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goatsestretchgoals
Jun 4, 2011

in soviet russia, you shove robot

Sounds legit IMO. You should reply back and let them know you have all the heroins.

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weed cat
Dec 23, 2010

weed cat is back, and he loves to suck dick





I almost got suckered into a craigslist scam. There was a keyboard (instrument) that I had been looking to buy for a while, and one came up at a pretty great price - retail is around $3000+ and here was a like-new one for $1800. They wanted a direct payment by US Bank, and it was from a pawn shop website. The website looked legit, had the keyboard I wanted listed, and many other pieces of gear you'd expect to find in a pawn shop. But I googled it and found the site was registered very recently. US Bank couldn't divulge the information about the account, except that it was a valid account. I called the phone number the seller had given, no replay. I had gotten an e-mail from someone claiming to be at the business, "Jen" in sales or something. I had been texting the seller and said, look, put me in touch with her, on the phone, and reassure me this isn't a scam. They never did, so I never sent the money. Later I found a similar thread on a music website where someone had taken the bait, and it was indeed a scam.

kecske
Feb 28, 2011






Soiled Meat

so today I came home from work to find a courier had left a package. My address & phone number were correct on the shipping label and the family name is right too but the first name is one I dont recognize. I've read about brushing scams but the package is pretty poorly assembled and looks like an eBay sale and clearly contains a D-lock for a bicycle, instead of anything high value. The courier isnt interested since the address is correct, I hope it's just a case of a mislabeled package but the first name on the label has me thinking twice that its a test purchase, but then it seems like a hell of a weird one if so.

e: maybe it's a hollow shell full of tasty meth?

kecske fucked around with this message at 21:28 on Apr 30, 2020

Proteus Jones
Feb 28, 2013





Hair Elf

kecske posted:

so today I came home from work to find a courier had left a package. My address & phone number were correct on the shipping label and the family name is right too but the first name is one I dont recognize. I've read about brushing scams but the package is pretty poorly assembled and looks like an eBay sale and clearly contains a D-lock for a bicycle, instead of anything high value. The courier isnt interested since the address is correct, I hope it's just a case of a mislabeled package but the first name on the label has me thinking twice that its a test purchase, but then it seems like a hell of a weird one if so.

e: maybe it's a hollow shell full of tasty meth?

I imagine that's a test package to see if they can retrieve it from your porch before anyone from the house does. If they can, you just became a drop point for... stuff. If not, then they're out whatever tens of dollars they spent and they move on to another address.

Dumb Lowtax
Jul 9, 2005


Plaster Town Cop

luxury handset posted:

i got a series of texts for a dope dealer over a few days. not sure if this is a sincere wrong number or some really weird scam. not replying in either case





i can't figure out the scam angle here. i hope ben and kassie were able to exchange their foodstamps for craig's heroin eventually

The scam is the Sackler family made billions and faced no punishment for knowingly over-prescribing Americans heroin related poo poo

shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtwFZwjCSTE

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

This is a new one: I got an email that told me they had my passwords for all the porn websites I am a member of. They hacked my webcam and will send copies of my masturbation videos to eight random people on my contacts list unless I send them $3,000 in Bitcoin.

I have 24 hours.

What WILL I do!?!?!

JnnyThndrs
May 29, 2001

HERE ARE THE FUCKING TOWELS

Mister Kingdom posted:

This is a new one: I got an email that told me they had my passwords for all the porn websites I am a member of. They hacked my webcam and will send copies of my masturbation videos to eight random people on my contacts list unless I send them $3,000 in Bitcoin.

I have 24 hours.

What WILL I do!?!?!

I got one of those too. Shaking in my boots, lemme tell ya.

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




My boss got that one to the company email address. My boss can't read English. I explained the email to him and we all had a lol in the office.

