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insidetheeye
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Can someone please get a hold of Bob Sanders he is a victim of fraud.. I wonder if other names or emails have been harvested from here..

I really like Bob.. He was very nice to me when I purchased his eggs and silks..


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Good Morning

Sorry to bother you with this, my family and I came down here to Lozova, Ukraine for a short vacation to visit a resort and we got mugged at gun point last night at the park of the hotel where we lodged.All cash,credit cards and mobile phone were stolen from us. thank God we still have our passport ID with us, We've been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all,our flight leaves today and We're having problems settling the hotel bills, we still have some money in our account but we don't have access to it right from here. The hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the hotel bills am freaked out, I need a loan of $2000 USD from you. I will refund the money back to you once we get home.

Please do not hesitate to e-mail me back and I'll advise on how to transfer it via (Money Gram Or Western Union Money Transfer).

Thanks so much. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Bob Sanders
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Donald Dunphy
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I also got this. I suspect his email was hacked. I've sent him a PM about it on the Café, as well as a message on Facebook.

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insidetheeye
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Maybe Steve should do a mass email to everyone in the forum.. So we can all watch each others backs..
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I would hope that most magicians are saavy enough not to fall for tricks like this. Smile

BTW, this has happened before with another magician friend, Kyle Peron (Magic4U02).

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I just phoned him at home.. he is really having a bad time.. everyone needs to return the email they got to abuse@yahoo.com and abuse@live.com in the subject line write 419 SCAM.. We have to try and get the email closed down .
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Yes it did happen to me and not sure exactly how. I immediately changed my passwords and checked everything and it stopped. I also ran all virus software and applications to clean out anything it found.

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He got an email from yahoo days ago telling him to reset his account .. that was a scam email.. so facebook and yahoo and live have been compramised.
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Never follow a link in an email, asking you to reset.

He is still posting his political stuff on Facebook, so I assumed that was working fine.

- Donald

P.S. If you aren't very internet saavy, then it might be helpful to spend some time on Facecrooks or Bit Defender.
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Bob told me he can not get in at all.
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I just got a PM from Bob, here on the Café. And yes, one of his email addresses was hacked. And because he has it linked to another email address, that means 2 of his email addresses were hacked.

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@ Donald what I don't understand is where is the scammer getting our emails from.. Is it from this forum or is it Bob's personal email address book.
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If the person hacked into Bob's email account(s), then they got our email addresses from there. I gave Bob my email address at one time, and I've exchanged emails with him. It makes sense that he would have emails for quite a few magicians, because of selling the silk products.

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A few years ago someone started sending out spam from/or spoofing my yahoo email. Yahoo's suggestions were to change passwords, bla, bla, bla. The problem most likely existed on Yahoo's side, and I found just one thing that stopped the emails - wipe out my address book on yahoo. I don't know the mechanics of what these people do, but it was clear that once "in", they gather/use names from the address book. I've since put contact information in other locations (e.g.; the self created email "folders", or separate text files). Its not as convenient, but it seemed to stop the problem for me.

By the way, I was on vacation in Negeria, and got mugged a gun point and had everything taken from me, if you could just sent $1 it would help alot..

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A North American going to Ukraine for a "short vacation" - clue #1 Smile
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On 2013-11-12 13:52, insidetheeye wrote:
He got an email from yahoo days ago telling him to reset his account .. that was a scam email.. so facebook and yahoo and live have been compramised.


From this description, it sounds like he was phished, and then hacked with the info he gave to the phishers.

If people don't know what "phishing" is, here's some info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing

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Another way they go about it is through Facebook.
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Yea, I got this too. Hope nobody fell for it...
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Thanks guys for seeing the attempted fraud by Amazedwiz@LIVE.com. I think the weak link was Yahoo during their change over dropping Yahoo Classic

Things are up and working again.

Thanks to all!

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I'm happy to see that you are alive and well. Scammers are everywhere and I've had my yahoo email compromised before. Everyone was getting 'Trojan horse' emails from my account. I finally got it fixed but it is a royal pain in the a**.

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Agreed!
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