[RC5] Big Trouble in Little China?

Walter Kreutzner wkreutzner at gmx.net
Wed Jul 24 01:14:25 EDT 2013


It's everywhere in the media:
http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8694570/couples-prem-baby-stranded-in-china

On 24 Jul 2013, at 12:09, Angie Telepenko wrote:

> My first thought is that it is a scam, but it is being reported in the media as well.
> 
> <http://www.3news.co.nz/Premature-NZ-baby-stuck-in-China/tabid/423/articleID/306123/Default.aspx>
> <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10902184>
> 
> ----- 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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