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015



Send them the Bitcoin you don’t want everyone to see your tiny wiener think of the shame

Guest2553
Aug 3, 2012


We can't all be big dicked birds

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

bird with big dick posted:

Send them the Bitcoin you don’t want everyone to see your tiny wiener think of the shame

Nah, they already know.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006
TUBGIRL ENTHUSIAST



That ones been circulating a year or two, thru usually include a password they farmed off an insecure site with everything kept in clear text as ‘proof’.

Wicked Them Beats
Apr 1, 2007




EL BROMANCE posted:

That ones been circulating a year or two, thru usually include a password they farmed off an insecure site with everything kept in clear text as ‘proof’.

Yeah I got one a few months back and it had an old invalid password from probably years ago. Odds are that tactic scares more than a few suckers into paying up.

quidditch it and quit it
Oct 11, 2012




Joke’s on them: that’s my fetish, I’d pay them!

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Wicked Them Beats posted:

Yeah I got one a few months back and it had an old invalid password from probably years ago. Odds are that tactic scares more than a few suckers into paying up.

It gave me the pass word (password being two words). However, I've never joined any porn site and have never owned a webcam ever.

Nuevo
May 23, 2006



Fun Shoe

Wicked Them Beats posted:

Odds are that tactic scares more than a few suckers into paying up.

Odds are most people use that same password for literally everything in their entire lives and have been doing so for years.

People are dumb.

e: though, granted, if you were doing that your everything has probably already been compromised so the "videos of your onanism" are the least of your worries.

I was getting like 10+ of these a day at one point, apparently back in the day I was on a LOT of sites that have now old unpatched VBulletin boards.

Nuevo fucked around with this message at 01:30 on May 3, 2020

tinytort
Jun 10, 2013


Mister Kingdom posted:

This is a new one: I got an email that told me they had my passwords for all the porn websites I am a member of. They hacked my webcam and will send copies of my masturbation videos to eight random people on my contacts list unless I send them $3,000 in Bitcoin.

I have 24 hours.

What WILL I do!?!?!

Hah. I got one of those a while back, too.

Didn't do anything except change that password. Nothing came of it.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019






I've gotten a few with leaked passwords too. Having a password manager and generating a unique password for every site I sign up for means it's easy to see what site was breached so that's kind of fun.

hellotoothpaste
Dec 21, 2006

I dare you to call it a perm again..




I never got to catch this when it made the rounds back then, but I gotta say this is about 10x more effort than I expected there to be - gah drat

BigDave
Jul 14, 2009

THERE WILL BE REPERCUSSIONS! NOTHING CAN EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!


Mister Kingdom posted:

This is a new one: I got an email that told me they had my passwords for all the porn websites I am a member of. They hacked my webcam and will send copies of my masturbation videos to eight random people on my contacts list unless I send them $3,000 in Bitcoin.

I have 24 hours.

What WILL I do!?!?!

Start jerking off while staring directly into the webcam.

Maintain eye contact, establish dominance.

Spazzle
Jul 5, 2003




Floss Finder

BigDave posted:

Start jerking off while staring directly into the webcam.

Maintain eye contact, establish dominance.

Jeff Bezos style

small ghost
Jan 30, 2013



I can't remember if I posted it in this thread but I got one of those once that used the most bizarre euphemism for wanking - like, "wrestling the purple serpent" or something similar.

I don't have a penis tho so it was a wasted effort.

quidditch it and quit it
Oct 11, 2012




small ghost posted:

I can't remember if I posted it in this thread but I got one of those once that used the most bizarre euphemism for wanking - like, "wrestling the purple serpent" or something similar.

I don't have a penis tho so it was a wasted effort.

I’ve had plenty of these and it’s like “if you were really watching me you’d know that my fetish is being filmed unawares whoaaahaahah I’m nearly there”

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





small ghost posted:

I can't remember if I posted it in this thread but I got one of those once that used the most bizarre euphemism for wanking - like, "wrestling the purple serpent" or something similar.

