Wednesday, July 28, 2010



New Scam in Society

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 10:40 PM PDT

Received an email just now, hope it’d be helpful for you.

Interesting! AMAZING

From: Sheba Emmanuel

Its all started when I received a call from someone claiming that he was from my mobile service provider and he asked me to shutdown my phone for 2 hours for 3G update (that is actually taking place at Mobilink's network) to take place. As I was rushing for a meeting, I did not question and shutdown my cell phone.

After 45 minutes I felt very suspicious since the caller did not even introduce his name. I quickly turned on my cell phone and I received several calls from my family members and the others were from the number that had called me earlier – 3954380.

I called my parents and I was shocked that they sounded very worried asking me whether I am safe. My parents told me that they had received a call from someone claiming that they had me with them and asking for money to let me free. The call was so real and my parents even heard ‘my voice’ crying out loud asking for help. My parent was at the bank waiting for next call to proceed for money transfer. I told my parents that I am safe and asked them to lodge a police report.

Right after that I received another call from the guy asking me to shutdown my cell phone for another 1 hour which I refused to do and hung up. They keep calling my cell phone until the battery had run down.

I myself lodged a police report and I was informed by the officer that there were many such scams reported.

MOST of the cases reported that the victim had already transferred the money! And it is impossible to get back the money.

Be careful as this kind of scam might happened to any of us!!! Those guys are so professional and very convincing during calls.

If you are asked to shut down your cell phone for updates by the service provider, ASK AROUND! Your family or friends might receive the same call.

Be Safe and Stay Alert!

Please pass around to your family and friends.

Planning a research article…

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 10:29 PM PDT

Don’t know what to write… I’m planning a research article on marketing and advertisement. Marketing and advertisement has become quite an evil these days. And, as this is not declared illegal like spamming etc. people are continuously using it or misusing it to destroy people’s minds… Let me give you an example.
I came across this pic

This pic was situated on “members” page of a website… and so what does it say?

1. happy members
2. 1 boy three girls.
3. eating and chatting…

now check this out
what is the hotspot of the pic???

This is a matter of research. Now this is taught to almost all the marketing students. In this pic, there is only one hotspot and that’s the cup that the girl on the right is holding…

So, question is, where’s the evil?

The evil is, they’re asking you to buy food (canned) food from shops instead of making it at home, enjoy life, and the materialism they’re portraying, that’s the evil…

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