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Good riddance to this lowlife who, according to the NZ Herald this morning, came to this country as a visitor and scammed Kiwis using his ‘knowledge’ of how to pull confidence tricks over the internet:
Rogers, who is in his late-30s, was sentenced this week in the Napier District Court to 17 months in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of accessing a computer system for dishonest purposes. He will be deported on his release.
It’s very good to know there’s such a crime as ‘accessing a computer system for dishonest purposes’ on the statute books, and that the pattern of punishment is: (1) Prison, then (2) Deportation. Excellent.
While I don’t say they’re in the same league as this jailed fraudster, I noticed last year that some foundation members of the newly formed United Federation of Property Spruikers and their chums started promulgating their exaggerated, hyperbolic marketing claims in a different business area: internet marketing.
One very recent promotion from part-time property guru/internet marketing dynamic duo Dean Letfus and Shaun Stenning claims you will make so much cash from their latest ‘internet marketing’ scheme that banks will ‘beg‘ to lend you money. (Gee, boys. Exaggerate much?) Viz:
27 April 2010
Shaun and I said we would help teach more New Zealanders about Internet Marketing and cashflow strategies.
So we have kept our promise…… [website]
We are going to show you a strategy that you can use to build an additional stream of income that will have the bank begging to lend you money! [Comment: See?]
To say thank you we have decided to run the official Launch of our new system in New Zealand first. [Comment: Thank you? For what?] Continue reading →