Re: Child pornography
Matt Harline (harline@GSLXSRV1.ROSE.HP.COM)
Thu, 24 Oct 1996 07:54:24 PDT
>Dear friends in the Scouts-L
>Yesterday I had my first taste of misuse of lists in the Internet
>and was difficult to swallow. I received an e-mail letter suggesting
>buying or trading child pornographic material and other repugnant
>ideas. The letter stated "this offer goes to you as your name appears
>in a list connected to this issue."
>In fact, the only lists in which my name appears -at least to the
>best of my knowledge- are Scouting related.
>The letter originates in AOL and provides a contact address in the
>USA. I wish to know whether other members of this list have received
>this, and if so I invite you to write me in private to discuss the
>best way on dealing with this.
>De/From: Sergio Laurenti
>-------------------------------------------- Buenos Aires, Argentina
This was not just Scouts-L list members. I received a message from
my employer (a fairly large computer and electronics firm) warning us
that someone from AOL had sent such a message to a large group of
people. Part of the message included the following description of
what was being "offered for sale".
This appeared to be a sales pitch from a company calling itself "CHILD
FUN" in Jackson Heights, NY., who were offering child porn photos,
posters, VHS tapes, audio recordings, child porn games, and a color
My company contacted AOL, and AOL has taken steps to shut off the offender's
access account. Hopefully this will take care of this particular person,
but I would guess that it won't be the last time someone send this stuff
our way. You can be sure that it wasn't just targeted at Scouts-L
list members. In fact, I did not even receive a copy of the original
offending mail, even though I am on Scouts-L and an employee of a company
that was hit.
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