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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

We received several reports that a scammer claiming to be Everett Barnes from TheSamba.com was texting users directly. The texts are from 330-356-7160 or other numbers and ask for your username and password.

THESE ARE FAKE

If you responded with your password already to one of these texts, please email Everett directly at [email protected] and report it. Your account may have been compromised.

Update:
Scam texts have been reported from the following phone numbers:
330-356-7160
336-972-9735
980-800-0595
714-552-9117
330-899-7379
443-432-5338
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

If you get any of these messages from other phone #s, please email me the information or post here.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

You might consider putting a recaptcha on the classified pages so that they can not be used to pull user information. The simplest one I have seen is the google https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/

Craigslist uses this one before revealing contact information. I had some issues with my site and put it on there and have had no more problems since.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Yes, I am considering "hiding" the phone #s.

Thank you for the recaptcha info and link, this is one option I was thinking about.

Unfortunately it's scammers manually grabbing the numbers, it's not automated.
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