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*** Area: OMAHA                                   Date: 20 Nov 93 10:29:53
*** From: Mark Thomas (1:285/22.0)
*** To  : ALL
*** Subj: The following might be of some interest ...

From: sullivan@msri.org (John Sullivan)
Subject: Scam to Get Calling/Credit Card Numbers From Parents
Organization: TELECOM Digest

I just got this e-mail from my mother.  As you will see, someone is
trying to get people to give out their calling card numbers by
pretending to have collect calls from loved ones, and then saying
there is a block.

        -------  begin message -------

Last night just as I was leaving the house, the phone rang. A male
voice said said, "I have a collect call from John Sullivan. Will you
accept the charges?"

I was surprised, but of course said immediately, "Yes!"

He started to put the call through but then said, "I can't put the call
through because you have a block on your line."

"What?"

"You have a block on your line that collect calls can't be accepted."

"Well then what can I do, that's my son and I have to hear what he wants!"

"You can use some other form of payment."

"Like what?"

"A calling card or a credit card."

"Well, I guess my calling card, but let me ask my husband."

Dad and I agreed it sounded fishy but still what if it really were you trying
to get us. So, I decided to try to find out some more to see if it could be
legit. I asked, "Where is the call coming from?"

"I don't have that information."

"Can you give me your operator number?" (I forgot to say to you that he had
identified hiumself as an AT&T operator.)

"19076."

I told Dad on the side that if you really weren't on the other end we
could immediately call and cancel the calling card number.  So I gave
him an AT&T number and he said he'd put me through and then got back
and said, "I'm sorry the party has hung up. Thank you for using AT&T."

So, we then were pretty sure it was a scam. I immediately called AT&T
to cancel the number. The AT&T woman took down the whole story (I
guess so they can alert people) and said that the operator handling a
collect call would definitely know what area code the call was coming
from. She also said that, given that we would have been the ones to
originate a block on collect calls that should have been a tip-off. I
agreed but said when you hear that your child is calling collect
reason gets overruled.

The AT&T woman said their operators would _never_ ask you for your
card number.

So, I doubt he got in many calls to Borneo or wherever before the card
was no good anymore.



*** Area: AMIGA                                   Date: 17 Nov 93  6:52:18
*** From: Jim Maciorowski (1:3619/25.0)
*** To  : All
*** Subj: BOGUS VIRUS KILLERS!


Forward from Erik Loevendahl.
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WARNING DON'T TRY TO USE OR TEST ALL UNKNOWN KILLERS!
There have been a lot of mini-virus killers pretended to be a real killers,
In fact most of them are, if positive useless or dangerous programs.  There
have  been  spreaden a lot  of these  "killers" maybe  total about 30-40 of
these  dangerous or useless ones.  In  the  following you will find some of
them listed:


DigitalDream
BootX-Viruskiller by P.Stuer
Coder - The Ultimate Viruskiller!!
Datacrime-killer
Jeff viruskiller
MVK Supplex Mini-Virus-Killer!
TRistar-Viruskiller V1.0
Trojan killer V3.0
Z.E.S.T is the B.E.S.T Virus-Killer
ABC-VKiller
AmigaDOS Viruskiller V2.1
Monkey-Killer
Blizzard Protector V1.0
SystemZ- and a lot of clones!
H.C.S I
H.C.S II
Virusblaster V2.3

It can be very dangerous, if you don't how to handel a unknown virus or
how to get off all these above mentioned garbage.



WHY NOT USE.. some of the excellent multi killers, which are able to detect
hundreds of viruses as stated in the following:



 12-11-93   THE LAST VERIFIED VIRUS KILLER UPDATES:
            --------------------------------------

            VT 2.57                   16-10-93.   137.520 bytes unpacked.

            VirusChecker 6.33         06-10-93     44.116 bytes unpacked.

            BootX 5.23b               20.06-93     79.912 bytes unpacked.

          * BootX recog  1.85         03-10-93     31.848 bytes unpacked.

            VirusZ II 100             30-10-93     62.696 bytes unpacked.

            Virus Interceptor 1.14    30-08-93     14.440 bytes unpacked.

            AntiCicloVir V2.0         01-05-93     53.628 bytes unpacked.

            VirusWorkshop 2.6         17-10-93    321.420 bytes unpacked.



        * REMARK within a few days the BootX recog 1.90 will be released.
          with the following new viruses:


                                     Fred Choen bootvirus
                                     Digital Dream virus installer
                                     Digital Dream boot virus
                                     Sentinel bootvirus
                                     Leviathan file + bootvirus
                                     (Creeping Eel bootvirus bug corrected)



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A NEW KILLER SPECIAL FOR BULLETIN BOARDS


Look out for our new SHI special BBS Killer named "Extruder", which will be
released within a few months and please help us to get more viruses for the
update of this quite new kind of virus killer.


                                        Erik Loevendahl Soerensen
                                        Snaphanevej 10
                                        DK-4720 Praestoe
                                        Denmark

                                        Phone: +45 55 992512
                                        Fax  : +45 55 993498

                                        SAFE HEX INTERNATIONAL



*** Area: AMIGA                                   Date: 17 Nov 93  6:52:18
*** From: Jim Maciorowski (1:3619/25.0)
*** To  : All
*** Subj: AMIGA VIRUS ALERT!


Forward from Erik Loevendahl.
-!--------------------------


             SAFE HEX INTERNATIONAL VIRUS WARNING 11-12-93


Please take care for the new blasted DigitalDream trojan, which is spreaden
now.  Please .....spread this text file to your favorite BBS'es and write a
letter to all the users to tell, that this text file is named VirWarn-6.lha.
In that way you can help a lot of people.

Thank you very much for your help!


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HERE YOU HAVE SOME FACTS ABOUT THIS NEW VERY NASTY VIRUS/TROJAN:

DigitalDream trojan   This  virus  is  original  spreaden  as a powerpacked
                      file  6496 bytes.  Unpacked 9960 bytes. DigitalDreams
                      pretend  to  be a virus  killer for the Jeff viruses,
                      but false don't trust it, it installs a bootvirus.

                   1. When the Digital Dream is executed you will get a big
                      red  cross  on   a black background, and below at the
                      screen you can read:

                      "This  is  the:  Jeff-Viruskiller  V2.67  press  left
                      mouse-button to continue.

                   2. Then  you  get a blue/black text on a grey background
                      in the next screen and the following text:

                      "Jeff-Viruskiller V.2.67

                      Please  inset  a disk  in  drive  0.  Then press left
                      mouse-button to kill Jeff on it".

                   3. If  you  don't  have an unprotected in this drive you
                      will be asked to remove the write-protection!

                      But  if  the  disk  isn't write-protected the disk is
                      already  infected with the virus long time before you
                      have pressed the left mouse-button.




DigitalDream virus    This  is  the  bootvirus,  which  is installed by the
                      DigitalDream  trojan.  The  bootvirus is spreading at
                      kickstart 2.0 and it is a mutation virus.  That means
                      the  virus is changing it's code every time the virus
                      infects a new disk.


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                                     KIND REGARDS YOUR AMIGA FRIEND

                                        Erik Loevendahl Soerensen
                                        Snaphanevej 10
                                        DK-4720 Praestoe
                                        Denmark

                                        Phone: +45 55 992512
                                        Fax  : +45 55 993498

                                        SAFE HEX INTERNATIONAL