[RC5] Big Trouble in Little China?

Chris Jones chrisj at distributed.net
Tue Jul 23 23:51:43 EDT 2013

Seconding Mike and Benjamin here - Greg has given a lot to d.net over the years.  This is no scam.



(sending from a d.net address, but views are my own etc)

On 24/07/2013, at 1:20 PM, Benjamin Kaufman <thumper242 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greg is a very good friend of Dnet as well as Mike.
> I can assure you this is no scam.
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 8:18 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at windstream.net> wrote:
>> On 7/23/2013 22:14, Mike Reed wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Our friend Greg and his wife Amy were returning home to New Zealand from
>>> holidays in Europe when Amy unexpectedly gave birth to a premature baby
>>> girl (27
>>> weeks gestation). Mom and baby Lily are doing OK now... but they're stuck
>>> in
>>> Shanghai for the time being.
>> this really really really smells of recent scams about friends or family
>> being on a trip somewhere and asking for donations to help them get home...
>> they aren't in trouble and any donations go to the scam artist(s) and not
>> the friends or family members...
>> my advice is stay away unless and until this "sad story" is proven via other
>> unrelated channels...
>> FWIW: yes, i work with network security all the time... phishing and scams
>> like this appears to be are quite common...
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