, Gmail and fake profiles

 Update : The Fake Linkedin profile was finally deleted on July 5, 2011 after filing a consumer complaint with .

As an online publisher, most of the advertising inventory on my websites is sold using advertising networks for the last 5 years and till recently I did not interact directly with any customer for selling advertising. My biggest websites are the work at home websites and .

Some of my friends persuaded me recently to create a Linkedin profile . Since I have been using the internet extensively for more than 10 years, I have a number of email ids, and as I tried to add a gmail id, I got the message that the id is associated with another Linkedin account. Since I had not authorised anyone to use the id, I logged into the account, checked the profile. I also requested deletion of the account in April 2011, but it is not deleted till date.

The fake profile had been created on August 21, 2006.

What could be the reason a fake profile was created in August 2006?
I had a Google Adsense account since November 2003, but it was only in August 2006 that I encashed the first check from Google Adsense which exceeded than Rs 150000. My bank records show that the Google Adsense cheque encashed in August 2006 was for Rs 176496.67 , in September 2006 for Rs 152120.05 , October 2006 for Rs 192161.65 and similar amounts subsequently. In November 2008, my websites suddenly did not comply with Google’s “webmaster guidelines” and my Adsense account was disabled.

One of the reasons could be to force me to sell my work at home websites. In 2006, the Google Adsense checks were processed at Google Ireland and whenever I make any changes in my website , some of the first visitors are from Ireland as per the web statistics . My websites cater primarily to Asian, US , Canadian visitors, so why are visitors from Ireland monitoring my website closely.

I have business account with and raised a support request #110621-005718 more than a week ago requesting deletion of the fake profile, but no one from has bothered to reply . I have nothing to hide and can provide any details required, but no one from Linkedin has contacted me till date. Why is protecting the fake profile created by a gang of identity thieves ? claims to have more than 10 million profiles in India (, but how many of these are fake profiles created by scammers ?

All the above information is factually correct and can be supported by relevant proof.
Hari Krishnan
Country Manager at LinkedIn India,
Location : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

LinkedIn Chief Executive Jeff Weiner

Pool Resurfacing


Pool Resurfacing

Pool resurfacing has not changed much as far as the application process, however the products that go into the application have. This is a major decision for most pool owners when considering the surface that is right for you.

Defining quality content online

Some people say that quality content /article online should be  300 to 500 words long. But if the information contained in it is factually incorrect  or is repeated, is it quality?

Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters . Are they also “poor quality” ?

Handling mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes, but problems arise in the way they deal with mistakes.

Usually there are 2 ways of dealing with mistakes
Admit your mistake and do whatever you can to compensate the person who has been harmed or adversely affected by this. Take steps to ensure that the mistakes are not repeated in future.
Do not admit your mistake, try to cover up and  make more mistakes in the cover up. And some times, there is never an end to the cover up.

Mobile phones

Most banks and financial institutions want people to use mobile phones for transactions , but mobile phones are extremely unreliable and can be easily hacked.

In the last few months at least  2 Nokia phones including a new Nokia C6  have become dead after receiving a phone call.  The Android based Dell XCD 28 is even more unreliable, automatically making calls costing Rs 0.30 on its own.

Dell XCD 28 making calls on its own

I am facing this problem mainly with the one mobile number that is published publicly and it appears that many others are facing the problem.;_ylt=Ai9eR45rbGEGAnS272CW0MUjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20060916172931AAdoApN;_ylt=AmDrNPxtEJlU5A3bFLaUj.8jzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20091025175138AAmx5lh

KYC verification for Mutual fund investments

Know Your Customer (KYC) verification for mutual funds has been made mandatory for all investments in mutual funds since January 1, 2011. CVL India has appoint several Point of Service centers like Karvy Computershare to whom the investor is supposed to submit the documents
An investor faces several problems such as.
1. The actual verification process can take up to a month.
2. The data captured by the Point of Service center (in this case M/s Karvy Computershare) may differ from the data you have entered in the form
3. Even if you are a lady who has never married in her life, the KYC acknowledgement letter will incorrectly address you as “Mrs” instead of Miss.  Despite making repeated phone calls and sending emails, letters sent by courier and speed post to M/s Karvy Computershare  and M/s CVL India, requested them to send a corrected KYC acknowledgement letter,  there is no reply after 2 months.

Contact details
Mumbai Karvy Computershare Private Limited
DAS Chambers, Ground Floor,
Opp. BSE & next to Corporation Bank,
Dalal Street, Fort,
Mumbai – 400 023
Contact Person: Mr. Sandeep Bhogle
MFS Direct No.: 022 – 66235353
Fax No.: 022 – 66341966
Email : ,

(No reply from them at all to emails and letters, phone numbers are perpetually engaged)
CVL India
Registered Office
Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers,
17th Floor, Dalal Street
Mumbai – 400 001
Phone : 91-22-22721383 (D),
Board : 91-22-22723333 Extn. 5869
Email :
 Back Office
I – 202, 2nd Floor (Deck Level)
Tower No.4, Above Belapur Railway Station
CBD Belapur
Navi Mumbai – 400 614
Phone : 91-22-61216908 / 6909/ 6910/ 6911
Email :

(More helpful, but these days the numbers are engaged)

Restoring R1soft backups

 R1soft is a widely used software for taking Cpanel / WHM/ hosting account backups,  but in the last 2 months ,  it has  not been possible for me to directly restore the backups.

Even after providing the Cpanel password as passphrase, I am unable to access the backups  and  I get the following message, so effectively I have to look for another backup solution.

Unable to restore r1soft backup

The support team of the webhosting company has been able to restore backups.  This has happened for hosting accounts with at least 10 different webhosting companies.

Shipping times

One of the biggest deterrent to the growth of ecommerce is the time sellers take to ship orders.  Ideally, goods should be shipped 24 to 48 hours after payment is received,  but often sellers delay shipping by up to 1 week.  Tired of the long delays in receiving the product ordered,  many online shoppers think twice before placing their next order online.