Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Zunishu Sdn Bhd - Scratch & Win Scam (Malaysia)

Becareful...I saw the same complaints made in Edisi 7 too.
Dear Colleagues and friends,
Lately there has been alot of reports on Scratch & Win scams on the rampant. The "salesmen" are usually youngster in their teens or early 20s from outstation (as they seem to only be able to speak Mandarin going around handing out envelopes and coupons. They are very persistent and speak very fast in order to confuse you. Their usual spots are banks (to pounce on victims who have just withdrawn money), hypermarkets, and even petrol kiosks. Recently they have been spotted in the open car park in front of Menara Milenium, so please beware when approach by suspicious individuals handing envelopes and coupons to you. Below is an account of what happened:
In January 2006, I have been approached by a female and a male (both Chinese) in front of Southern Bank Bandar Puchong Jaya, at around 5pm. I was told that in conjunction to the opening of their company, Zunishu Group, in IOI Mall, they are giving away "scratch and win" coupons, and I was urged to accept one. Upon opening of the envelope, I was told that I have won the grand prize (only 50 out of 100,000 coupons distributed) and stand a chance to win a Perdana V6, a Kancil, a 29" Plasma TV, a Massage Chair or a Jaguh Motorcycle. In order for me to collect my prize, I must go to their office at Techligent Sdn Bhd at 9-1, Jalan 1/114, Kuchai Business Centre, Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur. At their office, I was approached by 7-8 people congratulating me on winning this "grand prize" and started explaining to me that I have to first agree to be featured in the congratulatory ad in the newspapers. Then, they proceed to explain that there is a need for me to "share" the advertising cost with other winners. I was showed all the ads of the previous winners, and articles about their contests which seem very authentic, there was even one ad with Pensonic and Sen Heng mentioned as co-sponsor in the ad). The condition is, I have to pay RM3,899 before I get to scratch my coupon in order to know what is my prize. At first I was very uncomfortable about having to make a huge payment, and hesitated profusely. The supervisor then produces a letter that states that they are guaranteeing the prize will definitely be one of the five claimed. I negotiated that amount and they finally agree upon RM1,000 first, and the balance can be paid later. In return for my doubt, I was given a handheld massager as warranty which I can return later (unused) when I pay up the balance of RM2,899. I swiped my credit card for this transaction (amount RM1,000) and upon scratching my coupon, discovered that I have won a Diverse Massage Chair, which they claimed worth more than RM7,999. When I left the place, I called a friend to check on the company name, and sure enough, there were lots of stories on the Internet about this scam. I went back to confront the staff, and I was told that it is not their company's policy to refund customers. As there was no point in arguing with those guys, I immediately called my credit card company to cancel the transaction, but unfortunately the customer service officer told me that there is nothing the bank can do, and I can only cancel the transaction only if the vendor agrees. Alternatively I can file a dispute form only seven days later, from date of transaction, in order to kick off an investigation. I lodged a police report that same evening and another report at Consumer Tribunal the next day. When they received the notice from Tribunal court they called me up to "negotiate" my refunds. They very arrogantly told me that they have a panel of legal advisers on this matter, and they are confident that I will not get a full refund and infact the court might not even take my case seriously. I insisted on the full refund and proceeded with the legal procedures. After two weeks, I was granted a hearing at the consumer court, and as the defending party did not turn up for the hearing, the judge awarded me with a full refund. Unfortunately these guys still refused to pay up, and I have to file a case with the Magistrate Court, which takes more than a month for processing. By the time another hearing is made, etc, etc, they would have closed down the company and open a new one to continue their "services". It is very sad that eventhough there had been more than 11,000 cases reported, no action can be taken against these guys as they have covered themselves in all legal loopholes. It is even sadder that they are recruiting youngsters from all over to do this inmoral business. Below are some of the companies names they have used and addresses
HOME SONIC MARKETING / TECHLIGENT SDN BHD:
9-1 jalan 1/114 kuchai business centre, jalan kuchai lama,
582000 kuala lumpur
tel/fax 79878320

55-01 1st floor jalan molek 3/1 taman molek
81100 johor baru
tel/fax 3583320

11a jalan medan ipoh 6 bandar baru medan
31400 ipoh perak
tel/fax 5487608

AIRLUX MARKETING :
9-1 1st floor jalan prima 7 metro prima
52100 kepong kuala lumpur
tel/fax 62509969

CHAMPION SUPREME :
15 jln 3/62a bandar menjalara
52200 kepong kuala lumpur
tel/fax 62776227

9-1 lrg batu nilam 3b bandar bukit tinggi
41200 klang selangor

OTTO SONIC MARKETING :
136-1 jalan besar batu 8
52100 kepong
tel/fax 62756854

85-2 jalan metro perdana darat satu taman usahawan kepong utara
52000 kuala lumpur
tel/fax 62577164

