MALAYSIAN ASEAN APEC LEAD PROF DR JACOB GEORGE AT GETTING AT THE TRUTH MATTERS SERIES – ONLINE SCAMS IN ITS MANY VERSIONS!

Usually, scammers will use fear to manipulate you into doing something you normally would not! They perhaps tell you something is wrong with your account or your computer to scare you.

Some scammers might even try to convince you that they are law enforcement and that you have committed a crime such as downloading pirated software.

MALAYSIAN ASEAN APEC LEAD PROF DR JACOB GEORGE AT GETTING AT THE TRUTH MATTERS SERIES – ONLINE SCAMS IN ITS MANY VERSIONS!

‘Ila’ (not her real name) informed me that she received a message from an unknown number stating:

You are already a winner! You just need to provide us with some personal information in order to claim your prize. We’ll need your bank account information so we can deposit your winnings and we need your income tax details for tax purposes of course.

Looks authentic!

The previous paragraph is an extreme oversimplification of the basics of a typical online scam; the “real” versions of these scams are much more sophisticated and believable.

Scammers have honed their craft over years and years of trial and error. They have really learned what works on people and what does not!

My team at CASSA had studied scams comprehensively!

Most scams have several things in common. If you can learn to recognize these common elements, then you should be able to spot an online scam a mile away, before you get suckered.

Let me take a look at several telltale signs of an Internet scam.

First and foremost – Money is involved.

Whether it is a lottery, prize, sweepstakes, phishing, or reshipping scam, winnings from supermarket episode money is always involved.

Looking at it comprehensively – they may say that you have won money that you have been left money, that your money is in danger, but the common element is money. This should be your biggest indicator that you might be looking at a scam.

We have always at CASSA told consumers that they should never give out their credit card or personal information to anyone based on an email one received or a link one found in a pop-up message.

Always contact your bank at the number on your latest statement, never use a number found in an email, or on a website that you were directed to by an email.

We all know the old saying “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is”. This is definitely the case when it comes to online scams.

Scammers play on the fact that many people would love to get rich quickly by learning how to make money with minimal effort or learn some money making secret that no one else knows about.

Scammers – yes those days from the African continent, but now they operate even in the UK, US, from ASEAN or APEC capitals, even Malaysia where they are masquerading as students, businessmen and women, married to unsuspecting locals at times not all cases, and they dangle the carrot of easy money in order to distract you from their target: your personal and financial information.

Sometimes the scammers are talented and they will not ask you for personal information but will ask you to install software on your computer.

This software is usually malware, disguised as something else.

Scammers make money through malware affiliate marketing programs which pay them to infect computers so that those computers can be effectively sold into virtual slavery as part of large botnets.

Control of these botnets is sold as a commodity on the virtual black market.

Actually phishing scammers are notorious for creating a false sense of urgency and attempting to induce panic in order to circumvent their victim’s rational thought processes.

Much like a sleight-of-hand magician uses misdirection; scammers use false urgency to distract you from their true goal.

Always investigate an email before acting on its content. Take your time and check the Internet for keywords used in the email to see if it might be a known scam.

If the email claims to be from your bank, call the customer service number on the last statement you received in the mail and NOT the one number you found in the email.

Usually, scammers will use fear to manipulate you into doing something you normally would not! They perhaps tell you something is wrong with your account or your computer to scare you.

Some scammers might even try to convince you that they are law enforcement and that you have committed a crime such as downloading pirated software.

They will use your fear to trick you into paying a “fine” (called ransom ware) to make everything alright (?) but this my learned friends is nothing more than blackmail under false pretense.

I have said this on my TV and other media talk shows that if someone online ever threatens physical harm to you or your family’s personal safety, you should contact your local law enforcement agency as soon as possible.

The Malaysian Police force is an excellent group so are the security apparatus in most countries I have been the UK, the US, Australia and others in ASEAN, APEC to cite a few!

Now what does every scammer want besides your money?

They want your personal information so they can steal your identity to sell it to other crooks or use it themselves to obtain loans and credit cards in your name.

This is why I have repeatedly urged the last Malaysian government that they needed to do more on this personal privacy thing than that they did and I am again crying out to the newly minted minister a friend too from my home town to initiate the fast track change!

Let us get these buggers!

Even those on online dating portals and my friends in the Police force have repeated warned Malaysians but to no avail – then scream when scammed!

Personal and financial privacy important and we need to act and check with whom we are all sharing it with!

