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    New Email Scam

    Just thought this might be helpful to everyone. Just recieved an email from a guy i know, stating he was out of town and all of his personal belongings were stolen and he needed money. It was Euro's and he was in a country outside the US. didn't seem right to me. I sent him a message VIA facebook and asked him if he sent it. He did not send it and his email was obviously hacked. Looked at headers to make sure and it did come from his email. The closer it gets to holiday's, the more the scumbags start preying on peoples joyous moods and hope to catch them at the right moment.

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    You have NOOOOO idea. I have see scammers call a little old lady and tell them that they are their grandchild and that they have been arrested or gotten in an accident in Canada or Mexico and that they need to Western Union moneyto get them out of jail or get their car fixed.

    I have see the amount of these scams quadruple in the last few weeks. Be very wary of any calls or inquiries from USAA bank or insurance as well as the VA calling about VA loans (that you likely don't have).

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    Lots of these are going around. Good to be aware of it. It seems that friends are always getting their accounts hacked.

    Periodic password changes are helpful.

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    my email just got hacked and was sending 1000s of spam mail to people I don't even know! so yea, be careful.

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    I use a password protection proram called keeper. Have it on mobile and computers. It syncs with each device. I have so many passwords could never keep track of them and this one actually generates really good secure passwords if you want. A lot of people store their passwords in a folder on their computer and that is not safe at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    You have NOOOOO idea. I have see scammers call a little old lady and tell them that they are their grandchild and that they have been arrested or gotten in an accident in Canada or Mexico and that they need to Western Union moneyto get them out of jail or get their car fixed.

    I have see the amount of these scams quadruple in the last few weeks. Be very wary of any calls or inquiries from USAA bank or insurance as well as the VA calling about VA loans (that you likely don't have).
    You know it's okay to inflict extreme physical pain and torture on these people, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    You know it's okay to inflict extreme physical pain and torture on these people, right?
    You are correct sir!

    these people make me SICK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    You know it's okay to inflict extreme physical pain and torture on these people, right?
    Austinite would get angry at me for abusing power and using too much force (I got jokes).

    I'm working one now, they got $24,000.00. He has no clue how. Bank transfers from his account to some thief's USaa account. He is an older retired guy and doesn't do anything to explain how they gained access to his account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyDoesIt
    I use a password protection proram called keeper. Have it on mobile and computers. It syncs with each device. I have so many passwords could never keep track of them and this one actually generates really good secure passwords if you want. A lot of people store their passwords in a folder on their computer and that is not safe at all.
    Love that program and App. I have it on my phone ad PC so I can keep both synced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igifuno
    Lots of these are going around. Good to be aware of it. It seems that friends are always getting their accounts hacked.

    Periodic password changes are helpful.
    Yes. Happens through out the year but I'd guess the weeks and months leading up to Christmas it (crime in general - internet or otherwise) gets worse.

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    yahoo is really easy to hack... change your password at least every other month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    Austinite would get angry at me for abusing power and using too much force (I got jokes).

    I'm working one now, they got $24,000.00. He has no clue how. Bank transfers from his account to some thief's USaa account. He is an older retired guy and doesn't do anything to explain how they gained access to his account.
    Elderly many times get caught up in scams where their being sold a pot of gold at the end of rainbow. Their income in many cases is fixed, so they bite on the give me this now and i'll give you twice as much back. They also won't admit that they responded by giving their bank account info to someone in Nigeria. Or people coming to their house posing as whatever and rambling out all kinds of private info.

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    people who prey on the elderly or children should be beaten almost to death in the town square in front of everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trikydik View Post
    people who prey on the elderly or children should be beaten almost to death in the town square in front of everyone.
    Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trikydik View Post
    people who prey on the elderly or children should be beaten almost to death in the town square in front of everyone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    Correct.
    I always thought my Karma would be better if i turned the other cheek and mellowed out as i aged. But it didn't work and giving people a beating that deserve it seems to work better and keep others from trying to fu... you over. So i hit the jaw on the left then turn it to the other side and hit the other one on the right. Not necessarily just with scammers. There are many levels of scammers and liars out there.
    Probably should start a thread "Who deserves a beating in your opinion"?
    I"ll bet that would be entertaining and go on for a long time without needing to be bumped.
    What do ya think Sarge? I'm guessing your military or x military and have a good sense of integrity while dealing with people in this world of scammers and liars. I can remember when i was a youngster, lying was like a sin. Now you expect people to exaggerate or lie. I'm probably slightly jaded. lol

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    I'm not ex military (sgt. Hartman was the drill sgt in full metal jacket ) but what eats me up is that these scum prey on the innocent. Kids, elderly, mentally challenged, etc. Its infuriating and like you said damn near impossible to turn the other cheek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    I'm not ex military (sgt. Hartman was the drill sgt in full metal jacket ) but what eats me up is that these scum prey on the innocent. Kids, elderly, mentally challenged, etc. Its infuriating and like you said damn near impossible to turn the other cheek.
    It's also almost impossible to prosecute. Most of them are based in foreign countries and use call services and bank routing services in the U.S. Even if you can track it to the source, there is no way to apprehend and prosecute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    I'm not ex military (sgt. Hartman was the drill sgt in full metal jacket ) but what eats me up is that these scum prey on the innocent. Kids, elderly, mentally challenged, etc. Its infuriating and like you said damn near impossible to turn the other cheek.
    Oh yeah, that guy ended up having a good career due to that movie.
    Many many years ago my grandmother was scammed by a group of gypsies. They would travel from town to town scamming. Long before the net was available. Now it's a whole new level of thieves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    It's also almost impossible to prosecute. Most of them are based in foreign countries and use call services and bank routing services in the U.S. Even if you can track it to the source, there is no way to apprehend and prosecute.
    Probably the country that their based out of doesn't give a shi.. either i would guess? Didn't know there are bank routing services. Would that be something that we would use here in US. example: Giving routing number and account number to pay credit card payment or bill of some type? Or is that direct to power company or credit card company?
    If i am correct most identity theft comes from using your card at retail and bars, restaurants are the most likely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyDoesIt View Post
    Probably the country that their based out of doesn't give a shi.. either i would guess? Didn't know there are bank routing services. Would that be something that we would use here in US. example: Giving routing number and account number to pay credit card payment or bill of some type? Or is that direct to power company or credit card company?
    If i am correct most identity theft comes from using your card at retail and bars, restaurants are the most likely?
    That is a big way that CC theft is occurring but true identity theft where an ID, SSN#, bank accounts and such are opened often occurs from mail theft. Thieves will dig through your mailbox, garbage and even landfills to get enough info to become YOU! Get yourself a shredder.

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    there's a sucker born every minute....

    ...a fool and his money easily part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    That is a big way that CC theft is occurring but true identity theft where an ID, SSN#, bank accounts and such are opened often occurs from mail theft. Thieves will dig through your mailbox, garbage and even landfills to get enough info to become YOU! Get yourself a shredder.
    I do use a shredder. I knew they went through trash as it was an old Priv Inv. trick many years ago. Didn't know they went as far as landfills. Just recently watched on news where mailbox theft has gone through the roof. Wonder what Post office is going to do about all those mailboxes without locks. Fortunately where i live, the homes all have sectioned mailboxes with locks. I thought after watching that, what are people going to do that do not have locks for MB? I get most bills emailed anymore.
    Thanks good info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trikydik View Post
    people who prey on the elderly or children should be beaten almost to death in the town square in front of everyone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    Correct.
    I dont believe in torture, thats just inhumane. I say just take them out and hang them publicly.

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