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Old 28 October 2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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WARNING: Clicking links / logging in / Passwords SCAM..

It has come to the attention of Moderators and Administrators of this site that there is a clone site which looks just like this site to procure your username and password when you attempt to log in.

It is CRITICAL that you do not click on any links in any personal messages or emails that you receive from any other PURPORTED member of this website.

A link in an email/personal message may look like a link to "RolexForums (photo of watch)" but in fact it will be to a link to a fake "RolexForums" webpage that will require you to log in with your username and password.

EVERYTIME you log in you must ensure that the URL window is and only is to:

HTTPS://www.rolexforums.com/xxxxxx

Never log into a http website and never log into anything that is in anyway different from rolexforums.com

It is your responsibility as a user to exercise due care with your account details to ensure that they are not disclosed to a third party who may use them to commit a fraud upon an innocent victim.

A link in an email or personal message or even a thread may look like this:

https://www.rolexforums.com

OK IT MAY LOOK LIKE YOU ARE GOING TO ROLEXFORUMS.COM however nothing could be further from the truth.

Just "click" on the link above and see where you go (don't worry it is a safe link) but if you click on it you will see precisely the point I am trying to make.

Instead of clicking and going to Google, you could be clicking to download a virus, or going to a third party website which looks like RolexForums.com but may in fact be a fake site seeking to illicit your username and password.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL, look at the URL line every time you log in and make sure it is and only is https://www.rolexforums.com

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Please be aware that there are people who are trying to crack into your account.

Several people have recently had their account hacked because they have not:
(a) guarded their passwords (both TRF and email);
(b) made their password complex or difficult to crack.

DO NOT have your password anything like your username or real name or anything associated with who you are.
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Old 28 October 2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info

I don't know if it had anything to do with it but last week I couldn't log in for several days

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Old 28 October 2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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This should be a sticky as well...just a suggestion. Thanks again for the head's up.
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Old 28 October 2013, 01:40 PM   #4
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What a world we live in Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 28 October 2013, 03:54 PM   #5
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Crazy the lengths these scumbags will go Steve.

Thanks for the heads up to you and the great mod staff
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Old 28 October 2013, 04:03 PM   #6
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Crazy. A site for watch enthusiasts attract such scumbags. Thanks for the warning.

Although maybe it could be fun to hijack Jocke's account and post some really lousy pix?
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Old 28 October 2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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Thanks for the reminder to stay vigilant, Steve.
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Old 28 October 2013, 05:50 PM   #8
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Old 28 October 2013, 07:18 PM   #9
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Damn scammers!

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Old 28 October 2013, 08:41 PM   #10
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Old 28 October 2013, 11:25 PM   #11
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Old 28 October 2013, 11:35 PM   #12
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Sorry, not quite understanding the point of difference between the two links?
Are we supposed to be able to see difference by looking at them?
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Old 28 October 2013, 11:50 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info! and yes, this should be a sticky to protect buyers and sellers
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Old 28 October 2013, 11:59 PM   #14
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Sorry, not quite understanding the point of difference between the two links?
Are we supposed to be able to see difference by looking at them?
No its just a example of how links in threads might look like and to say do not click any link on forum other than the official https:.
https://www.rolexforums.com
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Old 29 October 2013, 12:46 AM   #15
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No its just a example of how links in threads might look like and to say do not click any link on forum other than the official https:.
https://www.rolexforums.com
Thanks Peter,
I see so the links can say anything, but the Url will show that it is not trf.

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Old 29 October 2013, 01:40 AM   #16
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Why would they go this far?
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Old 29 October 2013, 04:06 AM   #17
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Why would they go this far?
Some people will do anything for money.
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Old 29 October 2013, 04:57 AM   #18
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Old 29 October 2013, 05:12 AM   #19
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Old 29 October 2013, 06:38 AM   #20
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Old 29 October 2013, 06:38 AM   #21
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This is very important information. Thank you.
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Old 29 October 2013, 09:31 PM   #22
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Why would they go this far?
Because they log in to your account and try to sell a dodgy watch that we all assume is you so we trust that it's legit.

Thanks for the warning Steve & Mods.
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Old 29 October 2013, 11:49 PM   #23
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Old 30 October 2013, 12:22 AM   #24
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Old 27 November 2013, 03:27 AM   #25
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Old 27 November 2013, 06:38 AM   #26
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Old 27 November 2013, 07:42 AM   #27
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Thanks For the warning Steve. The lengths these lowlifes go to. Its beyond belief.
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Old 14 March 2014, 07:35 PM   #28
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This should be a sticky as well
It is.
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Old 29 March 2014, 07:04 AM   #29
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