View Full Version : The IP relay-scam on television.
15 November 2006, 18:53
Next week, NBC Nightly News and NBC's Today Show will be airing a report on the IP Relay scams. The tentative air date is Tuesday, the 21st but this is not 100 percent sure. I'll update this thread once I know more about it.
Can someone stickify this for the time being?
15 November 2006, 20:53
What's an IP-relay scam?
15 November 2006, 22:14
Well, it's an advance fee fraud, ever heard? ;)
looky here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance_fee_fraud#Credit_card_use_through_IP_Relay
We even have a sticky about it! http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/showthread.php?t=2122
15 November 2006, 22:19
I was thinking of IP as "Internet Protocol" and relays, also in that sense.
16 November 2006, 00:22
Can someone stickify this for the time being?Done. :)
20 November 2006, 20:22
Bump! I'd appreciate it if somebody would be able to record it digitally.
20 November 2006, 21:50
Do we have an exact time for this?
20 November 2006, 22:47
Unfortunately not. :( I couldn't find out any exact details on the NBC's website. I'm sure Mssheila will post further details on the relay operators forum once she knows more about it. However, I guess that the video might be viewable online after the show.
21 November 2006, 21:55
Ok, the whole thing has been postponed until after Thanksgiving. The story is supposed to air next Wednesday the 29th
22 November 2006, 02:00
Thanks for the info, Rob - I'll check with the broadcasting company closer to the time as to when it's being aired etc.
26 November 2006, 23:45
Hi everyone.... sorry I've been so absent on your forum, I've been trying to keep mine alive over there! I can't seem to get it into google's database, so that people can search and find us. Anyway, that's another matter.
The interview has been postponed twice now, so I have no faith that it will, in fact, air next week. As of this moment, one segment is set to air on Tuesday, Nov 28th on NBC Nightly News. The second segment is supposed to air on Wed Nov 29th on The Today Show. Today is supposed to be doing a two part special on internet scams, and our interview will appear in that context.
If this changes- and it very well could, I will try to get over here and let you know. Usually the producer calls me only hours before it's set to air, and I have to scramble to call everyone I know to tell them it won't be on that night. Ugh..... Very frustrating. But- if they do air it- it should be worth all the effort I've put into getting this story on national television.... I hope!
27 November 2006, 04:03
If I'm in the same city as my DVD recorder (long story), I'll record it and see about posting it somewhere.....
29 November 2006, 22:49
Here's the direct link to the segment of the Today show on NBC. There's a short ad before the actual program starts.
1 December 2006, 22:15
Thanks for posting that! I was just coming here to post it myself. I hope you'll send it on to everyone you all know! :thumbup:
I think this can be unstickified.
16 February 2007, 20:58
So its been a while since this report. Anything new?
The Message Board that started it all
16 February 2007, 22:28
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