So avoid giving out your social security number or bank details to anyone online – period!

You should also avoid providing any personal information in response to an unsolicited email or a pop-up message.

Have a great weekend folks!

CHILD MARRIAGES, PERVERTS, PEDOPHILES, THE PUBLICLY ORCHESTRATED PERVERSION MUST STOP SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

CHILD MARRIAGES, PERVERTS, PEDOPHILES, THE PUBLICLY ORCHESTRATED PERVERSION MUST STOP SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

As if the problems we already have on our table, and watch, an economy that is challenged, with  political, social, religious twists, turns and baiting, addressing a corrupt environment of the past and cultural clash daily, we go into another just because we have active and closet Pedophiles in Malaysia?

Hid it any which way you perverts out there remember the issue and problem of forced marriages of children is considered a violation of basic human rights throughout the world.

Are you perverts aware that about 198 countries have marriage age requirements, but at least six do not, according to a report by the Pew Research Center.

Are you perverts in high religious horses at times know that among countries that do have age requirements, children are often forced to marry regardless.

The governments look the other way fearing the religious mafias and sex freaks?

Can we not do the right thing, that honorable thing which is legislating and saying NO – to Child Marriages!

No one denies that in some cultures, poor malnourished demography with challenges breaking free from the tradition to marry children young can be difficult because these girls often do not receive support from their families to say no which is extremely sad and shameful!

Moreover, in those closed, lost societies, cultural, economic and religious factors can make it nearly impossible for the girls to escape the tradition.

But, what about those many countries better off in all fields – not in that frame and world?

Why are they still obsessed with sleeping with a child?

Having traveled widely, irritating my hosts often, on such controversial issues.

It is true that child marriages exists in the rural villages of Egypt, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Pakistan, India and the Middle East, where young girls are rarely allowed out of their homes except to work in the fields or get married.

These uneducated girls are often married off as young as 11 years old.

Some families allow girls who are only 7 years old to marry.

It is very unusual for a girl to reach the age of 16 and not be married.

To me it is a despicable act!

My counterparts working in socio-economic trenches and portfolios tell me that between 60 and 80 percent of marriages are forced marriages in Afghanistan.

The legal age to get married in Egypt is 16, and it is 18 in India and Ethiopia. But these laws are quite often ignored.

The war lords of power certainly active and it is fatal to cross their path!

Actually this does not just happen in places, in the Indian Sub-continent, Asia, ASEAN or the Middle East and Arica!

You will remember not very long ago a spotlight was thrown on early forced marriage and sexual abuse of young girls in the U.S. with the April 2008 rescue of numerous children who were living on a ranch owned by a polygamist sect in Texas.

Basically, we need to be alert as these happenings can be any which place!

And according to “Fact sheet: Early Marriage”, a report issued by the United Nations, early marriage unions violate the basic human rights of these girls when they’re forced into lives of isolation, service, lack of education, health problems and abuse.

This paper states:

“UNICEF believes that, because marriage under the age of 18 may threaten a child’s human rights (including the right to education, leisure, good health, freedom of expression, and freedom from discrimination), the best way to ensure the protection of children’s rights is to set a minimum age limit of 18 for marriage.

UNICEF is opposed to forced marriages at any age, where the notion of consent is non-existent and the views of bride or groom are ignored, particularly when those involved are under age.”

There are far too many problems and traumas attributed to child marriages!

Poor health, early death and lack of educational opportunities lead the list of problems attributed to child marriage. Child brides have double the pregnancy death rate of women in their twenties.

The leading cause of death for young girls between the ages of 15 and 19 in developing countries is early pregnancy.

Child brides are at an extremely high risk for fistulas — vaginal and anal ruptures — from having babies too young and their babies are sicker and weaker.

According to my very dear friend and diplomat working in such areas state many do not survive childhood.

Child brides have a higher risk of being infected with sexually transmitted diseases, and they are at increased risk for chronic anemia and obesity.

Child brides typically have very limited access to contraception and a lack of educational opportunities. They are often subject to a lifetime of poverty.

Statistically, child brides have a higher risk of becoming victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and murder.

So to me in addressing the poverty issues herein and of course that super statement I have always made that Education is the super antidote to address such tragedies!

Education is the most important element in helping to end the practice of forced child marriages.

Education of their silos minded and at times arrogant and deviant parents is just as important as the education of the children.

