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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:55 am    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 everet[email protected] and report it. Your account may have been compromised.

If you lost control of your account here and use the same password elsewhere, like for your email or bank, you need to change those passwords immediately or the scammer may take over those accounts too.

Update / List of reported scam text phone numbers:
330-356-7160
336-972-9735
980-800-0595
714-552-9117
330-899-7379
330-899-7393
443-432-5338
330-944-1582
323-504-3608
404-390-0753
234-253-1615
254-541-1556
415-594-5306
520-365-2831
210-745-7369
310-299-4628
469-414-7868
404-390-0753
747-400-6480
571-305-5865
424-245-2792
424-275-7819
978-224-5399
469-296-7667
650-410-3537
708-492-8946
319-820-1030
216-454-9319
651-318-4383
678-685-7140
475-212-0648
615-821-0405
588-936-9902
314-525-5217
469-658-8439
Note: This list includes phone #s used to send scam "buyer" emails as well.

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

Example text from a scammer
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Also fake web site fees:
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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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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

This is the guy trying to sell me a split beetle (The Ice House Split Beetle). Do not deal at all with him. He used the Ohio 330 phone number Everett had listed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

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this phone number has been calling me too 234-253-1615 from ohio
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Thanks for posting that sample, they texted a bunch of people today.
I got several emails about it and at least one person lost control of their ad for a short period of time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:02 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

No problem sir hope everything is under control.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:14 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Thanks for posting the rest too.

These guys... Twisted Evil

As you said - my phone # is from Arizona.
I don't bulk text people or even text members at all, that would be useless. Only a small percentage of people on the site use their phone #.
Also I know how to write English properly. Very Happy

START ACTING REAL. LOL
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Also I know how to write English properly. Very Happy


That's some funny shit right there! Laughing


Also an easy way to tell something ain't right! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

330-944-1582 texted me last night, same password seeker as above, wanted me to give my email password to match the Samba site. I replied with my name @knoxcountysheriff.org password thinblueline22135, he hasn't replied Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

lol nice!!!!!!!! #Sniper #2gunfire Popcorn
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

thanks Everett you are really managing this site well. If I hear of anything I will send a message as I usually do. thanks again Mike
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

They hit me up on Friday. 330-944-1582
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Here is another one to add to the list!
323-504-3608
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

What do you think this guy is trying to accomplish?

Just to get control of ads and try to get a deposit from a buyer?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

+1 (330) 899-7393

Another one from today.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

draginwagen wrote:
What do you think this guy is trying to accomplish?

Just to get control of ads and try to get a deposit from a buyer?


Yes, they want to take control of older accounts so they can post fake ads.

It's harder to notice when an ad is a scam if it's from a user that's been here for many years.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

+1 (330) 899-7393

got the same text from this one today.

hope no one out there falls for this sorry ass bull shit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Posted ad yesterday,got text today...says it's Everett , txt them user name and password....from 13308997393....I didn't even want to screen shot it, much less reply.. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

New Scammer text, asking for donations to cover a new classifieds fee.
THERE IS NO FEE - that is crazy.
Who is going to pay $130?

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Evil or Very Mad
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