Old Manila Walks Gmail Account Hacked!

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So That You May Know…and keep your eyes OPEN!

The email address of OLD MANILA WALKS (oldmanilawalks@gmail.com) was hacked last December 18, 2007. There has been VERY DUBIOUS messages under this specific email address going around about us being stranded in an African country and soliciting money. Please DISREGARD this as it is a HOAX.

We are not sure if we’ll be able to get back to our system but unless we do, please be wary of any messages from oldmanilawalks@gmail.com, especially those that involve ASKING FOR MONEY. If it doesn’t concern Manila or walking tours for that matter, then it was probably not sent by us.

Lessons of the Day:

1. Please be wary of your mails, even if its from the same email company as yours.These hackers can be very, very, VERY deceiving with the way they word their email.

2. This can NEVER be overstated but never, never, NEVER give out VITAL INFORMATION to any one or any company apart from those whom you personally know.

3. Sometimes, the simplest reminders are the ones over looked. In the end, they’re the ones who cause the biggest headaches. For those have received the HOAX email and are not sure what it’s all about, please visit our website or drop us a message at oldmanilawalks2@gmail.com.

Thanks for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience, this is a major stub on our toe and we’re limping at the moment but for sure, WE’RE STILL WALKING….

Ivan Man Dy
Old Manila Walks
www.oldmanilawalks.com

P.S. Thank you Anton of Our Awesome Planet for helping disseminate our message. Over the last few days, we have received over 30 text messages and phone calls confirming this HOAX email. Thank you to all those who took time to inform us.

14 thoughts on “Old Manila Walks Gmail Account Hacked!

  1. ….i have hackers-emailers i believe was using my friends my families and my husband’s…. pretending they are our families & friends….well i have no other better choice but to talk to them if they can access info on me my friends families….nothing i can do about that….so if they are fake playing games and criminals the only HOPE i have is when breaking the law i hope the law enforcements are behind my tail decades before & after so perpetrators-penetrators are hooked so can be traced no matter how they will erase their high tech footsteps unless high tech companies wants to blackmail the world from decades of advanced planning but i don’t think that americans and europeans will really be that callouse to blackmail asian continent for economic and alliances reasons or to divide world sympathy if they will do that then there will be no winner if no one will practice mutual respect{harmony} being a gentlemen and if there’s no sense of decency left….then humans are in trouble coz everything will be a lie….civilizations will collapsed….world will be doomed….so i hope american whitemen in power will not bring down the whole planet….now that i am telling them what are the possible consequences…..political-economic gains-wealths are of no used if no mutual respect left….learned a lesson…..high techs are very helpfull but don’t be dependant coz high tech can control your lives anytime for profits….good luck…..

  2. ….i have hackers-emailers i believe was using my friends my families and my husband’s…. pretending they are our families & friends….well i have no other better choice but to talk to them if they can access info on me my friends families….nothing i can do about that….so if they are fake playing games and criminals the only HOPE i have is when breaking the law i hope the law enforcements are behind my tail decades before & after so perpetrators-penetrators are hooked so can be traced no matter how they will erase their high tech footsteps unless high tech companies wants to blackmail the world from decades of advanced planning but i don’t think that americans and europeans will really be that callouse to blackmail asian continent for economic and alliances reasons or to divide world sympathy if they will do that then there will be no winner if no one will practice mutual respect{harmony} being a gentlemen and if there’s no sense of decency left….then humans are in trouble coz everything will be a lie….civilizations will collapsed….world will be doomed….so i hope american whitemen in power will not bring down the whole planet….now that i am telling them what are the possible consequences…..political-economic gains-wealths are of no used if no mutual respect left….learned a lesson…..high techs are very helpfull but don’t be dependant coz high tech can control your lives anytime for profits….good luck…..

  3. so how was NIGERIA, ivan?
    hahaha!
    you were probably a victim
    of rogue supporters of microsoft,
    google’s biggest rivals.
    i believe i received the same e-mail
    that probably got you hacked;
    for the benefit of your and anton’s readers,
    here is the “official looking” hoax:
    From: Gmail Team
    Date: Dec 18, 2007 8:24 AM
    Subject: Verify Your Account (Case ID:- GMAIL554USER99886IKPPPPC)
    To: data.service10158@gmail.com
    Dear Account User
    This Email is from Gmail Customer Care and we are sending it to every Gmail Email User Accounts Owner for safety. we are having congestions due to the anonymous registration of Gmail accounts so we are shutting down some Gmail accounts and your account was among those to be deleted.We are sending you this email to so that you can verify and let us know if you still want to use this account.If you are still interested please confirm your account by filling the space below.Your User name,password,date of bith and your country information would be needed to verify your account.
    Due to the congestion in all Gmail users and removal of all unused Gmail Accounts, Gmail would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.
    * Username: …………………………
    * Password: …………………………..
    * Date of Birth: ……………………….
    * Country Or Territory: …………….
    After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences.
    Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

  4. p.s.
    anton, what an appropriate pic of mr. man dy.
    pilyo ka na talaga. hahaha!
    p.p.s.
    ka-asar yung pinag-transfer ko nung tape to CD nung Puto At Suman, the damn fool put some sort of security code that prevents me from copying the songs to another CD, or even downloading to my PC.
    i will report him to mr. papaya!

