Monday, November 21, 2005

The CIA is Watching Me!

I just received an email from someone at the CIA stating someone with my IP address has been to over 30 illegal websites and there is a list of questions attached. Knowing this is probably a virus, but curious enough not to just delete, I first check snopes to see if they have anything about this. Not finding it quickly, I next decide to call the number listed at the bottom, expecting to get a wrong number. Instead, it is the public affairs office of CIA and a prerecorded message states if I am trying to reach Steven Allison with the CIA about an email I received about viewing illegal websites, please delete the email as it is a hoax.

Someone must have had a beef with Mr. Allison.

25 comments:

John said...

It's bullshit, most likely.

Check out Gary Cruse at the Owner's Manual.

He discusses the e-mail at length...

Darkle said...

Not a hoax as someone has been sending emails reported to be from the FBI. This was more than likely an attempt at identity theft or a virus. Still, though, there is no reason not to be paranoid. The CIA may really be watching you!

Anonymous said...

I received 2 emails from Steven Allison FBI & 2 emails from Steven Allison CIA. My research shows that the attachment contains a copy of the Sober.CF worm.

Darkle said...

Hey, I got one from the FBI! Nice to know I am a subverse also.

Lori said...

Dang and I thought I had been somewhere good! I was curious too, so thank you saved me a phone call!

Anonymous said...

I just know they been watching me! Meanwhile, Mr. Allison must be lynched to remain in keep with reactionary tradition!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU ALL for saving my dinosaur butt over here... I would have opened the attachment, but I was a bit suspicious, thank goodness. I need to be technically literate, preferably soon. Anyway, thanks again for your help!

Anonymous said...

I have also got one mail from the famous mr steven allison and then searched for the name and landed on your web side.the zip attachment contains virus.

ram

Anonymous said...

Google search is something else! I googled the name Steve Allison and FBI and got this site! I got the same email about my IP has been logged on over 30 illegal websites. And this was a school email address, which I never use! Needless to say, I was kind of shook, but then I thought, I don't go on any websites that would be deemed illegal either. But I'm not going to let my guard down, because I know the government has many ways of monitoring the activities of citizens like you and me!

Anonymous said...

I'm tired of this clown. I wish I could find that person. He needs a boot to the head and a punch in his throat for waisting everyones time. And I hope Steven reads this the Rat Bastard.

rgeorge said...

I have gotten 2 from the FBI and 1 fron the CIA both from Steven Allison. He sure gets around.

Anonymous said...

What if this message was in my bulk folder and I still opened the attachment? Do I still get the virus?

Tweed said...

Don't open anything from anybody you don't know. If it's that important they'll call you or snail mail you a notice.
And yes we got old Steve, or whoever's, packages at our office email accounts. I googled him and got here and a couple other blogs. Several people's anti-virus system found the virus in the zip file. I cannot get it in my head as to why some people out there seem to live to screw up other folks computers with this crap all the time.
Anyhow, good rule of thumb. If you don't know 'em, delete 'em quick. Curiousity has wiped out many a computer.

Anonymous said...

feeling let down now! I got 4 emails - all to the same address - but they said I only was on 25 illegal websites.

New Years Resolution - look at more illegal websites to get my quota up!!

Anonymous said...

For those of you who are angry towards Steven Allison, your anger is not really warranted. I got the CIA version and I've got to say, do really think if some government employee was going email you with a VIRUS, do you really think he would put his name on it? Do you really think this guy got into the FBI or CIA - if he's really an employee, do you think he got hired by one of the agencies by being a complete moron who's going to send out viruses from his computer at work with his name on it? Come on people, use some common sense. There is a putz out there somewhere doing this but I seriously don't think it's Steven Allison.

Chris said...

Just got a message from Mr Allison myself, and frankly it spooked me enough to delete my porn (though I've still got the backup's in a safe place... :) ) though I ain't stupid enough to run an exe file.

... and I came home from a weekend away to discover over 300 bounced e-mails - someone took over my e-mail account!

Damned spammers/virii writers.

Anonymous said...

OK I got the ip address of the offending computer that mailed it to me
68.208.1.227 somewhere in Georgia

I have mailed the abuse team at ellsouth.net in the hope they shut this down. Well you have to hope

Crystal said...

I also got a couple emails from Stephen Allison. One was from the CIA and one was from the FBI. My first reaction was panic but then I thought "How would someone be in the FBI and the CIA at the same time...It seems kind of odd." So then I replied to it asking specifically what they were talking about. Needless to say, they never emailed me back. I did try to open the attachment but it didnt work. And I also had bounced emails. I googled Stephen Allison and i got this site.

Insightful....So that's why my computer has been acting wierd lately.

Thank You Everyone!!

crazy chick said...

Scared a shit of me........to be honest with you. Also - stupid girl, I have opened the e-mail. So now I just can expect a load of crap comming to my mail box.... how stupid some people can be......I'm in uk, but still was worried that they gonna get meeeeeeee. They have got their ways........ Even though I wasn't aware of entering any dodgy sites you never know... so obviously I was scared. Nearly got a heart attack when opened the message!!!!!!!! Honestly. However, thanks to bloggers such as you and I was calm........ thanks guys

Anonymous said...

This email scared the shit out of me as well - well, not quite but still makes you wonder!

Anyways, I googled the name Steve Allison and CIA and got this site and feel much better - and safer - now :)

Take care all,

Yenal - U.K.

yenal said...
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Anonymous said...

CRAZY CHICK - I think I know you!! Do we work together?????

Yenal - UK

Anonymous said...

I googled too...thanks for saving my a$$.

Anonymous said...

I got the same damn email! The same one that said I had visited 30 illegal websites. I do view porn on occasian, but it is legal. The attachment was deleted text though 'cuz I am on a Mac. It seemed real at first, so I checked the CIA website and the address, phone# and all were legit, BUT I read more.....the CIA is NOT allowed BY LAW to spy on us. After reading that and google-ing Steve Allison and CIA I came to this website and know that email was a hoax. It is against the law for the government to spy on us.
You can read it on the CIA website!

Anonymous said...

1-12 posters have Schizophrenia ..... 13-24 have Schizophrenia w a bipolar disorder ...... Yes The CIA does have a system for key words an flagged searches ..... but to monitor every single person..... take ur pills for once an you`ll all feel better