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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:22 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Hi Everett,

Use of the word, "advert" in the text alert suggests a UK or African origin.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Yes, this is a very good possibility, thanks for the tip for members

Also "the item" is often a red flag.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

A few minutes ago I received a text from [email protected]. It seemed like an unusual conversation and a quick google search led me here. Thanks for posting your troubles, it saved me some hassle.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:00 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

another scammer in response to one of my ads: 509-739-7013, Offering an "immediate payment via PayPal", and that they "will bear the cost of moving the item". The "item" is a car!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com 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:
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Fake login page on that website
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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: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

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Here's one I got a few days ago. Google searched the number and it's on a couple reporting sites. 509-739-7013


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I just got a text last night with almost identical wording.. I told him to add 10% for paypal fee and I had to have the money within two hours or no deal. LOL he wrote back and called me a scammer because paypal fee was 2.9%, and he was going to block me!
I removed my phone number from the listing. Everette is there any way to hide phone numbers? Most honest to goodness buyers will call if they really want to buy something as big as a car, so I hate to remove it entirely but I just don't want to deal with scammers at all hours.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Also it's really easy to use a phone number spoofing app.. all these numbers that are reported here may or may not be scammer numbers. They may just be made up phone numbers some scammer came up with at random.. usually (but not always) they are a similar number to your own phone number.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:26 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

I see I'm not the only one who has been getting responses in messenger for item's I have just listed here. I have seen a few numbers on the list correspond with a few I have received. They all start out is this still available? I'm ok with the asking price. I need your full name and address to send check to. I started sending photos back to the number. I have like 5000 photos of stuff I have listed. I respond with are you getting the photos? I will send more if you like. LOL!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Sounds good to me - blow up their phone if you have the time
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Sounds good to me - blow up their phone if you have the time


use this for inspiration

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Hey Everett and everyone else — I came across this text this morning. Doesn’t seem legit to me. Any thoughts?

If you guys think he’s a scammer, then there’s one more loser scum to add to the list.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

I have been sending them photos of parts I have listed like as many as you can before he blocks you. This works the last time I received one I seen the text this person has to pay 25 cents per photo. I sent about 100 Photo bomb!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

polakinnodak wrote:
Hey Everett and everyone else — I came across this text this morning. Doesn’t seem legit to me. Any thoughts?

If you guys think he’s a scammer, then there’s one more loser scum to add to the list.
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This text is 100% scam text
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