8/20/2007

Flushing out the Fake Norman Lamb Facebook Scammer

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 82.118.116.193 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.

10 comments:

Harry_J said...

Interestingly, Google has cached a page of your extreme tracking software showing the same IP address (82-118-116-193.no-dns.keme.net) on your blog at 14.38 and 15.27 on the 15th. I don't know whether you might be able to find out more information from the software. All the public bit shows is that they are using firefox - so at least they got something right!

Duncan Borrowman said...

duncanborrowman at yahoo.co.uk is my private email address...

Duncan Borrowman said...

Somebody in Grundisburgh is taking a lot of interest in browsing my blog all of a sudden...

Norfolk Blogger said...

Grundisburgh in Suffolk ? Interesting.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Well if it was a Tory, it's a silly Tory!

As for "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 false and misleading information about a senior MP on to Facebook is a mystery to any sane person..."

Well, read this: http://hunterandshooter.blogspot.com/2007/07/lib-dem-with-two-faces-part-two.html

Maybe Collins is behind it?

Anonymous said...

Good luck and good hunting!

Norfolk Blogger said...

I note Tories in Norwich were quick to deny involovement and pointed the finger at the Lib Dems. Obviously they had no proof to do this as they have yet to forward and e-mails or possible names to me.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any REAL proof that Tories (real card carrying office holding sort) were involved ... erm, no.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

"I note Tories in Norwich were quick to deny involovement and pointed the finger at the Lib Dems. Obviously they had no proof to do this..." That's a bit rich, Nich. Although you, and others, may suspect a Conservative is behind it, you have, dare I say it, 'no proof to do this' !

Norfolk Blogger said...

Anonymous amd Justin, all I will say at this juncture is "not yet". However, things may yet develop, so I wouldn't get too clever with your comments yet.

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