Warning: Bill Koppos has been hacked
Just want you all to know that if you correspond with our friend Bill Koppos, you may get an email from "William Koppos" from an email "[email protected]" - while the "handle" is right, the server is wrong. He's so old-fashioned he's still using that "original server" nobody else uses anymore. ( 🙂 )
"William" will ask you if you are able to buy things on Amazon. I was lazy enough (and busy enough) to answer "yes." Then I got an email asking me to take out a $150 Amazon gift card and send it to his aunt, since today is her birthday, at the email address supplied. Because Amazon is refusing to accept his card, which he's working on and will be fixed, but too late for "auntie's" birthday. "and I will send you a check to cover this."
That finally got through the heat and woke up the "little grey cells" sufficient to realize it was a scam. Checking Bill's address in my addy book confirmed.
I wrote the scammer the kind of response you would expect from "the dread TC" 🙂
But watch out - if you correspond with Bill, it's always with BILL. He doesn't even like "William."
You have been warned.