[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Email Scams; Was Re: Jan Textor
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Thu Jun 17 09:08:59 PDT 2010
As indicated in my original warning, please do not continue this discussion on the mail list.
The type of hacking described here takes place at the server level. Though a personal firewall is certainly recommended, it would not protect against this type of hacking.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Krause <davidekrause at gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:01 am
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Email Scams; Was Re: Jan Textor
To: Jerry Frank <FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca>
Cc: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
> 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
> "it's there".
> 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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