24a jalan prai jaya bandar prai jaya
13700 seberang tengah butterworth
tel/fax 3970228 e-mail goldpri@streamyx.com

MASTER SONIC MARKETING :
59a jalan prai jaya 3 bandar prai jaya
13700 seberang prai tengah
tel/fax 3998733

126-2 jln persiaran sultan abdul hamid kompleks sultan abdul hamid
05050 alor setar kedah
tel/fax 7711268

23-1 jalan dm2 millenium business centre
70200 seremban n.s.d.k
tel/fax 7677079

5-1 & 5-2 jln puteri 2/5 bandar puteri puchong
47100 puchong selangor
tel/fax 80617228

SUPER SONIC MARKETING :
87a 1st floor jalan kenari 20 bandar puchong jaya
47100 puchong
tel/fax 80766026

168a jln raja uda pusat perniagaan raja ss uda
12300 butterworth penang
tel/fax 3329010

Please pass this warning on to as many people as you can to warn them from falling prey to this scam.

Budak mencipta sejarah (Malaysia)

The funniest History I ever read in my life. Click to enlarge and read. Sorry its all in Malay Language.




Police hotline numbers you should have (Malaysia)

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9:

Key in these hotline numbers (03-22627555/03-22626555) into your mobile phone. They may save your life.
Those are the numbers for Bukit Aman's Malaysia Control Centre (MCC), the call centre for all police emergencies.
The police are urging Malaysians to have these numbers in their mobile phone.

Bukit Aman Public Relations Superintendent, Mohamad Daud said motorists may help prevent cases like the recent murder of assistant computer engineer Mohamad Nazri Ismail.

He added that even after the crime has occurred, the police could go to the crime scene in the shortest possible time and it may result in the capture of those responsible.

An MCC spokesman said the public from any parts of Malaysia can call the centre to report an emergency anytime.

"We will direct the call to the nearest police station for the officers there to handle the matter," said the spokesman.

There are now over 15 million mobile phone users in Malaysia. Other CCC phone numbers are Negri Sembilan: 06-7682222, Malacca: 06-2851999, Johor: 07-2254459, Penang: 04-2691999 and for more information call MCC at 03-22626555/22627555.

Latest Amazing 3D Chalk drawings by Julian Beever

Julian Beever is an English artist who's famous for his art on the pavement of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium . Beever gives to his drawings an amazing 3D illusion.












New Robbery Method !!! (Australia)

Warning for all the ladies out there; and men please inform your significant other. (And, hey, it could happen to the guys!)
The Latest Scam: Robbing Females using the restroom/"ladies"/bathroom at a Shopping Mall... ...The way the scam works is, a man slips into a women's rest room and sneaks into a unit. He waits until there is only one woman in the restroom in a neighbouring unit/stall.The criminal then stands on the toilet seat and points a hand gun into the next unit/stall, demanding the woman's valuables. After getting her cash and jewellery,he demands that she remove all of her clothing and kick them out of the unit/stall. The thief tosses the clothing into a shopping bag, hangs an"out of order sign" on the restroom door outside, and slips back into the mall. The "out of order sign" ensures no one will soon come to the woman's rescue. It usually takes an hour or two for the woman to work up the nerveto leave the rest room in the nude, giving the criminal ample time to make his get away. The woman is left naked humiliated in a mall full of strangers.The best defence, say police, is to never go into a shopping mall restroomalone, as only women who are by themselves are targeted.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. This has so far been a nearly perfect crime, as none of the perpetrators have been caught.Don't let this happen to another woman.

An Accident - Tips for the guys

A woman and a man were involved in a car accident. It's a bad one.vBoth of their cars were totally demolished but amazingly neither of them was hurt. After they crawled out of their cars, the woman says, "So you're a man. That's interesting. I'm a woman. Wow, just look at our cars! There's nothing left, but we're unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace for the rest of our days". Flattered, the man replied, "Oh yes, I agree with you completely! This must be a sign from Heaven." The woman continued, "and look at this, here's another miracle. My car is completely demolished but this bottle of wine didn't break. Surely God wants us to drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune." Then she hands the bottle to the man. The man nods in agreement, opens it and drinks half the bottle and then hands it back to the woman. The woman takes the bottle and immediately puts the cork back on, and hands it back to the man. The man asks, "Aren't you having any?" The woman replies, "No. I think I'll just wait for the police...."
MORAL OF THE STORY: Women can be beautiful, clever, ruthless & evil. Handle with care and treat them with extreme caution!

