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PostSubject: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:35 am

I received an email from my "client" telling me to TT USD51,140 to a US account. 
He say he will be busy travelling and at that time I was in Shenzhen.
He also ask me to send him his latest statement after the transfer.
As he was travelling and I'm in China, he did not reply my what's app.
So I raised a TT from his trading account to the US account and send his balance statement to him.
After a while later "he" forwarded an email from the broker asking him to authorised the transaction.
He ask me for his Password and User ID and I send it to him.

About an hour later my client email and ask me what's all these TT!
I replied, didn't you ask for it?
He call me on phone immediately and told me WE HAVE BEEN SCAMMED, I DID NOT SEND YOU THE EMAIL!!!!!
I panicked, we both called USA broker to stop the transaction.
Fortunately, we managed to stop it in time.
I was stupid enough to give the password and ID to him........there were more than a quarter million in that account! While writing now, I'm breaking into cold sweat.

Apparently, this guy broke into our emails and knew what's going on between us.
I didn't suspect anything and he can intercept all our mails and 
use my client's email to communicate the way my client would with me.

Shortly after this incident, my instagram, twitter and other mails were compromised.
Once any of your email been compromise chances the rest will follow suite.

So, be warned! when you receive email asking for money from friend or relative, make sure you make the call first!
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:03 am

Wow! That's scary.  Be careful for sure.  Or call the NSA and ask them to pull up the files and track down who the culprit was. They're watching everything.
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:26 am

I think it's important to change your password every few months. 
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:09 am

Just mth ago, one of my colleague kena!!Shocked
Went out n met him somemore..No
Bt apparently claimed w documents tat he s his personnal secretary n runner. affraid


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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:15 am

I think that this is a timely reminder for us to be vigilant at all times. Tq
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:38 am

Don't you need at least a Voice Log (phone confirmation) before you could transact the accounts?

I think thats the primary requirements in many financial institutions now.. For mine at least...
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:11 am

In the UK, when they steal a phone, they are not interested in the phone but the content and identity ownership. i was told at one party, more than 25 phones got stolen. these are not scammers but high tech thieves. 

at least the money did not go through in your case but its still important to ensure that your identity is not stolen and misuse.

take care.....
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:29 am

Same thing happened to one of my golf kaki customer. The customer said that he recieved an email asking for payment with my friend's company email address on it with instruction to transfer money to a new account. But on closer look at the email, it was a forged email address with an "extra" alphabet on it. That customer being too busy without checking just proceed to do so and lost more than USD 100k payment for goods.... Ouch.......!! Shocked Shocked  poor guy....

These scammers are getting really good......
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:35 am

Luckily my account don't even have the money to transfer.
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:59 am

Wah bro TW, luckily u stop it in time. Thanks for highlighting this scam. I will be more careful from now onwards.
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:46 pm

It is likely that there is a malware (e.g. keylogger) installed on your laptop such that this guy is able to know passwords to all your account. Do get your machines checked. Changing passwords will not help since he will be able to know the new passwords if the malware is still present.
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:57 pm

There was once I posted a phone for sale in ebay and got a reply from a lady in Nigeria. Her email message was very convincing, that she wanted to buy for her son in the states. She even attached a bank draft from Bank of America and informed me that I need to ship out the phone before the money can be released. I then wrote in to BOA and was told that it wasn't a genuine draft from the bank. Needless to say, I just ignored the buyer completely.

In the modern world of digitization, one must exercise extreme caution when transacting over the internet. Tigawood, lucky for you or else the arsehole will be laughing all the way to the bank.
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:02 pm

This is the place where you should highlight on all these scams
391 New Bridge Road #06-701
Police Cantonment Complex Block D
Singapore 088762
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:17 pm

Scary as hell. Ups for awareness
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:21 pm

Wow as I read i thought u were recalling someone else's experience then i realised it was u...Smile
Thx for sharing ...
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:50 pm

Kopi Towkay wrote:
Wow! That's scary.  Be careful for sure.  Or call the NSA and ask them to pull up the files and track down who the culprit was. They're watching everything.
They found out it was from Nigeria.
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:51 pm

chien wrote:
Don't you need at least a Voice Log (phone confirmation) before you could transact the accounts?

I think thats the primary requirements in many financial institutions now.. For mine at least...
It's a private fund.
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:52 pm

pug wrote:
It is likely that there is a malware (e.g. keylogger) installed on your laptop such that this guy is able to know passwords to all your account. Do get your machines checked. Changing passwords will not help since he will be able to know the new passwords if the malware is still present.
I'm using Mac, any software to recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:54 pm

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There was once I posted a phone for sale in ebay and got a reply from a lady in Nigeria. Her email message was very convincing, that she wanted to buy for her son in the states. She even attached a bank draft from Bank of America and informed me that I need to ship out the phone before the money can be released. I then wrote in to BOA and was told that it wasn't a genuine draft from the bank. Needless to say, I just ignored the buyer completely.

In the modern world of digitization, one must exercise extreme caution when transacting over the internet. Tigawood, lucky for you or else the arsehole will be laughing all the way to the bank.
Yes, they were from Nigeria too.
The US broker track it down , but can't do much.
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:00 pm

Since last year, my company has encountered thrice where my company emails got hacked and the hackers sent forged invoice to my buyer demanding for payment. Thrice we managed to detect and avoid tragedy. We made police report to the police but they did not react at all. Wonder what else we can do?

Which malware software should we get to clean up our system?
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:02 pm

last year i also kena usd70,000. fella is from ghana. be careful guys, esp in china, hacking is very common crime at this moment. mine didnt get hacked, but my supplier's email got hacked and asked me to TT to him.
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:15 pm

audi wrote:
last year i also kena usd70,000. fella is from ghana. be careful guys, esp in china, hacking is very common crime at this moment. mine didnt get hacked, but my supplier's email got hacked and asked me to TT to him.
Walau ar...Mad
Tats smart! drunken
U ll definately think tat u ve nt pay yr supplier yet fr either work commencement or job completion. Cool
Damn, we reali gotta b careful. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:23 pm

but i think this ghana is working together with someone inside the company. cos not long after i signed contract, they emailed me and asking for payment. so i did. now really must be careful in doing business.
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:10 am

Many scams are from East Europe, Africa, China, or even friendly Thailand. Just cannot be too trusting with sites from these countries. Even if the websites starts with https://. Mad 
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PostSubject: Re: I almost got scamed off USD51,140 , be very careful   Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:36 am

They know my client travels a lot and invest in oversea property.
That is why I did not suspect anything when he ask me to transfer the money
and say he will be busy to be contactable.
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