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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.

If you gave the scammer your login information and you use the same password here as anywhere else, like for your Gmail or bank account, you need to update those passwords on those other sites immediately. At least person lost control of their Gmail account because they were using the same password.

I DON'T TEXT SITE MEMBERS
There is no "online verification system" on the site

Update / Phone number listing:
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
330-899-7393
443-432-5338
330-944-1582
234-253-1615
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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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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: Yesterday 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: Today 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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