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Son scammed by Fillipino for $400

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Arlo Kalon 2.0, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Arlo Kalon 2.0

    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

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    My son told me he was chatting with me on gmail a few days ago and agreed to wire $400 to the Phillipines for me to pay for an online purchase. I ripped him a good one - asked him how he could possibly NOT know he wasn't talking to me. He said the guy was totally convincing. He sent the money from a couple thousand I deposited in his account to pay for his college classes. A few days ago I got a notice from Facebook that someone in another state logged into my account with my password. I changed it immediately and the next day the same thing happened. Obviously, someone has key stroke logging software in my computer. My question is what steps do I need to take to find and remove it?
     
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  2. MikeD

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    That's despicable. Maybe your Internet Service Provider or the company you purchased your Security Software from can offer you advice. It would be great to get your problem fixed...even better to "fix" the person who is invading your privacy and stealing from you.
    Good Luck to you!
     
  3. ucmj22

    ucmj22 Very Active Member

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    a couple weeks ago I went to the hospital (having a baby) and got a email on my phone saying that my facebook account had been locked due to suspicious activity. I had to log in from a standard computer (not my phone) and change my password. apparently that morning, someone accessed my facebook from thailand. dont know how they got my password, but I was glad facebook caught it.
     
  4. njsigns

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    I'd try downloading Avast and doing a boot time scan - to try to locate the program/keylogger before it boots into Windows.

    Gene
     
  5. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    those are mere scams themselves. They want you to log on from the link provided. Then they redirect your log in to their fake server and get your info..
     
  6. ucmj22

    ucmj22 Very Active Member

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    If you are addressing me, not in this case. there was no link in the email from facebook. it told me I had to go to facebook.com on a trusted computer, not mobile device, and log in. once I did that, it walked me through unlocking my account, and had me verify that I was not in thailand that morning.
     
  7. njsigns

    njsigns Very Active Member

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    A lot of people are victims of Java Drive Bys and don't even know it happened - do a boot time scan with Avast and see if you have any .jar files infected with a keylogger/ RAT - almost all the computers I've worked on lately have some malware/virus that was delivered via an exploit taking advantage of an outdated version of Java - many of these people just clicked on a link on facebook that takes you to another website where said exploit takes place.

    Gene
     
  8. Mike F

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    Boot time scan with Avast as was said above, then do a full scan with malwarebytes anti-malware to make sure you got everyting.
     
  9. ForgeInc

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    Or....get a mac!

    (Oh Snap I said it!)

    :popcorn:
     
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