ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Scam: Bhutan Employment ~ $3,500 / BTN 200,000

Just received the following email. The "company" promises $3,500 a month when you work just 5 hours a week. Remember the basic rule: If it sounds too good to be true, it is. And of course, they want you to send them your bank account details. Guess why...

This is obviously a scam. BEWARE!
From: Peritus Co LtdSubject: Bhutan Employment ~ $3,500 / BTN 200,000 
We are in need of Part-Time agents who will work as company representative in your country.
View Job Details.
Please reply this email with the requested information.
Kind Regards,
Peritus Investment Consultancy.

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