  5. …..what i don’t understand is why philippines or filipinos are being dragged all the way to some strange ‘non viable’ stragetically politically socially scientifically or even economically viable much less safe countries that is really weird{legality unwise in my view}….do you know that JUST with filipinos….filipinos are being victimized-ripped off by so many in hundreds of millions of pesos EVERYDAY coz people take advantage of their generosities-kindness anyway others can….so the need for foreign problems or questionable businesses are really NOT needed so i find it very strange indeed….YOUR ‘lady president’ and some few gifted filipinos has already all the solutions your country needs to accumulate more than enough wealths-treasures to overcome poverties and raised your middle class communities even higher….to safeguard the welfare of all street children to make sure they will have a better bright future ahead of them….abusers and criminals for new up to date ‘humane’ desciplinary measures once mentally fit….can have a second chance to live a normal life AFTER intensive but with common senses rehabilitation programs….YOUR lady president’s national programs if followed by heart supported by love and passions are your ROAD to economic & social success….but beware with the consequences if not met….meaning not always everybody get a second chance….when she steps down after 2010….you will either swim or you will either sink….seriously….but only if her programs will be ignored-neglected-under estimate by those who do nothing good in concrete but constantly ‘badmouthings’ and not necessarily looking for better alternatives or better agendas to be implemented sooner at hand….if you want to become MILLIONNAIRES-BILLIONNAIRES is not impossible….but you must want it….& legally….the solution is SIMPLE….HAVE A GOOD TRANSPARENT VIABLE ‘BUSINESS IDEAS-PLANS” and if it is unique and not OUT OF THIS WORLD costly impossible…..then YOU GOT it….good luck to all humans filipinos in particular who has guts-courage to just even try….ideas later of where to put YOUR good business ideas-plans to make them a reality-possible….as i mentioned in the past….it is non fees….you can have fun with it or ignore it lol!….good luck smiling caring fun loving humble filipinos….

  6. I’m part of Ivan’s mailing list as we joined one of his walking tours after our wedding in August. I got the hoax email from Ivan’s gmail address & showed it to my husband. Right away my husband knew there was something fishy with that email. It was very suspicious coz of the AIDS conference that he was supposed to be attending in Nigeria (why would Ivan, a walking tour guide, have any interest in such a cause?). Just the mention of the country Nigeria, people should be wary of any email especially soliciting for money. It’s the same old scam with a different twist. Thanks for posting the warning.

  7. I got the message of Ivan’s too! But wasn’t sure if he had gone on a trip, plus me being out of town, couldn’t just text him to be sure. I sure hope my responding with a “hope you’re ok” email won’t mean my friends receiving a weird spam email. Sigh. The problems of technology.

  8. I received that e-mail hoax, but suspected it wasn’t genuine, and so didn’t respond. I really couldn’t believe Ivan would send out a mass e-mail asking for money! It didn’t make sense — even if something like that did happen to him, there are several other options besides that.
    Poor Ivan, I can imagine how frustrating this must be for him. 🙁

  9. Sphanx,
    Yes, that is the email that started all the trouble!! To all, please be wary of this.
    Mila, Katrina, Joji,
    I have been receiving TONS of text messages (including a well-meaning phone call from as far as Australia!) regarding this message. Please help dissiminate to all those who have received this bogus email. Im really being nice by praying that the hacker who did this gets rotten blue cheese with moldy stinky tofu for this Christmas!

  10. …..merry christmas….happy birthday again to baby jesus of nazareth from the past and merry merry…..to all human beings around the world not only those legitimate members of the united nations and the junior high school boy i bullied here in this awesone site of anton rache aidan joshoa lol!….but to all beings who shares with us this wonderful healthy lovely awesome planet…..called….earth…..merry christmas again and again….i love you all….and always….cil….

  11. oh my. for a minute i thought that e-mail was real… but then again ang weird naman that the event organizers would leave you alone. anyway, happy holidays! glad to hear that it’s not true.

  12. No wonder….I was like,”Ivan, in Africa?!? Wtf?”. But yea, I was fooled for a second and wanted to help but then I remember all those shady email deals from Nigeria…

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