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SCAM ALERT!   [email protected]   has been HACKED!!  My email address list has been hacked and an email sent asking for  money in my name.  I am no longer to able access my email address to notify my contacts.  I did not request money.   I am so sorry for this.  Roger Baker

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 Jeez, what a mess! Do you know how it happened?  Such as by opening a fraudulent email sent to you?  I wouldn’t know what to do if it happened to me, but I hope you find way to undo the damage.

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Roger, Was it you who just sent me an email?  I’m almost afraid to open it!

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I tried to notify those people whom I knew could possibly be hit and were possibly on my private computer as well as our other computer that we used for the business when I had an FFL. ( [email protected] ) was the computer hacked and shows “Lisa Baker” in the email address from the hacker.  The hacker was able to delete my complete email address file.  It shows “EMPTY”.  That has kept me from personally contacting those approached for money.  This is the second time hackers have gone after my contacts.  My computer guru is even baffled.  My firewall and security programs were of no help.  So sorry for any problems caused by this criminal.  Yes Clarence I believe I did send you a warning.  RDB

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rogertherelic said
 So sorry for any problems caused by this criminal.  

Don’t be, Roger.  Only morons fall for this kind of scam.

But I hope the scammers don’t find out how much I’d like to “inherit” your 52 with the Vaver sight!  Put that into the scam, & I’d hit the “Send Cash” button instantly!

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Roger – I did receive your e-mail notification of the scam.  I did not however, receive the scam e-mail.  But I recall I did before – when you were previously hacked. It was my good fortune that I was not a moron and hence, didn’t fall for it.

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steve004 said
 It was my good fortune that I was not a moron and hence, didn’t fall for it.  

I keep hoping I’ll get one of those calls from Nigeria informing me my grandson has been locked up for dope possession (“throw away the key”), or IRS is about to freeze my bank account, etc., so I’ll have the very great pleasure of telling the caller what I think of him and his country.  But no such luck!

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Hi Roger,

I got your personal email right before the scam from “Lisa Baker” so thanks for the heads-up.  I also use my email business for work and Lisa Baker is a generic enough name for me to have clicked-on without your warning so I appreciate your diligence in the alert.  If it had originated from someone named “Tasha Romanov” I would have been more cautious….. 😉

No harm done on my end, thanks for the heads-up.

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What did Lisa Baker email want you to do? click on a link or ask for your CC info. In my business I get lots of them wanting to clink on a link. Its mostly saying “Here is your invoice from your order click here to download”

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What did Lisa Baker email want you to do?

Yes, that’s what I was interested to know.  We are commonly TOLD, whether it’s valid or not, that merely “opening” an email is not enough to spring the crook’s trap–the victim must “click” on something IN the email to spring the trap. Is that correct?

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What did Lisa Baker email want you to do? click on a link or ask for your CC info. In my business I get lots of them wanting to clink on a link. Its mostly saying “Here is your invoice from your order click here to download”

Bob  

Hi Bob,

The email “from” name was Lisa Baker and then in parenthesis it said Rogersrelics.  The subject line said “Checking in” and upon opening the email was simply this – 

“Hi,

I hope this meets you well and safe. Just wanted to check in and see if we can ask for a little favour?.
 
Lisa.”
 
It was a hot link so I did not click on the text so I don’t know where it would have taken me.  I hovered above the text link and it was just gobbledygook in the HTTP redirect address line.
 
I did notice the use of the word “Favour” as that is an older spelling or UK spelling and it is “Favor” in today’s U.S. English.  The “meets you well and safe” does not sound like American vernacular either.
 
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JWA said

I did notice the use of the word “Favour” as that is an older spelling or UK spelling and it is “Favor” in today’s U.S. English.  The “meets you well and safe” does not sound like American vernacular either.

 
 
   

Indian?  Anyway, I’m relieved to know that merely opening the email isn’t the trip-wire to the IED.  Surprised I didn’t get it myself.

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Roger,

I also received the email from Lisa Baker and deleted it.  

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Al

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