Rcvd a scam letter this AM purportedly from Capt Robt Kendrick in Afghanistan asking me to help him clear $12 million out of the country. Said he got my address from the 6/31 website Guestbook. Signs it:
Capt. Robert Kendrick United States Military Army. Afghanistan
with Email at email@example.com
Scam Email came from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't know what can be done @ it, but felt I should report it so steps can be taken.
I am going to, as step one, ask the NSA to drone bomb the scammer as a personal favor. However, since the NSA is probably reading everybodies email they may already be on the case.
In the mean time, joking aside, realize that if your email address shows anywhere, for any reason, some spambot scammer is going to find it eventually. If you want your email erased from the guest book and the Roster I'll sadly do it. However, I run two websites and get all the email addressed to me in three email addresses that are used every day. I delete crap emails every day that come in with the good. Everybody with an active email account gets scam email every day I would imagine. I think I'm smart enough to know crap by the smell before I ever open the package it comes in and delete without opening. But even when I'm fooled and open a bogus email there is no way I'm going to fall for any scam remotely like the one that this man had proposed to him. I would image everybody reading this is as smart as me in this regard.
I strongly believe the potential good in being open to those we want to re-connect with from our Vietnam war past outweighs the negative possibilities of some scam proposed through a visible email address. The only alternative is to run and hide. I think few would want to take that alternative.