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Pete Wass
12-18-2015, 04:36 PM
Dear friends,

Some entity has stolen my email contact list and is sending messages requesting money for a kidney transplant in the Philippians. Please do not respond or send any money to them, instead send it to me :). PM me for my address. Just kidding.

Happy Holidays

Pete

LW Moore
12-18-2015, 04:50 PM
Yep I got that email, but figured Brew had cared for your kidneys this long it would continue.;)

Gene Beggs
12-18-2015, 07:33 PM
Yep, I got it too. Damn hackers and con artists are hard at work today thanks to the wide open world wide web.

Don't worry Pete, you don't have any friends dumb enough to fall for something like that.

glp
12-18-2015, 07:56 PM
Me too. Best you can do is contact the email vendor and cancel your account. Gmail and yahoo are notoriously succeptable to rip offs. One reason I don't use them.

Pete Wass
12-18-2015, 08:41 PM
Okay, Okay
Wait.
That was me and I still need the money. I have since drifted for days on the seven seas and ended up on St. Maarten. Brothers, can you spare a dime?

Best I can do as I had to cancel my credit cards,

Pete

Pete Wass
12-18-2015, 08:46 PM
I took my computer to the shop and the young lad there explained what had happened, although I didn't understand much of what he said. He thought I didn't have any lingering issues and nothing could be done to un-do what has happened. There aught to be a law - - - -! The lad @ the shop said they may send 200,000 0f these emails a day and if they rope just one person in for a couple of grand, they won. Well have to get Trump on this when he's in.

Pete

cbrock
12-18-2015, 09:59 PM
Well that figures! I finally get a email request where I figure I can do some good, and It's bogus. I got the email request also, I had a heart attack on Nov 30th and thought I probably didn't have that long, so while they were putting in the stent, I had them pull a kidney (the small one, so you wouldn't have a bulge) throw it on ice and Express Mail it to, whatever address. I figured it was the least I could do, same blood type as you (IPA)! Does that mean you don't need my kidney??? Does anyone else need it??? I'd let it go cheap (inexpensive), the ice may have melted, but I could really use the money!! Where the hell is that tracking number, it's got to be here somewhere? Pete, glad to hear you're feeling better, sorry to hear about you being hacked, but, you want to see real hacking, you should see what the f#@*+g Dr. did to me. Oh here's that number! Cheers, Charles

Pete Wass
12-19-2015, 10:50 AM
Well that figures! I finally get a email request where I figure I can do some good, and It's bogus. I got the email request also, I had a heart attack on Nov 30th and thought I probably didn't have that long, so while they were putting in the stent, I had them pull a kidney (the small one, so you wouldn't have a bulge) throw it on ice and Express Mail it to, whatever address. I figured it was the least I could do, same blood type as you (IPA)! Does that mean you don't need my kidney??? Does anyone else need it??? I'd let it go cheap (inexpensive), the ice may have melted, but I could really use the money!! Where the hell is that tracking number, it's got to be here somewhere? Pete, glad to hear you're feeling better, sorry to hear about you being hacked, but, you want to see real hacking, you should see what the f#@*+g Dr. did to me. Oh here's that number! Cheers, Charles

My blood type has changed to Alagash White so I'm afraid the kidney won't work but I appreciate your thinking of me at this Holiday Season.

Happy Holidays,

Pete

Professor
12-19-2015, 08:40 PM
In "most" cases, changing the password on your email account ends the "hack".

Bill Gammon
12-20-2015, 11:52 AM
Well I do not filter these messages simply that I find it hard to believe that people still fall for this S____T. They do! because if they did not, they would not go out!

glp
12-20-2015, 05:36 PM
Well Pete, just back from 6:30 Mass and I thought I should cleanse my Junk mail box. There is was - your mail to me from a few days ago. I didn't open it. I deleted it without opening. I was afraid I may weaken and send money. I also didn't open the letter from a Rwandan Prince. There were also three announcements that I had won three tons of lotteries. My filter is working. Most often I don't even go to that mailbox as it self clears thirty day old messages.

Some nice dude promised to send me 5 brand new Krugerands if I would send him $1500. I emailed him back saying I felt guilty taking 5 for that price but would settle for 3. I haven't heard back yet.

Nor Cal Mikie
12-21-2015, 12:46 AM
Change your password. Had the same thing happen to me a while back. Password change got rid of the problem.

doghunter
12-21-2015, 02:47 AM
Lol. I never get promises of gold. (Though I did get offered a Russian girlfriend once)

Here in Oz, people with an Asian accent are keen to advise me that my windows have been hacked but if I log into their website they can fix the problem.

Problem is that everytime I look out from my windows, everything is fine (yeah, a bit of smoke from the bushfires) so how can somebody fix that online? Are they going to send a waterbomber from India?

Pretty confused here down under.

Anyway, have a great Xmas cuzzins.