It may broaden their horizons and can help convince them that their children must be educated, not only in reading, writing, and math but in life skills as well as reproduction and contraception information.

Do you know Malaysian perverts, I am speaking to you that – India was able to cut child marriage rates by up to two-thirds by 2004 by providing more educational opportunities to girls and young women, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Girls who are able to complete primary school tended to marry later and have fewer children.

And doctors will testify to the fact the children are not mature enough physically for sex and for pregnancy.

And Psychologists will testify to the fact that Children are not mature enough to understand and cope with sexual intercourse.

And other experts will say that girls should be educated to their potential before marriage so that they will be useful and equal partners to the marriage and valuable members of our society.

Let me now be sarcastic and super blunt saying why allow young girls to be subject to the trauma of repeated sexual assaults by lecherous old men through the fiction or guise of a lawful marriage?

Why allow a young girl of 11 to take on the responsibilities of wife and mother when she should be in schools or playing with her friends?

I hope these PERVERTS, the PEDOPHILES, and the PUBLICLY ORCHESTRATED PERVERSION will be challenged and forced to stop!

Malaysia a progressive nation says NO to child marriages!

MH370(9M-MRO) – FINAL REPORT: GETTING TO THE TRUTH MATTERS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC &IIT370 HEAD PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

I advise my Malaysian counterparts not to be too free with their promises; statements and reports as they will regret it because of the rather hostile crowd out there: NOKs, stakeholders, NGOs and busybodies!

MH370(9M-MRO) – FINAL REPORT: GETTING TO THE TRUTH MATTERS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC &IIT370 HEAD PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

I do not understand why some people/politicians give out their mobile hand phones when they never respond to a call or message?

I never had that problem with the government in power that was ousted at GE14!

But I am glad that newly minted Bahasa Malaysia articulate Transport Minister Anthony Loke had announced on Friday that the final report on the investigation into Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing in March 2014 with 239 people on board, will be made public on July 30.

He went on record to state quite bravely:

“Every word recorded by the investigation team will be tabled in this report,” Loke said, according to state-owned Bernama news agency.

“We are committed to the transparency of this report (…) It will be tabled fully, without any editing, additions, or redactions,” Loke added.

The publication of the final report comes following the unsuccessful conclusion of two search missions in the Indian Ocean!

There have been many voices some silenced to review documents related to the disappearance of the aircraft from day one!

Some have worked overtime and alleged that there could have been adverse influence with a comprehensive falsification and/or elimination of records related to MH370, its maintenance!

In view numerous civil suits being filed and initiated I wonder how this will help.

While others who I accuse of being the very black hand in the manner they high jacked and abused the narrative can only say that “it is almost inconceivable and certainly societally unacceptable in the modern aviation era with 10 million passengers boarding commercial aircraft every day, for a large commercial aircraft to be missing and for the world not to know with certainty what became of the aircraft and those on board.”

But no one points a finger at them or the Americans for perhaps knowing more than they are telling us “untouchables?”

A very dear friend set this note provided by another to a member of my team at IIT370 recently.

It reads:

“I did some homework back in 2014, but I’m not sure what it means.

We were told no satellites in the area, but…
Kuala Lumpur, where flight MH370 originated and near where most of the unusual activity occurred is located at 3°8?51?N 101°41?36?E / 3.14750°N or 101.69333°E / 3.14750 (Latitude/Longitude).

A database of active satellites is maintained at the Union of Concerned scientist’s website. This database can be downloaded in either Excel or text format. Excel, or if you have an Apple computer, Numbers can sort the satellites by longitude. Only satellites with geo-synchronous or geo-stationary orbit have longitudes specified in this database. Geo-stationary satellites have orbits which lie in the plane of the equator.

After the sort, one can easily find three (3!) U.S. satellites in geo-stationary orbits near Kuala Lumpur or over the trajectory of MH370:

1) DSP 22 (USA 176) (Defense Support Program) Air Force Military Early Warning Long. 103.84?

2) Advanced Orion 5 (NRO L-32, USA 223) National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Military Electronic Surveillance Long. 100.9?

3) Advanced Orion 3 (NROL 19, USA 171) National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Military Electronic Surveillance Long 95.4?

There are a couple others, but these are communications satellites.

This individuals raised also a series of frightening questions to add to the ones already stated!

He asked:

‘Did a USA non-geostationary satellite pass over the region at the time MH370 went awry?

