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Global Monetary - coporate subcutaneaous personal tracking devices

Accept the mark and receive US$250.

Be sure to check out the FAQs.

-- John (, August 19, 1999


Oops, here's the home page...

Global Monetary

-- John (, August 19, 1999.

That's too spooky for me! Do they put a tatoo on your forehead too?

-- Dog Gone (, August 19, 1999.

Also be sure to check out the fine print, and the protocol.

They want your SS#, your credit card info, you age, etc. Everything necessary to snarf up your identity.

And the protocol? HTTP, *not* secure HTTPS. And the fine print? They're not responsible for anything that happens to you as a result of you sending your credit card info over the Internet.

Can you say "Bwahahahahahah"? I thought you could.

-- Ron Schwarz (, August 19, 1999.


So, is it a hoax? It kinda looks a off to me. If not, brrrr.....

-- John (, August 19, 1999.

Malcolm J. Rothchild - Chief Financial Officer


-- (, August 19, 1999.

No idea if it's a hoax or TMOTB.

In either case, I'll pass. [g]

-- Ron Schwarz (, August 19, 1999.


Send me your name, SSN#, and valid credit card # and I'll send you $250, if you meet the proper demographic criteria!

-- DOC (, August 19, 1999.

It's clever. It's nicely designed (except for a few typos). It's either a scam ("Sure, I'm stupid, I'll send you all my identity info!") or just someone's idea of a goof.

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), August 19, 1999.

Make sure you check out the Employment section.

-- Rob (, August 19, 1999.

God help us--a lot of work for a goof. Complete with several email addresses and a list of positions open.

-- Mara Wayne (, August 19, 1999.

This is a hoax.

-- Ct Vronsky (, August 19, 1999.

It's a hoax. The domain "IDCHIP.COM" is not even registered with INTERNIC, so their site won't last very long.

-- (hoax@scam.swindle), August 19, 1999.

I always thought "Rothschild" was spelt thus ....

-- Rob Somerville (, August 19, 1999.

Here is the raw output for domain as obtained by (CORE INTERNETCOUNCIL OF REGISTRARS).

Bill Cross (COCO-7086)
Route 4, Box 372-d
Harrison, AR
72601 US

Domain Name:
Status: production

Admin Contact:
Bill Cross (COCO-7086)
+7608757548 (FAX) +2097556086

Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
James Shaver (COCO-2918)
+1-407-772-0454 (FAX) +1-407-772-0531

CORE Registrar: CORE-45

Record created: 19990813223648 by CORE-45

Domain servers in listed order:

Database last updated on 19990820005400

-- Nathan (, August 19, 1999.

Its a hoax. And a pretty good one.


You have discovered the secret little page.

My name is Bill Cross, I would like to take some time to answer some of your more difficult questions. such as:

Q: "Are you for real?"

We here at Global Monetary were only recently made aware of the fact that our company may not even exist. It was a great shock to many of or executives who depend as they do on their multi-million dollar salaries. We have yet to determine the answer to this question but, be assured, we have very skilled people working it.

I would, however, like to point out one correction to you. On our "About us" page it said that Global Monetary has $5 Billion in assets. What we meant to say was that global Monetary had no money at all. This mistake was apparently due to a typographical error at or Montevideo office.

I would love to give you wonderful people my actual location and phone number, but due to the large numbers of hysterical letters I received from the "Other that sane" community I will refrain from doing so. Part of the "whois" info is accurate though. The email address. It works just fine. Don't send mail to the postal address listed though, because it is a just made up. If you want to send me things like cash or your house keys, email me and I'll send you more info.

I must confess that I have learned alot about people from this experiment. I thought there was absolutely NO CHANCE in the world that anyone would actually apply to be implanted with what is obviously the "Mark of the Beast". But I was wrong. Scores of people have applied. Some of them were just jokers thats true. But many people actually posted VALID credit card numbers over a non-secure connection to a strange company selling ID implants! If I hadn't seen it myself I would never have believed it! (I have since removed the credit card posting option because I didn't want people thinking we were stealing credit card info.)

The success of this site has been phenomenal. It has been up for less than 48 hours and is already exceeding a very ample server bandwidth capacity. This has happened with no paid publicity or really any effort at all. All it took was for the URL to be sent to a few people and it was off the races.

Q: "Are you an evil devil worshiper?"

No. But thanks for asking.

Q: "Is 'Bill Cross' your real name"

It's real enough.

Q: "Why are we doing this?"

Well, as are many of you, we are really disappointed that the year 2000 is coming up and we don't have George Jetson space cars yet. I think this is a concern for all Americans. But what we find to be totally unacceptable is that we are approaching the "millennium" without any real apocalyptic things happening yet. (Many of us are worried that people will forget to panic in January and cause Y2K to be a considerable let down.) We were not about to let a perfectly good millennium go by with out at least the Anti-Christ showing up or something. We didn't know how to make an Anti-Christ (that's something that they never seem to teach in schools anymore) so we figured it was our duty to peddle "The mark of the Beast" that sounded easy enough. It would provide entertainment for all those who secretly hope that the world would hurry-up and end.

Q: "Since Global Monetary has so many orders from eager implant customers, are you going to go ahead and implant them with a chip and make them your slaves"


Q: "How many people were behind this hoax"

We here at Global Monetary do not like the word "hoax", we prefer to use the word "scam". But to answer your question, we think it was just one person acting alone, but we are not certain of this. There may have been others. Do you count cats?

Q: "Will you be posting more Q&A here"

Yes, you should come back more often.

Q: "Do you believe that children are the future?"

I don't know. Sure, I guess so. Why not.

Q: "Do you own a black helicopter?"

No, but my aunt has one.

Q: "How can people (who aren't insane) contact you?

Send your nice, friendly email to Drop a line just to let me know you are alive. If you're dead then please have a friend help you with this part.

Thank you,

Bill Cross, General Manager of Global Monetary

-- a (a@a.a), August 19, 1999.

Bill Cross has provided further proof of H.L. Mencken's observation: "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people."

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), August 19, 1999.

A, gotta hand it to you, that was one of the funniest postings I've ever seen. Good job.

-- Bokonon (, August 19, 1999.

On the application page, the choice of which race to identify yourself as is unusual, to say the least.

-- Dog Gone (, August 19, 1999.

An Anti Christ with a sense of refreshing!


-- Roland (, August 19, 1999.

Actual URL for the above:

-- Ron Schwarz (, August 19, 1999.

Bill Cross said: "I must confess that I have learned alot about people from this experiment."

This guy and his experimental hoax reminds me of Stehpen Poole...

-- RUOK (, August 19, 1999.

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