Sunday, January 30, 2011

'UK LOTTERY OFFICE' Lottery Scam - - Ryan Bond Asking to Contact Dr. Alex Mark to Claim 650,000.00GBP Prize

Beware! It's a Cyber World - - UK LOTTERY OFFICE Winning Notification

Another trap by cyber criminals in the form of Winning notification via email from Mr. Ryan Bond asking to contact Dr. Alex Mark

Be informed that I had never participated in any lottery draw; therefore, how could be a winner of the lottery in which I never entered. Beware of such Lottery Scams.

Sent: Sun, January 30, 2011 9:27:20 PM
Subject: Prize

Unit 5 Tiger Court
Kings Drive,
Kings Business ParkPrescot,
Liverpool L34 1BH

BATCH No: 573881545-NL/2011
TICKET NoP 3502 /8707-01

You have been entered into our lottery system
automatically through Our sources random pickings.

Based on this random picking system,you are one of the lucky winners
of our First  category to Won a sum of Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand
Great British Pounds(650,000.00GBP) From the UK LOTTERY OFFICE

Contact: Mr. Ryan Bond for full details and claims procedures.
For: Uk Lottery Office.

Contact him with the following information’s:

Uk Lottery Co-ordinator;
Dr.Alex Mark

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

An Anti-Religion Hoax - - University of Kentucky Going to Remove Holocaust Teaching Due to Muslim Population

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Summary:

Widely spreading protest email claims that the University of Kentucky is about to remove teachings of the Holocaust from its school curriculum because it could offend the Muslim population.

In fact, the claims in the protest message are false. The University of Kentucky has no plans to remove the Holocaust from its school curriculum. The university has categorically denied the claims in the message. In fact, the email is a mutated version of an earlier message that claimed that the UK (United Kingdom) was removing information about the Holocaust from its school curriculum. It seems that somebody mistakenly assumed that the abbreviation "UK" in the original message stood for the University of Kentucky and therefore changed the message accordingly. 

Let's have a look to the mail contents:

Subject: An Untimely Sad Message


This week the University of Kentucky removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it "offended" the Muslim population, which claims it never occurred. This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it. It is now more than 60 years since the Second World War in Europe ended.

This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian peoples looking the other way!

Now more than ever, with Iran among others claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets. This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide!

Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world. Please send this e-mail to 10 people you know and ask them to continue the memorial chain.

Please don't just delete it. It will only take you a minute to pass this along.

 Beware! It's a Cyber World - - Explanation:

According to this message, which bills itself as a "memorial chain", the University of Kentucky is about to remove references to the Holocaust from its curriculum. According to the message, the University of Kentucky has decided to take this step because mention of the Holocaust offended the Muslim population. It urges recipients to pass on the information in the hope of reaching 40 million people worldwide.

However the claims in the message are untrue. The University of Kentucky has no intention of removing information about the Holocaust from its curriculum. These nonsensical claims about the University of Kentucky apparently began circulating due to a rather bizarre error by a reader of an earlier, almost identical protest email. The earlier message claimed that the UK - as in the United Kingdom - was the entity set to remove mention of the Holocaust from its school curriculum. Thus it seems that somebody may have mistakenly concluded that the abbreviation "UK" in the original message actually stood for "University of Kentucky". One can therefore surmise that he or she then helpfully substituted the full "University of Kentucky" title in place of the original "UK" before sending on the message. Thus, the accusation levelled at the University of Kentucky was based on a misunderstanding and has no factual basis.

The wording of the protest suggests that the supposed change is set to take place "this week" thereby implying that the information is current. In fact, the hoax email first began circulating back in 2007, and has been passed around ever since. In November 2007, the University of Kentucky published a statement debunking the hoax email:
The University of Kentucky would like you to know that it is not afraid to teach students about the Holocaust, no matter what a widely circulated e-mail message claims.

A digital chain letter, which first surfaced earlier this year [2007], castigates the institution for allegedly eliminating the Holocaust from its curriculum in deference to a vocal Muslim community that denied the tragedy ever took place. “This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it,” the messages goes on to say, before asking each recipient to “continue the memorial chain” by forwarding the note to 10 more people.

In fact, though, the university has never even considered jettisoning courses in the Holocaust. Kentucky offers an interdisciplinary minor in Judaic studies, and its history department devotes an entire 300-level course to the Holocaust, campus officials said in a written statement today.
Ironically, even the original United Kingdom version of the protest email which served as a template for the University of Kentucky hoax, was itself highly misleading and inaccurate.

Double Sequel of "Matrix" .... Reality or Hoax ..?? - - Representative of Keanu Reeves Denied Any Truth in The Reports

Reports that two Matrix sequels were in the works sent film fans into overdrive, but the news is now said to be a hoax. 

 News hovering on the web that that Keanu Reeves had announced two sequels to the hit Matrix trilogy were being planned during a question and answer session at the London School of Performing Arts. 