Do our electronic surveillance satellites and early warning satellites not provide any information at all?

Is the U.S. lying? What did they see and when did they see it?’

But they are not at that end of the people’s shotgun of ridicule or allegations – the Malaysians are!

That is why I am appealing that one a recent witness account and the data provided need to be visited on the truth or falsity that MH370 (9M-MRO) is deep down in the Sumatran waters not in some far away SIO field!

I advise my Malaysian counterparts not to be too free with their promises; statements and reports as they will regret it because of the rather hostile crowd out there: NOKs, stakeholders, NGOs and busybodies!

MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST SAYS – MH370 (9M-MRO) FINAL REPORT WILL BE DENOUNCED BY ALL OUT THERE SHENANIGANS INCLUDED!

 

MH370 (9M-MRO) MY PREDICTION THE FINAL REPORT WILL BE DENOUNCED BY ALL OUT THERE SHENANIGANS INCLUDED!

I am glad that Malaysia has decided to release the MH370 report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370!

Sadly MH370 (9M-MRO) carrying 239 people, vanished enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, becoming one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries or was it?

So as we await the said report without any text edited or removed we cannot but wonder its impact or lack of!

Already there has been commentary, of twist and turns, some already passing judgments that we the Malaysians will hold back or that the said report is a sham!

Sadly this is despite our government stating that the ‘the final report will be published with full disclosure. There will not be any edits, or anything hidden,” as stated by our newly minted Transport Minister Anthony Loke.

It was also stated that the investigation team would brief families of those aboard on the report at the Transport Ministry on July 30.

We expect a news conference would follow the closed-door briefing.

The report will be put online, with 1,000 hard copies given to families, accredited media organizations and foreign missions in Malaysia.

The whole international community will have access to the report we are told.

And rightly the said report will also be presented to both houses of Parliament on July 31.

The fact remains – and – I expect not just cyber-troopers but arm chair critics which include those who in the early parts were attempting to high jack the narrative will stop at nothing to denounce the report as ‘another cover up!’

The fact remains – and – I expect not just cyber-troopers but arm chair critics which include those who in the early parts were attempting to highjack the narrative will stop at nothing to denounce the report as ‘another cover up!’

I will attempt to meet both the Prime Minister and the Transport Minister on the same at Parliament soon to update them on recent events and hope this new alleged breakthrough may open up a new narrative which we hope will be investigated for either its falsity or truth!

370/9M-MRO – GETTING TO THE TRUTH MATTERS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST & DIPLOMACY ICON PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

370/9M-MRO – GETTING TO THE TRUTH MATTERS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST & DIPLOMACY ICON PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

There have been far too many diversions and new challengers as Malaysia went through its 14th national elections with a new government still struggling to get things organized.

But that does not mean that the special unit of the IIT370 have been pussy footing or sleepy on the disappearance of 9M-MRO!

We have been just as hard at work as others still writing their own scripts, speculations, going on super distortion trips and findings but that is their right.

No matter who says what, at the end of the day, only one team will hit that jackpot of truth – with the finding of what is left now in parts of what used to be MH370 (9M-MRO)
The fact remains we have far too many groups out there each with its own agenda.

But that is alright too.

As for us we have made super progress.

We are now trying to raise some money to bring identified witnesses of the aircraft to Malaysia where they will be given access to the state actors and security apparatus to share what they claim which includes the physical sighting of the aircraft reroute east to west and south – hitting the water in a specified location.

No holds barred.

They can say whatsoever and be open to the line of expert questioning from the authorities and stakeholders therein.
And we will know therein after whether they are authentic or not!

The team is working on a shoestring budget in Ringgit.

We are also trying to bring in key players from IIT370 over to Malaysia to be present for the episode so that their rather dedication, passion and hard work and sacrifice is noted and appreciated irrespective whatsoever happens.

One of you did ask me on private message what is the figure I am working for this event just for the flights, boarding and liquidated expenses for the said witnesses!

I have positioned USD15 Thousand which works out to Ringgit 50 Thousand plus.

I have approached close friends and others and hoping we get that amount or close.

If you care to assist please do.

We are also giving an undertaking letter to the witnesses that if we find the remains of that aircraft in the ordinance and GPS positioning given us by them we will cloud fund a reward for them.

I am confident many of you would be happy to chip in IF their data and Intel results in us finding that aircraft.

To the IIT370 team mates and well-wishers thank you for the support and encouragement!