[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Email Scams; Was Re: Jan Textor
davidekrause at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 09:00:59 PDT 2010
A personal computer NEEDS a firewall to provide protection to any system
that connects to the internet. There is no honor amongst those who take
pleasure in "surfing" into other peoples systems/files. There are too many
individuals that will try to inflict harm for no good reason other than
Thanks, Dave Krause
On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 4:34 AM, Jerry Frank <FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca>wrote:
> I would just like to add that our mailing list is safe. Jan did not use
> the gmail account to subscribe so this scam did not make it on to our list.
> Because I have now seen 2 of our SGGEE members hacked in this way, I will
> give a brief description of the scam. This is not normally something I
> would post to the list but I am using my List Admin prerogative to do so.
> Please DO NOT continue the thread. If you have any further comments or
> questions, direct them to me personally. I would also point out that,
> although 2 members have been hacked, this is not an attack on our system.
> These are attacks on gmail, hotmail, yahoo or similar type email accounts.
> Briefly how the scam works: Someone hacks an email account and changes the
> password. They use the address book to send out messages to all contacts on
> the list. The story is that they are on vacation and have been mugged with
> all cash and credit cards and possibly plane tickets stolen. They have
> contacted the Embassy with no luck in getting help. The hotel is holding
> them hostage until they can pay their bill and/or they have no money to buy
> plane tickets to get home. They want your help in sending them some money
> via Western Union.
> It is an emotional appeal so you might want to kick in to help the person
> but, as with any such message, common sense should prevail. In the case of
> Jan, I immediately questioned why a Danish citizen would be going to a US
> Embassy. How would he find such an Embassy supposedly located in Wales
> where he was supposedly vacationing? Embassies are only located in the
> capital cities of countries. Why were they asking me to send the money to
> Glamorgan which is in Scotland when they are stuck in Wales.
> So if you receive a similar message, either personally or through this mail
> list, do not respond. If you do, more emotional appeals will follow in an
> attempt to suck you in.
> Jerry Frank
> List Administrator
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gerhard Koenig <Gerhard.Koenig at gmx.net>
> Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:57 pm
> Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Jan Textor
> To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
> > Yesterday I received an e-mail from his gmail account, but the
> > contents is false. I spoke with him some minutes ago. His e-mail
> > account was hacked. Jan is at home in Denmark.
> > gerhard
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Take care, Dave
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