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Old 3 March 2017, 08:47 AM   #31
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What measures are being taken to prevent this from happening again in the future?
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Old 3 March 2017, 09:33 AM   #32
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What measures are being taken to prevent this from happening again in the future?


I am sure they have addressed it in the last 3 years since Steve posted that.


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Old 3 March 2017, 09:37 AM   #33
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I am sure they have addressed it in the last 3 years since Steve posted that.


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Is this just one isolated incident 3 years ago? This happens frequently in all forums it seems. Just curious.


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Old 31 August 2017, 07:33 PM   #34
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What measures are being taken to prevent this from happening again in the future?
Using common sense helps.
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Old 31 August 2017, 07:49 PM   #35
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Using common sense helps.
Do you really expect all 188,167 members to have that buddy?
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Old 31 August 2017, 07:59 PM   #36
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Do you really expect all 188,167 members to have that buddy?
The mods would be out of a job
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Old 16 December 2017, 03:13 AM   #37
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Damn Russian troll farms.
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Old 3 January 2018, 09:06 PM   #38
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Good heads up thanks
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Old 3 January 2018, 10:08 PM   #39
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That's what bookmarks are for. I've been using this one for years.
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Old 13 March 2018, 12:20 PM   #40
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Here is a good example of what they do. Lets say you are selling a strap or watch and a member in good standing sends you a PM or email and says Im having a problem viewing your post with Tapatalk about your strap for sale is this the link to it? www.xxxxx.xxx You see its a good member with 500 plus posts and good feedback because you check first before you respond. So you click on the link and it takes you to a page that looks just like the Rolex forums. Oh but wait you have to sign in to see if its your post he is talking about. So with your guard down you sign in and now they have your login info. He or they take over your account and try to sell something on the forum before they are caught.

Its very hard for the mods to keep up with these scammers but they do a good job. Just don't ever click on a link someone sends you even if you think they are a good member because their account was probably hacked.
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Old 13 October 2018, 04:12 AM   #41
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Great info ..... well done Steve.
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Old 13 October 2018, 06:35 AM   #42
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I’ve gotten a few of those phishing PMs and always report it.
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Old 15 December 2018, 02:07 PM   #43
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 23 January 2019, 07:58 AM   #44
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 6 April 2019, 02:54 AM   #45
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Old 6 April 2019, 02:55 AM   #46
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Old 20 May 2019, 10:15 PM   #47
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Old 7 September 2019, 01:35 PM   #48
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Old 12 November 2019, 08:21 PM   #49
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great info steve. This is really helpful
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Old 13 November 2019, 02:56 AM   #50
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WARNING: Clicking links / logging in / Passwords SCAM..

What kind of Scumbag would do such a thing? Total BS!
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Old 25 January 2020, 06:55 AM   #51
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Still getting them today it seems, the person only has five posts and his messages won’t go through due to his inbox being full, might be part of this scam.




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Old 27 January 2020, 08:49 AM   #52
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Got one in an email reply to a sales listing I have. “Buyer” asked me to confirm that a link he posted was actually my listing. When you click on the link it looks like the TRF login page.


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Old 27 January 2020, 11:37 PM   #53
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Still getting them today it seems, the person only has five posts and his messages won’t go through due to his inbox being full, might be part of this scam.




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Philip Gates was the name on the email that I just posted about as well and it was the exact same text in the email as on yours.
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Old 18 March 2020, 08:08 PM   #54
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I like the gainful knowledge you give here.
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Old 13 May 2020, 09:49 PM   #55
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Be careful brad2

New member tried to send me a trade email with a link.




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Old 18 June 2020, 10:01 PM   #56
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If you are reading this post, please be aware that Steve (our omnipresent leader) has enabled 2-Factor Authentication to the TRF server. This allows you an extra layer of security.

See: https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=747721
to activate it for your account.
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Old 23 June 2020, 11:55 AM   #57
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If you are reading this post, please be aware that Steve (our omnipresent leader) has enabled 2-Factor Authentication to the TRF server. This allows you an extra layer of security.

See: https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=747721
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Whew. I thought it was a scam and I was racking my brain to figure out how they executed it. Sounds good! Thank you.
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Old 23 July 2020, 04:40 AM   #58
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Wow, I must say I almost fell for this scam today. I was doing a google search with "rolexforums" as a keyword and it brought me to an identical copy of this site. I clicked on an attachment link and it required a login. I use lastpass and it didn't auto-fill the site, so I wondered what was going on. Only then did I realize the URL was different, not just different, but VASTLY different.

I just enabled 2 factor auth, but honestly think this needs to be made mandatory for anyone participating in PMs/buying/selling. I didn't see this thread until I was actively looking for it..
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Old 2 August 2020, 07:09 AM   #59
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thanks for the warning
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Old 9 September 2020, 03:30 AM   #60
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I keep getting am email that someone is trying to log into my account. I have received 3 so far and it is not me. Do you block the user trying to access at any time?

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