Reeves reportedly said he had met with the film's directors, the Wachowski brothers, over Christmas and the pair were working on two films that would see Reeves return as the trilogy's hero, Neo. 

He reportedly said the new films would once again revolutionize action films and there was talk of filming them in 3D. 

Reeves was alleged to have said they would meet again once the Wachowskis had finished work on their latest film, Cloud Atlas. 

But a representative for Reeves says the reports are completely false, The Examiner reported. 

"None of it is true. He did not speak nor get an award from the London International School of Performing Arts." 

The original Matrix film is considered a classic, but the two sequels were met with middling reviews.

Monday, January 24, 2011

2011: The Year of Odd Dates - - Realtiy of the Message Claiming the Addiing Birth Year With Age Equals 111

Beware! It's a Cyber World - - Summary:

Widely circulating message through mails and posted on Facebbok and other social network sites asks the recipient that if you add the last two digits of your birth year to the age that you will be this year you will come up with 111, a number significant in the year 2011 because it will have four dates that consist of multiples of the number 1, such as 11/11/11. 

Let's have an instant look to the contents of the mail:
Subject: oddly strange

This year we will experience 4 unusual dates.... 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 ......... So figure this out.... take the last 2 digits of the year you were born plus the age you will be this year and it WILL EQUAL .... 111

Beware! It's a Cyber World - - Explanation:

This message is currently moving around Facebook and other social networks and blogs and also circulates via email. The message first notes that the year 2011 features four unusual dates that are made up of multiples of the number one, specifically 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, and 11/11/11. It then outlines the following math trick. If you add the last two digits of the year you were born to the age that you will be this year, your answer will be the number 111. The message implies that the answer "111" is particularly significant because of the unusual prevalence of "1's" in 2011 dates.

Of course, it is certainly true that 2011 has four dates made up of multiple "1's." And the math trick does work for people born in the last century. For example, I was born in the year 1963. I will be turning 48 this year. So:
  • 63 + 48 = 111
For those born this century, the trick still works but the answer will be two digits rather than three. For example, if a person was born in 2005, he or she would be turning 6 this year. So:
  • 05 + 6 = 11
However, except for the prevalence of dates that have multiples of the number 1, the trick is not specific to the year 2011. For example, in 2010 the calculation came to the number 110, i.e. the last two digits are the same as the year. For example, given that I was born in 1963:
  • 2010: 63 + 47 = 110
  • 2009: 63 + 46 = 109
  • 2012: 63 + 49 = 112
Thus, while the trick is certainly interesting - at least at first glance - it is not specifically connected to the year 2011. In fact, broken down, the "trick" is actually fairly basic math. But, I am sure that mathematically minded readers will be able to provide some interesting and insightful explanations of just why the trick works and I encourage them to do so via the comment system below. A post on the Math Questions blog also provides a more in depth discussion on the issue.

UK National Lottery Winning Notification Scam - - Asking to Contact Claim Agent james White

Beware! Its a Cyber World: UK National Lottery Winning Notification Scam

Today, I received following Lottery Winning Notification pretending to be from notification department of UK national Lottery asking to contact Mr. James White for further processing.
Be informed that I had never participated in any lottery draw; therefore, how could be a winner of the lottery in which I never entered. Beware of such Lottery Scams.

Contents of the mail are given below:
Sent: Mon, January 24, 2011 7:35:25 PM
Subject: Email Notice

Reference No: ACCU/2011-200
Operation Code No: A333/ZZ5

We use this medium to notify you of the prize of one million British Pound sterling  (£100,000,000.00) won by your email address in the UK
National Lottery online games.

Contact claims agent via email below:

Name: James White
Telephone: +447457 59411

Notification Department.

Dear readers, don't believe it and don't respond to any of the contacts given in the mail whether it is James White or anybody else. Your any kind of response will make them sure that your email address is live and you will start getting hell of spam mails.

Smartphones Will Be The Target of Scammers in 2011

Scammers and hackers are always trying to get your personal information to pad their pockets and make your life difficult.

Smartphones are the new edge of scam artist targets. With the increasing number of smartphone owners who store highly sensitive information on these smartphones, scammers are trying to get into your smartphone via applications. The computer experts suggest being careful from the wicked spyware masked in a game or an app. If someone downloads one of these apps, the scammers can steal data such as passwords and financial details using the access to the device through malware.

So it is suggested, before downloading, to check the application, developer and reviewer comments.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Phishing Scam for Bigpond, Australian Internet Service Provider, Customers - - Required Log-in Details Due to Upgrading of Database Servers

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Summary:

Email pretending to be from Australian Internet Service Provider Bigpond, claims that, due to an upgrade of database servers, the recipient must reply with his or her log-in email address and password to ensure continued service.

