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Stolen Deposit - 55K Euro

Posted: 25 September

Hello Dear Partners,

Unfortunately there are bad people in this job, and we would inform you about one more FAKE Company. 


Company name: CAPLIN KM
Contacts: Robert M.
e-mail: sales@caplinkm.com
Skype: electronic1800@outlook.com
mail: r.caplinkm@gmail.com

He has stolen : 55.014,00€

CAPLIN told us he had some stock in his logistic, we trusted him. We sent him deposit and when he received the money...

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Stolen Deposit - 23K Euros - by CAPLIN KM EOOD

Posted: 25 September

Hello dear business partners, 

"We would like to share a negative feedback regarding the company called: 

Caplin KM Eood from Sofia  Bulgaria, published address as District “Sredets” “Neofit Rilski” Str. 44 / 1000 - City of Sofia.

The representative of the company: Robert M. (Martins). 
skype id live:r.caplinkm.

I purchased from them air pods in September 2018, confirmed as a physical stock...

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The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

Posted: 12 July

The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

Hi all, this is for information.

To assist you find the latest decisions we have found the links.

Click the links below to see the decisions of the relevant cases:


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Warning - More Cloning Attempts

Posted: 12 February

Warning - EVEN More Cloning Attempts

Please be as careful as possible when doing your deals & checks.

We have more reports of attempted clonings  - from giving others vat numbers to changing bank details on invoices and trying to defraud companies.

Most will have slightly different email addresses to the REAL web address which you can google to find. always call the real company and ask for the person to check!

Note: This is especially...

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News feed - The Register

Atlassian: Look at our ginormous Jira revenues!

19 October - 19:11

But about that loss...

Atlassian, the collaboration outfit responsible for inflicting Jira on the world, has announced a jump in revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and an equally eyewatering jump in losses.…

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Ericsson's very good bad quarter, Mozilla encrypts SNI, new TIP projects, and more

19 October - 18:31

Your weekly dose of networking

Coming off a long string of losses, Ericsson probably hoped to turn in some good news, but at its latest financial results, the company announced the sacking of 50 people in response to a corruption scandal.…

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Samsung claims key-value Z-SSD will be fastest flash ever

19 October - 18:29

Plus: 7nm LLP, QLC, stacked RDIMMS and brainy drives

Among a blizzard of news from Samsung's Tech Data, El Reg has spotted smaller processor nodes, FPGAs added to SSDs, stacked and cubed memory, quad-level cell flash and object-storing SSDs on the way.…

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Yale Security Fail: 'Unexpected load' caused systems to crash, whacked our Smart Living Home app

19 October - 17:30

All working now says biz. No, no, no, no, say customers, it is NOT!

An unspecified and “unexpected load” on its infrastructure broke the Smart Living Home app for a day, an apologetic Yale Security UK confirmed to customers yesterday - however the smell of failure still lingers today.…

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There's no 'I' in 'IMFT' – because Micron intends to buy Intel out of 3D XPoint joint venture

19 October - 16:30

Chipzilla has to go it alone or turn to a partner

Micron has announced its intent to buy out Intel's interest in Intel Micron Flash Technologies (IMFT), the pair's flash and 3D XPoint foundry joint venture.…

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Facebook names former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg head of global affairs

19 October - 15:31

Zuck and Clegg in Silicon Valley – no, it's not the latest Netflix satire

Facebook has hired former British deputy PM Nick Clegg to head up its global affairs – a move that reportedly involved boss Mark Zuckerberg spending months “wooing” the Lib Dem has-been.…

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Metadata-farming, data-silo-killing startup: Go on. Bring us your unstructured stuff

19 October - 14:36

Former Primary Data boss talks to El Reg about Hammerspace

+Comment  Newcomer on the storage software-as-a-service scene Hammerspace announced the general availability of its eponymous SaaS application this week. This software has been engineered using technology from Primary Data – yes, that Primary Data – applied to hybrid IT and cloud environments, providing a SaaS cloud-control plane.…

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Sounds like a massive, risky UK.gov scheme, but let's not keep too many tabs on it, OK?

