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 Post subject: FBI Surveillance Van 2
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:18 am 
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This past Thursday I was able to meet my wife for lunch; figured since I haven't had any chest pains for a while I get a Romanburger at Mr Hero in Canton.

My phone wasn't connecting to their wifi. I checked available wifi's in the area thinking they changed their info or something.

FBI Surveillance Van 2 would pop up then disappear about every 45 seconds. This went on for a good 3 minutes. It showed good signal strength and the secure settings weren't the normal WPA and such. I thought about trying to logon to it for less than a second. Decided against it.

Wish I could find a way to do screen snap shots on my android. I showed my wife and she was real supportive, "what did you do this time?"

Thought it was interesting so decided to post.


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 Post subject: Re: FBI Surveillance Van 2
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:48 am 
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There are dozens of screencap apps in the android app stores.

Most likely someone thought it would be funny thing to name their wifi connection.


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 Post subject: Re: FBI Surveillance Van 2
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:45 am 
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Agree probably someone thought it was funny to name their wifi that.

I mean come on, give the FBI a little credit even they wouldn't be that obvious...?

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 Post subject: Re: FBI Surveillance Van 2
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Guess I'd better call Jesse Ventura back.


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 Post subject: Re: FBI Surveillance Van 2
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:55 pm 
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names like this, and many others are used a lot by amateurs who set u their systems
it is a attempt to scare away people from trying to log into their system

it is also a "impersonation of law enforcement"
sometimes pranksters use it in public arias to stir up commotion
these pranksters are generally called "trolls" in the Tec community

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 Post subject: Re: FBI Surveillance Van 2
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:07 pm 
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calemus wrote:
it is also a "impersonation of law enforcement"

Not legally - at least, not the way I read ORC 2921.51

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 Post subject: Re: FBI Surveillance Van 2
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:55 pm 
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I was in Mt Gilead on my laptop in my truck a few months ago and saw "FBI Surveillance Van 1" listed on available networks. I'm with the others that say it's probably just someone that thought of a funny name for their network. BUT, to be perfectly honest, I was looking in my mirrors for a white van with a guy drinking coffee. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: FBI Surveillance Van 2
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:59 pm 
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NRAInstructor wrote:
I was in Mt Gilead on my laptop in my truck a few months ago and saw "FBI Surveillance Van 1" listed on available networks. I'm with the others that say it's probably just someone that thought of a funny name for their network. BUT, to be perfectly honest, I was looking in my mirrors for a white van with a guy drinking coffee. :lol:

The first time I read this I thought you said you were in a white van with a guy drinking coffee... :shock:

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 Post subject: FBI Surveillance Van 2
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:19 pm 
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I did have a black Excursion follow me for a couple blocks, but doubt the FBI would have fancy chromed 24 inch rims; plus as long as they come to my door in street clothes there's nothing to worry about.


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