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Old 21 February 2024, 08:15 AM   #1
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What is this Scam???

Have not bee active on the forum for years and I'm trying to sell a watch right now. Can someone please school me on this scam? I've had 2 PM's asking me to go to a link and 1 PM, asking to send pics in an email. I then notice that these are members who have been banned and/or joined recently. I took a screenshot. Thank you!

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Old 21 February 2024, 08:36 AM   #2
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I am guessing it's a Google link that allows them access to your passwords, then steal your online identity and try and buy and sell stuff.
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Old 21 February 2024, 08:38 AM   #3
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They may not be trying to steal your watch. But they will use your identity to defraud someone else.
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Old 21 February 2024, 08:54 AM   #4
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Have not bee active on the forum for years and I'm trying to sell a watch right now. Can someone please school me on this scam? I've had 2 PM's asking me to go to a link and 1 PM, asking to send pics in an email. I then notice that these are members who have been banned and/or joined recently. I took a screenshot. Thank you!

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Phishing scams.
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Old 21 February 2024, 11:18 AM   #5
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Thank y'all for the replies!
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Old 21 February 2024, 11:19 AM   #6
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They may not be trying to steal your watch. But they will use your identity to defraud someone else.
Horrible!
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Old 24 February 2024, 03:46 AM   #7
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Old 25 February 2024, 03:56 PM   #8
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Never click on these links!…..but how it works is:
Clicking on that link will take you to a very authentic looking TRF login page. You think to yourself But I am logged in but maybe it dropped me. You log back in on that link and now the perp has your password.
He immediately puts up some bogus for sale posts using your good name to scam people out of their money. This is not being hacked, this is being phished.
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Old 29 February 2024, 12:54 AM   #9
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I have had two of these in the last couple of days
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Old 5 March 2024, 02:30 AM   #10
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Oh man, the scammer bots are going to be everywhere soon, now that AI is happening so fast. Can you imagine the challenges that this forum and every other respectable online entity is going to be facing in the very near future? AI bots can be trained to crawl websites and act as if they are humans
in the most natural ways. We are all doomed.
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