On Monday 05 April 2004 09:33, John Allman wrote:
> Some of you who were on #linux on friday will know part or most of this
> story already as i witnessed some of it (while drinking a truly
> delicious hot chocolate). For those of you who don't, the following is a
> report written up by a friend of mine on his succussful (or at least,
> it's looking good) attempt to stop and catch a 419 scammer. I feel it's
> worth the read
That was a very interesting account.
A couple of things occur to me.
(1) Wouldn't it be fairly simple to restrict the number of email messages
sent out by each customer, to say 10 or 20?
Or 5 per hour, or whatever.
I doubt if this guy is Mr/Ms Savimbi him/herself,
so presumably he is an agent for a bigger operation,
in which case this exercise must be carried out more widely.
(2) I wonder if there is not a rule forbidding "listening in" like this
similar to the rule (if I'm correct) forbidding taping a phone conversation
without the speaker's permission?
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