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Old 14 January 2021, 03:19 AM   #1
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SCAM ALERT: User ROLLLYPOLY hacked.

I posted a WTB for a watch. This user (rolllypoly) messaged me and sent pics and an email address for contact.
I asked for some security (a local shop, a drivers license pic, a video chat, a PayPal invoice) but seller demanded wire transfer and refused anything else. Kept promising honesty, and cussing the scammers. He even sent a reference from TRF.
So, I started digging...
Looked up the user's old posts, found a watch for sale which included phone number from about a year ago.
Phone went to the real account owner, and he confirmed it was not him selling a watch. Guess he got phished.

Interesting, the scammer used an email similar to the true account holder, just added an extra letter at the end. Subtle.
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Old 14 January 2021, 04:15 AM   #2
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SCAM ALERT: User ROLLLYPOLY hacked.

From the true account owner:
"FYI the scammer is Chipanerai he sent me a message to email him. When I did he mustíve took my account and mimicked my email...dengoka6 at gmail com".
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Old 14 January 2021, 04:25 AM   #3
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Confirmed all the above. The account has been hacked. Do not wire any money to anyone without speaking on the phone first to verify.

Mods can you help me secure my account?


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Old 14 January 2021, 06:08 AM   #4
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Cop414, I flagged (red triangle) the first message the scammer sent me and sent a message to TRF with the flag that the account was hacked. Is there something more I should do next time?
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Old 14 January 2021, 06:16 AM   #5
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WTB posts draw the scammers from their caves. Plus you lose all leverage. If I have a 1982 sea dweller for sale I’ll reach out to you but I’m not going to budge on the price because I know you’re specifically looking for that year and/or model. Just be patient and wait for it to come up for sale by a trusted seller.
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Old 14 January 2021, 06:31 AM   #6
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Thank you, VintageVagabond. I definitely need to be reminded of the whole patience thing now and again :)
In the meantime, it seems like I'm looking at a flood of nice 1981's and 1983's haha
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Old 14 January 2021, 07:14 AM   #7
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Cop414, I flagged (red triangle) the first message the scammer sent me and sent a message to TRF with the flag that the account was hacked. Is there something more I should do next time?
You did the correct thing, thank you.
Always report first, thread second.
Good job.
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Old 14 January 2021, 10:01 AM   #8
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Yup. Received a PM from this scammer 'Chipanerai' regarding a watch I had sold on TRF last week. My listing indicated it was sold, but he/she still tried to make contact with the bogus gmail address.
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Old 14 January 2021, 12:11 PM   #9
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Way to protect yourself OP. Just a couple of extra questions and mouse click saved yourself and others from being ripped off.

Now if users would stop falling for the phishing emails...we could eliminate 75% of the scams here.
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Old 15 January 2021, 02:43 AM   #10
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SCAM ALERT: User ROLLLYPOLY hacked.

I asked for the scammers bank info to wire money, which he provided.
Here is screenshot including account number etc.

"Bank: BOA
Name. Jennifer JO Mitchel
Account number: 355011319969
Routing number: 026009593
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
Address: 1447 N West Ave, SPRINGFIELD, MO 65802-1348.
Bank Address: PO Box 15284 Wilmington De 19850"

Phone number he is using is 1-six46-6six5-76five5

Can we do anything to get rid of this guy?
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Old 15 January 2021, 04:24 AM   #11
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I asked for the scammers bank info to wire money, which he provided.
Here is screenshot including account number etc.

"Bank: BOA
Name. Jennifer JO Mitchel
Account number: 355011319969
Routing number: 026009593
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
Address: 1447 N West Ave, SPRINGFIELD, MO 65802-1348.
Bank Address: PO Box 15284 Wilmington De 19850"

Phone number he is using is 1-six46-6six5-76five5

Can we do anything to get rid of this guy?
Heís been banned from TRF, not much more we can do.
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Old 15 January 2021, 07:47 AM   #12
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Update

Here's another bank account he has:

"Account number: 483088268342
Account Name: Shirley Ruth Thompson
Routing number: 026009593
Bank Name: Bank of America
SWIFT code: BOFAUS3N
Bank Address: 438 pearl Street,Kingston New York"
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Old 15 January 2021, 08:14 AM   #13
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Call the banks and notify them. Usually these are hacked accounts and the actual account owners are unwitting victims too. They would appreciate the help and for sure Bank of America would appreciate it
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Old 15 January 2021, 02:23 PM   #14
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Good point, VV. Called BoA and reported the accounts they actually were super nice about it. :)
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Old 15 January 2021, 03:01 PM   #15
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Confirmed all the above. The account has been hacked. Do not wire any money to anyone without speaking on the phone first to verify.

Mods can you help me secure my account?


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You really should consider enabling Two Factor Authentication. Unreal in 2021 that people are still getting phished.
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Old 15 January 2021, 05:52 PM   #16
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Thank you, VintageVagabond. I definitely need to be reminded of the whole patience thing now and again :)
In the meantime, it seems like I'm looking at a flood of nice 1981's and 1983's haha
Just be aware the serial numbers are vague. I had a full set Rootbeer years ago, serial number 1969 according to resources, paperwork from 1972. It had sat unsold for 3 years.
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Old 16 January 2021, 12:52 AM   #17
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Wow, ImRootbeer7, that's pretty wild. I would love to go back in time for a day, buy a watch or 2 sitting dusty on some shop shelf, and bring it back to the present. Maybe pick up an old Ford mustang while I'm there...
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Old 17 January 2021, 12:53 PM   #18
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