scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Scams
Michael A. Poretsky (MPoretsky@AOL.COM
Thu Mar 23 2000 - 20:33:27 CST
I am a fraud investigator at the Brooklyn, NY District Attorney's office.
Two scams were recently reported on Scouts-L. Both ARE real. The AOL and the
phone scam but the phone scam works only on PBX systems. I do not believe it
works on home phone systems, but if you contact me offline, I will check with
the High Technology Crime Consortium (it's a real, but restricted, newsgroup
I belong to) and see if anyone has information on this scam.
And, as some others have pointed out AOL will NEVER ask for your password or
credit card information in that way (they may ask for a new credit card if
the one you have on file with them expires, but you will see the difference
Yours in Scouting
COR, Quondam Scoutmaster, Troop 611, Brooklyn, NY
(I used to be a Woodpecker and a good ol' Buffalo too.)