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Re: Fw: sorry for the cross posting, [GuideDogs] Fw: O/T targetingblindness lists]



Hi, I've seen several of these messages. Fortunately, I just thought of it 
as someone sending spam and ended up filtering the garbage out of my pine 
inbox.
I'm glad to no I am notthe only one getting this trash coming in on my 
inbox.
  

On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Sean McMahon wrote:

> mailing about false solicitations below primarily for list moderators
> Sean
> ----- Original Message ----- > > 
> > > Hi all,
> > > 
> > > I wish I didn't have to write messages like this,
> > > but there are some
> > > 
> > > sick
> > > 
> > > people out there.
> > > 
> > > Rick and I as list moderators have been getting
> > > messages addressed to
> > > 
> > > the list owner from several people using hotmail
> > > addresses.
> > > 
> > > Now it seems they are targeting lists with blind
> > > members.  The CC
> > > 
> > > fields of
> > > 
> > > the messages contain such lists as those dealing
> > > with JFW,  and other
> > > 
> > > lists
> > > 
> > > with the words Guide" or "Blind" in them.
> > > 
> > > It is always someone from another country who has
> > > lost a family member,
> > > 
> > > usually the father, and they are asking you to help
> > > them get funds that
> > > 
> > > the
> > > 
> > > supposed now dead person had deposited in a Swiss
> > > bank account.
> > > 
> > > This is a SCAM of the highest order.
> > > 
> > > Do not let them con you or anyone you know into
> > > cooperating with them.
> > > 
> > > They want you to set up a bank account and they will
> > > give you some of
> > > 
> > > the
> > > 
> > > funds.  You won't ever see any money from this, and
> > > you may very well
> > > 
> > > wind
> > > 
> > > up in jail or at the very least out of some of your
> > > own cash.
> > > 
> > > Up till now, we have been just deleting and ignoring
> > > these messages,
> > > 
> > > but
> > > 
> > > when Rick spotted addresses of list dealing
> > > specifically with blind
> > > 
> > > people
> > > 
> > > we decided to put the word out.
> > > 
> > > The person or persons who are making up this false
> > > information must be
> > > 
> > > surfing the net, looking for groups of people they
> > > consider gullible.
> > > 
> > > Don't
> > > 
> > > become a victim and don't let anyone else you know
> > > become one either.
> > > 
> > > Spread the word.
> > > 
> > > The message subjects are-
> > > 
> > > "I NEED YOUR HELP" or "URGENT".
> > > 
> > > The message is usually not addressed to any one
> > > person but to "Dear
> > > 
> > > Sir" or
> > > 
> > > "Dear friend".
> > > 
> > > And it's always the same story.
> > > 
> > > Someone has recently died or been killed, and the
> > > family needs your
> > > 
> > > help to
> > > 
> > > get large amounts of cash before their government
> > > seizes it.
> > > 
> > > Remember, this is not real, but a scam to get your
> > > bank account number
> > > 
> > > or at
> > > 
> > > the very least money from you.
> > > 
> > > Forward this to any list owners or lists you feel
> > > might benefit from
> > > 
> > > the
> > > 
> > > Heads up.
> > > 
> > > PeeJay
> > > 
> > > List owner and moderator
> > > 
> > > [guidedogs@yahoogroups.con]
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
> > > 
> > > http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
> > > 
> > > 
> > > ----- End forwarded message -----
> > > 
> > > --
> > > 
> > > Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV/3   | "And if the ground
> > > yawned,
> > > 
> > > Phone: (814) 455-7333     | I'd step to the side and
> > > say,
> > > 
> > > Email: davros@ycardz.com  | "Hey ground! I'm
> > > nobody's lunch!"
> > > 
> > > http://www.ycardz.com/    | --Eddie From Ohio
> > > 
> > > 
> > > ===================END FORWARDED
> > > MESSAGE===================
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > >
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> > > 
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