From: email@example.com.EDU (Homer Wilson Smith)
Subject: MY PHONE WAS ATTACKED
Date: 7 Apr 1995 00:43:42 -0000
Organization: I SPEAK ONLY FOR MYSELF
In article alerma (firstname.lastname@example.org) you wrote:
>Shawn GB Tyler (76744.162@CompuServe.COM) wrote:
>: Jeff Jacobsen is paranoid! He thinks people follow him, he thinks
>: that people are after him and he posts this on the newsgroup. I
>: could post anything, would you believe it?? Jeff has thoughts of
>: paranoia in in his head would you call call this crazy? I would.
>: Just think, he doesn't.
Last month I got a call from my long distance phone company. It
was a nice man asking if I was somehow displeased with my new long
distance service. I said no, not at all, what made him ask. He
mentioned that I had called very upset with them and he was just
following up on the matter. I told him I had not called at all, and
started to look into this further.
Turns out some guy called the front desk, highly enturbulated,
demanding to see his phone records. He threatened TO KILL the front
desk lady if she didn't immediately pass him back to higher level
When he got to where he was looking to be, he demanded that they
get his phone bill, and read off every single call that had been made
in the month of december long distance. He made them over in complete
detail every number and every cost. He said he was dyslexic and
couldn't read his own bill. All the while he was highly agitated and
This guy claimed to be me, Homer Smith, calling from another
state because he (me) was out of town for the week. He was given the
information he demanded, which means he got every number we called
long distance in the month of december 1994.
Our phone account has since been passworded, along with all other
accounts of similar nature. I also apologized to the front line lady
telling her the death threat was probably just a ploy to upset her and
get her to send the guy back as fast as possible.
I think anyone who claims that others are paranoid is probably
out to get them.
And that my friends goes for the Bashers as well as the Churchies.
Now as for for Jeff, the same thing with the phone happened to
him, and I know for a fact that he has been followed a number of
times. I also know for a fact that people have tried to get the names
and addresses of Chris Schafmeister another friend of mine, with a
ploy about UPS packages needing to be delivered with unreadable
addresses. I also know for a fact that neighbors of a friend of mine
have been asked for the address of my friend on the pretext that there
was an emergency need for a special blood type that only my friend
had. His blood type was actually the most common one around. Calls
to the named hospital and blood bank showed no such emergency or need
I would watch out for people crying paranoia.
They are almost ALWAYS out to get you.