2009-11-06 19:04:15 UTC
easily could have fallen into.
In the last few hours I have received three emails from a QQ address.
QQ is an Internet instant messaging group based in China which is
similar to AOL's AIM, the AOL Instant messenger.
Because of a mistake in the third message I received, I became
suspicious. I was able to trace down the source of the emails and I
found out that the emails actually came from an undercover police
officer in Los Angeles.
I was suspicious from the beginning because the emails claimed to be
from a poorly educated 16 year old girl in a rural area near Guangzhou
China who has a bad family life and wants to come to America.
Actually, it was not that obvious but this was where the conversation
I doubt that I would have fallen into the trap, but I am sure that
many men will fall for lines like this one. Even a chess grandmaster
who should have known better fell into an Internet sting like this one
and faced life imprisonment a few years ago, but fortunately was found
not guilty by the jury.
(I will not repeat the name of that person but everybody knows it.)
What makes my case different is that they were using a server based in
Mainland China. I think that the Chinese authorities should officially
object and protest to the Los Angeles police using their servers in