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#11
(05-10-2020, 07:10 PM)slipmat Wrote: I have just lost 300e using a vendor I have always trusted, I dont know who to trust now. Bad times
Just an update on my being scammed, which makes me furious at this moment and I hope no one else gets hit with this one. 

Mine was an email address that I had been using from for many years (respectable). I approached the same email friend for the same magazines. However, the money was taken with a confirmation one week later that it would be sent. 

Then after requesting how long, My reputable friend said sorry that his email has been taken over.... along with my funds for my magazines! No warning prior that the email had been taken and exploited, even though I was told this was common knowledge it was taken prior ( Well thanks for telling me Mr vendor, I must have been overlooked) I am not a happy bunny  Sad
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#12
The vendor could not possibly have known that this new scam had been used at other forums. And then the arse Lockandload hit members here.
I know one vendor this occurred to. He or she immediately sent warnings for us to put up. I think I put up eight in Various sections of forum.

It is my understanding that the thief has to contact intended buyer with info as to a change in sending area. And a change in in payment methods. That is the clue to watch for.

The vendors in question are very concerned about their reputations. WE PUT UP WARNINGS ABOUT THIS ALL OVER.
Entitled What you must read to protect our vendors.

I guess not everyone read all those threads. Sorry. These are desperate times for criminals as well.
Angel  It is Well with My Soul  Angel
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#13
(05-04-2020, 08:22 PM)Charon Wrote: Please read this all members of this forum.  It is affecting some vendors already.

This is quite serious.
Thank you so much!
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#14
(05-12-2020, 04:42 PM)slipmat Wrote:
(05-10-2020, 07:10 PM)slipmat Wrote: I have just lost 300e using a vendor I have always trusted, I dont know who to trust now. Bad times
Just an update on my being scammed, which makes me furious at this moment and I hope no one else gets hit with this one. 

Mine was an email address that I had been using from for many years (respectable). I approached the same email friend for the same magazines. However, the money was taken with a confirmation one week later that it would be sent. 

Then after requesting how long, My reputable friend said sorry that his email has been taken over.... along with my funds for my magazines! No warning prior that the email had been taken and exploited, even though I was told this was common knowledge it was taken prior ( Well thanks for telling me Mr vendor, I must have been overlooked) I am not a happy bunny  Sad
I am newbie and maybe that is why I am confused. 
you used an old email and communicate with vendor. Sent funds via same way as in the past? Then used same email about how long and that is when vendor said email was taken? How did original vendor get the email about ETA and not about funds?
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(05-13-2020, 02:10 PM)Okokok Wrote:
(05-12-2020, 04:42 PM)slipmat Wrote:
(05-10-2020, 07:10 PM)slipmat Wrote: I have just lost 300e using a vendor I have always trusted, I dont know who to trust now. Bad times
Just an update on my being scammed, which makes me furious at this moment and I hope no one else gets hit with this one. 

Mine was an email address that I had been using from for many years (respectable). I approached the same email friend for the same magazines. However, the money was taken with a confirmation one week later that it would be sent. 

Then after requesting how long, My reputable friend said sorry that his email has been taken over.... along with my funds for my magazines! No warning prior that the email had been taken and exploited, even though I was told this was common knowledge it was taken prior ( Well thanks for telling me Mr vendor, I must have been overlooked) I am not a happy bunny  Sad
I am newbie and maybe that is why I am confused. 
you used an old email and communicate with vendor. Sent funds via same way as in the past? Then used same email about how long and that is when vendor said email was taken? How did original vendor get the email about ETA and not about funds?

Yes, I'm confused about this as well. Slipmat, can you clarify what exactly happened?
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#16
***** UPDATE *****

::: Just rec'd another msg from a vendor :::

Quote:Good morning.
I got a fake email from a proton account.
Titled your fedex package has been delivered.
I scrolled over the address and it wasn't from fedex.
Only got this message here and not at my other emails.
I don't know if it's a lucky guess about fedex or what.
I didn't open it and deleted it. I don't know how they got my IOP email address.

These scammers caused a lot of trouble at *** (another site).

Please be extra careful as these scammers KNOW the world is on
a "time out" and most folks are home and on their Comps...

Ice
A True Friend
Freely Advises,
Justly Assists Readily,
Adventures Boldly,
Takes all Patiently,
Defends Courageously
And
Continues a Friend Unchangeably.

William Penn

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#17
I hate scammers - pure scum. All I’m looking for is a real US vendor because I have real medical needs that needs to be refilled each month. Now all of my vendors are gone and I had to close my proton account because they used a grnail.com email address instead of gmail.com. It matches my vendors first part of the email, but just ended as [email protected] Hope that makes sense. And btw, Thank you for the heads up regarding the lockandload scam. Darn scammers ugh. And get this, I don’t use cash app and someone has been making around 4-5 transactions a week of $15 to $30 totaling anywhere between $100-$150. I changed card numbers and it’s still happening with the new card. So I called fraud and ordered another card. Usually happens every Monday, I’ll check and see if it happened again after I get my new card. The bank is returning the funds and investigated and found me to be not at fault. Point being, this COVID twilight zone is coming to an end soon, I feel it.

A Great Mind and a Good Heart and Soul Will Always Prevail and Rule Over The Rumors Fakery and [email protected] That You Go Through.
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#18
I put in an order from a vendor (not listed here) & as soon as I placed it, my phone rang claiming to be them.. I truly wasn't sure. Was it them or a scammer? I hung up.. Read their site MORE thoroughly & it stated that they were being hacked & whatever you DON'T DO is fill out the phone number portion with ur real number, put like 123456789. Felt like a chump! But nothing bad happened & learned my lesson.
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