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Scam warning

Discussion in 'classifieds' started by Tony L, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. vicdiaz

    vicdiaz Just another analog freak...

    A few days ago I posted a wanted add on one of the hi-fi sales sites in the US and got contacted by a chap supposedly working for sales on BanJaf LTD. When asked questions he mentioned the item would be shipped from Virginia US, but when I checked the 'company' is located in the UK. He also mentioned that the payment method would be via CashApp (which I don't use) and when I mentioned that if he did not accept Paypal I'll be passing the offer, he never replied.
  2. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    Chap from USA advertising a arc ref 6 tonight for 5000 euro !! Got that taken down quick , most certainly a scam ( hi fi for sale )
  3. Nytechy

    Nytechy pfm Member

    Apologies to anyone that saw/replied to "my" advert the other day. My account had been compromised, but is now secure again :mad:
    Mynamemynaim likes this.
  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator


    Just to clarify the mechanism of Nytechy’s breach above: there appears to be a scammer out there somewhere with a copy of a hacked leaked email/password list from elsewhere (e.g. Yahoo or any of the sites that have had a publicised hack) and enough knowledge of the audio market to put two and two together and try logging in on sites like here, WigWam (which had an identical event recently) etc. If you are using an old common password you are now at very real risk of being compromised.

    *** If you have used the same email and password for multiple sites I very strongly advise changing it ***

    PS I’ll make this post as a broadcast announcement later.
    Gaius likes this.

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