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Fabrizio Mosca
Master Film Handler

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From: Milano, Italy
Registered: Jan 2004


 - posted November 26, 2013 11:10 AM      Profile for Fabrizio Mosca   Email Fabrizio Mosca   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've received few minutes ago a "strange" mail from the address of Barry Attwood. I'll not share the content because, if real, it's with personal information.
Has any of you received something that can be considered "strange" from him?

Thanks,
Fabrizio

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Maurice Leakey
Film God

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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted November 26, 2013 11:22 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I was just about to start a thread with this strange request.
Are you at home Barry?

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Ferran Gimenez
Film Handler

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From: Barcelona, Spain
Registered: Mar 2008


 - posted November 26, 2013 11:28 AM      Profile for Ferran Gimenez   Email Ferran Gimenez   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've just received it too.

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Larry Arpin
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Sunland, CA, USA
Registered: Dec 2006


 - posted November 26, 2013 11:30 AM      Profile for Larry Arpin   Author's Homepage   Email Larry Arpin   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
His email got hacked. I just got it.

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Maurice Leakey
Film God

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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
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 - posted November 26, 2013 11:39 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
These sort of requesting emails usually offer a link to click on, but not here. Does this mean that any emails sent to Barry will arrive at someone else?

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Barry Attwood
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1411
From: Enfield, U.K.
Registered: Aug 2003


 - posted November 26, 2013 11:46 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry guys, I was just going to add a new thread, I had a computer virus over the weekend, and it completely blocked my PC.

Please ignore any email that does not feature an 8mm film reference, it's cost me a lot of money to get the PC fixed again, and I've had to change my passwords.

So anything that sounds wrong please just delete straight away.

Barry.

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Fabrizio Mosca
Master Film Handler

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From: Milano, Italy
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 - posted November 26, 2013 11:46 AM      Profile for Fabrizio Mosca   Email Fabrizio Mosca   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This was also my doubt and the reason why I asked for information in the forum and not writing back to Barry.

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Fabrizio Mosca
Master Film Handler

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From: Milano, Italy
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 - posted November 26, 2013 11:48 AM      Profile for Fabrizio Mosca   Email Fabrizio Mosca   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Barry, if you can access your mail via web, I suggest to change your password asap

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Mark Todd
Film God

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From: UK
Registered: Aug 2003


 - posted November 26, 2013 11:53 AM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi wonder where my reply went to. I thought it was genuine !!!

Silly Me !!!

Best Mark.

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Barry Attwood
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Enfield, U.K.
Registered: Aug 2003


 - posted November 26, 2013 11:59 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dear Fabrizio,

I've changed my email passwords, they can't access it anymore but the damage has been done, but as I'm such a specialised trader I don't think any of my customers will be caught, especially as there is no reference to 8mm films in the email.

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Athens,Greece
Registered: Jul 2008


 - posted November 26, 2013 02:19 PM      Profile for Panayotis A. Carayannis   Email Panayotis A. Carayannis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Got the same mail three hours ago!

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David Roberts
Master Film Handler

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From: Suffolk. England
Registered: Apr 2004


 - posted November 26, 2013 02:22 PM      Profile for David Roberts   Email David Roberts   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
ive just received this bogus e mail,and deleted it,realising straight away its a scam.

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Chris Fries
Master Film Handler

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From: Ohio, US
Registered: Aug 2011


 - posted November 26, 2013 02:43 PM      Profile for Chris Fries     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I got it about three hours ago as well. Looks like this thief from Spain hit everyone in Barry's email address book at the same time.

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Barry Attwood
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Enfield, U.K.
Registered: Aug 2003


 - posted November 26, 2013 03:01 PM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dear Chris,

I doubt very much the culprits are from Spain, most probably Nigeria, or another African country, they think most of the scams originate from that region of the world.

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Tom Photiou
Film God

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From: Plymouth U.K
Registered: Dec 2003


 - posted November 26, 2013 03:48 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
yeah, lets nuke that regieon and do everyone a favour [Big Grin]

just a joke, dont get excited. [Wink]

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Yanis Tzortzis
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 531
From: Greece
Registered: Aug 2005


 - posted November 26, 2013 06:41 PM      Profile for Yanis Tzortzis   Author's Homepage   Email Yanis Tzortzis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
....one more victim of the scam.

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Yannis

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Osi Osgood
Film God

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From: #399R K.O.A. Mountian Home, ID. 83647
Registered: Jul 2005


 - posted November 27, 2013 12:32 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The amazing thing is that people still fall for those scams! [Eek!]

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