You will have read last week on this blog and others about the Facebook scammer who set up a fake Norman Lamb profile with false and malicious information about Norman posted on it so as to make it seem legitimate and true. The scammer has also set up a series of false e-mail addresses which he or she is posting from in an attempt to pass themselves off as Norman.
Mark Pack at Lib Dem Voice and others have been working hard on trying to track the person down, but we need your help too.
If you receive an e-mail from someone involved in Norfolk politics and want to find out if they are the scammer (you might have suspicions or been told by someone), then contact me or Duncan Borrowman privately by e-mail, and in particular look out for the IP address 126.96.36.199 as the Lib Dems have traced the false e-mail addresses to that IP.
Apparently, according to the Bloggerheads blog, that IP address is a static IP, meaning the address will not change. This should and could make it very easy for the police to track who has this address should there be a need to refer this to a police investigation. However, we also know that this IP is for customers of a company called KeConnect, who as bloggerheads point out, are the company responsible for the creation and design of the Suffolk Conservative Councillors website.
We note despite that the Tories have not been quick to condemn whoever has done this to Norman Lamb, indeed some Tories have made quite ridiculous claims that it was the Lib Dems who did it. Quite why the Lib Dems would themselves put out faalse and misleading information about a senior MP on to Facebook is a mystery to any sane person, but that is the Tories for you. However, if the Tories are not involved they will, I am sure want to assist in flushing the individual out who is responsible for this fraud.
So I say quite clearly to the Tories, if they have received any e-mails from the person they think did it, forward the e-mail on to me or Duncan Borrowman or to Mark Pack at Lib Dem Voice, and we will do what we can to track the person down. The finger or guilt is pointing strongly at the Tories at the moment. If they have nothing to hide, if they really have got othing to do with this then I am sure they will help.
It is in everyone's interests that whoever is behind this is exposed.