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    Another fraudulent email to steal my PayPal information

    Posted by CJCM on 21st March 2007

    Here is another attempt by some online criminals to steal my PayPal information. The email was supposedly sent by PayPal but if you scrutinize closely, it is very obvious that the email is an attempt by someone to steal your PayPal account ID and password.

    The most obvious one is the link in the email where you are supposed to click to confirm your account.

    Attempt to steal PayPal account information

    When I hover my mouse cursor over the link, it shows right at the bottom left of my screen the actual URL, which is not PayPal’s URL, if I click the above link. So if you receive any email asking you to confirm your PayPal account, NEVER click the link from the email. If you are itchy to check your account status, do it by entering the URL directly into your browser address bar, just as a matter of pre-caution. It doesn’t hurt to be extra careful.

    Your PayPal Account is Blocked

    Dear Member,

    We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your PayPal account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features.

    To restore your online account access, we need you to confirm your account, to do so we need you to follow the link below and proceed to confirm your information:

    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-submit

    Tank you for your patience as we work together to protect your account.

    Sincerely,
    PayPal Customer Service

    *Important*
    Please update your records on or before 48 hours, a failure to update your records will result in a temporal hold on your funds.

    Copyright © 1999-2007 PayPal. All rights reserved.

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    Exciting Time at Home Turf Media: More City Blogs Go Online

    Posted by CJCM on 29th January 2007

    Home Turf MediaI have blogged about Home Turf Media before and we are going through some exciting time with the addition more fascinating cities into the blog network

    The following Home Turf Media city blogs are either already online or will be on line soon:

    1. Kuala Lumpur Is Home
    2. Chattanooga Is Home
    3. Scene and Herd NY
    4. The San Diego Beat
    5. East London Life
    6. Brisbane is Home
    7. Calgary Voice
    8. San Francisco Voice
    9. Homespun Honolulu
    10. Las Vegas is Home

    I am inviting all of you to check them out and be fascinated by the colourful cities as written by Home Turf Media city bloggers.

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    Bloggers…How Do You Keep Your Fitness?

    Posted by CJCM on 7th January 2007

    I just came back from jogging with my 4-year old daughter. We went running around the apartment blocks where we live which covers quite a wide area. And then we stopped at the volleyball courts and jogged around the court for many more rounds. I haven’t actually been doing a lot of exercises lately due to many reasons (or rather excuses.. :) ) It seems my daughter has more energy and fitness than me. She never stopped running and walking for the entire 45 minutes we were out there. As a matter of fact she even challenged me to catch her which I gladly took up and started chasing her just for the laugh of it.

    I think as bloggers, we tend to spend more time in front of the computer screens than anywhere else. I know I do. I already spend a good part of my day at work in front of my laptop computer and when I reach home at night, I normally spend another good two-hours at least working on my blogs. That leaves only weekend where I normally take my children either to a nearby park or just around the apartment blocks for some exercise to keep our fitness. Gone are the days where I normaly join some friends for badminton or indoor soccer. Jogging is my only form of exercise to maintain the fitness level at this stage of my life. I hope the badminton hall at the newly completed sports club will be open soon so that I can return to badminton again to get more sweats out of me so that I can lose some weight. :)

    Well, whether you are regular or not at sport exercises, you might want to check out Marcels’s No Excuse Gym for some tips on personal fitness. I hope you find something useful there.

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    It’s Time For Problogger Group Writing Project Again

    Posted by CJCM on 20th December 2006

    Yes…. Darren Rowse of Problogger had launched another Group Writing Competition again. I had joined the project last time and I am definitely part of it again this time around. However, I am participating in the Group Writing Project from my other site Kuala Lumpur is Home. Check it out.. and have fun.

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    It’s Time For Problogger Group Writing Project Again

    Posted by CJCM on 20th December 2006

    Yes…. Darren Rowse of Problogger had launched another Group Writing Competition again. I had joined the project last time and I am definitely part of it again this time around. However, I am participating in the Group Writing Project from my other site Kuala Lumpur is Home. Check it out.. and have fun.

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    Hot News: Screamyx, The Latest Broadband Service by TMNet.

    Posted by CJCM on 17th December 2006

    I am so sick with my Streamyx connection for the last few weeks. Every time I am on the internet, for reasons known only to TMNet, the Streamyx line have been disconnecting itself so frequent, I feel like screaming. Is this a new service or what? If it is new service, I wrote the following press launch article which I hope TMNet would consider using in their press release about the new service… tell me what do you think folks.

