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October 04, 2012, 02:14:21 AM
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Sooo... i guess this was all just a big scam again with no actual hack and  no actual documents to reveal?

not sure.. some did release 2008 tax returns


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October 04, 2012, 10:31:05 AM
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Sooo... i guess this was all just a big scam again with no actual hack and  no actual documents to reveal?

not sure.. some did release 2008 tax returns

But no forms to explain the millions of deductions.  LOL.

Did you know you too can "release" his taxes with nothing more than pdf software?
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October 18, 2012, 05:34:28 AM
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http://octsurprise.com/
https://twitter.com/OctSurprise

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October 18, 2012, 03:11:52 PM
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Looks like it is probably the same guy (based on his "preview" of "document 3").  Don't know how he thinks that he can prove that they are genuine...even I can photoshop a tax document and I have very little in photo editing skills.

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October 18, 2012, 10:22:57 PM
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Looks like it is probably the same guy (based on his "preview" of "document 3").  Don't know how he thinks that he can prove that they are genuine...even I can photoshop a tax document and I have very little in photo editing skills.

http://politicker.com/2012/10/meet-two-of-the-developers-behind-the-internet-october-surprise/
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October 18, 2012, 10:46:36 PM
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Looks like it is probably the same guy (based on his "preview" of "document 3").  Don't know how he thinks that he can prove that they are genuine...even I can photoshop a tax document and I have very little in photo editing skills.
My antivirus goes crazy about some JavaScript thing on that octsurprise page...
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October 19, 2012, 01:25:36 AM
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Looks like it is probably the same guy (based on his "preview" of "document 3").  Don't know how he thinks that he can prove that they are genuine...even I can photoshop a tax document and I have very little in photo editing skills.

http://politicker.com/2012/10/meet-two-of-the-developers-behind-the-internet-october-surprise/

Turns out to be a giant RickRoll. I'm glad that the internet is getting to the point where we are almost consuming our culture almost as fast as it is being created, and investigating things until they're completely exposed.

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October 22, 2012, 11:04:04 PM
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Looks like it is probably the same guy (based on his "preview" of "document 3").  Don't know how he thinks that he can prove that they are genuine...even I can photoshop a tax document and I have very little in photo editing skills.

http://politicker.com/2012/10/meet-two-of-the-developers-behind-the-internet-october-surprise/

Turns out to be a giant RickRoll. I'm glad that the internet is getting to the point where we are almost consuming our culture almost as fast as it is being created, and investigating things until they're completely exposed.

Indeed - sad that they really couldn't come up with something better than a lame RickRoll.

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October 23, 2012, 02:45:43 AM
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The rickroll was predicted before it happened.

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November 10, 2012, 04:07:37 PM
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Did anyone notice that they have apparently found the person who tried to pull this fraud?

I just saw this on Cryptome:

http://cryptome.org/2012/11/romney-tax-plot.pdf


Search Warrant for Michael Mancil Brown. They want a DNA sample. They've got IP addresses from Pastebin and from some newspaper in Tennessee.

Check it.

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November 10, 2012, 04:14:25 PM
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evidently it is this guy.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=6825.0
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30632&sid=bc2ba1be6bb99fef8c9941ef67f4b5b3
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November 10, 2012, 04:17:44 PM
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Looks like this is a little nuts...


http://www.thedaily.com/article/2012/11/09/110912-news-romney-tax-raid/
http://mbdonationfund.com/

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November 10, 2012, 04:19:36 PM
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I hope he backed up his 371,000BTC well before the secret service took it!!!!

EDIT -- oh wait, supposedly he donated it all to others?


That whole story sounds fishy, WTF.


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What I find interesting about this case is that the search warrant specifically identified Bitcoin and two specific Bitcoin addresses among the items to be seized. Is this a first?

If this guy has over 370,000 BTC why on earth is he asking for financial donations?

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November 10, 2012, 06:07:30 PM
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why on earth is he asking for financial donations?

Too bad he's not taking bitcoin donations Smiley

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November 10, 2012, 06:46:30 PM
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That whole story sounds fishy, WTF.

This doesn't make much sense to me. I suspect we don't have all relevant information yet ;>

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November 10, 2012, 07:12:58 PM
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Wait till you get a look at his getaway vehicle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eNdU9QQZUk
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November 13, 2012, 05:52:04 PM
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If this guy has over 370,000 BTC why on earth is he asking for financial donations?

He probably had the encrypted passwords saved on his computer that were seized.

BTW, I think this guy is 100% innocent.  The only fraudsters in bitcoin land use Bootstrap for website design, yet this guy used Joomla.

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November 13, 2012, 07:30:33 PM
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BTW, I think this guy is 100% innocent.  The only fraudsters in bitcoin land use Bootstrap for website design, yet this guy used Joomla.

That sure is a pattern  Cheesy
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