Some spammers are evil. Some spammers are stupid. In the case of Eric Rapaport of Las Vegas, it looks like this particular spammer needs psychiatric help. (Note, there may be other Eric Rapaports - this one lives in Las Vegas).
My first reaction to the following spam was that it looked like a Joe Job - that is a piece of "fake" spam that is constructed to make it look like it comes from an innocent party in order to get them into trouble. My first reaction when I saw this was that it wasn't sent by Eric Rapaport, but by someone out to cause trouble:
Subject: Theft Case - 50% reward on recovered assets.
Date: Fri, May 4, 2007 6:43 pm
Nature50 % reward on money recovered from microsoft Employment Fraud, stolen movies and stolen concert proceeds.
This case can also viewed by clicking on: www.AplusSoftware.NET/Theft.HTM or www.TheftCase.Com
Yes, I am formerly commander and director Rapaport of the CIA. The Central Intelligence Agency fired me so that they could get away with bank frauding me for money I made writing small parts of microsofts product line and for money I made writing various movies, with out being prosecuted.
PS. Maybe I should include this in my emails to lawyers.
I practiced law enforcement for free for the 5 years I was in it part time in order so that they would not accuse me of conflict of interest or accepting gratuities for the money I made in the film, computer and music industries. At this point I would rather sue the military for back pay and for denying that my career ever existed rather than be poor the rest of my life.
If we can get the military to admit this then we should be able to get 5 years part time pay at minimum of 70K per year which = $175,000.00
It's structured a little like a 419 "advanced fee fraud" with the promise of s lice of $175,000. Indeed, PCPlus blogged about it some months back with the same conclusion. However, the truth is somewhat stranger than that.
In fact, this spam does appear to come from Eric Rapaport.. and it isn't an advanced fee fraud scam. Attached to the spam is a long and rambling Word document which is where this really gets strange (feel free to scroll to the bottom when you get the picture!).
50 % reward on money recovered from stolen movies / Microsoft Employment Fraud / stolen concert proceeds.Most of the lawyers I have contacted on the web do not believe the below enclosed mass theft case. Yes it is unbelievable.In response to this I thought I would describe verifiable things that made me successful in the entertainment and computer industries.At 12 years old I was accepted to the Aspen Music Festival and School (at this time the Aspen Music Festival and School was about 50 % Juilliard students - the best classical music school in the world). I attended
for 7 summers. AspenAt 14 years old I started sitting in with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, members of the John Denver Band and Al Cooper ( founder of Blood Sweat and Tears) in night clubs inAt 18 years old I went to the . I continued sometimes sitting in with bands of this type for the next 15 years. Aspen of music for one semester (perhaps the best rock and jazz music department in the world). Berklee College
At 19 years old I realized that I might not ever make a good living in the music business and I started
as a Computer Science Major (and took computers extremely seriously). Colorado State UniversityAt the same time I was a computer science major I spent a lot of time playing in night clubs and playing small concerts in and sometimes around the country. ColoradoAt 25 and 26 years old I sat in occasionally with the band Kingfish (there were some Grateful Dead members in this band).Every thing above this line should be verifiable. All in all a good start towards possibly making it big in either the computer or music industries.In 1994 due to my karate ability I started being a body guard for some celebrities in . Beverly HillsWith 15 – 20 million per leading role you can bet that there are Amnesia causing drugs around to keep people from remembering their business meetings or to even keep people from remembering their own names.The true mass theft case below is extremely unbelievable. As to why no one is responding to me regarding debts or copies of return checks that I need to prosecute thieves, I can only speculate.From 1994 through 1997 I made a lot of money writing parts of national software packages, scripts for movies, advisor positions, having roles in monster suites and playing concerts. People even willed me money I don’t remember getting paid for.In response to this someone slipped me some extremely powerful drugs that caused selective Amnesia and stole a lot of money out of my bank accounts. I even spotted some houses recently that I think I owned.If I split this money with who ever helps me collect, there could be more than 5 million in it for each of us.If you do not wish to respond but wish to help, you could have a lawyer who specializes in this kind of thing respond.I have corrupt co-workers and criminals writing letters in my name and even sometimes steeling mail out of my mailbox therefore, I am finger printing all of my letters.I would like to remind anyone thinking of intercepting this letter that interfering with the federal mail is a federal offence.Thank youEric Rapaport – 626-590-1817
info@AplusSoftware.NetWWW.AplusSoftware.NET/Theft.HTM or WWW.TheftCase.Com
Houses I believe I am supposed to own include :
146 N. Eagle Dr. Big Bear Lake City CA
( I ran Lone Eagle Computer Company out of this house )
45760 Baldwin Lake Rd.Big Bear Lake City CA
- 6847 1 st Ave. Phoenix AZ
Overland – apartment complex LA CA
E. Fransico# 103 Tempe AZ
4310 S. Fair Ln Tempe AZ
- 1437 Honysuckle Dr.