In fact, the message is not from Bigpond and the claim that users must provide their account details because of a server upgrade is untrue. The message is a phishing scam designed to steal account details from Bigpond customers. 

Let's have a look to the mail contents:


Attention: BIGPOND Email User

BIGPOND is upgrading database Servers from the old Servers (Nol06769) to the new Servers (No521766). You are to fill the details below to enable us upgrade and Verify from the old server.

Email Address:

Attention: BIGPOND Account owners who do not update his or her account immediately you receive this Notification will have problems using our online facilities effectively. Notification Code:CZX1G13ABJ

The "BIGPOND "Upgrade Team Thanks for your co-operation.

Beware! It's a Cyber World  - - Explanation:

According to this email, which purports to be from Australian Internet Service Provider Bigpond, the recipient is required to reply to the message with his or her account email address, and password. Supposedly, the information is required because Bigpond is upgrading its "database servers". The message warns that customers who do not provide the requested information will have problems using the service as a result. The email claims to be a "final warning" about the upgrade from the "Bigpond Upgrade Team".

However, the email is not from Bigpond and the claim that customers must provide account details because of a server upgrade is untrue. In fact, the message is a phishing scam designed to trick Bigpond customers into divulging private account details.

Those who fall for the ruse and reply with the requested details will in fact be handing over access to their accounts to Internet criminals. Once the scammers have this account information, they can then login to the customer's Bigpond account at will, steal or misuse any information stored there and use the customer's email account to send spam or other scam messages. The scammers are likely to change the customer's password so that he or she can no longer access email or Bigpond online services.

Bigpond - or any other legitimate service provider - will never ask customers to send passwords or other private information by replying to an unsecure email. Any message that asks you to reply with such information should be treated as highly suspicious. And, even if Bigpond was upgrading its servers it would not require customers to provide account details via an email. Bigpond, and its parent company Telstra, are regularly targeted by phishing scammers as are other telecommunications companies in Australia and elsewhere around the world.

Scammers often use similar ruses to trick recipients into handing over access to webmail accounts such as those provided by Hotmail and Gmail.

While the version discussed here asks recipients to directly reply to the email with their details, other phishing scams may ask recipients to follow a link that opens a bogus website where they are requested to provide details via an online form. Other variations of such scams may ask users to open and fill in a form attached to the email.

Users should be very cautious of any email purporting to be from their Internet Service Provider or webmail service that asks them to provide passwords and other account details either via email or via an online form.

African American Heritage Stamps Are Being Disposed Off by USPS - - Old Email Hoax Reborn Again With No reality

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Summary:

Long running rumour claims that US Postal Service is about to destroy remaining African American Heritage stamps because not enough people are buying them.

In fact, the rumour is false. Versions of the rumour have circulated since at least the year 2000. The USPS has repeatedly denied the rumour and notes that it has no plans to discontinue the Black Heritage Stamp series or destroy any existing Black Heritage stamps. 

Take a look to the mail below:


FYI and action as you deem appropriate ...


Thurgood Marshall, Roy Wilkins, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Patricia Roberts Harris are all on these stamps.

Please forward this and buy a book of our stamps ASAP.

The P.O. will DESTROY all remaining African American Heritage stamps at the end of the month instead of following their usual procedure of selling them until they are depleted. Why? Because we're not buying them! However, our postal workers are asking patrons to complain to the Post Master, via a complaint form. Please ask for and complete the form (at the post office). Skip the love, flag, rose or Teddy- bear stamps that they offer you automatically. Request African-American stamps every time. If we don't buy them, nobody will. We need to keep the little things that we do get!

Please send this email to all your friends so we can keep BLACK STAMPS in circulation!!!!
Beware! It's a Cyber World  - - Explanation:

According to a rumour that circulates via email, blog posts and social networking sites, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is about to destroy all remaining African American Heritage stamps because not enough of them are being sold. The message urges recipients to buy the stamps as well as send an official complaint form to the Post Master in the hope that the decision will be reversed thereby keeping the "black stamps" in circulation.

However, the rumour has no basis in fact. The USPS has no intention of either discontinuing the African American Heritage series or destroying any existing African American Heritage stamps. The rumour began circulating as far back as the year 2000. Since then, the USPS has repeatedly denied the claims. In 2000, the USPS issued the first of several media statements denying the rumour:


Numerous media reports and internet messages have claimed recently that the U.S. Postal Service will soon discontinue its long-standing Black Heritage stamp series. According to Executive Director, Stamp Services Azeezaly S. Jaffer, "Given the popularity and importance of the Black Heritage stamps, there are no plans to discontinue the series. It is unfortunate that such rumors have spread, and we hope that the Postal Service’s commitment to honoring the historical achievements and contributions of African Americans on stamps will dispel any further concerns."

