Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/07/31

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Subject: [Leica] new scam that might affect the LUG
From: nickbroberts at (Nick Roberts)
Date: Tue Jul 31 08:23:31 2007

How stupid. Nobody on the LUG would fall for that. Glenfiddich indeed..... 
the very thought! :)


----- Original Message ----
From: Chris Saganich <>
To: Leica Users Group <>
Sent: Tuesday, 31 July, 2007 4:02:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] new scam that might affect the LUG

She said there was  1,000 cases of Glenfiddich Whisky  locked in a safe 
deposit box in Slovakia.   She only needs a $10,000 loan to secure the 
release of her stubbornly romantic brother Dmitri who was wrongly imprison 
by a police captain who is a rival for the hand of beautiful Sofya the 
innocent daughter of an obscure Deacon in a nearby Provence.  She told me 
that once free they only needed to bribe a clerk in the local export office 
to secure the shipment of the whiskey to the U.S. but needed a legitimate 
American address for the export documents.  She would be very grateful for 
any assistance the wonderfully supportive people on the LUG could 
offer.  She included a photograph to show "her reliability and good faith..."

At 10:20 PM 7/30/2007, you wrote:
>Today some spammer in Belarus subscribed to the LUG and immediately sent a 
>spam message, which would have gotten though except that it contained one 
>of the keywords that I watch for to identify angry arguments quickly, so 
>it was referred to me for approval.
>This is the first time in my long experience on the internet that a 
>spammer has done anything so technically sophisticated. I may be forced to 
>increase the complexity of subscribing by adding some robot detection, but 
>there's nothing I can do to prevent determined humans from this sort of 
>Brian Reid
>LUG Saloon Keeper
>who might need a new bouncer soon
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

Chris Saganich, Sr. Physicist
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York Presbyterian Hospital
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