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G-Mail Account Hacked



By J. Brock (FINN)


Someone has hacked in to Monsignor McPartland’s G-mail account and sent out an extortionate spam letter to all his contacts and many more people.  He has tried to access his own account and whoever hacked into it managed to change the password.  He can no longer access or use the account.


As you can see below, he has tried to contact Google Management with no success.  I promised him I would try this way because the person who would benefit from this scam needs to be stopped before Monsignor loses his good reputation. 


The Royal Falkland Islands Police have been informed.


Google, if your spider is present, this one’s urgent.






From: St Mary's []
Sent: 10 August 2007 15:22
Subject: Google Management - 10 Aug 07

Apostolic  Prefecture


12  Ross  Road      +        Stanley      +        Falkland  Islands       FIQQ  1ZZ

  Fax    + 500  22 242                                             Tel   +  500  21 204




Friday, 10th August 2007



Google Management




Dear Sirs


I have been trying to contact you for the past hour or more without any success.


My account   has been hijacked by (I suspect a Nigerian National) and I cannot get into it as he has changed my password.


All my contact addresses have been sent a request for money and I am unable to tell them to ignore it.


Please help me as this is a crisis for me of gigantic proportions.



Yours sincerely






Mgr Michael Bernard McPartland         SMA

Prefect Apostolic

Falkland Islands






From: St Mary's []
Sent: 10 August 2007 15:20
Subject: Dear All - 10 Aug 07


Apostolic  Prefecture


12  Ross  Road      +        Stanley      +        Falkland  Islands       FIQQ  1ZZ

  Fax    + 500  22 242                                             Tel   +  500  21 204






Friday, 10 August 2007





Dear All



If you have received an e-mail, allegedly coming from me, requesting you to urgently send me $3,500 by Money Gram or Western Union to Nigeria.






Someone has hijacked my Gmail account and has changed my password. This means I cannot even access it myself.




Yours sincerely








Mgr Michael Bernard McPartland                     SMA

Prefect Apostolic

Falkland Islands



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From: Michael Bernard McPartland []
Sent: 10 August 2007 11:42
Subject: Please, I Need Your Help Urgently


How are you doing today? I am sorry i didn't inform you about my traveling to Africa for a program called "Empowering Youth to Fight Racism, HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education, the program is taking place in three major countries in Africa which is Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria. It as been a very sad and bad moment for me, the present condition that i found myself is very hard for me to explain.

  I am really stranded in Nigeria because I forgot my little bag in the Taxi where my money, passport, documents and other valuable things were kept on my way to the Hotel am staying, I am facing a hard time here because i have no money on me. I am now owning a hotel bill of $ 1550 and they wanted me to pay the bill soon else they will have to seize my bag and hand me over to the Hotel Management., I need this help from you urgently to help me back home, I need you to help me with the hotel bill and i will also need $1600 to feed and help myself back home so please can you help me with a sum of $3500 to sort out my problems here? I need this help so much and on time because i am in a terrible and tight situation here, I don't even have money to feed myself for a day which means i had been starving so please understand how urgent i needed your help.

   I am sending you this e-mail from the city Library and I only have 30 min, I will appreciate what so ever you can afford to send me for now and I promise to pay back your money as soon as i return home so please let me know on time so that i can forward you the details you need to transfer the money through Money Gram or Western Union.

Michael Bernard.



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