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#1 Michael Stuart Kelly

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

SOS from NB and Leigh

 

I received an SOS email from Leigh just now.

 

From what it looks like, she blasted it out to everyone on her email list, but I'm not sure. I looked in the hash in the email header and it looks legit, but there were a couple of things that gave me pause.

 

Leigh said she and her family (which I presume is NB) are on a trip to Italy (Rome) and they got mugged. All their money, credit cards, etc., were taken, but they still managed to hold on to their passports. So she was in touch with the American Embassy, albeit she didn't sound too happy with the good ole' USA diplomatic corps.

 

She said she was freaked out.

 

Does someone have a way of verifying this and. if true, helping them out?

 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

A well‐known scam works by telling a story like this and asking you to send money via Paypal.  If she didn't ask for money it might be legit.  Probably not.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

Pete,

 

That's why I asked to verify.

 

I wonder if anyone who is visiting friends with them could check in with them.

 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

SOS from NB and Leigh

 

I received an SOS email from Leigh just now.

 

From what it looks like, she blasted it out to everyone on her email list, but I'm not sure. I looked in the hash in the email header and it looks legit, but there were a couple of things that gave me pause.

 

Leigh said she and her family (which I presume is NB) are on a trip to Italy (Rome) and they got mugged. All their money, credit cards, etc., were taken, but they still managed to hold on to their passports. So she was in touch with the American Embassy, albeit she didn't sound too happy with the good ole' USA diplomatic corps.

 

She said she was freaked out.

 

This might be a scam.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

Did the message say "My family and myself a travel in Italy, and we are robbered. All money stole and a credit card to, but we do not have passport took."

If so, it might be a scam.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

Someone who knows Nathaniel really well needs to establish communication with Nathaniel/Leigh to determine if this is legitimate.  If it is, then those who care about Nathaniel need do whatever is required to alleviate the situation.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

Someone who knows Nathaniel really well needs to establish communication with Nathaniel/Leigh to determine if this is legitimate. 

 

Good idea.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

Send some money. If you never see it again, they're fine.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

Leigh and Nathaniel are in LA and okay.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

Brant,

 

Thank you.

 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

Leigh and Nathaniel are in LA and okay.

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Thanks Brant.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

Brant,
 
Thank you.
 
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

Did the message say "My family and myself a travel in Italy, and we are robbered. All money stole and a credit card to, but we do not have passport took."

If so, it might be a scam.

J

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

Send some money. If you never see it again, they're fine.


I have never seen so much intelligence dressed in so much cynicism.

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Nathaniel cannot travel to Italy and the time for dumping on him has passed--it's even passed for Leonard Peikoff--why?: they can't defend themselves, though for different reasons, I think

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:32 PM

Please forward the email to me at thisheer@aol.com

 

Brant,

 

I just saw this. I'm sending it now.

 

btw - I sent you 2--what I received and my response.

 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

The Branden office just out a disclaiming email.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:07 PM

Send some money. If you never see it again, they're fine.


I have never seen so much intelligence dressed in so much cynicism.

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Nathaniel cannot travel to Italy and the time for dumping on him has passed--it's even passed for Leonard Peikoff--why?: they can't defend themselves, though for different reasons, I think

Brant, I had the impression that this comment was only about the attempted scam, not about NB at all.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:53 PM





Send some money. If you never see it again, they're fine.

I have never seen so much intelligence dressed in so much cynicism.

--Brant
Nathaniel cannot travel to Italy and the time for dumping on him has passed--it's even passed for Leonard Peikoff--why?: they can't defend themselves, though for different reasons, I think
Brant, I had the impression that this comment was only about the attempted scam, not about NB at all.

This thread is not about Nathaniel and his wife? Only whether to send money to Nigeria?

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:28 AM

My intent in starting the thread was to help NB and Leigh if the SOS was real, ask people to help verify if the request was legitimate, and find out whether they were all right.

 

When I posted it, I knew I ran the risk of looking foolish since some warning bells went off in my mind when I looked at the email header hash, but I didn't know for sure. I wanted to know and, if the SOS were real, do something to help.

 

I'm glad it was baloney. Simply put, I didn't--and don't--give a damn about looking foolish. People are free to think what they want. NB and Leigh are all right and that's what I do care about.

 

As far as I'm concerned, this thread is a success for what I wished to accomplish.

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:39 AM

When I posted it, I knew I ran the risk of looking foolish since some warning bells went off in my mind when I looked at the email header hash, but I didn't know for sure. I wanted to know and, if the SOS were real, do something to help.
 
I'm glad it was baloney. Simply put, I didn't--and don't--give a damn about looking foolish. People are free to think what they want. NB and Leigh are all right and that's what I do care about
 
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