Archive for August 25th, 2011

August 25, 2011

Beware Scam Email Sent in Candidates Name

by lewwaters

Once again, a Clark County candidate has seen their email hacked and a scam email sent out alleging to be from them, it isn’t. In this case, Bill Turlay, candidate for Vancouver City Council, now running against Anne McEnerny-Ogle is the victim.

Rest assured, I just corresponded with Mr. Turlay and he is safe and sound in his home in Vancouver, not struggling in Spain as the scam email claims. Of course, a quick look over the email reveals someone who obviously isn’t as adept at English as they think.

Hello,

How are you doing ? Sorry I didn’t inform you about my traveling to Spain for a program,i hate to do this but am some difficulties here because i misplaced my Wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things like my credit were kept in . I already contacted my credit card company to Stop my cards immediately,But where my problem lies is that it will take another 5 days to get me a replacement. I will like you to assist me with a loan of $2,800 to sort-out my hotel bills and get myself back home. I will appreciate whatever you can afford to assist me with and I promise to reimburse you at my return,Kindly let me know if you can be of help? so that i can let you know the wire transfer instructions.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

As you can see, that is not how we Americans write.

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August 25, 2011

Washington State Jobs! What to Believe?

by lewwaters

Many people have come to not trust what they read and see in the media. Beyond the obvious bias of many media sources, contradicting articles published calls the media’s reliability into question.

Case in point, the Columbian on August 23, 2011 published an article headlined, “Clark County job market remains stagnant in JulyRevised unemployment rate expected to be about 13 percent.

That ties in well with their article we saw August 16, 2011, “More living with less incomeCounty households earning under $35,000 up 24% as job picture stays bleak

We all know how bad economic conditions have been and remain in Clark County, so maybe you can imagine my surprise to see the headline today, August 25, 2011 of, “State’s job openings at three-year high

Is the rest of the state better off? Or, is someone trying to put lipstick on a pig?

Which way is it? It can’t be both.