When it comes to a child’s safety, we will do anything to make sure they are alright. Whether we like it or not, predators are out there and we have to protect our children from them. They can strike online or offline, and we have to know what to look out for.
Recently, the Covington County District Attorney’s Facebook page warned parents of creepy, unsolicited packages being sent to underage girls. It’s been happening in at least four states…
They posted this update:
“PREDATOR ALERT: The FBI and the Alabama Fusion Center report that children living in the Southeast, including Alabama, have received unsolicited packages containing food and a letter signed ‘Atur Bhuck of Santa Fe, NM’ as well as visitor’s packages from New Jersey. Just this week, two Phenix City, Alabama girls received the packages which addressed to them in care of their elementary school.
In the letters, ‘Bhuck’ wrote that he was 14 years old, mentally disabled and a target of bullying. He asked the girls to write him at either of these email addresses, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
It went onto say:
“The FBI reports that the IP address of the gmail account appears to originate from Houston, Texas, and that more than 50 New Jersey visitor’s packages were ordered from that address for minor girls in Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia. Each order included the name of the girl and the address of the elementary school she attends.
The same IP address has also appeared on websites discussing girls’ underwear and types of music to listen to when he visits his pen pal in Phenix City, Alabama. Be aware, be vigilant and make sure your children are aware.
Contact the District Attorney’s Office at (334) 222-2513 if you suspect your child has been targeted or with any concerns.”
So to reiterate, if your child is communicating with an “Atur Bhuck” you need to call the FBI right away. This warning came after two girls in Phenix City, Alabama received packages. They contained food and a letter signed by “Atur Bhuck of Santa Fe, N.M.”
“Bhuck” claims to be 14 years old along with being mentally disabled. It also details how they have been bullied, probably to try and align with the girls this predator was sending letters to. The letter then wished the girls would respond to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FBI has since found that the the IP address of the Gmail account links back to Houston, Texas.
How can you make sure you son or daughter stay safe from online predators?
Make sure you talk to them and make sure they aren’t sharing precious info that could help a predator track them down.