The U.S. Postal Service Black Heritage series began 21 years ago with a stamp honoring American abolitionist, Harriet Tubman. The most recent stamp in the series was released in January and honored American civil rights leader, Malcolm X. Next year’s honoree will be announced in October when all of the year 2000 commemorative stamps are unveiled.
In 2003, USPS issued another statement dismissing the story as false:
Discontinuing the series?
Destroying the stamps? No way! Just more of those untrue Internet rumors.

A recent Internet rumor saying the Postal Service is discontinuing the Black Heritage series, is another one of those untrue yarns that the Internet is sometimes famous for, as is the rumor that the Postal Service is destroying current Black Heritage series stamps."

"The fact is, the Black Heritage stamp series is one of our most popular. We have no plans whatsoever to discontinue it. The Postal Service remains as strongly committed to honoring the historical achievements and contributions of African-Americans on stamps, as we've always been.
Then, in February, 2004, the USPS issued the following news release debunking the rumour:

WASHINGTON - The Postal Service is committed to honoring African Americans on stamps and will continue to do so.

Recent newspaper articles and fast spreading Internet rumors stating that the U.S. Postal Service will discontinue its long-standing Black Heritage stamp series are totally untrue, as is the allegation that the Postal Service has directed that current stamps be destroyed.

"This rumor is totally false," said Executive Director of Stamp Services David Failor. "In fact, on Jan. 20, we issued the Paul Robeson commemorative stamp, the 27th in our popular Black Heritage series."
A year later, in March 2005, the USPS again issued a news release denying the stories:
Postal Service's popular Black Heritage Stamp series here to stay

WASHINGTON - To dispel recurring rumors that its long-standing Black Heritage stamp series will be discontinued, a senior postal official reiterated the Postal Service's continued commitment to honoring African Americans on stamps.

"Nothing could be further from the truth. These rumors continue to resurface around this time of year," explained David Failor, Executive Director of Stamp Services, U.S. Postal Service, referring to the deluge of inquiries the Postal Service receives shortly after a Black Heritage stamp issuance.

He said, "As a main component of our annual stamp program, the Black Heritage series is alive and well, and here to stay. We're already looking forward to announcing next year's honoree this fall."

The myth started several years ago through an anonymous email that alerted recipients to buy Black Heritage stamps before Post Offices take them off sale due to lack of demand.

"Black Heritage stamps, as with all commemorative stamps, generally remain on-sale for one year or as long as supplies last," Failor added. "If a local Post Office has sold out, and has yet to replenish its supply, Failor said customers can easily order all stamps online at The Postal Store ( or by phone at 800-STAMP24."
Despite these repeated official denials and the fact that the Black Heritage series stamps are still being issued and sold, this rumour continues to circulate more than a decade after its first appearance.

If you receive this utterly pointless rumour, please do not send it on to others. Spreading such false information will serve no worthwhile purpose. And please take a moment to let the sender know that the information in the message is untrue.

Your Batch No: 074/05/ZY369 - - Fake Winning Notification: Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion 2011 from Mr. Mark Foster

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Winning Notification: Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion 2011

Another lottery scam for the innocent internet users. An official winning notification from Mr. Mark Foster on behalf of Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion 2011.
This is the same story with the change in names and address; I presented here few days back.

From: Microsoft Corporations (
Sent: Sun, January 23, 2011 5:29:45 PM
Subject: Your Batch No: 074/05/ZY369

Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion,
100 Victoria St, London SW1E 5JL
United Kingdom
Customer Service.

You have been awarded the sum of 550,000 GBP and a Toshiba laptop in the on going Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion 2011. For claims send the above reference number and batch number for verification and release of winning prize. Mr Mark Foster

Your Batch No: 074/05/ZY369
Your Reference No: UK/9420X/05

(Foreign Transfer Manager)
Mr Mark Foster
Tel: +44 704-571-0545
Email :
Don't ever response to such kind of winning notification. It's clearly "too good to be true". 

These are devised to steal your personal information and cheat the prospective victims for processing fee.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Unauthorized Access From Yahoo Account Services - - Phishing Scam to Steal Your Personal Information

Beware! It's a Cyber World: Unauthorized Access From Yahoo Account Services

The mail below is an example of phishing scam just to steal your personal log-in information.

From: "" (
Sent: Fri, January 21, 2011 6:01:57 PM
Subject: WARNING!

Unauthorized Access

Dear Valued Customer,

In the last few days, our security Team observed multiple logons to your account, from Different Blacklisted I.P addresses, therefore we are Issuing this security warning. To prevent further unauthorized access for your safety, we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your account security.
To ensure that your account information remains accurate and secure, we will notify you whenever this information changes.
Please click on the link below to activate and secure your account. This System Maintenance is for your safety and protect your account against unknown users. We work hard to safeguard your account and personal information. That's why from time to time we may ask you to verify your identity online. This verification process will only take a few seconds.
Click Here To Update And SecureYour Account (Link Removed)

Yahoo Account Service

Because your reply will not be transmitted via secure e-mail, the e-mail address that generated this alert will not accept replies. If you would like to contact Us with questions or comments, Please visit the customer service section.

