[Dshield] Spam Kills!

rilya byor rilya1 at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 29 15:10:17 GMT 2002


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--- Ed Truitt <ed.truitt at etee2k.net> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <KeithTarrant at spamcop.net>
> To: <list at dshield.org>
> Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [Dshield] Spam Kills!
> 
> 
> > This is old news.  The US State Department says
> that at any given point in
> > time there are an average of 10 American in
> Nigeria looking for their
> > money.  For them to disappear isn't unusual.  The
> Nigerians run the scam
> > all over the world, not just in the USA.
> 
> It's not just the Nigerians, either.  There have
> been examples of AFF coming
> from several African nations, and some new variants
> are originating in the
> Philippines and other Pac Rim nations. In fact, I
> have received almost a
> half dozen "offers" originating from the
> Netherlands, and IIRC one that came
> from the Montana area.
> >
> > I don't see blaming victims of crime for this
> though.
> 
> It isn't a matter of "blaming" them.  However, the
> initial letter is, to put
> it simply, an offer to commit fraud on a MASSIVE
> scale.  And, if I may say
> so, a pretty blatant one, too.  In this type of
> scam, along with pyramid
> schemes (MMF), the person is at the same time a
> victim and a collaborator,
> or active participant, in a criminal act.  When they
> cross the line, then I
> tend to see them as perps, not solely as victims.
> 
> >
> > It isn't a sin to be stupid or to see the world
> through rose colored
> > glasses.
> 
> No, but it IS illegal to enter a country without the
> proper papers, and it
> IS illegal to attempt to obtain by fraud that which
> doesn't belong to you.
> 
> My own thoughts on these letters can be seen at the
> following URLs:
> 
> http://www.etee2k.net/nigeria_419.html (a pretty
> straight-forward
> commentary).
> 
> http://www.etee2k.net/scc/scc_419_scam.html (this
> one has LOTS more
> sarcasm!)
> 
> >
> > Otherwise all those people who took stock options
> with .coms, and those
> > people who took A++ and MSCE courses in search of
> 7 figure incomes would
> > be dammed too.
> 
> I don't know about that, but I was speaking out
> against the .coms as being
> nothing more than glorified Ponzi schemes (you know,
> where you pay off old
> investors with money received from new investors). 
> However, I think that
> comparing working at a .com or taking a class to
> attempting to steal several
> MILLIONS of $s from an impoverished nation is like
> comparing planting a tree
> to dumping used motor oil down a sewer.  Out of the
> back end of a tanker
> truck.  Next to a day care center.  While the kids
> are out playing.
> 
> >
> > - Keith
> 
> And, to keep this somewhat on topic, I have noticed
> that many of these
> offers are bounced off of open SMTP relays (so I can
> get the originating
> IP.)
> 
> Cheers,
> Ed Truitt
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> DBAE 9C25 02F9 0AB9
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> others may have a good laugh at your expense."
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