I don't have a penis tho so it was a wasted effort.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKnVtLUXZRc

Dik Hz
Feb 22, 2004

Fun with Science

quidditch it and quit it posted:

I’ve had plenty of these and it’s like “if you were really watching me you’d know that my fetish is being filmed unawares whoaaahaahah I’m nearly there”
If you were into non-consensual fin-dom, it'd be like hitting the gold mine.

weed cat
Dec 23, 2010

weed cat is back, and he loves to suck dick





Dik Hz posted:

If you were into non-consensual fin-dom, it'd be like hitting the gold mine.

nutting into the sunset

Whybird
Aug 2, 2009


Nap Ghost

Dik Hz posted:

If you were into non-consensual fin-dom, it'd be like hitting the gold mine.

If you were into nonconsensual fin-dom basically every aspect of our society must be a turn-on.

AlbieQuirky
Oct 9, 2012



College Slice

Whybird posted:

If you were into nonconsensual fin-dom basically every aspect of our society must be a turn-on.

hyperhazard
Dec 4, 2011

I am the one lascivious
With magic potion niveous

Mister Kingdom posted:

This is a new one: I got an email that told me they had my passwords for all the porn websites I am a member of. They hacked my webcam and will send copies of my masturbation videos to eight random people on my contacts list unless I send them $3,000 in Bitcoin.

I have 24 hours.

What WILL I do!?!?!

Got this one too, but it said they'd send the video to the entire contacts list. It also included a weird bit at the end about how if you didn't believe it, just respond to the email with the number 7 and the scammer would send the video to 7 people in your contacts list. I don't know what the point of that is -- maybe so they can see if your email address is valid?

goatsestretchgoals
Jun 4, 2011

in soviet russia, you shove robot

Valid email plus you’re willing (stupid enough) to engage with email spammers.

Bum the Sad
Aug 25, 2002





Hell Gem

Nuevo posted:

Odds are most people use that same password for literally everything in their entire lives and have been doing so for years.

People are dumb.

e: though, granted, if you were doing that your everything has probably already been compromised so the "videos of your onanism" are the least of your worries.

I was getting like 10+ of these a day at one point, apparently back in the day I was on a LOT of sites that have now old unpatched VBulletin boards.

I'm a dumbass who reuses passwords a bunch, but I also compulsively enable 2-factor on everything.

2 factor rules.

Thursday Next
Jan 11, 2004

FUCK THE ISLE OF APPLES. FUCK THEM IN THEIR STUPID ASSES.

So, I recently closed out an old bank account I hadn't used for years.

It had a couple thousand bucks in it, and hadn't seen a deposit for... fifteen years or so? I wasn't paying anything for it, or out of it (so I thought) so it was just $2k USD sitting around. It had been left there as leftover cash earmarked for my wedding, and I'd frankly forgotten about it since I don't even use that bank any longer.

A month or two after closing the account and moving the money to an actual working brokerage, I got a sternly-worded letter from a credit card company.

See, I had had a credit card with Chase about 20 years back. I never used it and canceled it in 2004. ~Somehow~, the card got re-opened in 2018. With all the Chase bells and whistles added to it. Upgraded to concierge level or whatever the gently caress. Monthly fee. Yearly fee. gently caress-you fee.

There were NO charges on the card, just fees.

Two years of fees, totaling about $1200. Again, zero actual charges on the card. Who the gently caress would clone my card, or steal my identity / open a card, and then... make no charges? Obviously, I called their fraud dept and closed the thing and got a refund for the past year (lost the 2018 fees, gently caress you Chase).

But I was absolutely stumped. Who would do this? Why? Re-open an account, and tack on every single Chase charge you possibly could. The only people who made money off this were... Chase.

Then my friend reminded me of the Wells Fargo incident. Seems that in order to meet "quotas", desperate managers were signing customers up for bullshit like this - so they could keep their jobs.

