[RC5] Big Trouble in Little China?

waldo kitty wkitty42 at windstream.net
Wed Jul 24 11:04:41 EDT 2013


On 7/24/2013 03:52, Chris Jones wrote:
> http://www.3news.co.nz/Baby-stuck-in-China-closer-to-coming-home/tabid/423/articleID/306182/Default.aspx#ixzz2ZvxifFsP

thank you, Chris... that is much better and gave more information for searching 
to confirm the situation...

my apologies if i offended anyone with my query and warning...

> On 24/07/2013, at 2:11 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at windstream.net> wrote:
>
>> 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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