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This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman. Further ReadingIf you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.Microsoft fraud report pageApple fraud report pageMicrosoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here.Oh, and don't be like Alex. Never let some stranger remotely connect to your computer.
[Part 4 of 5] Part 3 began with an emergency press conference in mid-1977. A composite sketch, as well as a physical and psychological profile of the East Area Rapist, was released. The public were warned to be vigilant. Researched and written by Anna Priestland Download the map of the attacks here Download "The Homework" files here For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1978-1979-part-4
[Part 5 of 5] When Part 4 began, it was August 1978. Sergeant Jim Bevins and Lieutenant Ray Root from the Sacramento Task Force held a special meeting with law enforcement agencies in Contra Costa County… Researched and written by Anna Priestland Download the map of the attacks here Download "The Homework" files here For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-original-night-stalker-part-5
[Part 3 of 3] (A recap of part two) Brady and Hindley continued their killing spree, murdering Keith Bennett on the 16th of June 1964, seven months after the murder of John Kilbride. Two months later Hindley’s sister Maureen married David Smith… Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-3
[Part 1 of 5] In 1976, Rancho Cordova was a fairly new, postwar suburb in East Sacramento. Beginning as a housing development in the 50’s by the 70’s it was predominantly a middle-class single story neighbourhood, surrounded by other similar suburbs… Researched and written by Anna Priestland Download the map of the attacks here For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1976-part-1
[Part 3 of 5] 1977 started off with a task force being created by the Sacramento Sherriff’s department to catch the East Area Rapist. The crime lab was able to determine that the rapist’s blood was Type A… Researched and written by Anna Priestland Download the map of the attacks here For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1977-1978-part-3
On November 8th, 2010, just after 9.30pm; 25-year-old Jennifer Pan was in her bedroom. She had her TV on and was chatting on the phone while getting ready for bed. She could hear movement downstairs and voices she didn’t recognise. There were people in the house… Researched and written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-50-jennifer-pan
[Part 2 of 5] On June 18th, 1976, the Sacramento Sherriff’s Department responded to a break in, and rape of a young woman. By the end of the year, there were ten attacks in total, all attributed to the one serial offender, who the media dubbed, “The East Area Rapist”… Researched and written by Anna Priestland Download the map of the attacks here For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-53-east-area-rapist-1977-part-2
On December 7th, 2003, thirteen-year-old Daniel Morcombe told his brothers he was going to Sunshine Plaza to get a haircut and look for Christmas presents. Shortly after lunch he left his home on Woombye-Palmwoods Road and walked just over one kilometre to an unofficial bus stop located under the Kiel Mountain overpass… Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-54-daniel-morcombe
Blacktown is a suburb located in Western Sydney, 37 kilometres away from Sydney’s Central Business District. In the mid-1980’s, drugs, crime and high levels of unemployment were rife in the streets of Blacktown. But it was one particular night that changed everything… Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-56-anita-cobby
[Part 2 of 3] (A recap of Part 1) Ian Brady and Myra Hindley met while working together at Millwards Merchandising company. They committed the murder of 16-year-old Pauline Reade on the 12th of July 1963. Four months later the 23rd of November 1963 they murdered 12-year-old John Kilbride… Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-2
[Part 1 of 3] The Moors in England have been a matter of interest and discussion ever since their immortalization in Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights.” Where they were described as never-ending, wild, and even maddening. In Thomas Hardy’s "Tess of the d'Urbervilles", he chose the English Moors as a metaphor for fear, ignorance and savagery…. Researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-49-moors-murders-part-1
This week, Alex and Damiano take a trip. This is the conclusion of last week's episode, Long Distance. Further ReadingSnigdha Poonam's story on tech support scams in the Hindustan TimesIf you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.Microsoft fraud report pageApple fraud report pageMicrosoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here.
