Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Disturbing Email

Discussion in 'Legal' started by YammyMonkey, Sep 20, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. YammyMonkey

    YammyMonkey Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Messages:
    828
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Here is the text from an email I received on Sun:

    Welcome to our web site www.shadowcrew.com/phpBB2/index.php

    Please use http://63.240.81.5 in case of our domain outage.

    You're invited to shop for large selection of bombs and different kinds of rockets such as surface-to-air,
    surface-to-surface and weaponry available at reduced price. With the following types of rockets you will be
    able to commit terrorist attacks, destroy buildings, electric power stations, bridges, factories and anything
    else that comes your mind. Most items are in stock and available for next day freight delivery in the USA.
    Worldwide delivery is available at additional cost. Prices are negotiable.

    Please feel free to inquire by ICQ # 176928755 or contacting us directly:

    +1-305-592-2222
    +1-919-319-8249
    +1-314-770-3395

    Today special:

    ******* AIR BOMBS *******
    OFAB-500U HE fragmentation air bomb
    Fuel-air explosive air bombs -Not in stock
    BETAB-500U concrete-piercing air bomb
    ZB-500RT incendiary tank
    500-KG SIZE RBK-500U unified cluster bomb
    RBK-500U OAB-2.5PT loaded with fragmentation submunitions
    RBK-500U BETAB-M loaded with concrete-piercing submunitions-Not in stock
    RBK-500U OFAB-50UD loaded with HE fragmentation submunitions

    ******* UNGUIDED AIRCRAFT ROCKETS *******
    Main-purpose unguided aircraft rockets
    S-8 unguided aircraft rockets
    S-8KOM
    S-8BM-Not in stock
    S-13 unguided aircraft rockets
    S-13, S-13T, S-13-OF, S-13D, S-13DF
    S-25-0
    S-25-OFM
    S-24B -Not in stock
    RS-82
    RS-132-Not in stock

    ******* ROCKET PODS *******
    B-8M pod for S-8 rockets
    B-8V20-A pod for S-8 rockets
    B-13L pod for S-13 rockets

    Recently received *NEW*

    Hydra 70 2.75 inch Rockets
    Air-Launched 2.75-Inch Rockets
    FIM-92A Stinger Weapons System
    Stinger 101: Anti-Air

    Our clients are well known Al-Qaida, Hizballah, Al-Jihad, HAMAS, Abu Sayyaf Group and many other terrorist groups. We are well known supplier in the market and looking forward to expand our clientage with assistance of Internet.

    Do not hesitate to contact us via ICQ # 176928755

    Impatiently awaiting for your orders,
    ShadowCrew



    I looked through Snopes with no luck, any idea what is going on here? This doesn't seem like your average Nigerian scam or Spam. If it's a joke, I don't think it's very funny either.:fire:
     
  2. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,108
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Wow. I don't know how I'd react to that.

    My only guess is that you were visiting some website that acquired your email address. I'm pretty ignorant here, but maybe take some steps to beef up your internet security. Run Ad-Aware, SpyBot, maybe switch to Firefox browser, get a firewall, I don't know.

    Another possibility would be to call the police or someone and tell them what happened. I don't know if I'd do that or not, but I'd at least think about it.
     
  3. SoCalGeek

    SoCalGeek Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2003
    Messages:
    282
    It's definitely a joke. If they were for real I doubt that these people would be anything less than completely selective about who they offer their services to, and especially not to go so far as to advertise via email to Americans with no terrorist connections. Besides, they don't consider themselves terrorists and would not refer to themselves as such. As for the fact that it's not funny, well, there's no accounting for taste.
     
  4. ShadowOne

    ShadowOne Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13
    Location:
    NV, USA
    Maybe it's a sting operation by the feds.
     
  5. crewchief

    crewchief Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2004
    Messages:
    206
    Location:
    Outside of Toledo
    Maybe this info will help with figuring out who these people are. I would try to contact a local field agent (FBI) and give them a copy of that email you posted along with the below info I dug up. Tell them that it may be some sort of joke, but with the way things are today it is not a very funny one and we all need to do our part in "homeland security"
    This is what I got as the regestration of that shadowcrew domain:

    Registrant:
    Shadow Crew scdomains@yahoo.com 1-305-592-2222
    shadowcrew
    13876 SW 56TH ST, #294
    MIAMI,FL,US 33175-6021


    Domain Name:shadowcrew.com
    Record last updated at 2004-08-14 20:35:25
    Record created on 2002/7/9
    Record expired on 2005/7/9


