Porn Letter - forward from TOURBUS

Colleen Brady cbrady@bggs.qld.edu.au
Tue, 22 Oct 1996 14:49:19 GMT


Like several other Linkers, I did not receive the porn letter.  I did,
however, receive this from the TOURBUS list I belong to.

Colleen


Colleen Brady					
Library
Brisbane Girls' Grammar School						
Gregory Terrace
Spring Hill
Brisbane  Qld 4000

e-mail:	cbrady@bggs.qld.edu.au


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>Approved-By:  Patrick Douglas Crispen <crispen@CAMPUS.MCI.NET>
>Date:         Mon, 21 Oct 1996 11:32:24 -0700
>Reply-To: TOURBUS-Request@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
>Sender: The Internet TourBus - A virtual tour of cyberspace
>              <TOURBUS@LISTSERV.AOL.COM>
>From: Patrick Douglas Crispen <crispen@campus.mci.net>
>Subject:      ADMIN: CHILD PORN LETTER
>X-To:         ADV-HTML@UA1VM.UA.EDU, bamafan@UA1VM.UA.EDU,
>              MAP8@LISTS.INTERNIC.NET, MAP9@LISTS.INTERNIC.NET
>To: TOURBUS@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
>
>Thousands of Internet subscribers around the world recently received e-mail
>letters from <TipToe0001@aol.com> or <R9ch@aol.com> with the subject lines
>"Child Fun!" or "Child XXX" offering child pornography for sale over the
>Internet.  I want to assure the readers of this list that:
>
>     1. The sender of the "Child Fun" letter did not get your
>        e-mail address from this LISTSERV list.  The only person
>        in the world who can even see this list's subscriber
>        information is the listowner -- me.  :)
>
>     2. I immediately contacted, and faxed a copy of the "Child
>        Fun" letter to, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
>        office in Tuscaloosa.
>
>     3. I personally believe that the "Child Fun" letter is a
>        "spoof," written by someone who decided it would be funny
>        to exact some sort of revenge on "Steve Barnard."  (The
>        second line of the letter -- "I sent you this letter
>        because your email address was on a list that fit this
>        category" -- is the classic opening line for the new
>        generation of mass-mail spams).
>
>If you receive or have received a copy of the "Child Fun" letter, simply
>delete it.  The federal law enforcement agency of the United States is
>aware of the letter, and is investigating the matter.
>
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