Has anyone heard from Norm?

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Has anyone heard from Norm?

Postby guitarchuck » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:31 am

I just got a strange email from Norm. I think someone may have hijacked his email account. Let me know if you have heard from him.
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Re: Has anyone heard from Norm?

Postby RandeDager » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:52 am

That has happened with several of us on this board. It's difficult to prevent but not too difficult to remedy with a password change. The big hassle is to explain to everyone on your email list who hasn't commented but who believes that it was authentic. I usually find out about those months down the road.
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Re: Has anyone heard from Norm?

Postby David Elliott » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:01 am

Yes, I received the same strange email "from Norm" (this morning), claiming he was in the UK, and asking for money because he had "lost his wallet" over there! Pretty well composed, and even signed the way he signs his emails!

I also received an email from "Michael Coppola" a few days ago, also asking for money.

It's obvious these are scams, and should just be ignored.

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Re: Has anyone heard from Norm?

Postby guitarchuck » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:12 am

David,
That's the same email that I received. Hopefully these guys see these posts and change their email passwords.
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Re: Has anyone heard from Norm?

Postby Vidar Lund » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:07 pm

Same here. It seems strange he doesn´t seem to get much help from the Consular Section of the US Embassy. I guess like at other foreign representations he won´t be given cash there and then, but they´ll assist him in getting financial support from someone at home. In fact, it´s one of the duties of an embassy or a consulate to assist their own citizens in need of help in a foreign country.
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Re: Has anyone heard from Norm?

Postby Vidar Lund » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:00 pm

I see that "Norm" has been posting on the Gretschpages as late as October 11. I took the liberty to ask him when he arrived in the UK. Now I´m in suspense, waiting for an answer to solve this problem.
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Re: Has anyone heard from Norm?

Postby Norm » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:12 pm

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhhhh

I just spent four hours on the phone with ATT getting all this straightened out.

Sorry boys...

Now I need to change my pm profile

if interested my new e.mail address is
norm_van@att.net

GET RID OF the_norm@att.net IF IT IS IN YOUR CONTACT LIST

If you send me an email at my new address I'll be able to add you to my contact list
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
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Re: Has anyone heard from Norm?

Postby Vidar Lund » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:09 pm

You say you don´t want those US$2550 after all?
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Re: Has anyone heard from Norm?

Postby Norm » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:55 pm

:oops:
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
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Re: Has anyone heard from Norm?

Postby David Elliott » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:46 pm

Too late!
I already wired it to him to an address they gave me in the UK. Funny though, I wonder why they told me to send it to the Ukrainian Embassy? But that's okay, I know ol' Norm will make it good if there's anything goes wrong...

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