Showing posts from November, 2012

Net Crimes Newsletter - November 26, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Prank ad seeks James Bond-style spy

An ad seeking a "target elimination specialist" willing to travel to exercise a license to kill was posted Friday on a British government website.

Unfortunately for those with James Bond fantasies, the ad was a prank, The Daily Telegraph reported. There were some tipoffs, like the suggestion that candidates should prefer martinis "shaken and not stirred."

A spokeswoman said the Department of Work and Pensions is investigating how the fake posting got onto the job center website and whether a government employee was involved.

"It is disappointing that somebody would want to post a false advert when people are looking for real jobs," she said. "It has now been removed."

The listed salary was 50,000 to 60,000 pounds ($80,000 to $96,000) a year with fringe benefits incl…

Net Crimes Newsletter - November 19, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man: Bathroom cam was for supervising

Police in Florida said a JCPenny worker accused of planting a camera in the women's bathroom said he wanted to make sure his co-workers were doing their jobs.

Authorities said the Loss Prevention Officer at the West Palm Beach Store noticed the ceiling fan in the bathroom was dislodged just after 9 a.m, Monday and a closer examination revealed a cellphone aimed toward the bathroom's toilets was recording video, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday.

The officer told police she suspected employee Raphael Dieguez to be behind the incident and the found phone rang when officers called the number the worker had given his employers.

Police said Dieguez revealed during questioning that his real name was Marco Bartolon-Velasquez, 26, and he had been using his brother's name for "employment purp…

WHO@ Newsletter - November 12, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Tattoo parlor tiles floor with pennies

The owner of a Pittsburgh tattoo parlor said she found covering her shop's floor with pennies was cheaper than buying tile.

Mel Angst, owner of the Artisan tattoo shop, said she and a team of helpers spent about 300 hours gluing 250,000 pennies to the floor of her store, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

"Amazingly enough, we found it's a lot cheaper to just glue money to your floor than to actually buy tile. It's about $3 a square foot," Angst said.

Angst said anyone who spent at least 30 hours helping with the floor will receive a complimentary Abraham Lincoln penny tattoo.

"Some days it was just me. I think the most [people helping] we ever had was seven," Angst said. "But on average, three or four people a day for about 10 to 16 hours a day, for about three weeks s…

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WHO@ Newsletter - November 5, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Firefighters arrive to find fireplace DVD

Swedish firefighters said they responded to a report of flames seen through an apartment's window only to discover it was a DVD of a fireplace.

Jonkoping firefighters said they were called Wednesday by workers at a senior care home who spotted flames through the window of a nearby apartment building, Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday.

"We quickly realized that it was one of those DVDs of a fireplace," firefighter Jerker Sturedahl said.

Emergency responders said the TV screen fire video was quite relaxing.

"We even stayed and watched the fire for a while afterward," police officer Goran Gunnarson said.

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