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Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Internet Geekdom | 0 comments

Well, this is odd

I discovered that this blog shows up on my work network (which uses Untangle) without the stylesheet showing up because the firewall strips it – it flags it as using an anonymizer service.

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Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Internet Geekdom, Marketing, Real Life | 0 comments

The E-Mail Scam That’s Alive and Well

I hate to admit it, but after ten years in e-commerce I very nearly fell for a message similar to this a few months ago. It’s a slightly slicker variation on the various e-mail schemes that are out there, mainly distinguished by asking for something specific that the company I work for sells (custom imprinted USB drives):

—–Original Message—–
From: [Bogus Company] [mailto:[deleted]@ gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 1:42 PM
To: Gary Smith
Subject: Swivel USB Drives

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

  We wanted to place an order for 1000 Pcs each 4 GB and 8 GB Swivel style USB Drives One color/One location Imprint through your store or suppliers. Please let us know if you can get any of these items including the lead time and your payment methods.

 

We look forward to read from you soon

 

Best Regards

(name)

(phone #)

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