Save yourself n Save Others

September 16, 2007

Very Important about this Blog – just Awareness Information

Filed under: General,Very Important — Dinesh Gajbhiye @ 2:34 am

Dear VISITOR,

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am happy that my blog has been helpful for lot of visitors and will keep doing so. 
From last few weeks this blog is receiving some comments from users asking for help, for example read some comments from users on Safeguard your mobile post.
I personally thank you for writing your comments/feedback and opinions on the posts but request you not to expect any action from my side as this is just a awareness information and not any kind of service. I am just like you, working in IT industry at UXM, Satyam (read more about me), and whenever I am free and I have some information that I think can help others, I just post it on this blog. It is natural that if your case/experience is similar to any post on this blog you might think this could be right platform to address your problem like many people have asked to find out their stolen mobiles but I am helpless and have no relationship with police/govt agencies.

I request you to write your similar experiences on my blog as they can help other visitors but if you are requesting for my help, forgive me as I won’t be able to help you on it and request you not to get frustrated if I could not write back to you if you are expecting my reply.

Keep visiting! Save yourself and Save others!!!!

– Dinesh Gajbhiye. 

Check out my ther blog – Hera Pheri, it will surely make you laugh

February 9, 2007

Two-Striped Spider, Telamonia – Hoax

Filed under: Awareness,General,Safety and Security — Dinesh Gajbhiye @ 1:13 pm

Making rounds from 1999 this prank email will make you seriously think about using public toilets and check for the so-called poisonous Two-Striped spider under the seat. There are no substantial evidences to prove anything from this mail but surprisingly after 7 years its still making rounds.

You can see more about this on:Fatal Spider Bite in North Florida with different versions of the same email. Don’t trust such email. When such email comes to your inbox, rather than just forwarding spend couple of minutes to search on internet to see how real it is and break the chain there itself.

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Be careful!!!

Three women in KL, turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period, all with the same symptoms. Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by muscular collapse, paralysis, and finally, death. There were no outward signs of trauma. Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood.

These women did not know each other, and seemed to have nothing in common. It was iscovered, however, that they had all visited the same Restaurant along Jalan Kuchai Lama within days of their deaths.

The health department descended on the restaurant, shutting it down.

The food, water, and air conditioning were all inspected and tested,to no avail. The big break came when a waitress at the restaurant was rushed to the hospital with similar symptoms. She told doctors that she had been on vacation, and had only went to the restaurant to pick up her check. She did not eat or drink while she was there, but had
used the restroom.

That is when one toxicologist, remembering an article he had read,drove up to the restaurant, went into the restroom, and lifted the toilet seat.

Under the seat, out of normal view, was a small spider. The spider was captured and brought back to the lab, where it was determined to be the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata), so named because ofits reddened flesh color. This spider’s venom is extremely toxic, but can take several days to take effect. They live in cold, dark,damp climates, and toilet rims provide just the right atmosphere.

Several days later a lawyer from JB showed up at a hospital emergency room. Before his death, he told the doctor, that he had been away on business, had taken a flight from Indonesia, changing planes in Singapore , before returning home. He did not visit the restaurant, while there. He did, as did all of the other victims, have what was
determined to be a puncture wound, on his right buttock..

Investigators discovered that the flight he was on had originated in India . The Civilian Aeronautics Board (CAB) ordered an immediate inspection of the toilets of all flights from India , and discovered the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata) spider’s nests on 4
different planes!

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December 10, 2006

Reverse ATM Pin and Call Police – Hoax

Filed under: Awareness,General,Safety and Security — Dinesh Gajbhiye @ 5:41 pm

The technology mentioned in following Hoax mail was invented but not implemented, don’t TRUST this or you will be in trouble:

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PIN NUMBER REVERSAL (GOOD TO KNOW)

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can notify the police by entering your Pin # in reverse.

For example if your pin number is 1234 then you would put in 4321. The ATM recognizes that your pin number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine.

The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to help you.

This information was recently broadcast on TV and it states that it is seldom used because people don’t know it exists.

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By the way, on funny side, what if pin number is something like 4444, 7337  🙂

November 19, 2006

Safeguard your mobile – Disabling stolen mobile phone Tip

Filed under: Awareness,General,Safety and Security — Dinesh Gajbhiye @ 1:12 pm

You lost your mobile, you know somebody has it and can misuse it so what can you do now?

If you have the anti-theft software installed (high end mobiles only) you can trace it with the help of Police, but not always if the thief is really smart, moreover you can’t protect the low-end mobiles which doesn’t support installation, so what’s the best, simplest and easiest way to save your lost mobile from misuse? Here’s a good advice:

How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? 

To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone:
*#06# 

A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safeDo it right away!

Should your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. 

You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either.  And don’t forget to file a complaint with police about your stolen mobile.

If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones. 

Please spread this useful information around. 

November 14, 2006

Help a Child in Need

Filed under: Awareness,General,Help — Dinesh Gajbhiye @ 1:18 pm

Puja or pooja, the kidnapped child, who was letter rescued and sent to Orphanage, is finding her lost parents Wish you a very happy Children’s day! On this children’s day, lets help a child, Pooja (girl in the picture) by helping her find her parents with the power of Internet.
An email with her sad story is making rounds these days and on some googling it was found that everything from the mail is correct.

 The story goes like this: Eight months ago a four year old Pooja was kidnapped by a begger to beg for him and got noticed by Kerala Police on Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station on April 13, who then jailed him and sent Pooja to Orphanage, Nirmala Sisu Bhavan in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. On interrogation, Police found that the begger was deaf & dumb and let him off as they didn’t get much information about the girl and her parents or place from where he had kidnapped her.
About Pooja: Pooja’s primary language is Hindi (Bihari accent) and as per Pooja, her mother’s name is Munni Devi and Father’s name is Raju. Pooja says she has a younger brother and an elder sister. She says her place is Nagaluppe, but no one has heard about this place.
More information about Pooja,her photographs and this incident is available on www.helppoojafindherparents.org, a website launched by a good human being to support this e-mail campaign.

According to a news dated November 13, 2006 on News website, Newindpress – IT hasn’t yet helped Pooja find her parents, the orphanage is getting large number of calls and almost all callers claim to be her parents or want to adopt the child. But these frequent calls have now become a nuisance for the orphanage authorities and they even fear to send Pooja to school. After 8 months there is still no success so authorities have only two choices Adoption or send Pooja for post-care and the CJM is expected to take a decision by end of this month.

We can help her by spreading the news and hope to find her parents one day and not by becoming a trouble for her and nuisance for the Orphanage as mentioned in above news.

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