[RC5] Big Trouble in Little China?

Angie Telepenko gooble at shaw.ca
Wed Jul 24 01:09:50 EDT 2013

My first thought is that it is a scam, but it is being reported in the media as well.


----- Original Message -----
From: "waldo kitty" <wkitty42 at windstream.net>
To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:11:05 PM
Subject: Re: [RC5] Big Trouble in Little China?

On 7/23/2013 23:20, Benjamin Kaufman wrote:
> Greg is a very good friend of Dnet as well as Mike.

i understand that... i also understand that email accounts can easily be broken 
into... especially with the recent hacks... the ubuntu forums' hack being one of 
the latest known ones...

> I can assure you this is no scam.

you have proof outside of this list and external to dnet? please, i don't want 
to see anyone's hard earned money going to a scam artist... i spend my days 
protecting folks from scams exactly like this... in many cases, though, there is 
the "bit off" english which gives them away... they are getting better and 
somewhat harder to detect...

> 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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