Robert Preston Gets Hit by The Right to be Forgotten

Time for something different from job scam blog posts. Recently, European Court of Justice regulators ruled that Google must delete certain data from its results searches when that data is deleterious to an individual, otherwise known as the “right to be forgotten.”

Robert Preston, BBC Economics Editor, recently learned that one of his blog posts from October 2007 got hit by this ruling. The subject of the blog post was how Stanley O’Neal, former CEO of Merrill Lynch, nearly drove the company into bankruptcy. (Merrill Lynch was later acquired by Bank of America in late 2008, otherwise the company would have gone bankrupt, see The Deal From Hell, WSJ blog,

Preston learned that his blog post has to be deleted, not because of the content of the blog post, but because someone who made a comment to the blog post now wants his comment to be deleted under the “right to be forgotten.”

Dumb-Dumb-Dumb…it seems to me that the comment itself could be deleted, while leaving the blog post remaining in Google searches. Oh well, here’s the link to Preston’s blog post on Merrill Lynch.

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How can you tell when a job offer is a scam? When the grammar is “majorly” bad, for example: “Merchandise that our clients buy are majorly popular electronics…” (



Sent: Wed 7/09/14 1:33 PM
To: (
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We want you to review the job offer written below. High Efficiency Shipping company has recently looked over the CV that you have shared one the web and would like to offer you a position of a courier clerk department employee.
High Efficiency Shipping company was organized in 2006 as a result of merging of different commercial postal enterprises in Warsaw, Poland. Now, we communicate with plenty of European clients and provide options of ordering, purchasing and shipping merchandise that our customers want to purchase directly from United States to them. Our Companies market is mostly retailing.

The position that we are offering you is meant specially for US residents. It is called a delivery clerk and consists of tracking, accepting, combining, accumulating and transferring goods ordered from major US internet stores to Europe to the companies quarters and facilities. The job does not demand attending any kind of office work places and mostly can be performed from home along with attending the nearest post office. Company gives all the required materials and instructions for executing the job, work agreement with other documents and plenty of benefits. We do not require any out of pocket payments from the worker. Merchandise that our clients buy are majorly popular electronics such as Apple gadgets, popular laptops and other, so there is nothing big or bulky involved to have a need for a large roomed place for. We provide a $1,500 monthly stable and base salary with an addition of a bonus given for each task performed in time. There is a
possibility of wage growth and we also offer prosperous career expansions for the every successful worker.

Our requirements are:
– 18 years minimal age
– To own a regular street address
– Being able to surf on the internet and with printer
– Owning a working telephone number(better if not only one)

High Efficiency Shipping company was glad to show you this official invitation letter. It does not contain any add-ons or links in it to keep the online safety at a the best point.

In the event you are interested, please let us know about it via email.

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Ulric Fletcher is Another Scam Job Offer

The latest scam job offer is from Ulrich Fletcher looking for a shipping/receiving manager. In other words, anyone signing on to this “job offer” would end up dealing with stolen merchandise and never be paid. See below

Ulric Fletcher (


From: Ulric Fletcher ( Microsoft SmartScreen classified this message as junk.
Sent: Mon 7/07/14 6:33 PM

Hello ! A mail forwarding company is in search of shipping/receiving

The average monthly wage is $1500. No enrollment fee.

Responsibilities and job duties:

- Receive and send incoming parcels.
– Inspection of incoming parcels for defects.
– Execute all documents in a timely and accurate way.
– Must be able to work variable time – the job is freelance.

Vocational requirements:
– Candidates must be mature years and older, have permanent access to
the web, be able to work on their own, prioritize work in an
appropriate and efficient way.

Please send to : your resume with the telephone
number so that we could contact you in case you are interested.

Attention: In case we do not call or email you, your data will be kept
in our system for future consideration.
Thank you.




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Aaron Brown is Looking for Lucrative Investments in the U.S.

Here’s a guy “looking for lucrative investments in the U.S.”  Sounds like a scam but I don’t know for sure. 

From:  Aaron Brown (
Sent: Fri 6/27/14 8:41 AM


Dear Sir
I and my partner wishes to invest in a stable economy. My interest is in companies with potentials for rapid growth in long terms.If your country’s laws allows foreign investment.You can contact me for more details via my e-mail address with your reference. I wish to go into partnership with you and to know what lucrative business to invest in your country,
Waiting for your urgent response.
Thanks for your understanding,
Aaron Brown
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Navy Credit Union Security Email Scam

So many scams – so little time.  Here’s another one I just received.  I know this is a scam because I’ve never had an account with the Navy Credit Union.  Whatever you do – DON’T CLICK ON “CLICK HERE” – you may end up with a virus or malware on your computer.  See below.

You have (1) new Security mail ‏

Navy Federal Credit Union (
11:22 AM
To: Recipients
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From:  Navy Federal Credit Union ( Microsoft SmartScreen classified this message as junk.
Sent: Fri 6/20/14 11:22 AM
To: Recipients (
Character set: Auto Select—————–Unknown (28591)—————–Alphabet occidental (ISO)Alphabet occidental (Windows)Arabe (Windows)Balte (ISO)Balte (Windows)Chinois simplifié (GB18030)Chinois simplifié (GB2312)Chinois simplifié (HZ)Chinois traditionnel (Big5)Coréen (ISO)Coréen (Sélection automatique)Cyrillique (ISO)Cyrillique (KOI8-R)Cyrillique (KOI8-U)Cyrillique (Windows)Europe centrale (ISO)Europe centrale (Windows)Grec (ISO)Grec (Windows)Hébreu (Windows)Japonais (EUC)Japonais (JIS)Japonais (JIS-Autorise 1 octet Kana)Japonais (Maj-JIS)Japonais (Sélection automatique)Latin 9 (ISO)Thaï (Windows)Turc (ISO)Turc (Windows)Unicode (UTF-7)Unicode (UTF-8)Vietnamien (Windows)
Microsoft SmartScreen marked this message as junk and we’ll delete it after ten days.

