SMS Scam: Will the Real Anna Marie Velasco Please Stand Up

A follow up post on the Marie Velasco SMS Scam

Me, my friend (Fe Ann) and some readers of this blog are receiving some constant follow-up SMS messages from our scammer friend Anna Marie Velasco:

SMS#1

Gud evening po, c marie po to, ung humihingi ng tulong makapunta ng maynila.. Ma22lungan nio po b ako? Gagawin ko po ung kapalit na hhngin nio, para lang makapunta npo ako ng mynila.. Parang awa nio napo..

SMS#2

helo po…si marie po to…willing pa po ba kayong tulungan ako? parang awa niyo na po…kailangang kailangan ko po talaga ng tulong niyo…ako lang mag isa ngayon sa bacolod kaya medyo mahirap po yung sitwasyon ko ngayon gayong wala pa akong trabaho dito…bigyan niyo lang po sana ako ng chance na makapunta ng maynila…yun lang naman po sana yung hinihingi kong tulong…willing naman po akong magsakripisyo eh na magbigay ng kapalit para lang po sa trabaho ko sana sa maynila…hirap na po talaga ako dito…Marie

Senders Number
+639276135114
+639276134785

It seems our scammer have lots of resources 🙂 But sorry… you’re still an EPIC FAIL for us 🙂

And her site is on the move too (previously it was www.marievelasco.cjb.net (December 2008) and now its www.anvelasco.cjb.net)

So please be aware of the scammer’ name, site and modus operandi (visit my other post SMS Scam: Marie Velasco for other details)

If you also receive similar sms scam, kindly leave some comments here.

Update 08.26.2009

Anna Marie scam site on the move since the previous site www.anvelasco.cjb.net is down!

www.marvelasco.cjb.net is the NEW SCAM site!

Update 09.01.2009

It seems www.marvelasco.cjb.net is already down.

and the new scam site is www.marievel.cjb.net

Update 09.04.2009

www.marievel.cjb.net is down.

New scam site with recycled content in  www.marievelasco.tk

Update 10.03.2009

new scam site with recycled content in www.mariebacolod.tk

Update 02.12.2010

new scam site of marie at www.freewebs.com/annamarievelasco

Update 02.15.2010

new scam site of marie at www.annebacolod.tk

Update 04.15.2010

new scam site of anna marie velasco at www.negros.tk

Update 05.17.2010
Thanks to reader azeto 🙂
Guys and Gals! Meet the new Marie Velasco: Sam Mendoza
www.negroscity.tk
Read my new blog post:
SMS SCAM ALERT: Sam Mendoza, the new Marie Velasco

Thanks Goldilocks! Thanks Nuffnang!

I attended my first blogger event yesterday. It’s the Goldilocks-Nuffnang event at the Fort (Topshelf, Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street). I arrived alone at Topshelf since Raven is still on her way to the venue.

I registered and joined a table of bloggers. Raven joined me just in time when the organizers are announcing the winner of the “decorate your cake” game.

And then they announced the winners of the consolation prizes. Before announcing the finalists, the marketing manager (don’t know exactly if she’s from Goldilocks or Nuffnang) congratulated all the bloggers who joined and told that all blog post are really good. She mentioned something about the “customs officer” then I started to get nervous.

And then they started the announcement of the mini-laptop winners. When they showed the picture of the Vanilla Taisan from my blog in the projector (hey that’s my post) and called my name I was both happy and nervous. I stood up to get my prize and they asked me to share my Goldilocks story. I told them that this is my first blogger event and that I’m so nervous. But I just told them my goldilocks story with the US Immigration officer in SFO. I did not exactly remember what other things I said (but I think I babbled a bit) because I was still so nervous+excited+happy (Sorry I can’t pinpoint the exact feeling 🙂 )
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My sincerest thanks to Goldilocks (You’re the 1 Goldilocks) and to Nuffnang for my brand new Neo Vivid Laptop.
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Goldilocks-Nuffnang-Neo3

Thanks also to the bloggers who greeted and congratulated me. (Guys n gals, Sorry I’m really poor at remembering names and faces so kindly leave some comments below and I return the favor by visiting your blogs).

Congratulations also to the other winners Leizl, Maureen, Doc Broks, Jonnie, and of course to Ms. Noemi, the grand prize winner of the Goldilocks and Nuffnang event.

I’ll update this post as soon as I got other updated info (from Nuffnang and other bloggers).

Thanks to Pehpot for the You’re The 1 Goldilocks Winner and You’re The 1 Goldilocks Winner posts.

Update 2009.08.19
Found Judd Sta. Maria’s site and he posted some pics there, kindly visit
Goldilocks Event: Part 2

Update 2009.09.05
Nuffnang posted the event pics on their blog
You’re the 1 Goldilocks Event

Update 2009.09.24
This event was featured on today’s Philippine Daily Inquirer (Page C2) and in this Inquirer.net article.
I have a new blog post on Menardconnect in Inquirer.net

WordPress 2.8.3 etc.

I updated to WordPress 2.8.3 security release today. I know it’s been less than 2 weeks since I updated to WP 2.8.2 and you might be wondering why the wordpress updates are more frequent nowadays but hey its a security release so I need to update.