* Doghunter *

glp
12-21-2015, 09:34 AM
do you want to hear how bats--t crazy Maine can be? The city of Belfast council just voted to change the name of Columbus Day to indigenous peoples day. Da you think the former chicken capitol of Maine has been taken over and subverted? If not, just walk the isles of the Belfast food cooperative any Sunday afternoon. The ear, eye, nose, lip and nipple jewelry will astound you!

Pete Wass
12-21-2015, 10:57 AM
do you want to hear how bats--t crazy Maine can be? The city of Belfast council just voted to change the name of Columbus Day to indigenous peoples day. Da you think the former chicken capitol of Maine has been taken over and subverted? If not, just walk the isles of the Belfast food cooperative any Sunday afternoon. The ear, eye, nose, lip and nipple jewelry will astound you!

those who can afford to live wherever they like = Trustfunders. Question; was MBNA such a good thing for mid-coast Maine? Actually, it's just that time has passed us by Greg. The Millennials see life different than we have and do. They are the enlightened group now and we are just a bunch of old codgers. They are giving it all away for the sake of "Inclusion". Seen them Coexist bumper stickers, eh? Life as we knew it is over, even in Downeast Belfast :).
P

glp
12-21-2015, 11:20 AM
dude, but I ain't giving up!! I've already decided to drive down there on Columbus Day and stake a sign in the ground....It's COLUMBUS DAY! Some of these idiots must feel awfully bad about themselves and the Caucasian race to resort to this kind of foolery!

I just listened to Vinyl Café yesterday. The lead in 20 minutes was an explanation by the host, Stuart McLean, of why he was not going to change the lines in a 1997 story he wrote about a Christmas turkey and Dave and Morley...all fictional and humorous, and which he's played at Christmas time ever since. Seems a group of animal rights advocates wanted 3 lines excerpted cause they felt it promoted or condoned animal cruelty. In the end he did not change the story and played it in its original entirety. It was a lengthy, intelligent, articulate and reasoned response as to why. If I can find a link to the dissertation I will send it to you. :cool:

p.s. Here is something you might want to try...in remembrance of Irish roots!

Brown Butter Mashed Potato Recipe

On a past Vinyl Cafe show, Stuart was joined by Chef Michael Smith. Michael came up with the 'Official Potato Recipe of the Vinyl Cafe'. Here it is...enjoy!

Vinyl Cafe Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

4 Servings


Ingredients:

-Two pounds or so of unpeeled potatoes (about four large)
-A stick of salted butter (four ounces)
-A few pinches of nutmeg
-A sprinkle or two of salt and pepper

Directions:
Cut the potatoes into large chunks then steam, boil or microwave them until they’re tender. Drain well.

Meanwhile, toss the butter into a small saucepot and heat it until it melts over medium heat. Because butter contains as much as twenty percent water it will then begin to steam and foam. Once the water has evaporated the foam will subside and the butter’s temperature will begin to rise. The milk fat solids that are one or two percent of the butter will then begin to brown. Continue watching as it begins foaming a second time. Swirl it gently, watching the colour, until it turns golden brown and releases the aroma of toasting nuts. Immediately pour the browned butter into a bowl to stop it from browning further.

When the potatoes are tender mash in the butter, nutmeg and seasonings. Taste and season a bit more if needed. Then watch the bowl empty!

cbrock
12-22-2015, 12:05 AM
Greg, I see my V A Cardiologist for the first time on the 24th. I am going to write out that recipe and see if he won't include it on my "heart healthy diet". Well, maybe he'll let it go if all those carbs and the fat are diluted with enough India Pale Ale? Merry Christmas to all the Palmans (Palmen?) Cheers, Charles

steve stanley
12-22-2015, 10:44 AM
Greg, the idiots ain't contained to Maine, they are all over. They are a product of the liberal take over of the public school systems and they have been teaching this crap to the kids for 30 yrs. I consider Bedford Va. to be as conservative as any place in the country and we are being overrun with idiots here too. This country is getting in bad shape and I'm afraid it is going to get a lot worse without a severe reversal of course.

glp
12-23-2015, 01:02 PM
Greg, I see my V A Cardiologist for the first time on the 24th. I am going to write out that recipe and see if he won't include it on my "heart healthy diet". Well, maybe he'll let it go if all those carbs and the fat are diluted with enough India Pale Ale? Merry Christmas to all the Palmans (Palmen?) Cheers, Charles

possibly olive oil butter or a good margarine? Get and be well. Merry Christmas!

glp
12-23-2015, 01:16 PM
here is a link to a podcast of the Vinyl Café Dec. 19, 2015 show in which the host, Stuart McLean addresses the concerns and demands of some listeners that he modify a Dave and Morley (all fictional and humorous) Christmas turkey story he wrote in 1997 and has broadcast at Christmas time ever since. Some felt that a few lines promoted or condoned animal cruelty. It is a most thoughtful, articulate and reasoned approach to those of differing opinions I have heard in a long time, imo.

the first TALKING TURKEY under the December 19, 2015 is the one you want. Enjoy and rejoice in the voice of reason. --Greg

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/arts-culture/vinyl-cafe-stories/