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bigrickjr
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USA
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Posted - 02/17/2007 :  18:12:00  Show Profile  Visit bigrickjr's Homepage  Send bigrickjr an AOL message  Send bigrickjr a Yahoo! Message Send bigrickjr a Private Message
If anyone out there in cyberland is experiencing some fraud on the internet, please forward the header information and e-mail to me for my follow-up. WWW.IC3.GOV and WWW.NW3C.ORG seem to be too busy to respond to Americans who have fallen prey to these unscrupulous white collar criminals. With all of us working together, we can shut them down and create more work for them. These Nigerian, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Phillipines, United Kingdom, Russian and other like scammer and schemers need to be stopped. Together this can happen. I'm keeping files on all these charactoers so as to track their involvement in the USA; with your help, I think they can be stopped or at best frustrated with their efforts. You have any questions...let me know.

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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13458 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2007 :  18:56:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
bigrickjr:
I'm keeping files on all these charactoers so as to track their involvement in the USA; with your help, I think they can be stopped or at best frustrated with their efforts. You have any questions...let me know.
How do you propose to stop them?

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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2007 :  18:56:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
Personally, I don't think attempting to shut them down will ever produce any effect. It takes far more effort to shut them down than it does for them to start up. Once you get one down, in that amount of time hundreds of more will pop up.

Instead, educate the community to not fall for these scams. Once people stop falling for their tricks, the scam artists will no longer make any money. Unfortunately, they won't go gently into that goodnight. They will of course come up with new scams. So this educational process will be nonstop.

It will never be 100% successful, however I believe it will be far more effective than attempting to shut them down.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25975 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2007 :  20:25:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Well, I'm not sure if I'm experiencing fraud, but I'm experiencing something...
quote:
Originally posted by bigrickjr

WWW.IC3.GOV and WWW.NW3C.ORG seem to be too busy to respond to Americans who have fallen prey to these unscrupulous white collar criminals.
But just 18 months ago, on your blog, you wrote:
I work with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) [www.ic3.gov] in partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).
I guess the most-probable scenario is that you've had a falling-out with both the IC3 and the NW3C, but still, something doesn't smell quite right. Maybe it's the strange stuff you've posted in your bio here, a CV which almost entirely stops in 1990. And what agency hands out a "Level II" top-secret clearance to an idiot who makes himself a target for espionage by advertising the fact that he's got a clearance to strangers on the Internet who have no need to know?

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2007 :  21:28:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
I'm do glad you guys are on top of this.
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Original_Intent
SFN Regular

USA
609 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  07:31:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Original_Intent a Private Message
How much are they paying for mailing lists these days?

Peace
Joe
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9666 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  14:08:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
The best action I've seen against spammers to date is Blue Securities "Blue Frog".
It was a little like fight-fire-with-fire, but is was very effective. It reduced mail spam to my accounts to one tenth, and suddenly one of my abandoned accounts is good enough to reactivare again.
I'm sad Blue Securities was forced to abandoned it.

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