Never respond to such mail devised to steal your personal information.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Official Winning Notification From Mr. Rose Patrick on Behalf of Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion - - Another Lottery Scam

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Winning Notification: Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion

Another lottery scam for the innocent internet users. An official winning notification from Mr. Rose Patrick on behalf of Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion; Mr. instructed to contact Mr. Parry Cole (Foreign Transfer Manager).

From: Trung tam GD&PT sac ky
Sent: Fri, January 14, 2011 4:14:10 PM

Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion,
100 Victoria St, London SW1E 5JL
United Kingdom

Customer Service.
Your Batch No: 074/05/ZY369
Your Reference No: UK/9420X/05


We are pleased to inform you of the release of the long awaited results
of Sweepstakes promotion organized by Microsoft Corporations, in
conjunction with the FOUNDATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SOFTWARE products,
(F.P.S.) held December 2010, in London. Where in your email address
emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and
therefore attracted a cash award of 550,000.00 Pounds (Five Hundred and
Fifty Thousand Pounds Only) and a Toshiba laptop. To begin your claim, do
file for the release of your winning by contacting our Foreign Transfer
Manager with your reference and your batch numbers for verification.

(Foreign Transfer Manager)
Mr. Parry Cole
Tel: +44 704-571-0545
Email :

The Microsoft Internet E-mail lotteary Awards is sponsored by former CEO/
Chairman, Bill Gates and a consortium of software promotion companies.
The Intel Group, Toshiba, Dell Computers and other International
Companies.The Microsoft internet E-mail draw is held periodically and is
organized to encourage the use of the Internet and promote computer
literacy worldwide.



Mrs. Rose Patrick
Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion
Don't ever response to such kind of winning notification. These are devised to steal your personal information and cheat the prospective victims for processing fee.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN CALTEX OIL COMPANY MALAYSIA - - Employment Scam With Lucrative Offer to Cheat For Processing Fee and Immigration Charges


The mail I received yesterday is kind of "Employment Scam".  I have gone through a bit investigation and found GMX Free Webmail is the Free Email used by the internet fraudsters. Earlier they have used gmail domain for their bad intentions of same kind. Let's discuss the steps devised to fool the recipients.

This is just a mail to trap the prospective victim (see part-1 below). Once the recipient will respond cyber criminals will tighten the trap and will ask for online interview. 

There would be no reason that recipient will not be a successful candidate. In the next step they will send the appointment letter with the terms & conditions that will be enough to make you crazy. (See Part-2 below)

Then these cyber cowboys will ask you to send immigration charges and processing fee (see part-3 below). Once you send the money you will never find them on any contacts they would have provided you.


From: caltex oil malaysia (
Sent: Tue, January 11, 2011 7:48:08 PM

Office of the Employment Manager
Caltex Oil Malaysia Limited
Level 3, Tower & Annex,
Menara Millennium,
8 Jalan Damanlela,
Bukit Damansara,
50490 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +60146217064

Attn: Job Seeker,

There are job opportunities in our organization and in the below mail you will find the current positions where expatriates are needed in Caltex Oil Limited Malaysia.

All the positions include these below benefits:

1. Five Bedroom Flat Duplex
2. Free Medical & Travel Insurance
3.10 Days Leave / Break/ Vacation After Every 90 Working Days
4. Flight Fares (Air Tickets)
5. Free Education Scheme To Expatriates Children/Family
6. Free Toyota Camry 2010 Model.

A. One Reference Letter
B. Passport Copy

The documents should be provide to us through scan e-mail attachment for fast processing, because all the positions need expatriates" who will be able to start up employment on January/February 2011, and all the arrangement need to be made as fast as possible.

So kindly reply us with updated scan copy of your CV / Resume for our confirmation / evaluation / review and possibly employing you in our LEADING organization.

Below are the currently available job positions in Caltex Oil Malaysia Limited.

