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Doug Woodall

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FBI warns of mining accident e-mail scam
1/12/2006 9:40:44 PM
The FBI is warning Internet users about a fraudulent e-mail soliciting money for a survivor of a West Virginia coal mine accident last week. The e-mail purports to be written by a doctor at the hospital where the miner is being treated and describes the condition of the survivor and the financial assistance that is needed for a full recovery. The accident cost the lives of 12 miners and there was just one survivor. He is still hospitalized and in a partial coma, according to news reports. Rescue attempts were heavily covered by U.S. media and the story stayed in the news spotlight for several days partly because initial reports of survivors turned out to be incorrect. "The FBI takes these matters seriously and is working with other law enforcement and private industry partners to identify the person(s) responsible," the agency said in a statement yesterday. "Anyone who has received an e-mail of this nature is asked to contact the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) via the Web site at" The bureau also repeated its standard advice to refrain from opening or responding to unsolicited e-mails and to verify thoroughly any requests for money or personal information received via e-mail before responding.
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Bryan Backstrom

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Re: FBI warns of mining accident e-mail scam
1/12/2006 9:51:31 PM
Hi Doug, Thanks for the warning. Some crooks make a person so mad that if some one really did have a fund set up you would not know where to send money or who to trust!! I hope the FBI can nail them good. I have gotten so many different e-mails about things like that. That I always check Thanks again, Bryan
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Re: FBI warns of mining accident e-mail scam
1/13/2006 5:20:22 AM
Thanks for the warning Doug.

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