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Forum topic by kolwdwrkr posted 06-06-2009 01:26 AM 1474 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kolwdwrkr

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06-06-2009 01:26 AM

Alright, I got an invitation from DaveR to join a site called TAGGED. It said in the e-mail that I received pictures from Dave, but I had to sign up and go through a bunch of mojo to log in. When I logged in there wasn’t anything from Dave. So I’ve essentially been scammed. Now I received a message from another LJer saying I sent the same thing to him, which isn’t true. So if anyone gets something about TAGGED from me I didn’t send it. Anyone else have this problem?

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~


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Bob #2

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#1 posted 06-06-2009 01:27 AM

IT SOUNDS LIKE E-MAIL HARVESTING.
I could also be carrying a hidden program to your op system to be activated at a later date.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#2 posted 06-06-2009 01:29 AM

thanks fot the heads up

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 06-06-2009 02:40 AM

There was an application on Facebook call PicDoodle that did/does the same thing.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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lew

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#4 posted 06-06-2009 04:01 AM

I just got the same thing only this was from “Richard Stuessy” (The Bowlsaw Guy). I think it was a hoax or worse- someone embedding viruses into jpeg files.

I just deleted it.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 06-06-2009 04:06 AM

I got tagged from a cousin. When I was going through the process, I bailed out. I emailed and told her to send messages direct to my email. She didn’t say whether or not she was on the Tagged site. My wife and grandkids had sometihng going on it. Now, I’m wondering if they were scammed by someone to get them to send messages through it.

I have been getting really official looking messages from paypal telling me there is suspicious activity and i need to log in to clear it up because I have been put on limited access. I didn’t use their link provided in the email. I logged on. There hasn’t been any activity because I haven’t used it for months.

I forwarded both of the emails i recieved to paypal spoof division. They confirmed it was a phishing scam. I replied to one of paypal’s emails to ask for further info. I got the previous email back again. Obviously, no one read it. Now, I’m wondering if paypal’s great concern about security is just an automated response and a bunch of BS, I mean, lip service for public relations?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jimthecarver

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#6 posted 06-06-2009 04:07 AM

Yep i got 1 from Richard also, actually i recieved 2 of them

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 06-06-2009 04:19 AM

Just got it again:

“PayPal Account Security Notification‏
From: PayPal (service@paypals.com) “

Notice, in the address it is “PAYPALS.COM” not paypal.com?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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degoose

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#8 posted 06-06-2009 07:18 AM

I get them all the time from banks that I am not a customer of, and one from the bank I actually deal with but the address didn’t match. It looked so much like my sign on page.. but as I said the address was off.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 06-06-2009 07:35 AM

One of the Paypal addresses had an @ sign for the “a” in pay or pal, I don’t remember which. We have all this crap going on, and they keep pushing us to go paperless, total email!!?? It is so easy for the scammers to fabricate a realistic looking web page, security warning or anything else. What is too keep them from fabricating bills that look real, then you send them financial info to pay a fraudlent bill because you went along with them going paperless. If they get a bank account number, it will be overdrawn in seconds ;-)) I asked my back about fraud against my checking account. They went into a tirade about my responsibilities. Never did answer they question about standing behind my account if a check was forged.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 06-06-2009 07:57 PM

I just switched to gmail a couple of months ago.

i’ve received several emails that when I opened them,

gmail automatically flashed this is a phishing email in big read letters, so i immediately deleted them

forever. I don’t get anymore spam since I switched from hotmail.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 06-07-2009 06:27 PM

If the address has http it is not a secure website, if it has https it is a secure website. I just found this out from my son. The” S” at the end tells you it is secure. Paypal, yahoo, any website like msn will not ask for your password or personal information because they already have it. Just a heads up I learned the hard way.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 06-07-2009 06:35 PM

Thank you Mike, it’s a good thing to know.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 06-07-2009 10:33 PM

I knew there was something to look at besides the little padlock. I was looking the other day, but couldn’t remember what it was I was looking for:-)) thanks for the reminder

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 06-07-2009 10:55 PM

Same thing happened to me…from Richard…..I started a topic on it also…DO NOT open these…I did and my anti-virus kicked in and said a program was trying to down load private info from my PC and add new programing.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#15 posted 06-08-2009 02:59 AM

I got messages too. I did not respond. Those that know me will either use my email directly or through this site. I will not open anything else…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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