Job #1: Petroleum Engineering
Job #2: Drilling Services
Job #3: Civil Engineering
Job #4: Computer Engineering
Job #5: Architect Engineering
Job #6. Marine Engineering
Job #7: Mechanical Engineering
Job #9: Electrical Engineering
Job #10: Electronics -Telecommunication Engineering
Job #11: Surveying Engineer
Job #12: Aerospace Engineering
Job #13: Automobile Engineering
Job #14: Site Engineering
Job #14: Piping Engineering
Job #15: Inspection Engineering
Job #16. QA/QC Engineer
Job #17: Accountant Engineer
Job #18: Design Engineer
Job #19: Factory Engineer
Job #20: Engineering Manager
Job #21: Production Manager
Job #22: Instrumentation Manager
Job #23: Production Development Executive
Job #24: Workman/Foreman/Technician
Job #25: Service/Maintenance Supervisor
Job #26: Welding Engineer
Job #27: Manufacturing/Maintenance
Job #28: Safety Officer
Job #29: Environment Engineer
Job #30: Geotechnical Engineer
Job #31: Instrument Engineer
Job #32: Project Manager
Job #33: Planning Engineer
Job #34: Construction Engineer
Job #35: Internal Auditor
Job #36: Welding Inspector
Job #37: QA/QC Manager
Job #38: Fleet Coordinator
Job #39: Terminal Manager
Job #40: Marketing/Sales
Job #41: Brand
Job #42: Commercial & Industrial Business Consultant
Job #43: Administrative Positions
And Others.
Contact this Number for more information Tel: +60146217064
And you where required to send you CV via to this mail address

We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Dr. Mond Ashif Bin
Employment Processing Manager
Caltex Oil Malaysia Limited
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. 

Level 3, Menara Milenium,
8, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur,
CC - Human Resources Department


Position Reference: RAJESH PANDEY

We refer to your earlier forwarded application CV / Resume for job engagement with relations to the CALTEX OIL COMPANY of Malaysia.

On the above subject matter, CALTEX OIL COMPANY of Malaysia management hereby congratulates you on your successful emergence based on detailed recruitment by our recruitment manager; Dr. Jonathan Michael. Further details are as follows:


USD $13, 750.00 (Thirteen Thousand, Seven Hundred And Fifty US Dollars only) monthly/take-home (After tax), Sterling or Euros equivalent depending on home country and currency preference.

BENEFITS Travel Insurance, Medical Insurance, 5 Bedroom Flat Duplex, Free Education for your children both Home or Abroad, Free private Toyota Camry 2006 with Five years Experience Driver and 10 to 15 Days Break / Leave after every 90 Business Working Days.

JOB LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur, Branch (Malaysia).

JOB DURATION PERIOD: 24 Months (2 Years)


You shall be expected to resume on site latest by the 15th JUNE 2009.
Herein, you have been forwarded employers’ prototype of contract terms and conditions via e-mail (Attached) for your perusal and digest; on your satisfaction and agreement with terms and response, you shall be expected to start your job processes and will be sent hard copy of contract document through the DHL courier services for endorsement via your Local Representative. Agreements will also be signed during the job processes.


All employees successfully screened and recruited to resume employment at this new CALTEX OIL COMPANY (And not presently possessing a valid Malaysia Visa Residence and Work Permits Clearance Papers).

CALTEX OIL COMPANY will shoulder Air Ticket Fee only. Employee/Expatriate shall be expected to personally incur only the Visa Residential/Work Permit requirements.

Procurement and acquisition of their necessary permits clearance papers with the Malaysia Immigration Services and shall be dully reimbursed and will be substantiated with receipts and the employer will reimburse the employee not later than Five (5) working days after submission of Employee’s expenses report and receipts.

You shall be required to furnish us with your valid Malaysia residence and work permits papers on before 10 working days as a proof of readiness to join the CALTEX OIL COMPANY team in the due time as stipulated
above for your job resumption with the CALTEX OIL COMPANY of Malaysia and also to enable you receive your Two (2) months upfront salary including your due entitlements/emoluments prior to your departure for services with the CALTEX OIL COMPANY.

However, for expatriate services employees who do not presently posses their valid Malaysia residence and Work Permits papers, they are to make contact with the address given below for directives and assistance on the acquisition and procurement of their valid residence and work permits papers with the Malaysia Immigration Diplomatic Attorney here in Malaysia


CALTEX OIL COMPANY shall employ the employee for a 2 years Contract term with Full Accomodation for you and your family (if any). This contract will commence from the 15th JUNE 2009. At the end of this period, the both parties may agree for the extension of the contract. In case of termination of the contract in advance both parties agreed for.

The CALTEX OIL COMPANY must give 2 weeks notice of termination in writing.

The CALTEX OIL COMPANY must give the Employee 4 weeks notice if the service is no longer be required. Should the employer terminate the agreement, Employer agrees to pay all wages up to and including employee’s last day of work.

Working hours - 6 hours (including meal time)
Working time - 10 AM - 4 PM
Working days - Monday – Friday


After signing this contract letter, proceed by sending a scanned copy to Mr. Tuan Haji Baharon B. Talib. LLB of the Malaysia Department of Immigration for the processing of your travel documents.

Headquarters of the Department of Immigration,
Malaysia (Ministry of Home Affairs) Level 1-7 (Podium) Block 2G4,
Precint 2 and Federal Government
Administration Centre and 62550 Putrajaya Malaysia.
Telephone: +60166402328
Contact Person: Mr. Tuan Haji Baharon B. Talib




I Mr/Mrs: Have accepted the Contract Terms as stated herein (Appointment Letter).

