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Old 07-18-2007, 06:16 AM   #1
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I finally got my yahoo account back from some punk who stole it getting to my paypal. Ask jwarriner about the lame excuse that "I" "accidentally" sent $3000 to him by mistake, and would really like it back for "my" daugter to by a laptop in Nigeria. finally straightened out i hope, changed all of my passwords and canceled some accounts, but damn that gets on my nerves.
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so how the hell did somebody hack into your account? simple password?
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He probably fell for one of those fake login links that come in the email. I get those all the time. They say there from paypal or yahoo and send you to a site that looks like the paypal login page but it's a key logger site. Always check the address bar. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run That is paypal's login page. Note the address begins with https://www.paypal.com not http://earls_crackhouse_for_abandone...ypal/login.com
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so how the hell did somebody hack into your account? simple password?
well if they get into his email and that account is linked to paypal you have PP send a new password and you're in.
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Is there a shortage of laptops in Nigeria? Is that pronounced like "diarrhea" ??Anyways, there's always some scam originating from Africa. Don't they have anything better to do? If they even have access to a computer there already living like kings compaired to the rest of the country. They need to start boosting Miatas in there spare time.
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I had mine stolen from a keylogger that was in a torrent I downloaded. Some person got a world of warcraft supscription, and signed up for multiple **** sites off my credit card. ****** winner I tell ya. (I got all the money back though)
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I'm not sure how they got in, but I couldn't change any of my passwords because they were all sent back to my hijacked account, which didn't help any... eventually i had to make a new account and go through the security center to get a new password and i cam across this:

Hello,

sorry i have mistakenly sent 3,000USD via paypal for a purchase of a
notebook laptop and the money has shown off my account and i believe
you will receive a confirmation regarding the payment from paypal and
paypal will need the tracking number before they can transfer the
money so please i will like you to get the 3,000USD sent via western
union to my daugther in nigeria and i beleive she will be able to get
a new laptop notebook overthere,i shold have get the money back from
PayPal but there is no PyaPal where she is in nigeria and please
kindly email paypal with the money transfer details so they can
transfer the payment of the $3,000USD ASAP.

Here is the recever's details:

Name :Onifade George
Address:Iwo-Road
City :Ibadan
State :Oyo
Zip :234
Country:Nigeria.

I do hope the money will be transfer todat as soon as you receve the
payment confirmation from PayPal,

sorry for the incovinience and thanks for the help.

Regards.
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Then i saw this:

Ok, first I am needing to ask you of a few question. I need to know
what is harming the fish and why you have grown a vulva and with
labia? Thanks!

On 7/9/07, John Freeman <[email protected]> wrote:
> But the payment has been deducted from my account and i was told by
paypal
> that the money is ready to be trasnfer immiditely you have sent the
money
> please i really need it urgently...
>
> Josh Warriner <[email protected]> wrote:
> I have decided to keep the money. Thanks!
>
> On 7/9/07, John Freeman wrote:
> > will be waiting for the transfer!!!!
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whats interesting is that jwarriner is a member here....with the same email....


still confused about the entire situation. You c ame out of the blue with the conclusion to a story, then gave us like two bits of info, I need a begining middle and end to fully comprehend what the F you are talking about!
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mazda/nissan paid me for a 16G turbo shortly before I started receiving spoof e-mails from his account. The "hacker" probably checked his e-mails for recent paypal activity and targeted those people as well. I don't fall for that bullshit though. I reported it to paypal and decided to have a little fun with the ******** who hacked the account.

Brain, basically mazda/nissan fell for some sort of phishing scam and they saw me in his e-mail and decided to pull the same **** on me. What they ultimately want is your paypal information so they can steal from you. mazda/nissan wasn't clear on whether his paypal was hacked or which was hacked first.

Here's the other e-mails they sent.

From [email protected]l.com (note the second "L")
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Dear valued PayPal member,

It has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. Please update your records on or before July 11, 2007.

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To update your PayPal records click on the following link:
http://customer-200-79-24-3.uninet-i...ogin/index.php

Thank you,
PayPal Update Team
From [email protected]gmail.com:
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Dear valued PayPal member,

It has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. Please update your records on or before July 13, 2007.

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To update your PayPal records click on the following link:
219.42.20.3/icons/cmd/cgi_bin/cmd_login/

Thank you,
PayPal Update Team
From [email protected]consultant.com
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Dear PayPal User,

This email confirms that johnmiata, have paid [email protected] $3,000.57 USD using PayPal for a purchase of a new 60gb laptop notebook.

This credit card transaction will soon appear on your bill as "PAYPAL ACCOUNT''.as soon as you have email us with the shippment details.
The last one there was sent about ten minutes after the first fake e-mail I got from mazda/nissan's e-mail address.

These bastards play off paranoia, laziness and whatever other weaknesses people have and just onslaught you once they find an e-mail address linked with a paypal account.
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The mistake was claiming $3000usd for a laptop. Now THAT'S hard to beleive!

I wonder how many of these scams work out? 1 in 1000? 1 in 10000? Must be worth the trouble otherwise no one would do it.
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<1>
I bought a 16g from jwarriner, everything worked out fine until i noticed that i could not get into my email, i thought i had forgotten the password. Made a new account and sent Yahoo an email requesting a new password, but the hijacker had changed my information to a fake name so i could not provide the correct details to retrieve a password. So then i tried getting into my ebay and paypal accounts but the password and information had been changed there too.

<2>
After a lot of emails i finally got back passwords and changed them to some tough ****. I canceled my paypal account and sent a email requesting cancellation of my hijacked yahoo account (still pending).

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After entering my hijacked acount i noticed that all emails were deleted except for ones pertaining to paypal, ebay, or jwarriner. jwarriner didn't buy it though and gave the guy some harrassment . Since then my account has not been entered and i went to sent messages and found out that hatch4raceb16 got sent an email too, he didn't respond thankfully, and didn't send money back i hope

thats my story...

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Don't worry man, Just give me your email and password and I can fix everything. I work for Google so I can fix everything AND give you 10000 super bonus points.

I never trust any email I get from Paypal because I am worried about being scammed. ******* Scumbags.
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I wonder if they were targeting this forum, because I have been getting 2 or 3 of those fake emails everyday for a couple of weeks. They are all amazingly fake to me so I just delete them or report them as spam. Or look at the email because after all the trouble google and ebay have had I seriously doubt paypal(ebay company) has a gmail account. Just a guess though.

Anyway I think my email is in my profile. I wonder if they didn't see that we transfer money on this site for the classifieds, and think it would be an easy target to pick up some emails to scam? This is the first time I have ever gotten a phishing scam that gmail didn't catch and filter.
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hmm i had my card compromised not to long ago luckily i cought it before the charges cleared i am super ---- about my accounts and security. My bank pissed me off bad though as they wouldn't issue me a new card so i told them to **** off and moved all my money to another bank. and now encourage everyone i know to not work with them either.
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