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PHONE SCAM,

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Ashlar Maidstone
MoonFyre BattleGroup Holdings
#1 - 2014-06-21 18:08:56 UTC
http://www.bewareof876.com/

While I was running some missions earlier today I recieved a call from this area code from Jamaica [876]. If you recieve any calls from this area code and the article pretty well explains it, report it to your local law enforcement.

Thank you.
Ramona McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#2 - 2014-06-21 18:10:03 UTC
Wait, they called you in your ship?! Ugh

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Ashlar Maidstone
MoonFyre BattleGroup Holdings
#3 - 2014-06-21 18:12:20 UTC
LOL I was beginning to wonder, but seriously tho please protect your selves as pointed out in the article I linkedSmileSmile
Paranoid Loyd
#4 - 2014-06-21 18:22:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Paranoid Loyd
Ramona McCandless wrote:
Wait, they called you in your ship?! Ugh


Nothing worse than landing on grid, trying to lock a target and the pod-phone starts ringing right in the middle of a battle. Lol

OP, you're telling me I didn't win the lottery? I already sent my $85K transfer fee to receive the full payout. Cry

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GreenSeed
#5 - 2014-06-21 18:49:56 UTC  |  Edited by: GreenSeed
so not only you are implying that someone has access to CCP databases to cross reference between characters and accounts and thus get access to credit card information, but also access to the creditcard company DB to also cross reference between credit card numbers and phone numbers?

and if someone has that kind of access why would they call you?

isn't it a better explanation that both the call and you playing eve are the two completely unrelated events?

still, you are right, if someone calls you from another country and tries to sell you a mailbox, bridge or the moon, you should probably forward it to law enforcement, as im sure they don't own either the bridge or the mailbox (not sure about the moon). and even if they do, there are laws against soliciting via phone.
Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#6 - 2014-06-21 18:55:44 UTC
If a stranger calls you from the Southern Hemisphere, it's a scam.

Australia aside, of course.

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Jake Warbird
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2014-06-21 19:13:13 UTC
I had a call from Nigeria I think, asking for my details. I began by reciting the names of my goats. He hung up pretty fast.
Ja'kar
Corporate Scum
#8 - 2014-06-21 19:18:12 UTC
Jake Warbird wrote:
I had a call from Nigeria I think, asking for my details. I began by reciting the names of my goats. He hung up pretty fast.



That's nothing I moved in with a Nigerian girl as she made out she was so nice, turns out she is a right bit*h, three kids, f knows how much wages used and 15 years later, I realised I was SCAMMED!!!

Thank f I never married her!
Brujo Loco
Brujeria Teologica
#9 - 2014-06-21 19:24:23 UTC
Hola Señor!

My name is Brujo Loco, I live in Panama, Mucho Caliente down here!

If you give me a phone to call you, I will offer good opportunity señor!


I can help you open overseas bank accounts, IRS tax free banks in many parts of the Caribbean! Mucho bueno!

Just contact me in game!

I am legitimo!

I can pick you up at Tocumen Airport and show you around the Ciudad!

Panama Good for secretos señor!

Come come! We amigos!

Here, video with proof!

Trust me!

Inner Sayings of BrujoLoco: http://eve-files.com/sig/brujoloco

stoicfaux
#10 - 2014-06-21 19:33:07 UTC
Local has caller ID. Why is this scam a problem?


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ISD LackOfFaith
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#11 - 2014-06-21 19:41:45 UTC
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Commissar Kate
NulzSec
#12 - 2014-06-21 19:46:30 UTC
This is why I don't answer the phone unless I know who it is.
Brujo Loco
Brujeria Teologica
#13 - 2014-06-21 20:34:34 UTC
Commissar Kate wrote:
This is why I don't answer the phone unless I know who it is.


Would you answer me if I called you? Big smile

I have many stories to tell ...

Inner Sayings of BrujoLoco: http://eve-files.com/sig/brujoloco

Doreen Kaundur
#14 - 2014-06-21 21:12:08 UTC
Paranoid Loyd wrote:
Ramona McCandless wrote:
Wait, they called you in your ship?! Ugh


Nothing worse than landing on grid, trying to lock a target and the pod-phone starts ringing right in the middle of a battle. Lol




...and it's always a telemarketer trying to double my isk.

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UltraSplash
Ntak Inc.
#15 - 2014-06-22 19:15:11 UTC
I dont get it.......


What was the call about ?