Again, quoting wordpress official blog

Unfortunately, I missed some places when fixing the privilege escalation issues for 2.8.1. Luckily, the entire WordPress community has our backs. Several folks in the community dug deeper and discovered areas that were overlooked. With their help, the remaining issues are fixed in 2.8.3. Since this is a security release, upgrading is highly recommended.

Great community we got here at wordpress 🙂

My promised topic post list in my WP 2.8.2 is 25% complete. Only the top 10 influential blogger post is done 🙁
No excuses. But I will do better in the coming weeks.

Thanks President Cory!

Thanks President Cory, for all the things you have done to the Philippines and the Filipino people!!! A lot of good things have been said about President Cory and this blog post is my little share.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

One thing I remember most is her visit to my high school way back in the 90’s. I remember it well because it was the day that we were assigned to bring a live frog for our biology class. There were PSG’s inspecting our stuffs and I took some time because of my special baggage (the frog). That day went well, she waved at the students and we waved back.

I’m posting here her favorite song. I know originally its her song for Ninoy. But it became synonymous to her and her cause.

Tie a Yellow Ribbon

I’m comin’ home, I’ve done my time
Now I’ve got to know what is and isn’t mine
If you received my letter telin’ you I’d soon be free
Then you’ll know just what to do if you still want me
If you still want me

Chorus:
Tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old oak tree
It’s been three long years
Do you still want me?
If I don’t see a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree
I’ll stay on the bus
Forget about us
Put the blame on me
If I don’t see a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree

Bus driver, please look for me
‘Cause I couldn’t bear to see what I might see
I’m really still in prison, and my love she holds the key
A simple yellow ribbon’s what I need to set me free
I wrote and told her please:

Repeat Chorus

Now the whole damn bus is cheering
And I can’t believe I see
A hundred yellow ribbons ’round the old oak tree
I’m comin’ home

My condolences to the family of President Cory. I’m including her in my prayers.

Again, thanks President Cory, for all the things you have done to the Philippines and the Filipino people!!!

SMS Scam: Marie Velasco

I got hold of another SMS scam. Got these consecutive SMS messages around 5am~6am this morning (thought it was really urgent).

SMS Part 1

Pued po b akong humingi ng 2long sa inyo? I’m marie, 21yo freshgrad po from Bacolod City. Ggawin ko po ang lahat ng kpalit na gusto nio, ma2lungan nyo lng po akong mkpunta sa mynila. My job hiring na po kc sna ako jan sa san mig-ortigas, syang po kc kung madissolve lng.. Im willing to take the risks ng kpalit na hhngin nio. Un nlng tlga pgasa ko na mkluwas kgd pra mhbol deadline ko po.. My pic & supporting docs po ako sa www.anvelasco.cjb.net – marie

SMS Part 2

Name: Marie Velasco
Birthdate: Feb. 15, 1988
Height: 5’7″
Complexion: Fair
Vital Stats: 35-25-36
Hair: Long & Straight
Other: Joined some provincial pageants for allowance.

Course: BS Information Management (Computer & Accountancy)
School: DOST Scholar in University of St. La Salle – Bacolod
Parents: Anna & Mario Velasco (both deceased)

Picture: www.anvelasco.cjb.net

To the scammer: Haha! Nice try! Your SMS SCAM was an epic fail. You know why? Figure it out yourself. I will post other links related to this SMS scam later. I’m just wondering why in the world did you get my number? Maybe you are conspiring with the group who are sending Spam SMS to me and my friends 🙂

To all the other readers there, just beware. The scammer goes by the name of Marie Velasco, Ann Velasco, AnnaMarie Velasco and its variants. I think she is not the really the girl in the picture (poor victim). Methinks that the scammer have the resources to change their cjb.net website it to fit her new nick/identity but ironically she does not some money to go to Manila. (Sidenote: cjb.net is a free hosting site, and it got my attention before for some activities related to… hehe thats worth another post)

If you also receive this sms scam, kindly leave some comments here.

Update 08.11.2009
Follow up post on SMS Scam: Will the Real Anna Marie Velasco Please Stand Up

Update 08.26.2009

Anna Marie scam site on the move since the previous site www.anvelasco.cjb.net is down!

www.marvelasco.cjb.net is the NEW SCAM site!

Update 09.01.2009

www.marvelasco.cjb.net is down na? and she now moved to www.marievel.cjb.net

Update 09.04.2009

www.marievel.cjb.net is down.

new scam site with recycled content in  www.marievelasco.tk

Update 10.03.2009

new scam site with recycled content in  www.mariebacolod.tk
Update 12.14.2009

Got some reports that new marie velasco scam content at www.avelasco.cjb.net

Update 02.12.2010

new scam site of marie at www.freewebs.com/annamarievelasco

Update 02.15.2010

new scam site at www.annebacolod.tk

Update 04.15.2010

new scam site of anna marie velasco at www.negros.tk

Update 05.17.2010
Thanks to reader azeto 🙂

Guys and Gals! Meet the new Marie Velasco: Sam Mendoza
www.negroscity.tk
Read my new blog post:
SMS SCAM ALERT: Sam Mendoza, the new Marie Velasco