Fraudulent Email Attacks Manufacturer

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Aug 02, 2013

An email circulating around the surveillance industry accusing a sales manager of sexual harassment is a hoax, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) confirmed to IPVM.

Claims - Manufacturer and A&E Firm

*** ***** ******** ** ** * ******* **** ** **** office ********** ** ************* **** *** ****** ***** ********* * complaint **** ** ******* ******. ************, *** ***** ******* **** a ************ ************ ***** ******* **** "************* ****** ***********" ** a ****** ******** ** ** *&* ****.

*** ***** **** ***** ** * **** ** ****** **** may **** “********* ** *** ***** ************* ******** ********* ** the *** ** ********.”

EEOC ******

** **** ************** **** ** **** *** ***** ** * **** and **** *** ********** **** *** ******** ************** ** ******* information **** ***. “**’** **** ******* * *** ** ***** about **** ***** **** ****, *** ** ** *** ****. It ** *****,” ** ****.

** **** **** **** ***** ** ** **** ************* ******* to *** ******* ***** ** *** *****. ** *** **** of * **** *************, *** **** **** ***** *** ** mediate ******* *** *********** *** *** *******. *** ******* ******* ****

** ***** **** *** ***** ***** **** * ***** *******. The **** ** * ******* ****** *** *** ******** ****** use *** .*** ******. “** ******’* ** ******* *** **** ** correspondence ******* *****,” ** *****.

Manufacturer ********

*** ************ *** ********* ************* ******* *** ******** ** *** email *** ******, ******:

"** **** ******* ** ************* ******** **** *********, ***, ** **** ****, ** know ** ** ********* *** ***** ** ******* ** **** hoax *****. ** *** ********* *** ********* ******* ** ******* ****, ********* a ***** ****** *** ** **** ***** ***** ** ******** the ****** ** ******* *** **** **."

Dangerous ****

******* **** **** ***** ** ******* * ********* ****. ** either ** *** ********* ** *** ******** ***** ** *** email ******* ** *** *** **********, ** ** ******* ******** ***** ********* ** ****** *** ****. ********, ** ** ****** ** *********** * ** ******* ********.

** ***** ** *** ***** ** *** ***********, *******, ** is ********* **** *** ****** ** ******* *** ****** ******** and ***** *** ******* ** ***** ***.

Comments (2)

We have decided not to disclose the names of the people nor companies in this email. While we certainly have the legal right to do so (the email is a public document), we are cautious about any indirect problems this would cause for the people involved, especially since this email may be designed by a competitor to inflict damage against them.

If we discover any evidence that supports any of these claims (a person coming forward with a report, a company HR department confirming that an investigation is being conducted, etc.), we would update the report with the appropriate details. However, the evidence we have found so far points only to this being a hoax.

Finally, we believe and hope this manufacturer pursues all legal options against the perpetrator as these types of actions are extremely dangerous and malicious.

Since the email came from a gmail account, here is an interesting and relevant post about how to subpoena Google for information about that account. A few key points:

"Upon receipt of appropriate U.S. legal process, Google Inc. will notify the subscriber so that the subscriber has an opportunity to object. If the subscriber does not indicate that he or she will challenge the legal process and the legal process is otherwise unobjectionable to Google Inc., Google Inc. will produce the data requested.

Specifically, Google Inc. may be able to disclose subscriber registration information and/or currently available IP activity to the extent these IP addresses resolve to your jurisdiction.

You may also be able to learn the identity of a Google subscriber by filing a “John Doe” lawsuit in Santa Clara County, California."

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