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Re: Phishing Via Ballester Olmos' Address

From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 05:12:35 -0700
Archived: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:33:26 -0400
Subject: Re: Phishing Via Ballester Olmos' Address

>From: Diana Cammac <cammack.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:56:21 +0200
>Subject: Phishing Via Ballester Olmos Address

>This, below, is supposedly from Ballester Olmos' e-mail account
>and should be ignored.

>Diana Cammack, Ph.D


>From: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos
>To: undisclosed recipients
>Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:07 AM
>Subject: Hi

>Hope you get this on time, I made a trip to Swansea, Wales and
>had my bag stolen from me with my passport and credit cards in
>it. The embassy is willing to help by letting me fly without my
>passport, I just have to pay for a ticket and settle Hotel
>bills. Unfortunately for me, I can't have access to funds
>without my credit card, I've made contact with my bank but they
>need more time to come up with a new one. I was thinking of
>asking you to lend me some quick funds that I can give back as
>soon as I get in. I really need to be on the next available

>Western Union transfer is the best option to send money to me.
>Let me know if you need my details(Full names location) to make
>the transfer. You can reach me via email or the hotel's desk
>phone the numbers are, +447031840825 or +447031864781.

>I await your response



Hi, List,

Thanks for catching that, Diana. I received the phony request
for emergency funds, and thought it most odd. I suspect a virus
or trojan may have been used to send out this bogus message by
infecting V-J's email address book, since it's personalized.
Clever, nasty attack. Note the email contact address is nearly
the same as the real one, only with two letters transposed.

The two phone numbers are also a tipoff -- google the first 7
digits along with the word scam and you can see a plethora of
similar frauds using those prefix digits--44 also happens to be
the telephone country code for the U.K. Sorry if this has caused
Vincente-Juan any grief. He's a good guy, IMHO.


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