Saturday, February 9, 2008

ALERT: e-gold users again hit by phishing emails

Again new form of phishing emails have been seen on users mailboxes. This time with slightly different content and maybe even more persuasive. There is nothing much to say about this hostile attempts to take over your account. DON'T CLICK ON LINKS FROM YOUR EMAIL. If you do so, you can lost your assets. recently we saw cyber mafia in case of RTA, we are getting phishing emails on weekly basis, there a damn hostile world out there in online investment community.

The question is, can such things can be stopped. I wish I had an answer on that, but I don't see too bright future on such activities. Looks that many people are to naive and such attempts are successful. Therefor we should all expect more phishing emails in year 2008. Here is copy paste of the lastest phishing sent to my account (clickable links removed and marked with red).

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22:47 (1 hour ago)
** Your e-gold Account Blocked from Incoming Spends. **

Items updated: Blocked from Incoming Spends
Time of update: 2/9/2008 5:30:32 AM GMT

A Block has been applied to your e-gold Account.
No payment can be made to this account while a block is in place.
If you have any questions regarding this block, please direct them
to your intended counterparty rather than to

To remove Block from your e-gold Account, you must verify your ID
by clicking this link:
Remove Block from e-gold Account

This automatic email notice lets you know that modifications have been
made to the Account Information settings for your e-gold account. The
current settings for your account can be viewed at the e-gold website by
choosing the Account Info menu selection while accessing your account.

Please do not reply to this automatically generated email message.

1 comment:

George_Harrison said...

I know Douglas Jackson long enough, before the times when he has received his M.D. Sorry, I’ve forgotten to introduce myself, my name is George Harrison. I’ve initially changed my name for confidentiality. Before appearance of E-gold in 1996 I knew Double D, as I’ve got used to call him, personally. We sometimes met to dinner, to discuss some future prospects of the Internet and e-currency though that time we called it as e-money, and only then E-bullion has registered this term as a trade mark.

So, time passed and our paths had crossed again and I worked several years with Jackson. We were successful and had earned enough until the numerous rivals began appearing. In the very beginning we weren’t concerned with all that problems until everything had come in on us at once. Those endless inspections on the part of the government (long before our accounts were arrested), all those appearing payment systems, the mere Webmoney cost great troubles! That time we’ve decided to organize a secret rival squad. First we confined ourselves to black PR then started sending artificial phishing postings. Finally Douglas offered to get with DDoS attacks. We have invited my nephew from Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, CA), who worked as a system administrator in some IT company. So, we’d organized mini DDoS division headed by me. We were well-connected and never had any problems with Botnet. Sometimes it was really a global scale... I don’t feel ashamed and I think that any of you would feel the same if you knew how had that damned Jackson dealt with me. The thing was that Douglas always offered me an interest from the new funds in system (Doug usually granted me 6% from the balances). That time our turnover was over $30 mln, so I had a good business. But this sweet life had led my old chap double D to the wrong way. One day I barged in his parlor and choked up: DD was carefully emptying some white dust out of the iron bullet fob to his table and leveling it with a plastic card. I’d frightened him away and as soon as he saw me he’d quickly swept aside everything on his desk. Later, in a few months he’d owned up that he was taking a amphetamine and other drugs to improve a working capacity. I have to admit that later I joined him for company. However along with a funny pace of living we’d got some financial problems in the system. Boss started to delay the payoffs and to practice black ddos hiding behind his usual “for the sake of e-gold”. I wasn’t motivated to work without bonuses. That time I was building a house in Florida and I wasn’t pleased with my financial situation. For that reason I decided to know the status of the system and used my password to enter the admin area. You may not believe me but I found that all our accounts were empty. I was shocked! Only then I understood the way Doug worked: being not able to support such a machine he started living for the account balances and very soon have killed them all. He not only let the whole biz all hang out but also made a trial shot in his own health by hook. When we were chilling out he often told me about his adventures being high. Once he told me that each thanksgiving he was meeting his pal Henry T. Nicholas, CEO of a well-known Broadcom, producer of microchips for mobile phones. May be you’ve heard that he was arrested for drug storage and adding ecstasy into the beverages of the company clients. Neither me, nor Barry K. Downey could stop this.

