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RE: Spam and "following the money"
From: Justin Shore <listuser () numbnuts net>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 19:06:33 -0500 (CDT)


On Thu, 19 Jun 2003, Jay Hennigan wrote:


On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Lars Higham wrote:

Joe,

While I agree with all of your points individually, I would say that
only one of them doesn't work for 'following the money'.  This one being
the pump-and-dump.  Everything else involves a sale of some sort -

Send those to "enforcement () sec gov".  They work quietly and in the
background, but they carry an impressive mallet.

I prefer to call it a cluestick but whatever floats your boat will work. 
:)  I especially like option number 5 under "SECURITY THREATS" in man 8 
syslogd.

Additional reporting addresses:

FDA     webcomplaints () ora fda gov
Send all food and drug (pharmacueticals) complaints here.  ie, 
weight-loss products, sexual stimulants and enhancements, etc..

FTC     uce () ftc gov
Bounce *all* spam here.  Period.

SEC     enforcement () sec gov
Send all stock scams here.

Pyramid/Ponzi scams     fraud () uspis gov, pyramid () ftc gov
Send these jewels to these folks if they use the USPS.

Nigerian Money Scams/419 Scams 419.fed () usss treas gov
Send these to the US Secret Service.  Also, if you're feeling bored and
want to give a 419 scammer the run around, respond to them with your
telephone number ((202) 406-5850) and fax number ((202) 406-5031).  Tell
them how overjoyed you are to be helping them with their financial
problems.  Take note that the numbers above are for the United States
Secret Service, Financial Crimes Division. :)

It my understanding that some people send their 419 complaints to the 
Nigerian Police at these addresses:

fpro () nigeriapolice org, 419 () nigeriapolice org

It was my understanding that the many actual members of the Nigerian 
government are involved in these scams so YMMV and of course I could be 
wrong.

Justin


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