Police in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday arrested a local man for allegedly assisting phone call scam by providing ATM cards to the alleged foreign fraudsters. Bui Van Hieu, a 27-year-old from the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh, had sold a group of unidentified foreigners ATM cards to in exchange for kickbacks cheated out of the victims. As one cannot open a bank account in Vietnam without Vietnamese citizenship, Hieu had asked to use the names of four locals in the delta. The foreigners, whose nationalities have not been revealed yet, allegedly conducted the scam by hiring locals to make phone calls impersonating as police and the like telling the victims they have been implicated in a criminal case and requiring them to pay investigation fee or even a bribe to clear themselves of troubles. Hieu was found to provide ATM cards to the people who cheated a 43-year-old man in HCMC in April. The victim was persuaded to submit VND600 million (US$28,340) as the alleged fraudsters managed … [Read more...] about Vietnam man arrested for abetting foreign phone con
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Washington: Apart from pass codes, phone numbers, social security numbers, clothing sizes and addresses, heart experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center suggest that there are five more you need to know to help keep your cardiovascular system healthy. "These are the numbers doctors use to assess someone's risk for getting heart disease, both short term and throughout their lifetime," Dr. Martha Gulati, director of preventive cardiology and women's cardiovascular health at Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital, said. "When you monitor these numbers, you are empowered to work with your doctor to improve your heart health," she said. Gulati said that the most important numbers to know are blood pressure levels, Body Mass Index, waist circumference, cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels. A normal blood pressure is under 120/80. Talk to your doctor if it is higher than that. Simple lifestyle changes can help you lower your blood pressure and potentially avoid medication. … [Read more...] about Five numbers to remember to keep your heart healthy
Collect telephone numbers for billions of U.S. calls, load the information into super-fast computers and you can start building a map of connections revealing patterns or oddities to help spot a terrorist. The U.S. government's primary electronic surveillance arm, the National Security Agency, is doing just that -- vacuuming up U.S. phone records and, at least in certain circumstances, analyzing them to develop leads that authorities can pursue to identify and stop terror plots. Members of Congress confirmed yesterday that they knew about a top-secret court order compelling Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) to turn over data about its customers' calls, continuing an intelligence-gathering effort that started under President George W. Bush. The NSA receives only numerical information, known as metadata, about phone calls: the originating and receiving phone numbers, calling-card numbers, the duration of a call and identifying information about mobile phones, according to a copy of the … [Read more...] about Billions of phone calls mined by US seeking terrorists
What would you do if your children asked "Will you buy me a mobile phone?" If you say yes, will you have peace of mind when your children have a phone with them at all times? There are currently about 4.3 million students between the ages of 13 and 18 in Viet Nam. Mobile phone service providers have put a lot of effort into expanding their services to demographic. Recent offerings from the country's popular service providers include Q-Teen by MobiFone, Teen-Talk by Vinaphone and Hi School by Viettel. All of these services are marketed towards students. All of the companies advertise low charges for calls, extremely cheap messages and reduced fees after school hours. MobiFone advertises they want to "travel along with young people". Vinaphone representatives declare that "Everyone, indiscriminate of income, will have easy access to this Vinaphone service". Viettel, the Viet Nam military provider, emphasises that they will help children "talk and exchange homework with family … [Read more...] about Mobile phones for children: good or bad?
Talk Around Town Club telephone numbers The following clubs provide live performances on Saturday evenings. Fans can listen in by calling: Hoa Dinh Club in Hoa Dinh Village, Bac Ninh City 095 372 3234 Dao Xa Village Club in Phong Khe Commune 0241 246 329 Diem Village Club in Hoa Long Commune 0241 862 092 (21-09-2008) Folk music is a mere phone call away by Trung Hieu At a time when the modern music industry in Viet Nam is producing mostly flash-in-the-pan pop stars, modern technology is starting to prove convenient in keeping traditional music alive. Fans of quan ho (love duets from the northern province of Bac Ninh) no longer need to visit the province to enjoy live performances of this ancient folk music. Now the music is just a phone call away. Thanks to such clubs as the Hoa Dinh Club in Hoa Dinh Village, Bac Ninh City, quan ho fans can dial in to listen to their favourite love songs, performed live by well-known singers. With modern technology often distracting from … [Read more...] about Folk music is a mere phone call away