EMPLOYEE: ……………………………………
(Passport Signature Required)

Source: Consumer Complaints

This is uzair ahmed shariff this is to inform you that i had received scam mail from malaysia about the job in caltex oil company they took me the online interview and they selected me i they told me to pay the immgration money about us dollar 980 and i had paid and they told me the documents r ready and they asked to pay delivery fees about us dollar 850 and paid the money . plz take action on the malaysian embassy telling about fraud mails .

plz reply me if the messag mail id:uzair.shariff2@gmail.come is received

thank you


Source: Complaints Board

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Conclusion: 
This is an internet scam! DON'T send these scammers money for any reason.
It's important to note that any real people and / or legitimate organizations whose actual names or other details appear in these scam e-mails have absolutely no connection with this scam!
Scammers never use their real names.
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
For More such scams >>>>> Employment Scams

Monday, January 10, 2011

Missing Evan Trembley Hoax - - Rebirth of a 2007 Practical Joke by Evan Trembley Himself

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Missing Evan Trembley Hoax:

This hoax email circulating claims to be an Amber Alert, 15-year-old Evan Trembley has been missing for two weeks.

Such hoax emails and messages sometimes hurt cause of the actual and original problem which can be solved through this medium; but false mails are circulating in large frequency will let recipient doubt that "is it real or hoax..??" For example, we presented here true story of a missing child Michael Verster that was needed to be responded seriously.  

The message includes a photograph of Evan and supposedly contains a plea for help from the boy's distraught mother. It asks recipients to pass on the message to as many people as possible in the hope that someone has seen Evan.

A reborn version of the hoax claims that Evan is missing from Charters Towers, a town located in north Queensland, Australia.

Subject: Evan Trembley

Amber Alert.

Staff Sergeant Rick Williams
Wichita Falls Police Dept.
1007 N. Elm St.
Wichita Falls, Texas 76310
[Phone Number Removed]

Please look at the picture, read what his mother says (below), then forward this message on. - Sometimes Internet Reports have produced remarkable results.

My 15 year old boy, Evan Trembley, is missing. He has been missing for now two weeks.

Maybe if everyone passes this on, someone will see this child. That is how the girl from Stevens Point was found by circulation of her picture on tv. The internet circulates even overseas, South America , and Canada etc.

Please pass this to everyone in your address book. With GOD on his side he will be found.

"I am asking you all, begging you to please forward this email on to anyone and everyone you know, PLEASE.

It is still not too late. Please help us. If anyone knows anything, please contact me at: HelpfindEvanTrembley@yahoocom I am including a picture of him.

All prayers are appreciated! ! "It only takes 2 seconds to forward this.

If it was your child, you would want all the help you could get!!


In summary, Evan Trembley is a real person, but he is not missing. Evan himself created the fake alert in 2007 as a practical joke for his friends. The "joke" soon spread far and wide and has circulated ever since. 

The message is a hoax and should not be forwarded.

ISL/009/NED/010: Islamic Relief Switzerland Award Winning Notification Scam

Beware! Its a Cyber World: Islamic Relief Switzerland Award Winning Notification

Today, I received following Award Winning Notification from Mr. Molly Kain of Islamic Relief Switzerland.

Clearly, its a scam to cheat innocent internet users and to steal personal information of the recipients for bad intents in the future and more probably to cheat them for advance processing fee.

This is a scam like many others in the form of Award Winning Notifications. 
From: Molly Kain (
Sent: Sun, January 9, 2011 11:32:19 PM
Subject: REF:ISL/009/NED/010

We are pleased to notify you that $3,100,000.00 Was awarded to you in the ongoing Islamic Relief Switzerland attached is your qualification number (ISL/009/NED/010) kindly contact your claim officer with your qualification Number

Dr.Sayed Ali
TEL: +44-702-404-7731

On behalf of the Board, kindly accept our warmest congratulations!

Molly Kain (Web-Email Information Manage)
Don't believe it and no need to even respond it as the free cheese always take a rat to the trap only. Keep sharing and join hands to save other from cyber victimization.  

Sunday, January 9, 2011

‘SMS-o-Death': Carefully Crafted Text Messages Sent Via SMA Can Cause Shutdown of Popular Models By Nokia, LG, Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericsson

Security researchers have shown that carefully crafted text messages sent to cell phones via short message service (SMS) can cause them to shutdown without the knowledge of the owner. Popular models by Nokia, LG, Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericsson are said to be affected by what the researchers call ‘SMS-o-Death'.

Researchers from the Berlin Institute of Technology used the simple trick of imitating the data messages network providers send to phones. Usually the messages are used for tasks such as configuring the device for a particular provider, but they can easily be subverted.

Perhaps surprisingly, the attack targets regular "feature phones" rather than smartphones. Feature phones are so-called because they typically perform one or two other tasks, such as MP3 playback or web browsing, in addition to making calls.

