AMERICA, PLEASE DO CO-OPERATE WITH THE DIPLOMATS, SO THAT YOU CAN HELP GET THE DIPLOMATS SECURE A TAG PERMIT, TAG IT ON YOUR CONSIGNMENTS, AND SO IT WILL CLEARED WITHOUT ANYINTEROGATION FROM ANY AUTHORITIES IN YOUR COUNTRY.

I AM WAITING YOUR REPLY

YOURS SINCERELY,
MR. SANUSI LAMIDO
GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN).

block text messages

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Its called SMS spam, SpaSMS, mobile spamming, and m-spamming.

I was in Amsterdam in Sept. 2010 and I kept getting spam texts:
Leonewd (AIM):-1/2-
Investor Stock Alert! Our pick is up 60% so far today, DO NOT MISS OUT! Get in Fast and Early. For

maryleedwxq (AIM):-1/2-
Hot Penny Stock Alert! AHuge PR Campaign has begun for Fleet Managment, starting

I don’t normally get these messages in the US. I am not sure if this has to do with the carrier I have here or what.

256-019
AIM: You have received a txt from an AIM user. To stop AIM TXTs, reply ‘out’ to this msg.

What really sucks about this sort of spam is that you have to open the text message up to stop it. Once you open up the message, you will see something like this at the bottom of the text (Reply 'block' to stop this user). But the way the spam “user” gets around this is to send the same text message from multiple fake user names. The other thing that really sucks is that, depending on your text message service plan, you maybe charged for each message you receive! OUCH!

How do you block spam text messages?
The way the sms text spammers are finding your phones text address is by guessing. They know that the typical address follows this format:
AT&T
[10-digit wireless number]@txt.att.net

Verizon
[10-digit wireless number]@vtext.com

T-mobile
[10-digit wireless number]@tmomail.net
(comprehensive list 1,2)

So they just put all the numbers possible for a given area. This is easy with good software. Its abuse of the text message marketing using bulk text messaging software and/or services. They will typically forward from multiple fake usernames to the same text address. Its like war-texting or brute force marketing.

The good news is that your cell phone service should offer some sort of text-blocking services.

(from pogue nytimes blog)
* AT&T: Log in at mymessages.wireless.att.com. Under Preferences, you’ll see the text-blocking and alias options. Here’s also where you can block messages from specific e-mail addresses or Web sites.

* Verizon Wireless: Log in at vtext.com. Under Text Messaging, click Preferences. Click Text Blocking. You’re offered choices to block text messages from e-mail or from the Web. Here again, you can block specific addresses or Web sites. (Here’s where you set up your aliases, too.)

* Sprint: No auto-blocking is available at all, but you can block specific phone numbers and addresses. To get started, log in at www.sprint.com. On the top navigation bar, click My Online Tools. Under Communication Tools, click Text Messaging. On the Compose a Text Message page, under Text Messaging Options, click Settings & Preferences. In the text box, you can enter a phone number, email address or domain (such as Comcast.net) that you want to block.

* T-Mobile: T-Mobile doesn’t yet offer a “block text messages from the Internet” option. You can block all messages sent by e-mail, though, or permit only messages sent to your phone’s e-mail address or alias, or create filters that block text messages containing certain phrases. It’s all waiting when you log into www.t-mobile.com and click Communication Tools.

scam artist-ushenry2009@yahoo.com

I have been chatting online and he calls but has to hang up. At first I received loads of sweet nothings in my ear to good to believe. It was fascinating but I figured it out when the person wanted money to pay for his goods in Nigeria before he could board the plane. He wanted $450 because they told him he couldn’t pay with a money order there. I then realized it was a scam when I told him I couldn’t help him. He immediately emailed me after I said I accused him of being a scam artist and told me to go to hell. He changed his personality fast. I still keep trying to chat with him to tell him to get honest work and stop this insanity. He kept asking for the money. I never gave it to him. He is very persistent. This ordeal may take awhile to get him to realize his dilemma he is in. I guess people don’t learn quick. He goes by honestcare02 on zoosk.com and by Henry Cole, ushenry2009@yahoo.com You are forewarned

About to take the CCENT Certification Test (Part II): Failed Certification

In July I wrote a short post about taking the CCENT to get my networking marketability back up. Well, I took it about one month ago and failed it. It is the first certification I failed. The bad the thing about this, is that it is the lowest level Cisco certification you can take! So, as you can imagine, I took the failure hard. But since I feel that failure is not an option, I have decided to take it again.

