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Old 01-26-2015, 04:13 PM   #15
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My computer was hacked by some one Nigeria & some one in vietnam the only way I found out was when trying to change pass words, they changed ip address, had to use web tech, they took control of my computers cleaned everything about ip cost me $400 for 3 computers, & we never bank or put info on line.
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:53 PM   #16
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THanks for posting this always good to know scamming and trolling are active. Every form of bank payment has its risks. The key is to know how to have security in place for them and to not click on unknown links.

I do think this site could be more secure. I own a large gaming forum that is more secure than this site and we have code in the footers that lets google search the site so we get indexed, without letting everyone read every post that leaves the site more secure.

We still have some risk with spamming and trolling from people (in gaming we get up to 100 of these new spam registrations a day) but with the double verification we have in the back ground we can block most of those.

So my point in making this post is that it would be great if the site were more secure.
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:08 PM   #17
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Got a scam yesterday. It even seemed to have authentic wording from the most "beloved" gov agency.. Irs.

I forwarded to the "irs" scam team..... Seems redundant.

Got a "thank you" note!!! Wow!
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:38 PM   #18
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What's the irs scam email address, I need to send them a few myself.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:01 PM   #19
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The FBI has an email address to report scams. We received the IRS scam, too.

I led a corporate security organization for a good sized company (the team had the security skills, not me), and I was stunned at how often we had bad guys knocking at the door. Tuesdays became Microsoft Tuesday, as that was the day MS released patches for vulnerabilities and operating system problems. I quit using my debit card except at MY bank. Our credit card was compromised a few years back, but the banks fraud detection/prevention caught it immediately. No harm to us.

It's a wild world out there...
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:13 AM   #20
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this is one of the many reasons why we, my family and any one i can convince to do this, have a credit freeze on all three of our credit files.

if you listen to Clark Howard, clarkhoward.com, on the radio like i do you will hear this said time after time..

do a google search "credit freeze" and learn more. the credit monitoring sites like lifelock and other are WORTHLESS in most cases and can cost 100 of dollars..

Go to creditkarma.com and do free credit monitoring, plus you can get a copy of your credit report from one, trans union, credit reporting agency.

there are three in total. Equifax, Experian, Trans Union

READ, LEARN, DO...
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:55 AM   #21
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I think we need to just slow down, and not conflate two very different situations.

OP was talking about a classifieds scam... and somehow, folks are throwing in the Nigerian Prince affair as another "scam".

Let me tell you, that Nigerian Prince has a serious, and legitimate need. We're talking about tens of thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands of loyal subjects who are in danger of being de-citizened in the event this Prince doesn't secure some serious naira.

I, for one, am proud to know that I helped this noble man in his time of need, and I'm shocked- shocked I tell you, to see people on this forum disparaging him.



Incidentally, I've just received an email informing me of a large sum of money bequeathed to me by a distant relative in Nigeria.
You see? No good deed goes unpunished, errr... unrewarded.
Once I forward my bank account, routing numbers, SS, DL and DOB.. they'll be "transacting monies to the your persons account, instantaneous."
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:07 AM   #22
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I have won gazillions of $$$$ from all over the world, even from places I have not heard of, through the notifications on email...how do they know I should be the one privileged recipient of all this money..in US dollars!

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Old 02-13-2015, 11:31 AM   #23
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The Microsoft call saying you have a problem with Widows and they need to help clean your PC is a good one.

Tell them you don't have a computer and they tell you "You have to have one" I got a laugh at the guys confusion when he couldn't accept the fact I didn't have a computer he could fix for me. After few minutes of trying to convince me I had a computer he hung up.

Lots of scams out there be careful.
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:33 AM   #24
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I also have received these notifications on email, I simply click on scam & delete, never open them. Wife had ph. call saying they are irs that we owed money pay or go to prison,even listed there ph. # these scammers are not bright, but there a lot of gullible people that believe them and send money.
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I really enjoy the "window's" calls. I kept the guy on line for about 15 min one evening, asking him about getting my windows fixed. He finally fiqured it out, after I asked him about 3 times if they did doors too, that I was scamming him. If you keep them on the phone, it prevents them from bothering others, and can give you a good laugh. Have fun and waste their $$$.
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:54 AM   #26
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Their is no room in this world for hackers. They should be sought out and executed. Obviously I've been touched by a hacker. I now pay cash for everything, and leave minimum bank balance.
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Got a scam call today on our security system. The called, India accent with lots of noise in the background, told me because we had our particular system for three years we are entitled to an upgrade. We have not had it three years, but he had my name and phone number and the manufacturer of the system. I asked him why the service provider was not calling and he said that it's a manufacturers program. I hung up, called our security provider and it's a total scam. The people at our security company said we probably would have been asked our security code and password and once given they could then go on line and get ALL personal information and access to credit card info.

They are everywhere. The BIG one now is IRS tax refunds. They get your social security number and once they have that they can file a false income tax for 2014 and get a refund. The IRS pays out billions to these false filings.
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They are everywhere. The BIG one now is IRS tax refunds. They get your social security number and once they have that they can file a false income tax for 2014 and get a refund. The IRS pays out billions to these false filings.
Federal programs are like ATM machines for (dis)organized crime dispensing multimillion dollar payouts; at the taxpayers expense.

With 0bamacare being the grandaddy of them all.
By the time the Feds figure out a fraudulent angle on the 'affordable healthcare act', they'll have bilked millions (hundreds of millions), and have moved on to a new scam angle to start all over again.

All the others are small potatoes in comparison. IRS, Medicare/aid, SS, disability, welfare, etc....
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