Beware of emails from different Michaels of BloggerMarkets.com

I haven’t been paying much attention to the spam mails I receive daily. I just noticed these five mails I got from someone named Michael with different surnames. The mails have the same subject: Looking for Bloggers.

Beware of this blogging scam on TwitpicThe first email came from MichaelMCorp . It says that he is part of the outreach team for BloggerMarkets.com and that they have recently launched a sponsored blog post offering looking to add quality sites to their offerings.

If you will search Google for BloggerMarkets.com, it won’t give you any site with the same URL. There is a BloggerMarket.com but it is a site offering blog resources and information and not a paid post program. The thing that will give you a doubt as to the authenticity of this email is that the link to the form they are asking you to fill out is shortened. It does not give you the exact URL but a shortened version of it.

Beware of this blogging scam! on TwitpicAn hour or two after I got that email from MichaelMCorp, I got another email with the same subject from someone named Michael Flores this time. The content of the email is the same as the first one. No change at all.

A few days after, I got an email from Michael Traugott . The content of the email is the same as the first two except that this time around, he didn’t mention BloggerMarkets.com anymore. He just mentioned a new blog monetization network. The rest of the email is the same. No words have changed.

And then another one from Micheal Spayer and Michael jezzer with the same content as that of the third email from Michael Traugott. The same email, no words were changed at all.

I am writing this entry to let all of you know that this might be a scam or a way to lure you to click on that form link with the tiny URL. It might be a virus or a way to hack your computer. It might be a phishing scam. Whichever, I think you will agree that there is something fishy with these emails I got. I have posted the email samples here. Just click on the image for you to see the larger version of it.

Do not be lured easily by these fly-by-night sponsored blog post programs. We all know what happened to a couple of bloggers scammed by Blogavertisingstore.com and PayingPost. Just be careful with accepting invitations to join a program. Remember that if it’s a legitimate offer, you won’t be reading about it in an email. You will be reading about it from other bloggers who are talking about it in their blogs, in forums and such.

Transfer of blog

I am in the middle of transferring my blog from one cpanel to another. The size of my blog posts and comments is almost 8MB. I am having a hard time uploading all of it so please bear with all the dust here. I have yet to upload this blog’s theme as well so this default theme will have to do for now.

Happy blogging!

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Wrongfully declared governors?!

How reliable is the Commission on Election (Comelec)? The governors of both Bulacan and Pampanga are both declared wrongful winners of the past election. Both Joselito Mendoza and Ed Panlilio, governors of Bulacan and Pampanga, respectively, are now being asked to step down from their seat. This in favor of Roberto Pagdanganan and Lilia Pineda.

The news just made me think how reliable is the election count when after years it was done, the Comelec will declare that the count was wrong.

Sheesh.

A4tech X-Slim Keyboard

A4tech X-Slim Keyboard

For those people who are used to the keyboard of a laptop/netbook, this is the desktop keyboard for you. A4tech X-Slim Keyboard. I saw this locally at Octagon in SM City North Edsa Cyberzone. It retails for 550 pesos. I also saw this online at Yahoo! Shopping for $11.99 only.

If you are looking for a desktop keyboard similar to that of a netbook or laptop, there is one you can buy. No, this is not a paid post. I just thought of sharing this information with all of you πŸ™‚

Jason Ivler: Road rage killer

I apologize for not updating my post on the arrest of Jason Ivler. I was so caught up with the news about him that I forgot to update my post. Anyway, below is the update I have on the arrest.

Jason Ivler is the stepson of British senior economist Stephen Pollard of the Asian Development Bank and son of Marlene Aguilar, whose brother is famous folk singer, Freddie Aguilar. Ivler was once a teen actor in GMA-7’s TGIS and have tried his hand in singing rap songs. But he went out of the country to serve as a US soldier sent to Iraq.

In August 2004, Ivler was involved in a vehicular accident that left a presidential adviser dead. The car accident casualty was Nestor Ponce Jr., an adviser of President Arroyo. Ivler was charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide for Ponce’s death. He was out on bail when he was nabbed in Zamboanga City with two police escorts while trying to catch a ferry bound for Malaysia.

I don’t exactly know what happened to the case after this but considering it’s been years before another road rage involving this guy occurred and he’s out and about town, the case was probably dismissed.

Fast forward November 18, 2009, during a traffic altercation along Boni Serrano Avenue in Quezon City with Renato Ebarle, Jr., the son of assistant secretary Renato Ebarle, Sr., Ivler allegedly shot Ebarle, Jr. Ebarle died of 3 gunshot wounds in the body. Ivler hid for two months before the bloody arrest happened.

NBI agents raided Ivler’s house at No. 23 Hillside Drive in Blue Ridge A Subdivision at around 6 a.m. The house belongs to his mom, Marlene, and she allegedly hid him in the basement of the house. During the raid, Ivler shot at the raiding team of the NBI, wouding two of its agents. Meanwhile, Ivler sustained four gunshot wounds: the stomach, chest, shoulder, and leg and is being treated at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center. He is out of danger now. He will face charges after charges after what happened to the raid in his QC house.

Ivler’s mom, Marlene, on the other hand, was charged with harboring a known criminal and is out on bail. Her husband meanwhile might also be charged with the same case.

*Based on news articles here, here, and here.

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