How is the CCENT? I would say it is easy. That may sound like a contradiction coming from a guy who just failed it, but allow me to explain. It covers all the basics of TCP/IP & Cisco switching and routing. If you have a year of experience doing routing and switching on Cisco equipment in small to medium environment, you will probably laugh at this test. If you are like me and have mostly an academic understanding of Cisco technology, you may struggle.

Where did I go wrong? I think I just didn’t put enough time into getting on the switches and routers I have at home. In fact, I am ashamed to admit, I put almost no time into it. I have been very busy for the last 7 months working on a very large project.. so I just don’t have a lot of spare time.

Anyway, I will be taking the test again soon.. Wish me luck.

scammer on dating site BBPeople

This is in regards to a guy going by Dale Smith – email address dalesmelt@yahoo.com says he is from New jersey – met on BBPeople Meet Says he is electrical engineer in Nigeria doing a job worth hundreds of thousands but needs 1200.00 to rent a peice of equipment. Thuis guy over two or three days tells you he is in love with you destined to be together talks about the bible and God in ramblings ( 1st clue)
that he is not normal then tries to scam you. I let him play it out for 2 days as it was getting really funny but he will do it again. I reported to BBPeople meet and his account is not deactivated but he will resurface somewhere else. Says he is a widow with a 15 year old daughter

From what I have read he has scamed on Senior People Meet as well

Beware of this guy

This guy is operating on the BBPMEET
under 3 different profiles using the same picture
abraham 0971
seakingheat532
fleshomflesh54
Same guy, different locations, same profile watch for email address of
fredw51@ymail.com I have reported him to bbpmeet

romance scam

My friend was involved in a nigerian romance scam. She called herself Natasha wilson, said she was from South Africa. Her email is tash_wilson1977@yahoo.com. She also uses the names Agnes Brew, Carolyn Hernan, and Gina Henry. She uses the pics of Samantha Gauge, a porn star. She is good, or probably a he, she took my friend for thousands.

scammer on dating site

This is in regards to a guy going by Dale Smith – email address dalesmelt@yahoo.com says he is from New jersey – met on BBPeople Meet Says he is electrical engineer in Nigeria doing a job worth hundreds of thousands but needs 1200.00 to rent a peice of equipment. Thuis guy over two or three days tells you he is in love with you destined to be together talks about the bible and God in ramblings ( 1st clue)
that he is not normal then tries to scam you. I let him play it out for 2 days as it was getting really funny but he will do it again. I reported to BBPeople meet and his account is not deactivated but he will resurface somewhere else. Says he is a widow with a 15 year old daughter

From what I have read he has scamed on Senior People Meet as well

SAP security audit programs

SAP- Increasing Demand by Increasing Efficiency

Systems, applications, Products (SAP) is a security auditing program that checks a computer systems data integrity and overall security. This application is accompanied by a user interface that is highly flexible. SAP security audit programs were introduced in the 1980s and provides the best audit resources for major companies and industry leaders.

In SAP, audit security is the foremost requirement enabling access control and separation of duties. These two areas are very important for the integration of control mechanisms. A company must plan prior to implementing SAP to obtain better access and a clear understanding of the system. This includes proper design of profile and removal of surplus IDs. Security audit programs includes many audit procedures that are designed to efficiently access a variety of transactions.

The main administrative function of SAP security Audit Programs includes automatic scheduling of jobs according to different user IDs, monitoring errors, administering backdrop session and access to proper management functionality. As far as security settings are concerned, SAP system audit program helps to execute online programs using different procedures and maintenance of different tables. This allows access to maintain different profile parameters including password and security of default user IDs. SAP system audit programs also allow locking of sensitive codes of transactions and execution of OS commands externally.

The SAP system audit program contains different audit procedures showing steps to extract useful information from a system. Some system audit program resources are highly beneficial and include audit programs for financial accounting, audit programs for basic security, audit programs for Fixed Asset, audit programs for expenditures, audit programs for treasury, audit programs for inventory management, audit programs for HR & payroll and audit programs for revenue. Companies using SAP applications can create different software packages to meet their key objectives. This application is assembled in such a way that allows each department of an organization to get integrated.