7100 Rio Grande N.W. Ave. Albuquerque NM
E AABC Aspen CO
- 907 waters
( I received this house for writing Aspen CO
part of the movie mouse hunt and as with the other
properties someone is claiming they own it ). – Universal
pictures is not coming forward.
- 308 Pfister
? Bel Aire ? Beverly Hills ? Scottsdale Salt Lake?Cars I believe I am supposed to own include :
1 1992 Firebird (California plates)
2 Trans Ams
1 1995 Camero, 3 Lexus’s
2 Cadillac Escalades
1 Lincoln mark IV Arizona AHN-491
95 Monty Carlo 2g1ww12mo59232911
97 Monty Carlo 2g1ww12m4v9115480
91 – Camero – 1g1fp23exml135038
Nissan Maxima gwz-828 hawaii JNICA21D3WT603610
STS 32V northstar Cadillac g6ky5298ru833791
Software I Helped WriteWindows 98
Visual Foxpro 3.0 - microsoft
Excel 7.0a – microsoft
microsoft Money - microsoft
Advised microsoft with Janna Contact Manager, microsoft Word, Windows 98, Visual Basic, microsoft Cad
and various accounting stuff. For this I received 1.29 million dollars, which was afterwards stolen. Janna Gates and Theifsoft are unavailable for comment.
Main Plots I wroteThe Net, Speed II – Written by Sandra Bullock and I. I need copies of any check that might have been written before I can prosecute thieves.Practical Magic – never paidHope Floats – never paidWild Wild West (the movie) – I wrote about 1/3 of this on location and will probably not be paid.
Marshals – never paid U.S.The Patriot – 1996 – Steven seagull – paid?The Arrival – 30 K - never paidCon Air – Main plot written by (Mary Reagan - Ronald Reagan’s Grand Daughter)?? , Jackson Brown and I. - never paid?Mercury Rising - never paid?Soldier – This is a take off on the movie IA that I produced and star in and I was told IA was going to go out. Why was this plot stolen ?? The Airforce was supposed to get some of the proceeds from the movie IA.Ronnin – Main plot written by Robert Deniro and I – 400 K stolen – Speak up Mr. Deniro.Stargate – It took me an amazingly long time to remember I wrote about 50 % of this main plot and was one of the extras.The Volunteers - I wrote about 1/3 of this main plot on location in . Tom Hanks Paid 100k? - afterwards stolen. ChinaThe Body Guard – Paid 100K? – afterwards stolen.The Replacement Killers – I wrote this entire main plot as Mira Sorvino and Chow-Yun Fat knows.Conspiracy theory – Never paidTequila – Never Paid SunriseHoneymoon in Vegas – In addition to writing the main plot I was one of the flying Elvis’s and can be seen at time indexes , and . MGM Pictures never paid? Speak up Mr. Cage andMs. Parker.Critters – Never paidGalaxy Quest - Never paid.Jumangi - I wrote most of this movie in and on location. never paid? Beverly HillsStarship Troopers Paid 15 K? which was afterwards stolen. Come forward with a return check touchstone pictures.The movie Twilight Zone – Never paidDeal of the Century – Never paidThe 3 amigos – Never paidStar Trek – The Voyager movie and the movie with the Whales – I wrote most of these 2 movies – Never paid?
