Hydra finishes the season on a high note! Hydra finishes the season on a high note!
Credit due, quite literally! When the world is facing an unprecedented energy crisis as 2022 draws to a close, our beloved Rock is now getting renewable energy. Hugely beneficial to the island in so many ways. Bravo, and thank you to those who made it possible! &nb ...
Hydra finishes the season on a high note!
Hydra finishes the season on a high note!
Inkaminicado! Inkaminicado!
Roger Green came up with a classic to describe the Rock’s permanent inmates when the summer swarms drive local denizens into hiding. Now into its third decade, the resident bard’s traditional Pirofani opening poem was spot on. We shall be blissfully Inka ...
Inkaminicado!
Inkaminicado!
A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia
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A Lovely Tribute to Kamini's Tassia
A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia
Kamini April Fool? Kamini April Fool?
Who wants to go for a walk? Unanimous yes. Quandary in the port: left to Vichos, right to Hydra town, or a dip in the harbor. Happy Spring all. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in ne ...
Kamini April Fool?
Kamini April Fool?
Romantic August Kamini Sunset Romantic August Kamini Sunset
  But the flip side of our photographic flags a fluttering in the breeze is that with temperatures in the mid 30,s  hot wind can cause deadly wildfires. (As poor Greece has already experienced recently)Please be extra vigilant and always carry water on walks, ...
Romantic August Kamini Sunset
Romantic August Kamini Sunset
Hydra Revisited Hydra Revisited
Honoured to be included. Latest Hydra Book Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend ( ...
Hydra Revisited
Hydra Revisited
Okay who’s next ??? Okay who’s next ???
Easy livin’ August was fun, y’all come back soon y’hear. So that is August in Kamini is almost done and dusted, who’s up for September? We are going to win this season, albeit on marginal points. Happy Fall y’All, still standing KC staf ...
Okay who's next ???
Okay who’s next ???
Not Kamini’s Baby Beach Not Kamini’s Baby Beach
We have heard rumblings about August “Baby Beach” being a tad crowded. Try China for fun bathing then. Surfs Up Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in n ...
Not Kamini's Baby Beach
Not Kamini’s Baby Beach
Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life
Godzilla snail caught crossing our terrace. Scary nightlife to be avoided in our valley. The height of the season and it’s all happening in our quite village. Even the Paparazzi couldn’t catch these guys. Rare dangerous night stalking leopard toad. Share ...
Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life
Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life
Kamini’s Kodylenia Restaurant – 1985 Kamini’s Kodylenia Restaurant – 1985
We took this from Mavro Maties taverna, (the large yellow and red landmark structure in Kamini harbour), closed some decades now. Could not imagine the changes to come in our little village. Always tranquil, beautiful and has remained unspoiled over the years despit ...
Kamini's Kodylenia Restaurant - 1985
Kamini’s Kodylenia Restaurant – 1985

A New Scam in Town

In the past, with Nigerians offering millions for a bit of innocent assistance in money laundering, fake lottery wins, and fictitious charities, I thought all angles had been tried, but a new type of con has infiltrated our part of the world. This one, however, is almost comical in its endeavor.
As I was sitting with a retired English ex-pat last week at our local watering hole, he shared an unusual phone call he received that morning.
“I got this call from a fellow who had a pronounced accent, Pakistani I would guess,” said John P. “He knew my name, how I don’t know, but he tried to sound very official.”
“Allo, is dis Mister P?”
John replied in the affirmative.
“Well, sur, I regret to inform you dat we have detected dat yuur computer has a virus.”
“Really,” John answered, barely suppressing a chuckle, “and how do you know this?”
“Oh yes, Mister P, you see ve are calling from a technical department associated with your service provider, and it seems dat you are in danger of infecting de netvorking,” the Asian IT expert explained.
“And this virus is serious?” John was by now barely able to hide his mirth. “What can I do about this sick computer of mine?”
“Yes, sur, ve are being expert in these technical matters and can have somebody come and fix it at your earliest convenience, but if you don’t mind me asking, you do not sound terribly concerned Mister P.” The caller had detected the lack of anxiety in John’s tone.
“That is because I do not own a computer, never have, and never will,” John laughed.
Click.
A few days later our phone rang, a little too early for our liking, and the caller ID read “out of area,” meaning anonymous, which automatically raised suspicion of some type of telemarketing.
“Allo, is dis Mister Fugun?”
I replied that indeed I was, where upon he asked a couple of times if I spoke English. I immediately cottoned to what was up and decided to play along, the idea being to reverse the con and give this techno-expert the address of the local precinct as our home. However the next question sort of gave the game away.
“Do you have a computer?” Obviously this scammer had learned the lesson. In order to claim a PC had a virus, it was necessary to establish whether the answerer actually owned a computer. I confirmed such ownership.
“Ah good.” My caller sounded relieved by this progress. “Ve are from technical data services affiliated through your service provider, via de IP netvorking in dis region, and ve are repairing da problem to improve everyone’s Internet links.”
They had obviously upped their game in techno-bamboozle-babble, but I inadvertently spoiled my counter ploy by saying that I was my own service provider.
Click.

David Fagan
David Fagan is CEO, president, managing director, author, publisher, and chief bottlewasher of DavidFagan.org. On his first visit to Hydra back in 1983, David decided that owning a bar in this exotic location was an ideal way not to spend the rest of his life in the fast-lane of corporate advertising and journalism. It was an idea spawned by the Honorable Bill Cunliffe of Bill’s Bar, renowned wateringhole for anyone who knew this part of the world at the time. He and a couple of old-timers, Anthony Kingsmill and Leonard Bernstein, planted the seed: Come!

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