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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1950 on: October 30, 2013, 08:17:54 AM »
Yes, Luci, that Paypal message is fraudulent.  The scammer wants your Paypal account ID and password.  It's just like the messages from banks that you have no account with. It's called phishing; if they send out enough emails, some sucker will bite on it and they can empty his account.

In general, if ANY email that purports to be from a financial institute wants you to click here and enter your ID and password, it's fraudulent.  If you think that it might be legitimate, go to the site using your bookmarks/favorites/typing it in, never by clicking the message's link.

Thank you for confirming my thoughts. When I get those messages "from my bank", I pick up the phone, but no such recourse with Paypal.

You can forward the email to "spoof@paypal.com" and they'll check it out for you. 
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1951 on: October 30, 2013, 09:34:09 AM »
I just had an email from my bank - that claimed that it was coming from MY email address...after three days & three messages, I clicked on the link and got a message that the page had been taken down for fraudulent activity.

That's what I thought....

But the name that was showing was first initial middle name at current isp - which is a variation of my name that I haven't used since I left the military...in 1985.
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« Reply #1952 on: October 30, 2013, 05:02:47 PM »
Don't click on links like that VorFemme! If there's a problem with you bank in an email, go to your bank site directly without clicking the link.

Can you do a scan of your PC? There's still a chance it got something nasty!

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« Reply #1953 on: October 30, 2013, 05:18:52 PM »
So is that 480,000,000 or 480,000?

I'm really not sure.  I'll find out after I send the nice people my bank details though :D

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1954 on: October 30, 2013, 06:03:05 PM »
Don't click on links like that VorFemme! If there's a problem with you bank in an email, go to your bank site directly without clicking the link.

Can you do a scan of your PC? There's still a chance it got something nasty!

Clicked through after it had apparently been reported and the site locked out with a warning screen - I keep two anti-virus programs (compatible) on the computer, update, and run them on a regular basis.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1955 on: October 30, 2013, 06:09:33 PM »
Even then it might not be safe.

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« Reply #1956 on: October 30, 2013, 06:13:59 PM »
I got notification of my tax refund being altered today.  The problem is, I'm in the UK and don't file a tax return (here, if you earn under a certain amount, all taxes are done by your employer).

It was very good, though - literate and vaguely believable.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1957 on: October 31, 2013, 07:02:27 AM »
And a final update to the Abby Winkler/My Kid Has Cancer case:

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=27452137

Please note, not only did she fake it with two of her kids, but she herself claims to have beaten Ovarian cancer. Since there's no mention of child abuse charges, only fraud, I'm hoping that means she didn't administer any drugs to make the children appear ill (thank heavens). I'm kinda surprised the jail sentence wasn't stiffer, as she lied about her daughter having cancer at a custodial interference hearing--does that not count as lying in court? I'm very glad that the judge has ordered therapy.

The youngest is living with her dad, the older two are living with relatives in Texas. Abby has lost custody. So they are safe from any false cancer scams in the future.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1958 on: October 31, 2013, 12:07:42 PM »
And a final update to the Abby Winkler/My Kid Has Cancer case:

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=27452137

Please note, not only did she fake it with two of her kids, but she herself claims to have beaten Ovarian cancer. Since there's no mention of child abuse charges, only fraud, I'm hoping that means she didn't administer any drugs to make the children appear ill (thank heavens). I'm kinda surprised the jail sentence wasn't stiffer, as she lied about her daughter having cancer at a custodial interference hearing--does that not count as lying in court? I'm very glad that the judge has ordered therapy.

The youngest is living with her dad, the older two are living with relatives in Texas. Abby has lost custody. So they are safe from any false cancer scams in the future.

I'm sure it was part of a plea agreement so that the kids wouldn't have to testify against their mother.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1959 on: October 31, 2013, 06:44:32 PM »
Yes, Luci, that Paypal message is fraudulent.  The scammer wants your Paypal account ID and password.  It's just like the messages from banks that you have no account with. It's called phishing; if they send out enough emails, some sucker will bite on it and they can empty his account.

In general, if ANY email that purports to be from a financial institute wants you to click here and enter your ID and password, it's fraudulent.  If you think that it might be legitimate, go to the site using your bookmarks/favorites/typing it in, never by clicking the message's link.

Thank you for confirming my thoughts. When I get those messages "from my bank", I pick up the phone, but no such recourse
 with Paypal.

I know for Pay Pal, it's spoof@paypal.com, I got that email myself, and that's the email I used. I believe it's the same spoof@ebay.com for Ebay, not sure

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« Reply #1960 on: October 31, 2013, 07:52:29 PM »
Every once in a while we get messages from the FBI (US). I forward them on to an email I have for them.

Just for the record: We are not clueless :  We know not to send email and password and other information, or $ to people we have not contacted.

Thank you for the spoof@paypal.com. I can not use it because Lucas is so good at deleting my SPAM. He really knows that I am not interested in young Asian females or investment oportunities or sexual aids and meds, too.

Does it really do any good to report all of this stuf? I'm thinking "deaf ears" from my childhood, or now "too darn busy - too much crap" for these days.

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« Reply #1961 on: November 01, 2013, 01:06:18 AM »
Moocher I mentioned a few pages back... has not arrived here yet.   Apparently they missed their connecting bus while in Las Vegas.  So are stuck there.

Which is odd because I thought grey hound would just let you board the next bus bound for where you were headed as long as there was room.

I wonder if the initial bus money was spent doing who knows what.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1962 on: November 01, 2013, 05:11:42 AM »
Moocher I mentioned a few pages back... has not arrived here yet.   Apparently they missed their connecting bus while in Las Vegas.  So are stuck there.

Which is odd because I thought grey hound would just let you board the next bus bound for where you were headed as long as there was room.

I wonder if the initial bus money was spent doing who knows what.

Greyhound used to. But The last time I travelled, they had changed the terms. I had to book for a specific bus and had to pay to change that for any reason. Perhaps the moochers are in the same boat. They have missed their bus and need to pay for the change in tickets, but don't have any money. It isn't much - I would have had to pay about ten dollars? But that is a lot for a mooch - if you want everything for free, you don't generally carry much cash!
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1963 on: November 01, 2013, 06:14:22 AM »
Every once in a while we get messages from the FBI (US). I forward them on to an email I have for them.

Just for the record: We are not clueless :  We know not to send email and password and other information, or $ to people we have not contacted.

Thank you for the spoof@paypal.com. I can not use it because Lucas is so good at deleting my SPAM. He really knows that I am not interested in young Asian females or investment oportunities or sexual aids and meds, too.

Does it really do any good to report all of this stuf? I'm thinking "deaf ears" from my childhood, or now "too darn busy - too much crap" for these days.

Just asked a friend who kinda works with this kind of stuff, he said that reporting it doesn't affect the number of spam mail you'll receive because they can't/won't go after the spammers, but that they can ask the ISP to take down the fishing/fake web-site.
So yeah, if no one tells them that notebay.com got corrupted they wont know to try and take it down.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1964 on: November 01, 2013, 07:34:15 AM »
I got locked out of my Yahoo email account once after forwarding 3 spam emails to the spoof/reporting spam addresses... because apparently I was "sending spam".