    Screamyx, a new breadband service by TMnetTMNet, one of the monopolistic corporate citizens in Malaysia, proudly launched its new service called Screamyx. As the successor of TMNet’s highly popular Streamyx breadband service, Screamyx is set to take the Malaysian market by the storm. According to TMNet’s Chief Joker Officer (CJO), TMNet decided to introduce this new service after receiving a lot of feedbacks from the customers about its Streamyx product. According to TMNet CJO, a lot of customers had indicated that while they like our Streamyx due to its low speed and poor customer service, the product offering should be upgraded, in line with Malaysian Government ambitious plan to make more people access internet through broadband. As a result of this, the Marketing Team at TMNet with collaboration with its resellers, have been working hard around the clock, setting up tents everywhere such at the shopping malls, the road sides, even pasar borong also, to push the breadband service. Meanwhile, the Technical and Customer Service Team, have been very busy attending to the ever increasing customers seeking supports for even basic things such as …frequent interruptions, disconnected services, mis-billing and what not. The Management at TMNet, however, is laughing all the way to the bank because, no matter what… customers still have to pay the monthly subsCRAPtion fee for subscribing to the service. “With such features offered, we believe our new Screamyx breadband will be the talk of the town. There is no servicve provider in the world who can offer such a service to the public yet… we are the pioneer.” the CJO is quoted as saying.

    p/s: This post was successfully updated after my line was disconnected twice.. within 30 minutes.. SCREAMYX rocks

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    The Importance of Search Engine

    Posted by CJCM on 15th December 2006

    GoogleI am always amazed when I find out how people arrived at my blog. Considerable number of visitors were actually referred to my pages by search engines. Today I checked the statistics of my pages and I found out the following search terms in search engines had driven traffic to my site:

    1. Search term: maybank transmission media via Yahoo Search UK & Ireland
    2. Search term: how do i mass convert jps to thumbnail size via Google
    3. Search term: targa voipbuster via Google
    4. Search term: freelance web designer via Google
    5. Search term: voipbuster langua via Google

    Yahoo searchSo, the moral of the story is, get your site crawled by search engine as soon as possible, especially when you are launching your new blog. From my experience I normally get new blog crawled pretty quick by linking my new site from a blog that are already crawled by search engines.

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    CJCM is 130765th Awesome Blogger!!!

    Posted by CJCM on 10th December 2006

    CJCM is 130765th Awesome Blogger
    Isn’t it cool to have a certificate to certify how awesome are you? I paid USD 5.00 for this certificate. But I also get the following extras:

    Your custom really awesome page!
    Any personal image you want to upload! (photos, logos, etc…)
    Any link out to any website you want! (your MySpace page, your blog, etc…)
    Guaranteed 2-years of really awesome goodness! (that’s a whole lot of awesome-ness for $5 buckaroos)
    Edit details anytime you want! (change your design every day!)

    And there will only be 1 milliom Awesome Whatever….. ever. And I had chosen to be 130765th Awesome Blogger. Yes.. you can choose any number as long as it is not taken.

    I really like this idea because it is an interesting form of internet marketing for your website, generate good traffic and you can also earn some cash promoting it as well. What more you want to ask for USD 5.00?

    Hey you too can claim your Awesome number just by clicking on the widget below.. Good luck.

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    Planning for Old Age

    Posted by CJCM on 5th December 2006

    For a change, lets not talk about IT or internet in this post. As human being, other non-IT aspects of my life do occupy a considerable portion of my mind and kept me thinking about it every now and then. Have you ever thought of growing old? Do you ever ponder what is your future as old parents? Would you have someone to take care of you when you are not capable of taking care of yourself? Would you be sufficiently independent? Or would you require help to provide long term care for you and your spouse? Sometimes, the more I think about it, the more scary I become thinking of the uncertainties of my future, especially in terms of financial ability to meet the obligations as senior citizens. The only saving most Malaysian have for rainy days are the saving made compulsory by the Malaysian Government through Employee Provident Fund (EPF). But I am sure this may be just enough for the first few years of the retirement. Have you planned for the future? Care to share with us how you have arranged for your financial indepedence at old age?

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    Kuala Lumpur Is Home

    Posted by CJCM on 3rd December 2006

    Kuala Lumpur Is Home

    I mentioned about being accepted as part of a new blog network in my previous posting and the moment of truth has come. It finally happened and the new blog is ready, a brand new city-based blog Kuala Lumpur Is Home. Just a short introduction here, Kuala Lumpur Is Home is a pilot project by Home Turf Media, a new blog network that is positioning itself as one of the leading blog network promoting cities around the world through blogging.

    Read more about Kuala Lumpur Is Home and Home Turf Media and enjoy my new blog.

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