Now, if any infringement took place, it certainly wouldn’t have been this lady but rather her neighbors or younger family members. While our “righteous victims of piracy” may explain that they are going to figure out who the actual infringer is, it is simply impossible that this affair won’t have an impact on this lady’s health. How much do our racketeers want? Seven grand? Ten? Is this how much the wellbeing of someone’s wife, mother, grandmother worth?
Here is a two-year old story of another elderly troll victim. Her son requested not to use real names; I also redacted the troll’s name (it’s neither Lipscomb nor Prenda):
The 85 year old woman is my mother. We gave her a laptop and a wireless setup several years ago to play with and to communicate with her family [in another state]. She couldn’t tell you what a swarm is or how it works. She doesn’t know how to download. She lives on $800 a month from Social Security. [The troll] tormented her. Finally, she called me crying one night and told me what had been going on. That’s how I got involved with this, and educated myself about the forums.
On the phone, [the troll] told her that it was her responsibility to secure and lock the wireless system and that she was still liable to him for $3,500.00. Believe it or not, before telling me about all of this, and not knowing any better, she went to Home Depot and bought a Master Lock, then called me to ask how to lock her laptop up. She wanted me to install it.
Fortunately, this lady had a loving son to comfort her and explain that she became a scam victim, but who can tell how many days, weeks, months have been stolen from her life?
The pattern of disregard of obvious social norms by trolls is not new, and we are now witnessing another one.
I wanted to add “shame on you, Colette and Brigham,” but stopped: these so-called humans are hopelessly incapable of any humanity. They wouldn’t understand.