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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

Watch out for this scam! Our friend Andrew wants to buy your vehicle so he says, but in reality this slime ball will steal your $!
Here is his text number:

603 413-3718

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

Update: I reported that site to webhostapp and they said they shut it down
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

Yes and this is the phone #
+1 (406) 838-6178 in case you can do anything with it.
Its a real # not some robo phone.

:fist: :fist: :fist:

This is the text I got
Is this your ad? https://thesamba-vw-classifieds-detail-id-22259215.000webhostapp.com/TheSamba.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

The scammers have been texting people with a message and website link that leads to a fake Samba login page:
Text message with a link to a "free" website:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Fake login page on that website
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

If you look at the address line at the top, this website is NOT from TheSamba.com

It's from "webhostapp.com"

If you enter your username/password on that page, they will steal your account information and use it to post scam ads here.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

mufchuck wrote:
i had one today saying my ad had expired

An email or a text?

There is a valid email that goes out on Mondays for ads that are about to expire and it does look like you have an ad that just expired.
(Maybe you deleted it?)

If you're unsure, please forward it to my email address listed below so I can check it out.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

i had one today saying my ad had expired
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EZ Gruv wrote:
Better than eharmony

Of course, it's Vharmony.

Everett, Thanks very much for letting us know. Well done.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

Jennepher wrote:
A scammer (phone # 330-356-7160) pretending to be Everett Barnes is texting site members and demanding their usernames and passwords. The scammer threatens to deactivate Samba accounts if the password isn't provided. Obviously, this is a scam and those texts should be ignored.

If you gave your information away, please contact Everett Barnes directly at [email protected].

I started a separate thread here:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=677091


I told the guy you aren't Everett. I said Everett has it together more than you...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

A scammer (phone # 330-356-7160) pretending to be Everett Barnes is texting site members and demanding their usernames and passwords. The scammer threatens to deactivate Samba accounts if the password isn't provided. Obviously, this is a scam and those texts should be ignored.

If you gave your information away, please contact Everett Barnes directly at [email protected].

I started a separate thread here:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=677091
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

pepsiguy78 wrote:
I just received an e-mail informing me that a new forum site had formed "SBO!" - for super beetles only. Is this a fake or the real deal? It stated that the previous forum site ( I am assuming Samba) would no longer be a site for supers. Sounds fishy to me. I have not clicked on it and wanted to ask someone who might know. Help.


I do not know but I don't think they mean this site, I think there was another SBO site that went MIA a while back.

Possible info
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=665868
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

I just received an e-mail informing me that a new forum site had formed "SBO!" - for super beetles only. Is this a fake or the real deal? It stated that the previous forum site ( I am assuming Samba) would no longer be a site for supers. Sounds fishy to me. I have not clicked on it and wanted to ask someone who might know. Help.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

Stay safe! It's a jungle out there Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:40 am    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

I knew it was fishy.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 12:31 am    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

Thanks for the infer, Ev. These hackers are really doing their thing without regard to our privacy.. Be careful buddies.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

nathansnathan wrote:
Your browser should tell you in the lower left what javascript will run if you click a link. Also you can right click and copy the link url and paste it into an address bar. If it looks fishy then just close the browser instead of hitting enter to go to the url. These are ways to see what is actually being linked to.


I paste them into notepad so they're only text without the hyperlink.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 6:43 am    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

Your browser should tell you in the lower left what javascript will run if you click a link. Also you can right click and copy the link url and paste it into an address bar. If it looks fishy then just close the browser instead of hitting enter to go to the url. These are ways to see what is actually being linked to.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dragenwagen wrote:
I saw one... it said I had a new private message so I clicked the link and logged in but saw no new private message.

then I went and typed in manually the samba.com and changed my password... grrrrr

DW



sometimes when you click on those links..... " they " ( scammer hacker ) install a vicious trojan program to see all your info, passwords, accounts, pretty much everything in your PC

I really suggest to you never click on those links and please RUN a antivirus, full scan ASAP

I hope this help

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

Whenever one gets an email from an unknown sender, a business you have dealt with in the past, etc., do NOT open any attachment nor go to a link.

If the sender does not address you by your name (if the sender writes 'dear member, dear customer, etc) delete the email as it is either a SPAM or a phishing attempt.

Go to their link or, open their attachment and you are +99% exposed to a 'Trojan horse' take over of your system... 'Horse' code changes faster than a 2 year olds new under pants and your anti-piracy s/w will likely not catch it until the code is researched by the anti-piracy s/w gurus.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 9:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

apologies.

Yes. I was referring to doing a mouse over in URL field in web browser.

e.g. thesamba.com is all I see doing a mouse over but if I click once,
I see the full address.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Fake emails from TheSamba.com / Fake Samba login pages Reply with quote

Vanagon Nut wrote:
EverettB wrote:
....

If you hover over the link in your email, you will see it does NOT go to TheSamba.com, it goes to the web site above.
(You cannot see it here since the above is just text)


FWIW, under Mac OSX, Safari browser, one has to click once in the URL field
(address) to see if name is something other than the legit samba address.

Neil.


This is email but I assume you mean you are reading your email in your browser.

So when reading your email you have to click on links to see the address?
Wouldn't that open the link?
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