Excess Baggage ( I was the advisor for the fighting footage) - paid 50 K? – afterwards stolenJaws The Revenge (I wrote most of the sub plots) – never paidTuskegge Airmen - paid 40 K – afterwards stolenContact – 50 K - paid? – afterwards stolenLa Femme Nikita - This advisor position that I did almost nothing on was supposed to pay well.- paid? – afterwards stolenTomorrow Never Dies – Never Paid? - I was the advisor for the final fighting footage and I did the Halo jump.The Man Who Knew Too Little – 100k? – afterwards stolen – Speak up Mr. MurrayMen In Black (in addition to writing the sub plots to this movie I also was 2 of the aliens and I wrote a little of the computer graphics at the very end), paid 160 k? which was afterwards stolen. Will Smith did not write this in spite of what the credits say.What Dreams May Come – Robbin William tripped over my head in this movie - never paidPatch
Adams– never paidThe Water Boy – never paidArmageddon – never paid?Boogie Nights - never paid?Above the Law – 1988 – warner brothers – 100 k paid? – afterwards stolenThe Making of Bobby FisherGI Jane – I contribute almost nothing to this movie, but did request 15 K for 2 days of my time. – never paid AdamsFamily Maters – I produced the School Play fencing match.Vegas Vacation – paid – afterwards stolen.Mouse Hunt – I created Catzilla (w/help) and wrote the plot to the very end of Mouse Hunt when the mouse went in to the gourmet cheese business with the house owners.Indecent proposals – I suggested that “Mr. Redford take Ms. Moore by helicopter to a party on a luxury yacht for their date and he should be a perfect gentleman in order to make this a clean movie”. – never paid.Deep Rising – Paid 10 K? – Afterwards Stolen.The Edge – paid? – afterwards stolen.Starwars 4 – I wrote the small part of the plot with the floppy eared thing accidentally opening up the container of explosive balls and then I did a double back summer salt and then the explosive balls blew up the enemy tanks.
Alien and Monster RolesI was 2 of the aliens in Men in Black. – never paid?I was the alien that got decked by Will Smith in Independence Day, in addition to being the alien in the control booth in the mother ship. – never paidI was the monster in the movie The Relic. – never paidI was the alien at the end of Alien Resurrection. Paid?
ConcertsBilly Joel (a full concert tour for $110,000.00 is what I remember. All money was paid to me and was afterwards stolen).Fleetwood Mac – a small amount of concerts that should have paid well. – never paidGrateful Dead – At least 8 Concerts. In Addition to this I gave Bob Wier a 30 K check to reform the band with me in it. If the band was not reformed with me in it the 30k was to be given back to me.Shawn Colvin – a small amount of concerts. – never paidMickel Jackson – 2 concerts – 100 K was paid and was afterwards stolen.Pat Methany
Limits – never paid Austin CityMeet Loaf - 5 concerts - Paid afterwards stolen.Olivia John – Paid? Newton
RecordingsI wrote most of the music to the 1997 movie the Titanic that John Horner got all credit for.In addition, I can clearly be seen on the rail to Mr. DiCaprio’s left hand side at time index 2:43:15Never paid ? Ms. Dion and Mr. DiCaprio – speak up.Virtual Insanity – piano parts – never paid?Produced a Whitney Houston Record with several other producers. Paid 10 K which was afterwards stolen. – I probably played most of the Keyboard parts on this record.Co-writer for the theme song to Adams Family Matters. – never paidKenny Loggins – Christmas record – piano parts.I get knocked out – I wrote the Flugel Horn parts – never paid?Sheril Crow – Global Sensation – some of the Tenor Sax parts – never paidI wrote “Don’t go chasing waterfalls” – never paid?I wrote “Brand New Day” – supposedly by Sting – never paidKeyboard parts on Phil Collins version of True Colors?
WillsCIA Agent – Linda Beadling who was murdered willed me 5K, which was afterwards stolen.The man who was Barney Dinosaur most of the time willed me 400 K, which was later stolen.
TelevisionI was an alien for about 20 seconds in one Star Trek the Next Generation Episode. The 5k was stolen.I co-produced one Mellisa know all episode and co-produced one Mellisa the teenage witch episode. Mellisa Hart is denying that she knows me.I made one brief appearance on Mr. Belvedier. Paid – afterward stolen.I seem to remember a one episode show called Sandavol. If this aired I was Sandavol. – never paid?I seem to remember an appearance on the David Letterman Show with Bob Weir and Annitta Baker.If this aired : Mr. Letterman owes me 20k - 15k.
