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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!


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.

Reply by John Andrews, Apr 16, 2008.

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

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!

Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Apr 17, 2008.

Although the CEO attack was on Monday...

Reply by Chris Carpita, Apr 17, 2008.

Clearly the Monday attack was just the first wave

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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