19 October - 14:33

Spending watchdog slams transparency and record-keeping on major projects

The UK's spending watchdog has said it isn't possible to tell whether the biggest and most risky government projects are doing what they're supposed to because of poor records and incomplete reporting.…

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Insects with farts that smell like coriander assist in covering up Paris's aroma d'urine

19 October - 13:20

Sightings of Asian stink bug in French capital spike

Oh, c'est mal, les punaises diaboliques sont arrivés à Paris! But before you pack the holy water if sojourning in the French capital this winter, you should know a clothes peg might be more suitable.…

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Peter Thiel's Palantir reportedly eyeing up $41bn IPO

19 October - 12:45

Spies' fave data mining biz could go public as early as late 2019 – reports

CIA-backed data-mining business Palantir is reportedly in talks with banks to take the company public for a blockbuster sum, and could move as early as next year.…

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European Commission: We've called off the lawyers over Ireland's late collection of Apple back taxes

19 October - 12:15

Case closed month after Apple coughs $14.3bn in 'illegal State Aid'

The European Commission has decided to withdraw court action against Ireland over the delayed recovery of €14.3bn worth of back taxes that were ruled as illegal state aid, it has confirmed.…

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It's Two Spacecraft, One Mission as BepiColombo gets ready to launch

19 October - 11:45

JAXA and ESA in a tree, going to visit Mercury

BepiColombo, the first mission to Mercury for the European Space Agency (ESA), is due to lift off tomorrow morning at 0145 UTC on an Ariane 5 rocket.…

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Have you made DevOps, Containers or CD work for you? Tell us about it

19 October - 11:10

Continuous Lifecycle London ‘19: Call for papers closes tonight

Events  If you want to tell hundreds of your peers how you've used DevOps, containers, continuous delivery or agile to improve your software operations, be quick - the call for papers for Continuous Lifecycle London closes tonight.…

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Ex-Huawei man claims Chinese giant is suing his startup to 'surpass' US tech dominance

19 October - 10:50

Both parties accuse each other of IP theft

CNEX Labs co-founder and CTO Yiren Ronnie Huang have accused Huawei and its subsidiary Futurewei of engaging in industrial espionage to steal CNEX's SSD intellectual property.…

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Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

19 October - 10:15

'Do not disturb' mode isn't for you, it's for the rest of us

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Hold down the Shift key as you drag the vertical divider horizontally, and you find that you can adjust the column width in your table without changing the……

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Anonymous Amazonian demands withdrawal of face-recog kit from sale

19 October - 09:43

Was your anti-surveillance letter sinkholed? Write a blog about it

Seemingly annoyed at being ignored, an anonymous person claiming to be an Amazon employee has repeated demands for the online behemoth to stop selling its Rekognition product to American police agencies.…

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Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills...

19 October - 09:05

Techie called in after computer always starts the day with a go-slow

On-Call  Welcome once more to On Call, The Register’s regular foray into the freaky world of tech support.…

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You like HTTPS. We like HTTPS. Except when a quirk of TLS can smash someone's web privacy

19 October - 08:04

Never-closed browsers and persistent session tickets make tracking a doddle

Analysis  Transport Layer Security underpins much of the modern internet. It is the foundation of secure connections to HTTPS websites, for one thing. However, it can harbor a sting in its tail for those concerned about staying anonymous online.…

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FYI: Drone maker DJI's 'Get it on Google Play' website button definitely does not get the app from Google Play...

19 October - 07:01

Quadcopter slinger rudely palms folk off to .apk download

Updated  Drone manufacturer DJI is under fire because the "Get it on Google Play" button on its website for its smartphone app does anything but that.…

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From dank memes to Krispy Kremes: British uni eggheads claim viral lol pics make kids fat

19 October - 06:08

Turns out getting diet advice from popular internet images is a bad idea

Plus-sized pea-brained progenies, sorry, impressionable youths pile on the pounds because they're using internet memes as a handbook for living life.…

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Finally, a use for AI and good old-fashioned simulations: Hunting down E.T. in outer space

19 October - 03:30

Targeted ads, coming to a galaxy nowhere near you

Google Cloud has teamed up with NASA’s Frontier Development Lab to search for extraterrestrial life using simulations and machine-learning technology.…

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F5: Don't panic but anyone can log into our load balancers, thanks to libssh's credentials-optional security goof

19 October - 01:52

Also: AWS talks how to avoid TLS state machine slips

Network box maker F5 says it has shipped load balancers that are vulnerable to the libssh authentication-bypass bug – meaning anyone who can reach the devices over the network or internet can potentially dive in simply by asking nicely.…

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Oz to turn pirates into vampires: You won't see their images in mirrors

19 October - 01:00

Internet piracy crackdown looms over Google and search engines, file-sharing sites in proposed legislation