Stargate – Besides writing about 50 % of the movie Stargate, I wrote the main plot to the episodes with the Pyramid space ship invading earth’s solar system and getting blown up. Co-writer for the virus episode and the cave in glacier episode. Never Paid - Richard Dean Anderson – Speak up.Advisor to the Bay Watch episode with the gun fight on the glacier, Dolphin episode in
and Construction workers starting a natural gas leek and accidentally exploding it with a cigarette. Was there an episode with a brown bear? David Hasselhouf feel free to respond. – never paid HawaiiFriends – I co-wrote the episode with car trouble in bad weather. Paid 10 K? – afterwards stolen.I was Barney Dinosaur in 1 or 2 Barney Dinosaur episodes.Mad TV’s – I wrote Patch Kavorkian. – never paid?Married with Children – I wrote the Foodies and cruise ship episodes – Never paid.
DialogI all most never write dialog. The little bit of dialog I remember writing is.Patch
Adams– I wrote the dialog when Robin Williams was telling the patents that they do not have to worry about paying their bills while wearing a large nose. – never paid Marshals – I wrote the dialog when the U.S. Marshals are speaking with the swamp guides. – never paid U.S.90210 – “Shannon La Pu”Forest Gump’s comment on integrated busing – “We have coon problems at my house. They get in the trash and then ma shoes them off and then they leave us alone for a while”.I also wrote the shrimp dialog in this movie. – Never paid?
Miscellaneous- Fluffy Gellars booking agent for Maybaline – paid?I did buy several Trans Am’s, 2 Cameros, 1
Continental, 1 Firebird that were later stolen. LincolnSpeak up Pontiac, Crysler, Chevorlet, Lexus, Lincoln Continental and Cadillac.- I did spend 2 million with Universal on a movie staring myself called IA?
Karate TournamentsChuck Norbis vs. Me – 1988 CBS – 1996 un-televised. Where is my money Norbis ?????Is Norbis thinking ?? – If I don’t pay anyone for participating in tournaments maybe that means that the tournaments?? did not happen?? 6 tournaments X 100 k = 600k – Never paid?
Why are there so many thieves?If you are listed above and have not paid, please pay.If you are listed above and have paid, please provide me with copies of return checks so that the thieves may be brought to justice. / ( 50% reward on recovered money).
Final notes: I was planning to spend most of my money on clean fuels research and development. Therefore, this case is also a environmental terrorism case.
I practiced law enforcement for free for the 5 years I was in it part time in order so that they would not accuse me of conflict of interest or accepting gratuities for the money I made in the film, computer and music industries. At this point I would rather sue the military for back pay and for denying that my career ever existed rather than be poor the rest of my life.If we can get the military to admit this then we should be able to get 5 years part time pay at minimum of 70K which = $175,000.00
As the spam itself say.. yes, it is "unbelievable".
In fact, absolutely everything matches up and points towards Eric Rapaport. The quoted URL of www.AplusSoftware.NET/Theft.HTM also contains a copy of these allegations. That URL is registered to
9109 W. Sahora #105-G12
Las Vegas, NV 89117-5772
And it was registered way back in 2002 to a Louise Rapaport. The homepage of aplussoftware.net indicates an unremarkable small computer business operates from that site (although with a California address). The accounting1st.com domain this email has been sent from is also registered to Eric Rapaport, and has been since 2005. The domain theftcase.com is also in Rapaport's name and was registered in April 2006.
The websites for accounting1st.com and theftcase.com are hosted on 184.108.40.206 along with the domains ericrapaport.com, rapaport1.com, medicalsoftware.ws, 1sthighspeed.com, workorderssoftware.com, computerresumes.net, purchaseorderssoftware.com, and gold1st.com (which are also all registered to Eric Rapaport). There are thousands of other sites on 220.127.116.11 which are probably completely unrelated.
www.rapaport1.net is on a nearby server at 18.104.22.168. 1stdiamonds.com is another Rapaport site.
The spam itself originates from 22.214.171.124 which resolves to a Cox Communications subscriber address in Las Vegas.. where Eric Rapaport lives. Everything seems to point to Eric Rapaport being the person behind this bizarre spam.
The spam itself is unusual in that it has been doing the rounds for some time. This sighting is from November 2005, this one from September 2004, this one from September 2006. Vernsblog [nsfw] has even more information running back to April 2005 (use the search function for more).
Eric - if you're reading this.. I think you need some help.