Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Have you received one of these bills. it says, "This bill is registered with". I thought what a clever idea. Kinda like when my kids were in grade school, we put their names and addresses in balloons and the kids sent them flying (a school project), hoping someone would find one and write back. They waited and waited and waited until they finally gave up. I don't remember anyone getting a response back.

Well, I was curious and it seemed harmless, so I bit. When I looked this up I got this message with a big red Norton Antivirus stop sign!
There is a problem with this website's security certificate.
The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority.
Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server.
We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this website. Click here to close this webpage.
Continue to this website (not recommended). More information
If you arrived at this page by clicking a link, check the website address in the address bar to be sure that it is the address you were expecting.
When going to a website with an address such as, try adding the 'www' to the address,
If you choose to ignore this error and continue, do not enter private information into the website.
For more information, see "Certificate Errors" in Internet Explorer Help.

I just never understood the maliciousness of people. This could have been such a neat thing, very non threatening and maybe a bit educational and at one time, maybe this site was just fine, until someone screwed up the fun for everyone. I do heed warnings though, so I went no further (made that mistake once and had to wait for my son to come over and spend a few hours cleaning up my mistake!) So my suggestion, ignore the urge.....


  1. I've gotten two of those bills in the last few days, but fortunately for me, money flows through my fingers like water, so it was easily forgotten before I got to my computer...THANKS for the info!!!

    Sorry I didn't get back to you on the iris, I'll pick them up today, I was storm surging, then went to Pipers' to ride it out...

    Later...more storms today...need any crab 'bout Creepin' Charley...argh!!!


  2. Your right that could have been fun. I do trust my Norton!