Author Topic: Is there such a thing as too much OPSEC?  (Read 101 times)

Lilburner

  • Webmaster
  • Bugged Out
  • *****
  • Joined: Dec 2013
  • Location: GA - Regions 2/3
  • Posts: 4597
  • Total likes: 1273
  • Gen. Class
    • http://www.arrl.org/ares
    • http://www.georgiacarry.org/
Is there such a thing as too much OPSEC?
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:38:53 PM »
A woman in New Hampshire won $560 Million dollars in the lottery but refuses to allow her name to be published - a condition of getting paid.

Even with just the equivalent of bank interest, she'd have an income of $14,000 a DAY without ever touching the $560M. She's lost a half million dollars since January fighting it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/02/13/all-she-has-to-do-to-collect-a-560-million-lotto-jackpot-is-make-her-name-public-she-refuses-2/
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.
~ Daniel Webster

Starlady

  • Bugged Out
  • *****
  • Joined: Sep 2012
  • Location: NWGA
  • Posts: 3240
  • Total likes: 397
  • Region 1 Leader
    • http://www.georgiacarry.org/
Re: Is there such a thing as too much OPSEC?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 03:37:02 PM »
You can buy a LOT of OPSEC for $14k a day, I'd think!
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein

engineer3d

Re: Is there such a thing as too much OPSEC?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 06:35:30 PM »
Either she owes someone a lotta money and they'll take her to court for it
or
someone is looking for her - cops, drug gang, etc.

aces

  • New Bugout Bag
  • *
  • Joined: Apr 2017
  • Location: Lilburn GA
  • Posts: 72
  • Total likes: 20
Re: Is there such a thing as too much OPSEC?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 10:04:44 AM »
That might be true about folks looking for her, but very large prize winners also get a lot solicitations for investments and charity including people posing as lost relatives.

At the bank I work for, we bank a lot of professional sports figures and high wealth individuals.  We have a separate line of service for them because no one else can be allowed to view their accounts (not even for curiousity sake.)  So they go to a certain teller window if they set foot in a branch.  Many don't - they send employees for them or transact what they can by express mail and telephone. 


Nemo

Re: Is there such a thing as too much OPSEC?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 12:49:01 PM »
NFW would I want anyone to know I had won 10 million, let alone getting anywhere above that and way above that.  IMHO an invitation to burglary, kidnapping for ransom and numerous other issues.  I would really not want to have crooked blood on my fancy new afgan rug.

Nemo
If you need a second magazine, its time to call in air support.

Came into this world screaming, kicking and covered in someone else's blood.  Don't mind going out that way.

God made Man, Colt made him equal, Browning made that perfection, Gaston Glock turned perfection to plastic fantastic junk