Australia's federal government hopes to expand the piracy-blocking regime it introduced in 2015 to include injunctions against search engines, include file drop-sites in bans, and catch so-called “alternative pathways” to pirated content that emerge after a primary site has been blocked.…

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Good news: Largest, most ancient known galaxy supercluster is spotted. Bad news: It's collapsing on itself

19 October - 00:14

Five quadrillion solar masses – and you'll need a Farcaster to get there

An international team of astronomers have stumbled upon the largest and oldest galaxy supercluster found to date, measuring more than four quadrillion solar masses.…

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Is this cuttlefish really all that cosmic? Ubuntu 18.10 arrives with extra spit, polish, 4.18 kernel

18 October - 22:37

El Reg vulture gets his claws into Canonical's latest OS

Ubuntu 18.10 is about to make its scheduled appearance: Cosmic Cuttlefish will take centre stage from previous incumbent, Bionic Beaver.…

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All through the house, not a creature was stirring... especially Samsung smartwatches: Batteries empty at 3AM

18 October - 21:49

Firmware update fingered for draining power as folks sleep

Samsung Gear smartwatch owners are complaining the batteries in their strap-on gizmos are mysteriously and rapidly draining overnight – and it's only just started happening.…

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Talk about a curveball: Microsoft director of sports marketing fired, charged with fraud over 'fake' invoices

18 October - 21:05

He tells investigators: 'I was hacked!'

Microsoft's former director of sports marketing has been indicted on five counts of wire fraud, based on allegations that he created fake invoices to defraud the software giant and sold its property as his own.…

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Equifax exec's inside trade shame: Software boss sentenced for mega-hack stock profit

18 October - 20:41

Thrown in the small house rather than the big house

An Equifax executive – who knew the biz had been hacked before it was made public and banked over $75,000 in stock trades using this inside knowledge – has avoided jail.…

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SAP: We're all about the cloud – never mind those stagnating software numbers

18 October - 19:11

German ERP giant's revenues up, operating profits down

A successful quarter for SAP's cloud business has been tempered by a 6 per cent drop in profits and a dip in its share price.…

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Apple to dump Intel CPUs from Macs for Arm – yup, the rumor that just won't die is back

18 October - 18:22

Star analyst uses 2020 vision to predict macOS move

Apple will abandon Intel processor chips for its Macs in favour of homegrown Arm-based chips, according to a securities analyst. Formerly at KGI, Ming-Chi Kuo of KeyBanc Capital Markets, has a strong record of reliable Apple predictions.…

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Love Microsoft Teams? Love Linux? Then you won't love this

18 October - 17:17

Learn to love the browser instead

Updated  Microsoft loves Linux. Unless you are a Linux user who happens to want to use Teams. In that case, you probably aren’t feeling the love quite so much.…

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WD shoots out 96-layer embedded flash chips

18 October - 15:08

What do you get for 50 per cent more layers? Not a lot

Western Digital has a 96-layer NAND chip for smartphones and has spoken of higher embedded storage capacity while seemingly delivering exactly the same capacity as before.…

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Brace yourself, Britain: Health minister shares 'vision' for NHS 'tech revolution'

18 October - 14:13

National Programme for IT Mark 2?

Given the track record of project failures in NHS IT, some might say that Matt Hancock - former Minister for Fun who now runs the Department of Health - is marching with ill-founded confidence towards what he describes as a “tech revolution”.…

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Android creator Andy Rubin's firm might think its phone is Essential, but 30% of staff are not

18 October - 13:10

Promises 'truly game changing consumer product'... Please, not the Clippy mobe

The phone startup founded by Andy Rubin – creator of WebTV, the Sidekick and Android – has reportedly laid off 30 per cent of its staff. Essential is still in the game, but only just.…

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SCISYS sidesteps Brexit: Proposes Irish listing to keep EU space work rolling in

18 October - 12:32

Irish eyes won't be smiling that much – operations and taxes are staying in Blighty

As the wailing and gnashing of teeth over what will become of the UK space industry in a post-Brexit world continues, British firms are sidestepping the flapping of politicians and making their own plans.…

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Ding ding! Round Two: Second annual review for transatlantic data flow deal Privacy Shield

18 October - 12:04

Talks to cover oversight, enforcement, US surveillance

The deal governing transatlantic data flows – branded not fit for purpose by privacy watchdogs – enters its second annual review today.…