    Domain servers in listed order:
    ns-east.cerf.net ns-west.cerf.net

    Administrator:
    . scdomains@yahoo.com 1-305-592-2222
    shadowcrew
    13876 SW 56TH ST, #294
    MIAMI,FL,US 33175-6021

    Technical Contactor:
    . scdomains@yahoo.com 1-305-592-2222
    shadowcrew
    13876 SW 56TH ST, #294
    MIAMI,FL,US 33175-6021

    Billing Contactor:
    . scdomains@yahoo.com 1-305-592-2222
    shadowcrew
    13876 SW 56TH ST, #294
    MIAMI,FL,US 33175-6021


    Registration Service Provider:
    name: Midwest Direct
    tel: (555) 555-5555
    fax: None
    web:http://www.trafficbreeze.com








    This is what I have on that IP address that they gave also:

    OrgName: CERFnet
    OrgID: CERF
    Address: 5738 Pacific Center Blvd
    City: San Diego
    StateProv: CA
    PostalCode: 92121
    Country: US

    NetRange: 63.240.0.0 - 63.242.255.255
    CIDR: 63.240.0.0/15, 63.242.0.0/16
    NetName: CERFNET-BLK-5
    NetHandle: NET-63-240-0-0-1
    Parent: NET-63-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Allocation
    NameServer: DBRU.BR.NS.ELS-GMS.ATT.NET
    NameServer: CBRU.BR.NS.ELS-GMS.ATT.NET
    NameServer: DMTU.MT.NS.ELS-GMS.ATT.NET
    NameServer: CMTU.MT.NS.ELS-GMS.ATT.NET
    Comment: ADDRESSES WITHIN THIS BLOCK ARE NON-PORTABLE
    RegDate: 1999-11-03
    Updated: 2001-08-06

    TechHandle: CERF-HM-ARIN
    TechName: AT&T Enhanced Network Services
    TechPhone: +1-858-812-5000
    TechEmail: notify@attens.com

    OrgTechHandle: NETWO10-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Network Provisioning
    OrgTechPhone: +1-800-876-2373
    OrgTechEmail: iptool@attens.com
     
  6. Third_Rail

    Third_Rail Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Messages:
    4,981
    What's that Schmuckatelli? You and your boys at work?

    You see, fellow THR-ers.... the BATFE and FBI, et al, consider terrorists to be idiots. What better way to scam them than with a scam e-mail?


    :rolleyes:

    Yes, that was heavy sarcasm. Report that e-mail to the Dept. of Homeland Security.
     
  7. Hawkmoon

    Hawkmoon Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    3,454
    Location:
    Terra
    Log onto www.411.com and do a reverse search on the phone number(s). It might show who they belong to (or it might not, which would be interesting in itself).
     
  8. Zrex

    Zrex Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    572
    Claire Wolfe posted on her blog a week or 2 ago about shadowcrew.com:


    SHADOWCREW AND A FIREFLY'S DILEMMA. A question came up today. The kind of question we don't like to think about now, but that will devil us in the future days when freedom's been driven entirely underground.

    I've recommended Shadowcrew.com as a place to ferret out really hardcore info about alternate ID. Shadowcrew isn't for the faint of heart and isn't for anybody who's just looking to Google some quick info and leave. It's an online underground, where you have to watch, listen, and learn for a long time -- and then be careful before you act.

    One TCF firefly registered there then emerged with the horrified discovery that the Shadow Crew are criminals. Crackers. Identity thieves. "They're talking about stealing credit cards and breaking into the e-mail accounts of ordinary Joes," this firefly wrote. "Do you know of any other site or group that's got slightly more noble intentions?"

    This firefly added an ironic smiley, indicating that he knew his hope might be slightly misplaced. And that's just the thing.

    Steeped in fantasies of "heroic" freedom Outlaws (from Robin Hood to Repairman Jack), we like to believe that our future freedom underground will be entirely pure and virtuous. Yes, we'll trade in banned goods. Yes, we'll used forged IDs or "real" IDs that are illegally obtained. Yes, we'll do our banking privately, without Mr. Ashcroft's successors peeking over our shoulders. Yes, we'll smuggle. Yes, we'll hide fugitives. We'll do it all someday, when things get that bad and America resembles Everyday Stalinism. But we nice, mostly middle-class, mostly college-educated, mostly hyper-ethical fireflies don't like to think that criminals (not just romantic Outlaws) are the folks who do such things best.

    Criminals have the skill, the experience, the ruthlessness, the connections, the amorality, and the will to do some of the "noble" things we fantacize about doing in the name of freedom.