However, I wasn’t able to catch how he has managed to send all that dough from the accounts. Only after the registration in Nevis (Antilles) on July 14, 2006 I’d latched on everything. Jackson had not only registered an offshore company there but also started transferring the money (supposedly backed by gold) from all the accounts to the bank located there. He was my friend but that shitty money, fame and amphetamine had done their part. He was finding dozens of reasons not to pay my bonuses and I believed him and continued working for the sake of our dear e-gold. I devoted this system few years and couldn’t believe that surrounding. After the registration in Antilles the money most probably was quickly sent to the other part of the world. May be you remember that exactly that time E-gold and his primary exchanger OmniPay has stopped paying with the bank wires.

I was almost sure that Douglas had personally initiated the suit on the part of the government. His conclusions were clear: he’d withdrawn all the money and hence the system was not able to pay with wires and the only way out for him was a suit. Just look closer – he wrote off in one go the whole loan when the accounts of Bullion Exchange, AnyGoldNow, IceGold, GitGold, Denver Gold Exchange, GoldPouch Express, 1MDC and others were blocked. The wisest step, huh? That time I was getting a load of everything and couldn’t understand how clever my DD had been indeed. He was a genius because he thought out E-gold and he was a double genius when he contrived the way of getting all the system money. Already in May all the charges were dismissed, the accounts unblocked but wire transfers were still unavailable. Has anybody asked the question why after the court of appeals for the District of Columbia circuit has dismissed all the charges on April 11 e-gold didn’t resume its work? Douglas Jackson is not just a fraudster but a scammer of the higher rank who not only scams the people and blocks the accounts in e-gold but also makes it so that both people and the exchangers believe e-gold system.

As soon as E-gold was discharged I decided to contact Douglas to remind him the debts, especially as I was sure that he had some green. I was greatly surprised as Doug hadn’t changed his cell number and answered the very first call. He was very cheerful and I can even say that we talked as the old friends. I felt greatly offended but I tried to pocket my pride in order not to blunder out and not to let Doug to hang on. I was greatly surprised that DD had not only hung on but also agreed to meet willingly. We’d appointed to meet in Santa Monica, to take a walk over the beach, to have some beer and to talk about the business and other issues as we hadn’t met long enough. When I saw Douglas it was painful to see him as it was clear that he still in action. I’m not able to depict people as the writers do but no exceptional ability was need to see that he was pale and an evident disease was shown through the artificial smile. I think he was addicted. Now I was finally sure that at all the court sittings concerning e-gold, he was high or was addicted which could be seen on his face. I’m not quite sure but those recordings are available on YouTube.

As soon as we reached each other Doug started asking me about my business and my current affairs and was constantly giggling. I was greatly surprised but DD was thanking me much that I said nobody about his affairs and all the machinations he was dealing with in E-gold. In an odd moment he offered me some white dust that didn’t taste like a nose candy for sure. Knowing that we can talk only on a cloud I didn’t refuse. Later when we were sitting near the water Doug being overamphed started telling about his recent way of living, earning and the way of transaction making. He wasn’t able to speak quietly, he cried. He was cryin’ that had he managed to send several tens of millions to his offshore bank, that he hated people for misunderstanding. A bitchy hog… He cried that he considered all of us, the employees of E-gold as a tool for earning money. He became a pill… And then he had haughtily said that even a law was not a problem for him and that he was going to bankrupt e-gold already in August. He was jabbing his finger into me and saying that he would simply declare his bankruptcy… He said that all the large accounts had already been arrested long ago and everything they could take from him were $20k and the servers that he didn’t need anymore… Later he came to his senses and offered me another doss thinking that I’d forget everything he’d said. I didn’t want to wait until he finished and simply had turned on my heels full of insult.

Why did I publish that press release? I just want everybody to know that truth at last. He’ll treat you the same way he’d treated me. I know that after that discharge lots of people started cherishing hopes but I don’t want people to believe in e-gold and then in August to find that it is insolvent. So, I’ve placed that release and put the name of Douglas Jackson under it as the whole story was heard from him.

The reaction was quite predictable. Jackson was silent for the whole day and was whipping the cat for his talkativeness and then started writing a disclaimer.

And even if you don’t trust this letter I’m happy that I’d written it. Let people know. Especially since most of them have already understood that the system which backs its currency with nothing and which doesn’t let to withdraw money should not exist. I don’t know whether I did good or not by telling about all the plans of Douglas but I sincerely want less people being scammed by this man and his system.