This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Short agenda

The City Council had an unusually short agenda on Monday evening. It approved a gas tracker decrease of 16¢ per hundred cubic feet for the month of July and also approved changes in job titles for apprentice linesmen. What were Apprentice Linesmen A, B, C, and D will become First Year Apprentice Linesman, Second Year Apprentice Linesman, etc.

The Cemetery superintendent received approval to accept a bid to reseal roads. The inside of the new Police Station is almost finished. The Department is expected to have full possession  on July 20th and to transfer dispatch to the new location on August 1. There were no major incidents with Cruise Night.

And then the meeting adjourned.

Below is a picture of the new police station after Monday's meeting.  The concrete for the sidewalks had been poured and signage was up on the building. The rest of the concrete has been poured since then.

For something completely different. I have always been fascinated with scams and the Internet has made them easier than ever. Below is one that I have found twice in my spam folder for one of my mail accounts. I suspect it is more effective than the usual Nigerian scam.


You do not know me and you're probably thinking why you're getting this e-mail, right? 

In fact, I placed a malware on the adult vids (porn material) web site and guess what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching videos, your internet browser started operating as a RDP (Remote control Desktop) with a keylogger which provided me with accessibility to your screen as well as webcam. Immediately after that, my software gathered your entire contacts from your Messenger, FB, and email. 

What exactly did I do? 

I created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were viewing (you've got a fine taste omg), and next part displays the recording of your web cam. 

What should you do? 

Well, in my opinion, $1900 is a reasonable price for our little secret. You will make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search "how to buy bitcoin" in Google). 

BTC Address: -----------------------(deleted)-------------------
(It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it) 


You have one day in order to make the payment. (I have a specific pixel in this email, and right now I know that you have read through this email). If I do not get the BitCoins, I will send your video to all of your contacts including members of your family, co-workers, and many others. Nonetheless, if I receive the payment, I will erase the video immidiately. If you want to have evidence, reply with "Yes!" and I will send out your video to your 14 contacts. It is a non-negotiable offer, and thus please do not waste my personal time and yours by replying to this email message.

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