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Old 9 February 2018, 12:21 AM   #1
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Site hack going on?

I have received two emails this morning from two different TRF'ers, both say "no message." No PM's received. Is something weird going on?
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Old 9 February 2018, 01:09 AM   #2
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I got nothing on my end.
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Old 9 February 2018, 01:22 AM   #3
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Hmm...no, but thanks for the heads up.
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Old 9 February 2018, 01:27 AM   #4
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Who is the moderator here? I don't know if I should list the two users I got the emails from...but they may be the ones in trouble.
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Old 9 February 2018, 04:27 AM   #5
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Old 9 February 2018, 05:54 AM   #6
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Who is the moderator here? I don't know if I should list the two users I got the emails from...but they may be the ones in trouble.
If you are receiving unwanted pm's, use the report function (triangle in the upper blue band) so that we have access to the pm and sender.

Otherwise we don't have any way to see the pm in question
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Old 9 February 2018, 06:41 AM   #7
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Larry, these weren't PM's, they were emails from two different members with no message. Seemed like maybe they were hacked and an autobot sending random emails.
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Old 9 February 2018, 06:56 AM   #8
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More information...these emails were from TapaTalk, which I don't have. Pretty sure the "senders" have no idea this is going on. Soliciting for their service I guess.
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Old 9 February 2018, 07:34 AM   #9
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Someone send you an email with a link.

You click the link and "login" to some website screen made to look like our front screen.

If you follow the bait, they have your password.

No hack, just a ploy.
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Old 9 February 2018, 08:36 AM   #10
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Yep.^

No site hack, you were hacked!
By falling for the fake link, and signing in, your password was hacked.. So many warnings on this have been issued!

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Who is the moderator here? I don't know if I should list the two users I got the emails from...but they may be the ones in trouble.
Name the two accounts that sent you PM’s through the forum message system.

If both these members sent only links, and no text, then most likely they are scammer accounts, or have also been comprised in the same manner you were.
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Old 9 February 2018, 09:29 AM   #11
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I stay logged into here on my phone and Ipad, I've never followed a log in link anywhere. I'm baffled. I sent Tools the users I got emails from.
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Old 9 February 2018, 10:01 AM   #12
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I stay logged into here on my phone and Ipad, I've never followed a log in link anywhere. I'm baffled. I sent Tools the users I got emails from.
Only way for your login to be accessed, is if you either gave someone your password, or you connected through a fake link to TRF. There is no other way for someone to get your password and access.

Staying logged in while clicking a link, is also a sure fire way to be compromised.

You say emails? Are these PM’s through the forum, or actual emails?
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Old 9 February 2018, 10:21 AM   #13
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Site hack going on?

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In post #7 he said email (not PM)

But also he said Tapatalk. Letís all recall Tapatalk acts as agent for users and logs into forums for that user. So a weakness in security at Tapatalk servers can expose user ID & Password.

And then the emails can appear to come from legit users who may not know others have logged into their account.


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Old 9 February 2018, 10:40 AM   #14
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This morning I got two emails from TRF members saying they had sent me a message....but there was no message in the body of the email, nor did I have any private messages here. After I started this thread, I got an email AND PM from a third user here. I responded and after a couple of messages back and forth it seemed he had gotten an email/PM from my username responding to HIS message about a "watch I was selling." Unfortunately I wasn't selling said watch. I then went to my "threads started" page and found in addition to the Ennebi I was trying to sell starting over a week ago, there was two more ads in my username, one for an AP and one for a BLNR. I looked at them and they were both stolen text and pictures from ads I'd seen here from other users. An email was given for contact and it used a similar email name to mine but to a Gmail account, not my true email. I clicked the warning symbol on both and they were taken down quickly. If Rob or Larry wants the names of all of the other users involved I have them, via PM, email, or post here if you think I should.
I'm not a newbie internet user, I honestly cannot recall ever logging into TRF except via my own devices. I had what I thought was a long enough, unusual enough password and I wasn't using it anywhere else. There was however one kind of weird event earlier in the week.
Someone emailed me with questions about the Ennebi I had listed for sale. He sent a link with RolexForums in the URL showing me his collection allegedly but I couldn't pull it up. I mentioned that and asked what his username was and he never gave it. I did send him some additional information and pictures of the watch, but again nothing that I can imagine would have helped him tap into my account here. After several back and forths, he no longer continued the conversation....but again I've had that in proposed sales before. I'm really freaked out about this. I'm new to posting here much but have been on a couple of other watch sites as regulars for as long as 20+ years. Don't want my good name sullied by some scammer. Again if any of the mods want more information that what I have given here, please contact me offline.
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Old 9 February 2018, 10:48 AM   #15
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Site hack going on?

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He sent a link with RolexForums in the URL showing me his collection allegedly but I couldn't pull it up...

I mentioned that and asked what his username was and he never gave it...

After several back and forths, he no longer continued the conversation....
Big red flag right there!
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Old 9 February 2018, 11:23 AM   #16
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Site hack going on?

I was going to ask ArtNouveau if he has his machine locked down tight enough to block a keylogger bot. But Mods have banned him (prolly temporarily) so this can be sorted out.

I guess the best idea for us is to be alert to any odd incoming messages, either email via TapaTalk or PM.

This will be interesting to watch it get solved.


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Old 10 February 2018, 10:22 AM   #17
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It may have been a keylogging attack or a bookmark download attack.

Never click on links in emails or messages unless you are 100% confident they are legitimate. Even emails/messages from friends or known associates can really be from a scammer that has taken over your friend/associates' account.
If you aren't sure, then err always on the side of caution. That goes for anything about the internet and especially with transactions from people you have never met and know.
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