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Snooth User: Philip James

Snooth Subpoena

Posted by Philip James, Apr 16, 2008.

OK, fine, it turned out to be spam, but gave it a jolt this morning. I was still waking up when i read the email, freaked out, was debating if i REALLY had to drag myself to San Diego for a 9am appearance and wondering since when subpoena's were emailed out. As well as trying to figure out what the heck i'd done wrong.

I stupidly clicked on the link, but I smartly use a mac, and was given a message saying something to the effect of "please use internet explorer so we can install the virus".

I'm lucky enough to not know what a subpoena actually looks like, but this used some pretty commanding language: "YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear and testify before the Grand Jury of the United States District Court at the place, date, and time specifiied below."

Obviously if i was even smarter than just to use a mac, i'd have realized that there's no such word as specifiiiiied!

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Apr 16, 2008.

This is the first case where we really need a picture in Talk. The spam email that Philip got is pretty damned official looking. Scary!

Give me my "You have received an e-card from your secret admirer" spam any day. It's a better pick me up than a heart attack.

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Reply by John Andrews, Apr 16, 2008.

the e-card is almost as uplifting as finding out I won the lottery in Africa.

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Reply by Chris Carpita, Apr 17, 2008.

Philip, you realize that this is part of a general attack on powerful corporate CEO's, and has been reported in the slashdot-esque news. This is a badge of success!

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Apr 17, 2008.

Although the CEO attack was on Monday...

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Reply by Chris Carpita, Apr 17, 2008.

Clearly the Monday attack was just the first wave

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Reply by andrew, Apr 17, 2008.

I've been getting the bank ones - 'your account has been suspended, please click here and enter your account #' type things... But they are usually for banks that I don't have an account with.


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