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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EndeverouX at NextGenUpdate

On several forums on the internet someone using the nickname EndeverouX, claiming to work on PS3 hacks and something called ONYX 3.56 CFW 3.56, is using the images of my home office in his posts and signatures. THIS IS NOT ME but just some pathetic individual who is often called a fake and a fraud by his peers and who felt it was a good idea to use the images of my home office in the false hope of gaining some credibility from his peers.

EndeverouX on NextGenUpdate (NGU) and his ONYX 3.56 CFW PS3 is a complete fraud!

Needless to say, EndeverouX has now accomplished exactly the opposite because any credibility he might have had is now being taken away as I expose him for the fraud that he truly must be.

EndeverouX has been making waves and noise in the world of the Sony PS3 (PlayStation 3) with various claims about him working on some firmware hacks under the name of ONYX 3.56 CFW. Don’t ask me what that is or what that’s even about. Anyone who knows me or has read my FAQ knows that I don’t play computer games and that I don’t even own any computer game console of any kind. But from the stuff I’ve seen on the nextgenupdate.com site it seems it all revolves about hacking this ONYX 3.56 CFW stuff for the PS3.

Many of EndeverouX’s peers in the PS3 forums have considered his statements and claims to be bullshit combined with a serious level of lies and fraud. Whether that is true I don’t know but I think all those people who say that about him are probably correct in their assessment of EndeverouX.

There is no doubt in my mind that if someone has to show off my office and claim it’s their workstations and their “studio” and then have the audacity to use them as images in every post they make it is nothing less than a sign of very low self-esteem. It is also a sign of being incredibly stupid and DUMB because so many millions of viewers have seen the images over the years on my site and recognize them as such.

If you examine the above screenshot of one of his posts I’m sure you’ll get a laugh out of it. Notice how he’s having arguments with his peers and claims he “will not stop down to anyone’s low level”. But, EndeverouX, you have stopped much lower than anyone’s low level and this is the proof!

The reason I discovered this was after getting a lot of hits from some Spanish PS3 forum in which EndeverouX “studio” was mentioned. One of the Spanish users ran the image through TinEye and called EndeverouX for what he really is; a complete and utter fake who wanted to impress his peers with something that isn’t his. A quick search led me to the “home base” of this pathetic individual (who claims to be a 29-year old with 9 years of experience yet that is drawn into doubt by his peers).

I have asked EndeverouX why he is using the images of my home office in the manner in which he does but he has not come up with any explanation as of yet. Not that it really matters because anyone reading this can probably figure that one out without his help.

I have also sent an official copyright infringement notice to the folks over at the nextgenupdate.com forum since it is their forum that EndeverouX is using to publish, without permission and obvious fraudulent intentions, the images of my home office. I expect the forum admins will be removing the images as per my request (I bet they wouldn’t want to be held liable for someone who’s so clearly a complete fraud). I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up banning this EndeverouX person from their forums in violation of the policies (such as not posing copyrighted material).

EndeverouX on NextGenUpdate (NGU) and his ONYX 3.56 CFW PS3 is a complete fraud!Of course, what someone like EndeverouX wants is attention and it is very clear from his actions in the whole PS3 scene that it is what he craves. I doubt he wanted the kind of attention this will now bring to him, though.

Especially on a site that’s so heavily visited as mine. I bet a little extra exposure on the officethieves.com website wouldn’t hurt either.

It’s a new kind of category for EndeverouX. I don’t think I have ever encountered an individual who’s claims are questioned by his peers and then to counter the doubts that are issues decides to use my office images to “buy” him some (non-existent and baseless) credibility.

With EndeverouX and his exposure on my website I hope to make it perfectly clear that anyone who saw the images and recognized them as my home office now also knows that it was not me on those forums.

Wow, EndeverouX, you really are a piece of work, aren’t you?

Update: I was wondering why I was getting so many visitors looking for EndeverouX and CFW and ONYX 3.56. But the Google search results on the left explains exactly where all those visitors and web traffic is coming from.

Welcome to your last 15 minutes of “fame”, EndeverouX. You’ve worked very hard for it so please be proud of yourself. :-)

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