Many questions have been asked at various times about the dissapearance
of the Midwest Echo Star (282/1) and its sysop. The net coordinator has
today released the official information packet FRAUD.ARC, available for
freq from most net 282 systems (including at least 282/341, 282/8, 282/7,
Here is the README file that the net coordinator included in the
packet. We have been asked to provide this information the widest
possible distribution; offering this extract to everybody who polls me
seems the most appropriate level of action for me.
The packet is 158236 bytes long.
-- David Dyer-Bennet, sysop, 282/341
============================== Begin README.1ST ==============================
This file was released on August 14, 1988 for the express
purpose of providing the BBS community a means of protecting it's
self from the recurrent fraudulent actions of a rogue SysOp. It's
a pretty sordid tale.
We the authors of the file feel that finding and
apprehending the person described in these documents is of strong
importance in keeping the BBS community a self policing arena
rather than a government mandated community.
We therefore solicit the BBSing community to give this file
the widest possible distribution.
The files contained in this archive include :
PCINFO.DOC A description of the BBS and it's SysOp
POSTER.DOC A transcription of the FBI wanted Poster
CASCADE.DOC The personal account of an aggrieved
business in the Twin Cities Area
NET282.DOC The account of the FIDONET coordinator
in the Twin Cities area.
ALESHE.ARC An archive containing VGA GIF format images
of the wanted person.
The file ALESHE.ARC contains:
ALESHE1.GIF VGA Image File
ALESHE2.ARC " " "
ALESHE3.ARC " " "
ALESHE4.ARC " " "
VGAGIF.EXE A program that will display the images
VGAGIF.DOC A Document file explaining VGAGIF