This entry is to create awareness among us that these fraudsters will become more creative to get your bank account number, PIN and password. Last time they use Petronas and Akademi fantasia as a bait. This time they use Bank Negara as their latest trick.
The latest modus operandi of the scam is as below:
1. Victim will receive a telephone call from a ‘bank’ to confirm a credit card transaction for the purchase of goods made oversea to be charged on the victim’s credit card. If you don’t have that particular bank’s credit card, they will convince you to believe that someone use your identity to apply for card credit. This will be depending on how much info they have about you.
2. Then the fraudster will advice victim to call Bank Negara Malaysia’s “Unit Kad Kredit Palsu”. The fraudster will provide the phone number off course!. The fraudster accomplice aka Bank Negara “officer” will entertain victim. At this stage, the Bank Negara “officer” will request for bank account details, PIN number and other information in order to illegally transfer out form the victim’s account. There are victim who even tranfer all their money to third party account for “safe keeping”. yeah rite!
Last month, I helped a former officemate to supply and install Microsoft Office 2010 to government agency. Basically I helped him with e-perolehan process and provide documents for Delivery order and Invoice since he use our company letterhead and MOF license. The project went well. He supplied and installed successfully.
Payment made thru our company account and my boss need to write cheque for him. Then I was the one who bank in to his account. The BIG question here ? Should I get some commision ? I did not expect to get some cash. (Ok I lied, come on at least some gratitude for my petrol and hardwork )
He did asked for my bank account BEFORE I deposit the money to him. After that, he said that my boss will give commission to me. Come on, if my boss that generous I wouldn’t bother to write this entry ok. Anyway I just said to myself that “takde rezeki”. I know that you cannot have big margin for IT products. That is what I was being told.
Anyway, please don’t cry this is not a sad story. hehe. Allah SWT is very fair to all. Remember ” Rezeki” does not come from your boss, Government Officer, your ex officemate or others. It comes from Allah SWT. So yesterday, I accept an offer to put links on my sidebar. Just because my blog is PR4 out of nowhere.
So bottom line here , work hard , be grateful and always pray to Allah SWT for “rezeki” . I leave you with Maher Zain “InsyaALLAH”. Enjoy the lyrics and song.
There is one lady sent an email propose a business proposal. She want to pay me a certain amount to put links on this blog. I was skeptical and thinking this was another spam email. But I did reply. Then she show me sample of her links. When I agree about the terms and deal, she just never replied. Maybe its a scam anyway : )
So I just wonder why suddenly someone interested to advertise on my blog. I just rarely update and my Page Rank is not stable. Today can be 0 tomorrow it can be 3. I heard that Google is updating page rank.So I check. Tadaaa. My blog is PR4. I didn’t expect that my blog page rank will be increase to 4. Hahaha. Wow!. Just 2 thing here:
1- I don’t know how Google calculate this Page Rank but as you know I left this blog for about a few months. Just recently update my blog. So how come my blog can be PR4. This is not funny Google.
2- Maybe this PR4 thing just a mistake. We can call it PR glitch hehe. So I put PR status at my sidebar just to see how long this PR4 will last. You know what, back at those days, if you have a blog with PR4 you can make a lot of money by selling links, paid post and even selling advertisment space.
My advice, if you want to get higher PR just keep updating your blog and don’t copy paste. kEEP IT ORIGINAL!
There is one PC in my office, HP Pavilion with 256 RAM running Windows XP. Its really slow and nobody want to use it. With low RAM its only can run one process at one time. You can have a Teh tarik in order to wait this PC to start hehe.
So I decided to change the Operating system using Ubuntu or Oshirix. Unfortunately even Ubuntu minimum requirement for RAM is 512 Mb. Oshirix is 256 Mb but still too slow.I tested both using Live CD. Nothing appear when test with Ubuntu Live CD. A little succes when test with OShirix but still slow and I am not satisfied with it performance.
Later I decided to test Puppy Linux the one of the lightest of other Distro Linux. It works well. The latest version for Puppy Linux is 5.2. Did you know with Puppy, you can install it on memory card, USB and CD. With Puppy, you can do a lot of thing. From recovery, removing malware and back up your file. You can read more here.
Dual Boot : XP and Puppy Linux
I decided to install a dual boot for the computer just to be safe. The concept of create a dual boot is simple.
1. Create and resize your exisiting partition to a new ex2 using Gparted.
2. Install Puppy linux in the new linux/ex2 partition
3. Install grub on the partition and walla you will have a dual boot.
All of this tolls, Gparted and grub are all in Puppy Live CD so no need to worry. With Puppy you can install Chrome and many free application. Work lite and fast. This HP Computer is working fine now with Puppy linux. I suggest you guys to downlaod this Puppy Linux not only to test this lite OS but as backup. Let say you want to repair your windows or remove malware. Download will only take 15 minutes since its only 127 MB. Downlaod and burn in your CD. You will never know when you need it.
p/s Lately I have been sitting in front of 2 pc or laptop. One running Windows and one with Linux. Awesome 🙂
In my office I have a few printer and old pc that are left alone. People here like to use laptop and print using Ricoh Aficio 2283C, that is connected thru LAN. Fast and convenience.
Yesterday my boss asked me to print a large document for our training. We have 2 unit of cheap canon printer which have been modified. Where you add CSS ink tank like this :
its look simple and really cheap. BUT it will not last long. This system known as CSS system will face a lot of problem like my 2 printer here. Always have problem. Ink will flow from the ink tank to the cartridge inside the printer only using gravity and pressure. So as long the ink flow is good than it will have no problem. If not you will be like a small kid playing with water color to fix this kind of printer. So messy playing with ink. : ). I even sucked the ink using my mouth to make sure the ink read the cartridge. Yuckkk!
PagePro no so PRO
Back to my Konica Minolta printer, my boss left it there for quite sometime. He said that it failed to print anymore and all sort of error. Yesterday i took some time to check and install with my Ubuntu. Well amazingly it worked. I use the PPD driver and install in CUPS. CUPS is the standards-based, open source printing system developed by Apple Inc. for Mac OS® X and other UNIX®-like operating systems. But its quite slow because its not quite compatible with my Ubuntu.
I try to use the PagePro 1300W with my Window Vista. At first it did not work. Vista failed to detect the printer. Until i download the driver from Konica Minolta site. The trick is to change the LP1 to Virtual USB it on printer properties. That is why my boss thought the printer was rosak.
Anyway after print a few documents, the printer jammed with paper. I already took it out but still failed to print. I took out the toner and saw a piece of paper already blend with the hot roller. Everytime I print the paper will get stuck due to that roller. So this time its hardware problem. I already tried to unscrew the printer but failed. I have no proper tools. The one that I have here is for small screw :).
In my opinion, if I did open the printer to reach the roller, I wont be able to separate the paper and the roller. Maybe it will damage . So better to leave it alone to have some rest. Maybe I will try to open it next year hehe. I got other job to do. Wait for my Puppy Linux project : )