Speaker Invitation/Request Scam

This email is a scam a friend got recently. The trick is to get you to eventually pay a “work visa” to get you to the country. Don’t fall for this or even bother replying.

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Xavier [mailto:stjohnanglicanchurch@imail.com]
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2012 9:53 AM
To: [removed]
Cc: [removed]

St John Anglican Church,
Address: 39 Eccleston Square,
London, SW1V 1BX,
E-mail: Stjohnanglicanchurch@imail.com
E-mail: Helpdesk@Achurchnearyou.com
Website: http://www.achurchnearyou.com/
Telephone: + 44 704 205 6151
Telephone: + 44 795 276 3257

Dear [removed],

My Name is Rev Don Xavier from the St John Anglican Church we are writing to Invite you to be our guest speaker at the up Coming St John Anglican Church 2013 Anniversary which is taking place here In UK England, We are writing to invite and confirm your booking to be our Guest Speaker at up Coming St John Anglican Church 2013 Anniversary. Other Ministers Of God are coming from Different part of the World.

Expected audience: 500 people Duration of speech per speaker: 1 Hour
Host: Rev Don Xavier
DATE: 20th Match 2013

The purpose of these conference is to re-brand the heart,mind,body and soul of Christians who have gone astray and are diverting their whole attention into mundane affairs and ensuring that it is possible for Christians, whether new or of long standing, to deepen their spiritual lives and gain eternal life. Also bringing a heart of deep compassion and a strong commitment to the fullness of life that is found only in the redemptive love of Christ, we are Sorry about our late invitation it is due to the fact that our Speaker had back out because of her sudden illness.

We came across your profile on http://[removed] we also listen to you on Radio and we say it’s up to standard and we will be very glad to have such an outstanding personality in our mist for these overwhelming gathering. With your Multi talented speech more lives will come close to GOD. Arrangement to welcome you here will be discussed as soon as you honor our invitation. If you have any more publicity material, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are taking care of your traveling and Hotel Accommodation expenses including your Speaker fees you are bless as you honor this invitation it is a pleasure writing you.

Hope to hear from you Asap.

In His Services,
Rev Don Xavier
St John Anglican Church.

ZDNet.com: Best Buy to sell Ubuntu for $19.99

ZDNet.com has news about Ubuntu available at BestBuy for 20 bucks, writing:

Best Buy to sell Ubuntu

So what do you get for your twenty bucks? The retail box contains ”Ubuntu 8.04 CD, a Quick Start Guide and 60 days of support from the ValuSoft team, trained and backed by the Canonical support guys. The support covers installation and getting started using Ubuntu and is priced at $19.99.”

This is good news from a marketing standpoint; pushing Linux even more main stream.  Will they sell a lot of boxes?  Probably not.  But this is still a good move. Or at least it can be.  I’d like to see what they wrote on the box.  There is still a lot of misunderstanding about Linux and how something free can be as good (or arguably better) than a 200-300 dollar operating system.  There’s also a great deal of misconception about what software will work and won’t work on it.

Back to the article:  I agree 2 month’s of support is not worth the 20 bucks.  Download the ISO and burn a disk. Don’t know how or what I even just said?  Click here.

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Old lady in a grocery [hoax]

Sophos has verified (not that we needed them to) this is a hoax:


An old lady walked into a Grocery Store.
She wanted to buy the best dog food in the world
for her little puppy.

She went up to the cash register to buy the food.
The saleslady told her that the store did not allow
old ladies to buy animal food unless they show the
actual animal because a lot of old ladies like to
eat the animal food themselves.

So, the old lady went home, got her dog and went
back to the store to buy her dog food.

The next day she came back to buy the best cat
food around.

But the Sales lady told her the same thing, so the
old lady went back home and brought her cat to the
Grocery Store to buy the cat food.

The next day the old lady went to the Grocery Store
again carrying a big container.

She went up to the the sales lady and said, “Put
your hand inside here “..

The Saleslady shook her head. ” NO ” , she said,
“there is probably something in there that will
bite me!” .

“I promise you there is nothing in here that will
bite you,” the old lady said.

So the Saleslady stuck her hand inside the container
and screamed.

To find out what was inside the container you
must send it to at least 8 people.

When the computer says your mail has been sent,
hit ALT-8 and the container will pop up on your

Please do not forward these type of things.  They waste people’s time and bandwidth.