Dear User,

You have (1) new Security Mail.
Kindly CLICK HERE to read now.
© 2014 Navy Federal Credit Union – All rights reserved
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Miss Donna Story, FBI, Scam Still Floating Around the Internet

This scam email has apparently been around since 2009 based on what I found when Googling Miss Donna Story, FBI.  The email states that there are some corrupt government officials (Unbelievable!) who have been scheming to prevent my receiving a fund containing $16.5 million that I’m due.  All I have to do is pay the discounted rate of $180.00 to receive the funds either by ATM card or by check delivered by FedEx.

The scammers verbiage is hilarious and suggests that English is not their first language (I’m guessing it’s another Nigerian scam).  Here’s a sample: Asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a Fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other Person if you have been in contact with any. 

Watch out for those “Fraudsters”…here’s another interesting exerpt:  Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Kingdom Of Cambodia, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $180.

The email I received appears below:

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (

From:  Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ( Microsoft SmartScreen classified this message as junk.
Sent: Fri 6/20/14 7:23 AM
This message looks suspicious to our SmartScreen filters and we’ll delete it after ten days.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division….(monitory crime?)
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday to Saturday:
Dear Beneficiary,
Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the
Secretary General of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3
Days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is
To the tune of $16.5Million due to past corrupt Governmental Officials
Who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and
Some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an
Attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your
End and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.
The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations
And Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate
To the British Government to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to
you and other individuals and organizations who have never receive
their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance
Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have
Two method of payment which is by Check or by ATM card?
ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin on your ATM card which you
Will use to withdraw up to $5,000 per day from any ATM machine that
Have the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be
Renewed in 4 years time which is 2018. Also with the ATM card you will be able to
Transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes
With a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even
If you do not have a bank account.
For Check: It will be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your
Preferred option and would be mailed to you via FedEx. Because we have
Signed a contract with FedEx which should expire in next three weeks you
Will only need to pay $180 instead of $420 saving you $240 so if you
Pay before the one week you save $240 take note that anyone
Asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a
Fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other
Person if you have been in contact with any.
Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $180.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And
we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 24hrs
after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.
Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Kingdom Of Cambodia, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes,
custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $180.
shipping your ATM card is $420 but because FedEx have temporarily discontinued the
C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international
shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees
reduce from the actual fee of $420 to $180 nothing more and no hidden fees
of any sort!
To effect the release of your fund valued at $16.5Million us dollars
you are advised to contact our correspondent in Cambodia the delivery
officer Mrs.Chi Liko with the information below,
You are advised to contact her with the information’s as stated below:
Your full Name..
Your Address:…..
Home/Cell Phone:……..
Preferred Payment Method
Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your
package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of
everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not
receive payment/package within the next 24hrs after you have made the
payment for shipping.
Yours sincerely,
Miss Donna Story
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Free Norton anti-virus for 90 Days?

I’m always suspicious when I receive an email from an unknown source with a link to click on, but in this case it might be legitimate.  Supposedly, Symantec Corp (Norton anti-virus) lost a case to Gross in U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA.  There is a link to click on to receive Norton anti-virus protection for 90 days, then you pay to continue.  Still I would confirm with the parties involved before clicking to ensure that you’re not downloading a virus or malware onto your computer.  Follow this link to read about the case

From:  Gross Settlement Administrator (

2:00 AM


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From:  Gross Settlement Administrator ( Microsoft SmartScreen classified this message as junk.
Sent: Thu 6/19/14 2:00 AM
Microsoft SmartScreen marked this message as junk and we’ll delete it after ten days.

Wait, it’s safe!|I’m not sure. Let me check

Untitled Document

NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT BENEFIT   Gross v. Symantec Corp., et al.   CASE NO. 3:12-CV-00154-CRB U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA   (The federal court named above has ordered the distribution of this email. It is not a solicitation.)     Link to download 90-day free subscription to NortonTM AntiVirus:

Pursuant to a class action settlement agreement approved by the Court in the above-titled civil action, you are eligible to receive a 90-day free subscription to NortonTM AntiVirus. This free subscription is being provided by Symantec Corporation to all members of the Settlement Class, as explained in a prior email sent to this email address. To download this free antivirus protection software, click the link above and follow the instructions on the page to which your browser is directed.   Those who download the free 90-day subscription software will be prompted at the end of the 90-day period to purchase a full 1-year subscription in order to continue receiving NortonTM AntiVirus protection. There is, however, no obligation to provide credit card information or to sign-up for a paid subscription in order to receive the free 90-day subscription. With this subscription, you receive the right to use this product on one PC or on the specified number of PCs during the subscription period, which begins upon initial installation. This renewable subscription includes protection updates and new product features as available throughout the subscription period, subject to acceptance of the Symantec License Agreement included with this product and available for review at   Please do not respond to this email.


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