    We may start out with some clean, noble freedom black markets -- and we may even preserve a few of them on a small scale. But just as in Russia (or Chicago of the 1920s), once you force ordinary trade and ordinary life activities underground, you get ruthless criminal syndicates. Too many noblehearts will get quickly busted. Or driven out by fiercer competitors.

    Shadowcrew is a tiny taste of what we're eventually going to have to live with if we fireflies are forced to fly in underground caverns beneath a lost and corrupted America. It ain't pretty. But it's still better than submitting to the omnimptent Big Nanny state.



    Its under September 9th about 2/3rd of the way down this page:

    http://www.clairewolfe.com/blog.html
     
  9. Graystar

    Graystar Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    1,756
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Foward it to the feds and let them deal with it.
     
  10. NavajoNPaleFace

    NavajoNPaleFace Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Too Dang Hot, Arizona
    Why take a chance, in the first place, and open e-mail from someone you don't know?

    Not me!
     
  11. JPL

    JPL Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,479
    I just got a sixpack of Stinger missiles from them.

    Excellent prices, and great service! :)

    (That was a JOKE for anyone who wants to jump down my throat...)
     
  12. erik the bold

    erik the bold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Messages:
    325
    Location:
    Middle of the Mitten, Somewhere' Nort of Hell
    Those are good for the up-coming deer season, right?? :D
     
  13. Zrex

    Zrex Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    572
    Is the migratory bird limit 3 stingers or 2 up there in Michigan?
     
  14. erik the bold

    erik the bold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Messages:
    325
    Location:
    Middle of the Mitten, Somewhere' Nort of Hell
    I think you're allowed to use up to three stingers to bag two birds, but I've never hunted waterfowl. Would probably help with the excess goose population up here, or at least encourage more to fly south for the winter :D
     
  15. YammyMonkey

    YammyMonkey Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Messages:
    828
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    I bet one of those stingers really would spin a deer around and toss him at least 2 or 3 feet.

    Forwarded a copy to Homeland Security via their website.
     
  16. JPL

    JPL Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,479
    Deer season?

    I don't hun....

    Uh...

    Yeah!

    Deer season!
     
  17. deanf

    deanf Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    486
    Location:
    N46º 54’ x W122º 34’
    No. Refuse to recognize the illegitimate power of the federal police forces. Contact state authorities. In this case it appears to be Florida.
     
  18. Waitone

    Waitone Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    5,406
    Location:
    The Land of Broccoli and Fingernails
    Send it to the federales.

    Don't think for a minute that if something bad happens the feds will ignore you. You will receive their tender loving mercies and during the investigation you are the one with the problem, not them.

    If the federales are trolling what better was to re-insert their labors bristles first.
     
  19. Deavis

    Deavis Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Messages:
    1,424
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Somehow I wonder how a group that is involved in ID and credit card fraud were smart enough to get their hands on that kind of ordinance and yet dumb enough to send out an email advertising it. :scrutiny:
     
  20. Muzzleflash

    Muzzleflash member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    318
    Don't knock the geeks that do carding and ID fraud.

    They usually have well stocked houses with good electronic gear, poor home security, and no guns. If they do have guns, they're not good at them. Best yet, they'd be scared to go to the cops over anything.

    Think of them as 'outlaws'- you can do pretty much whatever you want to those people once you gain their trust, track them down, and they don't know who they are, short of physical damage to their bodies (at that point they're likely to figure going to jail for their activities is worth going to the cops for protection).

    I'm not encouraging criminal acts. I don't commit criminal acts.

    I'm just sayin'. If I were a predator, they'd be the perfect prey.
     
  21. Ex-Doc

    Ex-Doc Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    170
    Send it to Dan Rather
     
  22. dustind

    dustind Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2003
    Messages:
    1,581
    Location:
    St. Michael, MN
    Does anyone know when they are getting a shipment of Fuel-air explosive bombs?

    Ok seriously. I am pretty sure this is a joke e-mail. I would have laughed, then deleted it.
     
  23. hecks68

    hecks68 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2004
    Messages:
    25
    be careful

    FYI- I would stay away from any of those types of sites. For your own protection.
     
  24. jefnvk

    jefnvk Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Messages:
    4,938
    Location:
    The Copper Country, Michigan
    My guess, after joke, would be sting-op
     
  25. Muzzleflash

    Muzzleflash member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    318
    My guess is it's not from SC but it's someone setting them up to look bad.

    Identity theives, carders, and zombie kids all swim in basically the same stinky ocean, and it's a culture of backstabbing and infighting.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page