Feature phones are significantly less expensive than smartphones, so--although smartphones get most press attention--out in the real world they find most use amongst the world's population. Therefore, the scale of the hack could be huge.

The researchers made their discoveries by creating their own testbed cell phone tower in a lab shielded from outside signals. They monitored communications from the phone and by doing so were able to create messages that attacked every single model of phone they studied.

To attack an individual's phone, one would need to know the make and model. However, a large-scale random denial of service attack would be easy to carry out: with a little research to find the most popular phone models on the market today, an attacker could send a series of messages targeting each phone to specific or random numbers via the various Internet gateways that allow bulk text message sending. Anybody receiving the dodgy message would have their phone silently switch off, without their knowledge. If the hack didn't work on a user's particular model of phone, it would simply be ignored as gibberish.

Of course, the researchers are keeping secret their exact methods but now the cat is out of the bag it won't be long until hackers come up with their own versions.

There's little that can be done to thwart attacks. Phone firmware could be reprogrammed to block such messages, but the majority of non-smartphone owners simply don't update their phones. Many aren't even aware it's possible, and those who are often avoid doing so for fear updating to buggy software, something that sadly is all too common. Often inexpensive phones come without a USB cable, making updating impossible unless one is purchased.

Service providers could filter out the messages from their network but, although filtering software is often already in place to capture spam, it doesn't presently have the ability to catch data messages, such as those used in the attack.

The good news is that the relative simplicity of feature phones means that the hack is limited to annoying tricks, such as turning-off the phone. It'll be almost impossible for attackers to inject their own code into phones in order to steal data, for example, something which is possible with higher-level smartphones such as the Apple iPhone and, potentially, devices running Google Android.

It's been an uneasy time recently in the world of mobile phone security. Last year it was shown how GSM phone communications can be hacked with just $1500 of hardware, allowing attackers to listen into communications.

Lottery Winning Notification Through Mobile Phone Text Messages - - A New Way to Cheat People Asking For Advance Processing Fee

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Summary:

Widely spreading phone text (SMS) messages claim that the recipient has won a significant sum of money in an online lottery or promotion.

This is just a new method of fooling people. No such prize and/or lottery or promotion exists as stated in the messages. The enticing messages are used to fool recipients and then replying to fraudsters and scammers and sending them money (as advance fee to claim the prize) and personal information.

Let's get a look the two of such text messages:

your mobile number has won 500000 pounds in the ongoing NOKIA UK MOBILE PROMO for claims call [Removed] E-mail [Removed] 

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Explanation:

Recent submissions suggest that advance fee scammers are increasingly using phone text (SMS) messages as a means of gaining new victims. These spontaneous text messages claims that the recipient's mobile phone number has been selected as the winning entry in a lottery or promotion. The texts claim that the "lucky" recipient has therefore won a substantial sum of money or, in some versions, a valuable prize such as a car. To claim their prize, recipients are instructed to call or email via contact details included in the message.

In reality, the lotteries or promotions mentioned in the text messages do not exist. There is no prize. The promised prize is simply the bait used to entice recipients in to contacting the criminals responsible for the scam. Those who fall for the ruse and make contact as instructed will soon be asked to send money, ostensibly in order to allow the release and transfer of the supposed prize. The scammers will claim that this money is required to cover expenses such as tax, legal, insurance or banking fees. They will insist that these fees cannot be deducted from the prize itself. If a victim complies and sends the first fee requested, the scammers will invent other "expenses" that must be paid in advance before the prize can be handed over. Requests for money are likely to continue until the victim belatedly realizes that he or she is being conned or, in some sad cases, simply runs out of money to send. During the course of the scam, the victim may also inadvertently hand over a substantial amount of personal and financial information, supposedly as a means of proving identity and allowing transfer of the "prize money". The scammers may subsequently use this information to steal their victim's identity.

Advance fee lottery scams are certainly not new. Like other types of advance fee scam, they have been around for many years. Advance fee scammers use a variety of methods to reach potential victims, including email, surface mail, fax, social networking and, as in the versions discussed here, SMS. The scammers often claim that the prize or promotion is connected to a high-profile company such as Nokia, BlackBerry or Sony Ericsson. The scammers use the names, and, sometimes, the logos and trademarks of such companies without permission as a means of making their claims seem more legitimate. In other cases, the scammers may claim that their scam message is from a real lottery entity such as the UK's National Lottery. Again the scammers use the names and details of these lottery entities without their permission or knowledge.

People need to be very cautious of any unsolicited message that claims that they have won money or a prize in some form of lottery or promotion that they have never even entered. Be wary of any message in any format that claims that your name, phone number or email address has been randomly selected as the winner of a substantial prize. Genuine lotteries do not operate in this manner. If you receive such a scam message, do not reply or respond to the scammers in any way.
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