Addendum letters with this post are also being sent to law enforcement & judicial agencies in Utah and the Salt Lake City Library:
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 15:07:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Garry" <email@example.com>
Subject: Your member's flagrant abuse of TOS violations - Barbara
Schwarz To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
I wish to file a formal complaint against the individual, Barbara Schwarz who has recently created a Geocities webpage which she knowingly and deliberately libels another individual using a photocopy of an alleged receipt for sexual items sent to her was a forgery sent by a practical joker - though it has been established many times. Ms. Schwarz is a known mental case - a Yahoo! search on this woman will show that she has filed countless lawsuits against U.S. agencies claiming conspiracies, including that she is the daugher of Dwight D. Eisenhower - numerous court filings posted on the Internet reflect the courts impression of her as a mentally unstable woman.
Someone sent Ms. Schwarz an anonymous receipt from Northern Virginia. I received the same receipt as did several others. Ms. Schwarz was informed repeatedly that a practical joke was being played on her - she refused to acknowledge that choosing instead to smear the victim in this case - Professor David Touretsky, a Carnegie-Melon teacher - and to allege he sent a "pornographic letter" to her posting a picture of the receipt.
Ms. Schwarz is wantonly committing TOS violations using Geocities as an instrument. Please take the appropriate actions.
From: BarbaralovesMarty@excite.com (Barbara Schwarz)
Subject: Go to http://www.geocities.com/bschwarzonline/
Date: 5 Oct 2003 12:45:28 -0700
Go to http://www.geocities.com/bschwarzonline/ and learn about CMU Professor David Touretzky. Barbara Schwarz
Per Geocities TOS:
You agree to not use the Service to: a) upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
From: Dicktop_Stud (email@example.com)
Subject: Followup: Fraudelent David Touretsky letter received in mail;
Postal Inspector notified alt.religion.scientology Date: 2003-08-10 01:36:24 PST
I received in the mail today a letter addressed to me from an unknown source. It seems to be the same letter that Barbara Schwarz said she received earlier. Inside was a photocopy of a shipping invoice listing David Touretsky (with home address) as the one being billed. Attached to the invoice were two photocopied pages showing various sizes of dildos. The address to where the items were shipped is blank. It was mailed from a post office in Northern Virginia.
From all appearances, it looks like a classic OSA-coordinated dead agenting of David Touretsky. I know this because I was involved in such ops against CAN members when I was working with OSA a decade ago.
I contacted JT's Stockroom in Silverlake (Los Angeles) and spoke with a US Postal Inspector this morning about this obvious incident of mail fraud. The USPS considers the situation serious because similar letters have been mailed to other recepients across the U.S. In my investigation, I found some interesting things about this letter:
1. I spoke with Adrian, the owner of JT's Stockroom who said, in a search of his records, does not show ever billing or shipping items from his store to Mr. Touretsky. Adrian also said that very rarely do items get sent out where invoices do not provide a Bill To: ~ AND ~ a Ship To: address. He said exceptions are made with local businesses that contract with him to do custom work on leather apparel (chaps, vests, etc.) Clearly, this was not the case here.
2. The Postal Inspector I spoke with noticed that the type-face of my name & address on the outside of the envelope precisely matches the type-face of David's name & address listed in the Bill To: block.
3. The tone of the print of both names & addresses are darker than the rest of the printing on the invoice.
Based on what I know so far, it seems that someone - Scientologist or some other moron wanting to play a joke - decided to set-up David by committing this act of mail fraud. Obviously, this moron "found" a copy of an invoice from JT's Stockroom, whited out the Bill To: and Ship To: addresses, and typed in David Touretsky's name and address. Also, the items on the invoice do not match the items shown in the copies attached to the invoice.
If David wishes to pursue this matter further and would like the letter mailed to me, he can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a mailing address and I will send him the letter.
From: Joel Tucker <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Abuse complaints filed with Geocities, Yahoo! & Excite: Barbara Schwarz
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 01:42:23 GMT
My name is Joel Tucker. I am the owner of JT's Stockroom. (See my initials right there in the business name?) I am posting this message as a followup to statements made in a prior posting.
The statements in question are these:
>I contacted JT's Stockroom in Silverlake (Los Angeles) and spoke with
>a US Postal Inspector this morning about this obvious incident of mail
>fraud. The USPS considers the situation serious because similar
>letters have been mailed to other recepients across the U.S. In my
>investigation, I found some interesting things about this letter:
>1. I spoke with Adrian, the owner of JT's Stockroom who said, in a
>search of his records, does not show ever billing or shipping items
>from his store to Mr. Touretsky. Adrian also said that very rarely do
>items get sent out where invoices do not provide a Bill To: ~ AND ~ a
>Ship To: address. He said exceptions are made with local businesses
>that contract with him to do custom work on leather apparel (chaps,
>vests, etc.) Clearly, this was not the case here.
A. Most importantly, we do not furnish information about orders placed with our company one way or the other except to people who have done business with us who are inquiring about their own orders.
B. I am the owner of JT's Stockroom. My name is not Adrian, and I never the conversation described above never happened.
C. We don't have anyone named Adrian who works here.
Again, we would not give out ANY information about whether someone has placed orders here, even if it was to deny that someone had, because then a non-denial could be construed as a confirmation. So we don't comment at all. It would take a subpoena or court order to compel us to do differently.
We are one of the oldest e-commerce companies in existence. The kind support of the Usenet community, as early as 1989, was the key to getting this company off the ground. So I remain concerned about what is said about us here, particularly when comments being made are negative and false.
I have no opinion about any of the other matters in the above-referenced controversy. But I felt compelled to correct the incorrect statements above, because they cast my company in a falsely negative light.
JT's Stockroom guards the privacy of its customers with great care, because it's the proper thing to do, and because to do otherwise would be bad for business.
Joel Tucker, President/Founder JT's Stockroom http://www.stockroom.com (18 or over only, please!)