I'm not getting a lawyer because it's $600, which would be less than lawyer fees, and I strongly doubt a single private citizen could win this case, but, gently caress me running if that's not exactly what happened here. Guarantee someone at Chase was behind their bullshit-fee quota and signed me up for this garbage monthly- and yearly-fee crapfest. Explains why the card was never once used.

It's my fault for not remembering this 15-year-old account, or for checking on a canceled card from 15 years ago, sure, but... gently caress you Chase.

Good scam.

TheParadigm
Dec 10, 2009



Smalls claims!

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





TheParadigm posted:

Smalls claims!

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


Thursday Next posted:

Then my friend reminded me of the Wells Fargo incident. Seems that in order to meet "quotas", desperate managers were signing customers up for bullshit like this - so they could keep their jobs.

I'm not getting a lawyer because it's $600, which would be less than lawyer fees, and I strongly doubt a single private citizen could win this case, but, gently caress me running if that's not exactly what happened here. Guarantee someone at Chase was behind their bullshit-fee quota and signed me up for this garbage monthly- and yearly-fee crapfest. Explains why the card was never once used.

It's my fault for not remembering this 15-year-old account, or for checking on a canceled card from 15 years ago, sure, but... gently caress you Chase.

Good scam.

Pay a lawyer $200 to send them a letter, and they will almost certainly drop it.

therobit
Aug 19, 2008


Thursday Next posted:

So, I recently closed out an old bank account I hadn't used for years.

It had a couple thousand bucks in it, and hadn't seen a deposit for... fifteen years or so? I wasn't paying anything for it, or out of it (so I thought) so it was just $2k USD sitting around. It had been left there as leftover cash earmarked for my wedding, and I'd frankly forgotten about it since I don't even use that bank any longer.

A month or two after closing the account and moving the money to an actual working brokerage, I got a sternly-worded letter from a credit card company.

See, I had had a credit card with Chase about 20 years back. I never used it and canceled it in 2004. ~Somehow~, the card got re-opened in 2018. With all the Chase bells and whistles added to it. Upgraded to concierge level or whatever the gently caress. Monthly fee. Yearly fee. gently caress-you fee.

There were NO charges on the card, just fees.

Two years of fees, totaling about $1200. Again, zero actual charges on the card. Who the gently caress would clone my card, or steal my identity / open a card, and then... make no charges? Obviously, I called their fraud dept and closed the thing and got a refund for the past year (lost the 2018 fees, gently caress you Chase).

But I was absolutely stumped. Who would do this? Why? Re-open an account, and tack on every single Chase charge you possibly could. The only people who made money off this were... Chase.

Then my friend reminded me of the Wells Fargo incident. Seems that in order to meet "quotas", desperate managers were signing customers up for bullshit like this - so they could keep their jobs.

I'm not getting a lawyer because it's $600, which would be less than lawyer fees, and I strongly doubt a single private citizen could win this case, but, gently caress me running if that's not exactly what happened here. Guarantee someone at Chase was behind their bullshit-fee quota and signed me up for this garbage monthly- and yearly-fee crapfest. Explains why the card was never once used.

It's my fault for not remembering this 15-year-old account, or for checking on a canceled card from 15 years ago, sure, but... gently caress you Chase.

Good scam.

Did they ever send you any statements? If not, where were the statments going? That could demonstrate that the account was fraudulent if the statements were going somewhere else. Are they asking you to pay them money now or are you asking them to refund money you paid? If the former, tell them to pound sand.

Bad Titty Puker
Nov 3, 2007

!!

Soiled Meat

Chase Bank isn't small potatoes and could gently caress with your credit. On the other hand, I don't know what the gently caress I'm talking about. In conclusion, the Legal Questions thread might be a place to ask yr question

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

TheParadigm posted:

Smalls claims!
gently caress these people. Make them at least spend a few thousand saving the few hundred in fees.

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Pekinduck
May 10, 2008


Yeah don't let them get away with bullshit like this.

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