A few things about the story... It starts off linking to the webpages of his "two compadres". The only thing at one website is a link to the TFA, and the other is the homepage of ryandesign. Ryan, of ryandesign.com, works on MacPorts, and coincidentally has the same name as the "MacBook Software Manager at Apple Computer". The phone number he gave (512-796-XXXX) is a Sprint exchange from Austin. When he sent the number for the thief to call, it was the same "512-796-XXXX". Did he send his own number for the thief (the one with the phone, to call), or does his friends phone happen to have the same exchange with the same provider in the sane city? I'm not calling shenanigans on this, I'm just saying... take the story with a grain of salt.