Conversation with a hacker

Published: January 18th, 2012
As I wrote in another post, my Yahoo and Facebook accounts were compromised this morning, with some scam artist claiming to be me, in London, mugged and broke, looking for someone to wire him money. A suspicious friend, Lawrence Cummer, engaged him in a Facebook chat. Here's the transcript (the time is 10:52 Eastern).
 
16 minutes ago
Dave Webb

Hi
how are you doing?
 
13 minutes ago
Law Cummer
Hi!
Good, how are you?
Haven't seen you on here in a while.
 
13 minutes ago
Dave Webb

Am not too good at the moment
In some kind of mess
 
12 minutes ago
Law Cummer
Oh no. What's up?
 
12 minutes ago
Dave Webb

Just writing to let you know our trip to London United Kingdom,has been a mess
 
10 minutes ago
Law Cummer
Are you OK though? (Sorry if I'm being thick, mess can be health, ugly situations, a lot of things.)
Do you need help with anything?
 
10 minutes ago
Dave Webb

I was having a great time until last night when we got mugged and lost all my cash, credit card and cell phone It has been a scary experience, I was hit at the back of my neck with a club. Anyway.I'm still alive and that's whats important
 
 8 minutes ago
Law Cummer

Holy ***. That is terrifying. Can I help? Do you need me to call or get in touch with anyone, or anything?
 
8 minutes ago
Dave Webb
I'm financially strapped right now and need your help

7 minutes ago
Law Cummer

Give me a shout by phone.
7 minutes ago
Dave Webb

I need you to loan me some $$…I'll refund it to you as soon as i arrive home
 
3 minutes ago
Law Cummer

Are you able to give me a call?
 
What I find truly fascinating is this dork thought he could pass himself off as me to someone who actually knew me well enough to wire me money.


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