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<nettime> I've fallen and I can't stand up digest x3 [jnm, weisman, harr
nettime's_wire_service on Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:50:25 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> I've fallen and I can't stand up digest x3 [jnm, weisman, harrison]


Re: <nettime> FW:  Loan

     =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jean=2DNo=EBl_Montagn=E9?=  <jnm {AT} rom.fr>
     Mike Weisman <popeye {AT} speakeasy.net>
     Flick Harrison <flick {AT} flickharrison.com>

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Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 20:22:41 +0200
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jean=2DNo=EBl_Montagn=E9?=  <jnm {AT} rom.fr>
Subject: RE: <nettime>  FW:  Loan

>Someone suggested that it has to do with the gmail hack that was reported
>about a year ago

I suggest that this is related to the Terms Of Service you (and too 
many other) have signed with your gmail account:

"By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a 
perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive 
license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly 
perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you 
submit, post or display on or through, the Services. "

or

"You agree that this license includes a right for Google to make such 
Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals 
with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated 
services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of 
those services."

and

"We also receive requests for information about the users of our 
services and products from government agencies like local and federal 
police. When we receive a request for user information, we review it 
carefully and provide only information properly within the scope and 
authority of the request."

so....so many people have your email and have the contents of your 
email, so don't be suprised to receive spam.

JN

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Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:54:03 -0700
From: Mike Weisman <popeye {AT} speakeasy.net>

Mike, send the money to me and I'll forward it on.

Mike Weisman

Michael Gurstein <gurstein {AT} gmail.com> wrote:

>This is the 4th of these I've received in the last day or so--all from gmail
>accounts.  
 <...>

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From: Flick Harrison <flick {AT} flickharrison.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> FW:  Loan
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 21:14:40 -0700

I've gotten a few of those too - I corresponded with one guy just for a
larf (see below).  I think they're just the bounty of auto-phishing
expeditions of some kind.

I.e. send out spam, advertising a bogus website, see who clicks the link
and creates an account (forcing them to provide a verifiable email
address), then try to login in to their email account with the same
password as they used when they created the trapper account.

A certain percentage of people will always fall for it, and use their
main password.

Here's my exchange:

On 2011-02-07, at 01:56 , C** *** wrote:

Am writing this with tears in my eyes. I went for a seminar in London,
England. Unfortunately I was attacked by rough guys they collected all
my belonging including my cell phone since then have been stranded only
have access to e-mail.  I have 3 hours left to join my flight back home
that why I really a loan of  $ 1,350 from you because now I'm here sick
and confused with my situation. I need you to wired me the money via
Western Union Transfer I am at this address .

Receiver address: 1 Ropemaker Street
Receiver name : *** ****
London, UK.
Zipcode: EC2Y 9HT

Send an email with the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) on receipt,
I need to pick up the money this is important. I promise to refund back
your money immediately I get home including wu charges. Clare xoxoxoxo

from: *** ****
subject: Re: I'm Stranded
to: "C****"=20
date: Monday, February 7, 2011, 11:47 PM

OMG C***, are you okay?  Where are you writing this from?

On 2011-02-08, at 07:51 , C** *** wrote:

Am ok, am stranded in UK I only have access to mail please wired the
money to me via western union to this address I will be waiting for the
details .

Receiver address: 1 Ropemaker Street
Receiver name : C******* ****
London, UK.
Zipcode: EC2Y 9HT

C***,xx


Wow C**,=20

Fuck, whoever stole your stuff is s scumbag who will probably die when
someone catches up with them.  I should hook you up with my friend Lance
in London, he's in the paras, one time this Irish guy tried to take his
wallet at a pub and he smashed a bottle on his head and then stabbed his
face with the broken end.  That's what should happen to thieves.

You'd probably like him, he worked peacekeeping in Africa so he has lots
of stories, although I'm afraid he's a bit racist, he has a terrible
hatred for non-white people.  I try to enlighten him but he goes into a
rage.

I googled that address and it's a giant building with lots of things in
it - do you have a more specific address?  How can I wire it to that
address?

Maybe I should wire it to Lance and he can give it to you.

-F

(end of correspondence)

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http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Flick_Harrison

* FLICK's WEBSITE & BLOG: http://www.flickharrison.com=20

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