JLBCTech Houston Computer Repair

Thanks to someone who recognized the picture of my office and e-mailed me about it we have yet another contestant for the annual hall of shame awards for being the crummiest office thief. This time it’s a company called JLBCTech, located at 1200 Smith St, Suite #1600, Houston, Texas 77002 (713-623-1266). According to the blog associated with their business website for JLBCTech;

We provide computer support in Houston with both Home Offices and Small Business since 2007 and we have been fortunate to be to work with some amazing home office setups. Here’s a small collection of some of our clients that have home offices that have blown our minds and redefined the word Home Office

JLBCTech, Houston Texas, Cardoza, Computer Repair and Services, misleading advertising material

The crap above was posted by them on September 21, 2012. So let me get this straight, then. The text above comes associated with a picture of my home office. A home office that, based on the pictures used, was located in THE NETHERLANDS (and is currently being moved to California) and most certainly not in Houston, TX.

Even more offensive is the fact that JLBCTech claims the pictures on their site are of home offices of “some of their clients”. That’s news to me because I certainly am not, nor ever will be, a client of this JLBCTech place. I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them based on how they have taken images from different places, clearly without permission, and then using them to make their business look either interesting or “high tech” to those who may not know any better. Where I’m from we have a word for companies and folks like that; scammers!

If you look at the other offices they have on their site you may suspect that these people at JLBCTech are pretty big LIARS. If you look at the image titled “Home Office in The Woodlands” you may recognize the office as belonging to Mickey Slater in Portland Oregon. Likewise, the image titled “Mac Setup in Home Office in The Woodlands TX. Apart from the beautiful Mac Setup that this is, what caught our eye was the custom chair…Very relaxing chair” actually belongs to Carl-Johan Kihlbom from Sweden.

JLBCTech, Houston Texas, Cardoza, Computer Repair and Services, misleading advertising materialThe company JLBCTech is run by Jonathan Cardoza, Bessy Cardoza, Josue Cardoza and Sergio Meza, according to the website’s “about” page. I assume these Cardoza’s are all family. They might not be, but if they are, then I must conclude that copyright infringement and lying must “run in the family” because certainly, any of these people at JLBCTech Computer Repair must have been very aware that these offices are not of their so-called “clients”.

JLBCTech reminds me a lot of AwareBear Computers (a computer repair place in Pittsford, New York). They claim to do virus removal, data recovery, small business solutions, and Web Design and SEO Social Media. Again, I should warn everyone reading this to ever do any business with a company that so clearly lies about their stuff and have no problem using copyrighted material they have had no permission to use. You want these people to design your site? So you can be liable for whatever material they might integrate on it?

It is almost creepy to see how much JLBCTech reminds me of Andre Alves and AwareBear. Maybe there is something really wrong with a lot of these types of “computer repair” places that appear to have a need to show off things they have absolutely no involvement in. I wonder if it’s a virus that’s going around at these places. Clearly it’s a virus they have not been able to remove and will need a little extra “help”.

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Stefan Didak, software architect and developer, known throughout the internet for the "insane" Home Office setup that has attracted millions of visitors over the many years, and now, inadvertently an educator in the field of copyright infringement.

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