Singapore Schools (Lesbianism)

Got this mail from a fren.
bros & Sis,
Those of you who have daughters.....you guys better consider properly
wether you want to send your daughters to an all-girl school
In case you don 't know, the problem of lesbianism in our all-girls schools
is quite rampant
My friend 's wife was from RGS (Raffles Girls School ) and she admitted to
my friend about her lesbian encounter with her best friend
According to her it was quite normal for a girl-girl relationship.
My friend 's wife was lucky to be attracted to boys also but apparently her friend is now a full pledge butch lesbian






An interesting insight into History

History Lesson

Have a history teacher explain this if they can.
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Now it gets really weird.
Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Now hang on to your seat.
Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln' made by 'Ford.'
Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in atheater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
And here's the kicker...
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
Creepy huh? Send this to as many people as you can, cause:
Hey, this is one history lesson people don't mind reading

WHAT IS 'HAZE' ?

YOUR GUIDE FOR STAYING HEALTHY

WHAT IS 'HAZE' ?
Haze is a phenomenon or occurrence caused by the accumulation of fine particles in the air which are barely visible to naked eye. These particles may occur naturally or may be an outcome of human activities like open burning or smoky discharges from factories and exhaust of motor vehicles. When these particles accumulate in large quantities and suspend in the air, they can lock out sunlight and visibility will be greatly reduced.

AIR POLLUTANT INDEX (API)
The API is obtained from the measurement of fine particles (below 10 microns) and several gases which are hazardous to health such as carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone. The API is used as a guide for measuring air quality and its effect on health as follows :-
API VALUE STATUS
0 - 50 - Good
51 - 100 - Moderate
101 - 200 - Unhealthy
201 - 300 - Very unhealthy
301 - 500 - Dangerous

HAZE THREATENS YOUR HEALTH
Continuous hazy conditions will cause ill effects to all people especially those in the high risk groups such as :-
1. Children
2. The elderly
3. Those with illnesses like, Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Chronic lung diseases, Heart diseases and Allergies
4. Cigarette smokers
5. Those who work outdoors most of the time

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HEALTH PROBLEMS AS A RESULT OF EXPOSURE TO THE HAZE?
The effects of continuous exposure to the haze include:-
7 Itchy sensation in the throat, and coughing, increased phlegm
7 Difficulty in breathing (wheeze) or nose block
7 Pain, irritation, red and watery eyes
7 Itchy skin rashes
If above symptoms persist, get advice and treatment at the nearest clinic.

PREVENTION OF HAZE-RELATED ILLNESSES
* Close all windows and doors to your bedroom. Boil a kettle (electric) of water in the room and allow the steam to fill the room. Allow 10 - 15 minutes for the fine water vapor (steam) to collect the pollutants / particles in the air and settle down. After this the room should contain healthier air.
* Usage of face and surgical masks are of no use if they are not regularly changed as they can act as a base for bacteria to grow and result in other infections. Only very close fitting masks that do not allow air to enter through the sides of the mask are effective.
* Limit all outdoor activity as far as possible e.g avoid outdoor sport or physical activities.
* Always wash / bathe as soon as you return from outdoors. This will minimize eye / skin irritation. For minor eye irritation try using over the counter eye drops e.g Eye Mo.
* Use your car air-conditioner when traveling in the car.
* Drink a lot of water.
* Smokers are advised to quit smoking.
* Those who suffer from diseases such as flu, bronchitis, asthma, conjunctivitis, heart diseases or chronic lung diseases should seek immediate treatment at the clinic or hospital if their condition worsens.

Deodorant and Breast CANCER

THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!!!

Some time ago, I attended a Breast Cancer. Awareness seminar put on by
Terry & A period, I asked why the most common area for Breast Cancer was
near the armpit. My question could not be answered at that time.

This e-mail was just sent to me, and I find it interesting that my
question has been answered. I challenge you all to rethink your every day
use of a product that could ultimately lead to a terminal illness. As of
today, I will change my use. A friend forwarded this to me. I showed it to a
friend going through chemotherapy and she said she learned this fact in a
support group recently. I just got information from a health seminar that I
would like to share.

The leading cause of breast cancer is the use of anti-perspirant. What? A
concentration of toxins and leads to cell mutations: a.k.a.CANCER. Yes,
ANTI-PERSPIRANT. Most of the products out there are an
anti-perspirant/deodorant combination, so go home and check.
Anti-perspirant, as the name clearly indicates, prevents you from
perspiring, thereby inhibiting the body from purging toxins from below the
armpits. These toxins do not just magically disappear. Instead, the body
deposits them in the lymph nodes below the arms since it cannot sweat them
out. Nearly all breast cancer tumors occur in the upper outside quadrant of
the breast area. This is precisely where the lymph nodes are located.

Additionally, men are less likely (but not completely exempt) to develop
breast cancer prompted by anti-perspirant usage because most of the
anti-perspirant product is caught in their hair and is not directly applied
to the skin. Women who apply anti-perspirant right after shaving increase
the risk further because shaving causes almost imperceptible nicks in the
skin which give the chemicals entrance into the body from the armpit area.

PLEASE pass this along to anyone you care about.

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