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UK defence secretary ponders £50m hit to terminate Capita recruiting contract

18 October - 11:17

Army short of 5,000 grunts, MPs warned

The UK Ministry of Defence could terminate Capita's disastrous military IT contract following confirmation that the Recruiting Partnering Project (RPP) was 90 per cent below recruiting targets for calendar Q1.…

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Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

18 October - 10:48

Or at least uninstall some of the bits you really don't want

Microsoft has announced that its customers will finally be able to remove more of the cruft that arrives with a Windows 10 installation. In 2019.…

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Arm cozies up to Intel for second time in a week – this time to borrow tools from Yocto Project for Mbed Linux

18 October - 09:58

Aww, ain't that sweet

Earlier this week, Arm drew Intel into its warm embrace when Chipzilla joined its Pelion IoT platform. The Softbank-owned design house has said it's now preparing to release a Linux-based OS, taking advantage of the Intel-backed Yocto Project tools.…

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UK Home Office admits £200m Emergency Services Network savings 'delayed'

18 October - 09:15

Oh, and the £1.1bn Airwave extension hasn't yet been triggered

The fine minds behind Britain's bungled Emergency Services Network comms system have admitted that its projected £200m savings might not kick in until 2020.…

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Come on, Cisco bug-hunters: No terrifying critical vulns? Are you saving for Halloween?

18 October - 07:53

(It's good news, really)

Good news, Cisco admins: there are no bugs rated “critical” in this week's batch of security patches – but there are seven that copped a “high” rating, and four of those are remotely exploitable.…

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Enterprise Java caretakers float new rules of engagement for future feature updates

18 October - 06:56

Eclipse Foundation seeks to replace the Java Community Process for Jakarta EE

The Eclipse Foundation, saddled with oversight of Java EE last year after Oracle washed its hands of the thankless business of community governance, wants to revise the process by which enterprise Java – rechristened Jakarta EE when Oracle declined to grant use of its Java trademark – gets improved.…

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Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally

18 October - 06:12

Man-made satellite to eliminate need for street lamps

Video  A Chinese businessman has announced plans to light Chengdu at night by launching an artificial "moon" to direct the out-of-sight Sun's rays down onto the city's streets.…

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Decoding the Google Titan, Titan, and Titan M – that last one is the Pixel 3's security chip

18 October - 02:18

Chocolate Factory opens lid, just a little, on secure boot and crypto phone coprocessor

People in the Googleplex need to talk to each other more: the Chocolate Factory has launched a third product with “Titan” in its name, and it's only related to one of the other two bits of kit.…

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Tumblr turns stumblr, left humblr: Blogging biz blogs bloggers' private info to world+dog

17 October - 23:39

'No evidence' vulnerability was abused, though, we're told

Tumblr today reveal it has fixed a security bug in its website that quietly revealed private details of some of its bloggers.…

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Deeper dive with GitHub Actions: One config file to rule them all and in the darkness bind them

17 October - 22:55

Code-hosting biz tries out a more automated delivery process

Analysis  At its annual developer conference on Tuesday, GitHub unveiled a way to automate software deployment workflows called Actions. It sounds rather underwhelming, given all the different automation tools available, but the executives discussing it brimmed with Apple-level enthusiasm. Sam Lambert, head of platform for GitHub, called it "truly remarkable."…

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Someone's in hot water: Tea party super PAC group 'spilled 500,000+ voters' info' all over web

17 October - 21:44

Leaky AWS S3 bucket fingered by infosec bods

Now, now, America. Don't go overboard. Again.…

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LuminosityLink spyware mastermind gets 30 months in the clink, forfeits $725k in Bitcoin

17 October - 19:57

Grubby Grubbs' grifting days are gone

A programmer who wrote and sold software that backdoored PCs so they could be remotely controlled has been jailed for 30 months – and forced to give up his stash of 114 Bitcoins.…

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Well slap my ass and call me Judy, Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 is just as hard to fix as the old one

17 October - 19:34

So. Much. Glue.

Torx twirlers iFixit celebrated the release of Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 by ripping the thing apart only to find that its still pretty much unrepairable.…

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Crucial P1 minicard flash drive? Not if you grabbed Intel's 660p

17 October - 19:03

They don't *seem* so different if you check digits (though your real world results may vary)

Micron's consumer SSD brand Crucial has pushed out an NVMe minicard flash drive that looks almost identical to Intel's 600p.…

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