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Re: [vox] Hi Folks, Check this out!!!!!!!!!
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Re: [vox] Hi Folks, Check this out!!!!!!!!!



Check this out:
My wife was getting some small charges (3-4 $$$) on a visa card that she
never uses.  Charges were being made thru a french website.

After some investigation we found out that there is a very small group in
Africa that were pulling random #'s to see if they work.  Long story as to
how we found info on this.

I wonder if there is some sort of connection?

Alabaster Chikenhead
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathan Stickel" <jjstickel@sbcglobal.net>
To: <vox@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: [vox] Hi Folks, Check this out!!!!!!!!!


> Um, I think this is spam.  I think they are fishing for personal
> information that they can use in some way.  If you sent them something
> by mail, then they would have your mailing address at a minimum.
> Obviously, I don't think anyone would send something... but then they
> work on percentages.  If there is a 0.5% chance someone might, and there
> are 400 people on this list, 2 people might fall for it.
>
>
> R. Douglas Barbieri wrote:
> > If you are interested in obtaining a free copy of Linux, you should
> > consider using Debian. http://www.debian.org/distrib/  You can download
> > it freely from the Internet.
> >
> > On Thu, 2003-12-11 at 07:10, John Williams wrote:
> >
> >>Hi folks,
> >>Thanks for all that is going on here, at least it is giving some of as
> >>who are new to Linux the opportunity to learn more about Linux. But of
> >>as are unfortunate to find our in a remote locations where getting
> >>access to this free but usefull software(i.e. Linux). I have read alot
> >>about it and will love to try it out but can't get it since I live in
> >>Ghana in Africa and does not have a credit card to be able to buy it
> >>online and also since there is no store(Non that I know of) in our
> >>part of the world where I can get one. I am with all humility
> >>appealling to you all, that one of you buy or send me a copy of the
> >>linux software so I can effectively be part of what is going on
> >>here. Should any one of you decide to, he or she can send it
> >>through my post and the address is:
> >>John Williams
> >>P. O. Box K 363,
> >>A. N. T, Accra.
> >>Ghana, W/Africa.
> >>Thanks for your Kindness and May the good Lord Bless you!!!!.
> >>Love,
> >>John
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>______________________________________________________________________
> >>Do you Yahoo!?
> >>Protect your identity with Yahoo! Mail AddressGuard
>
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