WHO@ Newsletter - April 2, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Drunken man serenades police

A video featuring a Canadian man belting out Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the back of a police car has become a hit on YouTube.

The video, which also features the man telling police in Edson, Alberta, that his intoxication "has to do with the brotherhood of man on the planet Earth," has been viewed more than 1 million times on the video-sharing site, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday.

The police car's surveillance video depicts the man, who is identified in the video's description as Robert Wilkinson, talking with officers before belting out a version of Queen's 1975 hit.

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(DISCLAIMER: The following news items were found on the web and were not written or endorsed by WHO@; they are for informational purposes only)

No-strings nookie radar tugged offline in stalking backlash - 04/02/12
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Woman has $4,000 stolen from Butterfield account in e-mail scam - 04/02/12
A long-time Butterfield Bank customer says she had $4,000 stolen from her account after falling victim to cyber crime. Though she eventually managed to get the money returned, Ms Phillips, who has asked that we do not use her first name, said $4,000 was taken out of her account when she answered an e-mail last week asking her to update her online account.

Gang jailed over iTunes and Amazon scam in Wolverhampton - 03/31/12
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Arlington Man Too Smart for Internet Scam - 03/30/12
A Grove Street resident was reportedly the target of an Internet scam, but he wasn’t duped, according to police. The resident recently received a job offer online. After, he was asked to sign and date a document and return it to the company, which he did.

Tax Refund Scam Costing IRS Billions Of Dollars - 03/30/12
It's tax season and you know what that means: Time for scams. The government is cracking down on a scheme that they say has already likely bilked the IRS of billions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Twitter Scammers Prey on 'Draw Something' Popularity - 03/30/12
The new Pictionary-style "Draw Something" app has become an instant hit, so, naturally, online crooks are leveraging its popularity to try to trick users into filling out surveys and handing over personal information.

Blogger jailed over online post - 03/30/12
The operator of a popular blog that keeps up with the happenings in Clear Lake Shores was arrested and charged because of a post he made on the site in February. Allan Batchelor, owner of the Island Drumz blog, said his posting of the email address of the wife of a city council candidate is what got him in trouble.

How to make enemies and influence people -- and maybe cyberbully -- on Facebook - 03/29/12
What are you waiting for? Go make some enemies! That’s the advice given at EnemyGraph.com, the website for a free app with a single-minded purpose: It lets people name their enemies on Facebook. But is this a cyberbully’s best weapon yet?

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A married woman had sex with a 15-year-old schoolboy in her car after enticing him by flashing flashing her breasts on the internet. Susan Millman, 47, used a webcam to try and tempt other teenage boys by promising them sex in video shows online.


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