1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Spooky But True Internet Story !

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by falconer, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. falconer

    falconer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    116
    So I first got dial-up internet access in 1999. At that time I owned a small retail outlet in the UK. One weekend I had a break in..... The burglars made a hole in the roof and cleared out most of my electronics stock. I reported it to the police and they sent a officer around to take all the details.

    This policeman was a local guy and I got to know him quite well.....and he would often call in for a coffee when he was passing....

    One day he called in just as I logged in to the Internet. He saw what I was doing and asked what this 'internet thing' was all about ....so I told him to sit beside me and I would show him.

    I asked if he had any interests and he said he liked old american cars. So I visited Hotbot (Remember Hotbot?) and searched for "old american cars" We visited a few sites that were found and he was amazed at all the information available. Then I said that as he was a policeman we would just search for 'police' and see what came up.

    First on the list was the police training college in the UK....we visited that site because he had trained there years before. Second on the list was a site called 'Carson County's Most Wanted' so we took a look to see what it was all about. It turned out to be a list of mug shots of wanted felons in Carson County in Texas.

    There was a list of image links and I clicked on one that said 'Wanted for fraud' and the image began to very, very slowly appear from the top of the picture first.

    When the hair and eyes appeared my policeman friend suddenly said to me "That's Dereck Stringer"....

    I laughed and then explained that he was mistaken and didn't quite understand what the Internet was all about....... this wasn't a local website, but was from 6,000 miles away on the other side of the Atalantic.

    As I was explaining this to him more of the image had loaded and he still insisted it was this "Dereck Stringer" He said not only did he know him but he had arrested him before... and his brother had even gone to school with him.....

    By this time the image had loaded fully but was too large for the monitor, so I had to scroll down the page to view the bottom section and the text.

    Yea you guessed it.....the text below the image said 'Dereck Stringer, UK national wanted for Fraud'

    The hairs on the back of my neck stood up....real spooky !.

    What are the odds? A random visit from my policeman friend just as I logged on....a random search finds just the right website......a random click on an image link.....and he knows the guy in the picture!
     
  2. seoexpert2010

    seoexpert2010 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    36
    entertaining story!! Thanks for sharing :)
     
  3. super11

    super11 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    879
    Likes Received:
    294
    Occupation:
    Full time Online
    Location:
    Home
    Lol.... I just kept waiting for the moral of the story....:)
     
  4. seoitright

    seoitright Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Out There!
    Awesome story!

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
     
  5. totallybaked

    totallybaked Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    UK
    Lol funny story and very random indeed
     
  6. dizz

    dizz Elite Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,068
    Likes Received:
    1,774
    Occupation:
    This... AND MORE!! :D
    Location:
    Texas
    I am from Texas and yea we like to hunt the bad guys.

    Dizz
     
  7. kazhkaz

    kazhkaz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,238
    Likes Received:
    369
    Old but interesting story :) Did they caught him? :)