On February 11th, 2005, a group of four German backpackers arrived into the NSW Northern Rivers City of Lismore. 25-year-old Simone Strobel, her 24-year-old boyfriend Tobias Suckfuell, Tobias’ older sister 28-year-old Katrin Suckfuell, and Katrin’s friend Jens Martin aged 25. Simone and Tobias had arrived in Australia six months earlier on a working holiday visa. They planned to travel around the country while working odd jobs and enjoying the Australian lifestyle. On the Australia day holiday- January 26th, 2005, Tobias’ sister, Katrin and her friend Jens arrived to meet them for a month long trip. They were excited to see each other and Simone and Tobias picked them up at Brisbane airport. From there, the foursome travelled north to the Great Barrier Reef. After that, they headed south and ended up at Lismore. Up until the time they reached Lismore, Jens described it as the best three weeks. Everyone had gotten along really well… ________ Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories. MUSIC 1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com 2.All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS Audible – Free 30-day trial & free audiobook ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE LeVar Burton Reads – New podcast from LeVar Burton RESOURCES BOOKS: ‘Have You Seen Simone?’ – Virginia Peters ARTICLES: Over 100 articles by The Northern Star Newspaper in Lismore on the disappearance and Murder of Simone Strobel – The Northern Star Tobias fears for girlfriend Simone, missing in Lismore – The Northern Star Body may be missing German backpacker – The Northern Star Fear grips town as woman’s family mourn their ‘angel’ – The Sydney Morning Herald “How did my daughter die?” – The Sydney Morning Herald Simone’s boyfriend lashes out at police after body found – Gladstone Observer Simone Strobel murder: German police offer reward – The Sydney Morning Herald Suckfuell denies killing girlfriend Strobel – Daily Telegraph Detectives still on the case – The Northern Star Suspect living on wild side in South Africa – The Sydney Morning Herald NSW murder case reward sparks fresh hope – SBS Diary of the Strobel inquest – ABC Witness struggles to explain delay reporting Simone missing – The Northern Star Simone Strobel vanished after lovers’ tiff with boyfriend – The Northern Star Inquest hears Strobel boyfriend suspected in death – ABC Strobel killed within caravan park, inquest hears – ABC ‘Reasonable suspicions’ Tobias killed Simone: judge – Echo Net Daily Inquest adjourned pending more evidence – ABC Suspected killer free, but DNA may get him one day – Brisbane Times VIDEOS: WATCH: Lismore’s most notorious unsolved murder – The Northern Star MISSING PERSONS: Missing Persons FAQs
Victoria Police Constables Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre’s night shift started on October 11, 1988, at 11:00 pm. Call sign ‘Prahran 311', it had been a shift of routine policing for the pair; a domestic dispute, noisy parties, a drunk in Fitzroy Street, a pub assault on Chapel Street, a smashed shop window, and two activated security alarms… Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-57-walsh-street
SEASON FINALE! Welcome to weird and wonderful world of travel influencers! In this episode, Angelina hears stories from side hustlers and professional travelers, as they describe their journeys navigating this newfound career path. Along the way she learns about how they got started, what they’ve learned, and how you make money as an influencer. If you want to know how to become a travel influencer and how to get paid to travel, this one’s for you!Special thanks to the travel influencers that we interviewed for this episode!Jetset Christina (Website | Facebook | Instagram)Roamaroo (Website | Facebook | Instagram)The Offbeat Life (Website | Facebook | Instagram)Venture & Eat (Website | Facebook | Instagram)Unmapped is hosted by Angelina Zeppieri. Executive Producer of Unmapped is Dave Keine. Adam Raymonda produced and scored this episode.-----Check out Unmapped’s new Twitter and Facebook pages! Give us a follow!We want to hear from you! Fill out our listener survey.Visit audibletrial.com/unmapped for your FREE audiobook from Audible.-----Subscribe to Unmapped to automatically receive any new episodes as we publish in the future.To learn how to subscribe, visit unmapped.show/subscribe. Send us your travel stories by email or voice memo to firstname.lastname@example.org.If you’d like to sponsor Unmapped, send an email to email@example.com.
Mr Cruel had an incredible impact on Australia in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He was Australia’s bogeyman. Sparking unprecedented fear in adults and children. Even hardened criminals were shaken and took measures to better protect their families. Unless you lived through it, it’s hard to fully appreciate…. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-41-mr-cruel
Living in Australia, I had heard of the Snowtown case. I knew it as the bodies in the barrels case. But that’s all I knew. I had no idea about the who, the what, the why, or the when. So I didn’t know it was the worst case of serial killing in Australia’s history, involving torture and dismemberment. None of the murder victims are children. However, child sexual abuse is prominent throughout. It is a deeply disturbing, depraved case. I didn’t know any of that when I started looking into Snowtown, but now you do, and you can make an informed decision if you want to listen or not. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-19-snowtown
On April 28th, 1996, Martin John Bryant became known as the worst single mass-murderer in Australian History. 21 years later, the Port Arthur Massacre still stands as the 3rd deadliest shooting by a lone gunman in the world. Known as a loner with the IQ of an 11-year-old, a series of events in Martin Bryant’s life would go on to trigger a rampage that would change hundreds of people’s lives that day, as well as the lives of everyday Australians who looked on in horror. Researched and co-written by Anna Priestland For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-45-port-arthur
In the first of three episodes comprising a series devoted to The American Revolution, we discuss how we got to the point of all out war against the largest military power the world had seen so far. Who were these people that left Great Britain in search of entrepreneurial fortune and adventure in a brand new world? What made these colonists so angry that they decided their very own lives were worth less than their cause? Listen to part one and find out everything you didn't know about the American Revolution. Visit the Website for all the sources, show notes, merchandise and episodes! Don't forget to click "Subscribe" so you don't miss out on new episodes! We want to hear from you! Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A website for people who are way too high. Plus, could LSD unlock our better selves? Does PJ even have a better self? We investigate.You can find Tripsit here: http://tripsit.me.The floating orb lives here: http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/.
On the first of December 1948, a body of a man was located along the seawall of Somerton Beach, just near Adelaide in South Australia. At first, the police thought it was going to be a straightforward matter, but as the weeks and months went on, it became apparent that this case was anything but straightforward… To this day we don’t know who he is, we don’t know where he came from and we don’t know how he died. For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-02-the-somerton-man
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