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Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby RMcGirr83 » 24 Feb 2011, 12:01


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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby Ooopsie » 24 Feb 2011, 14:22

Thanks Rich.

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Postby ShadowmanUK » 24 Feb 2011, 14:36

Yeah got one of these emails the other day, straight into the trash

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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby dan filipi » 25 Feb 2011, 00:32

I've gotten at least 1/2 a dozen of those emails over the last week.
Was wondering what's up, all my forums are up to date!

Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby kconston » 08 Jul 2011, 01:33

Someone that Im building a website with received one of these emails. Not thinking he game someone the credentials to log into the host. Lets just say they basically made our website their own, before I even had released what had happened.

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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby WaGuns » 13 Jul 2011, 00:30

Got my first one today.... sooooo special! :puke:

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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby Ooopsie » 13 Jul 2011, 01:26

Got one today also. It was pretty funny too.
Hello,

phpBB's new version ( 3.0.8 ) is now available .We recommend that you update your forum to fix some security bugs in earlier versions .

We provide paid services , Beside updating your forum we can :

+ Design for you a professional unique style with completely new icons and imagesets.
+ Install any MODs you like whatever its number or complexity.
+ Update your phpBB2 to phpBB3 with its many features .
+ Solve any problems that may face you in this moment.

If you are interested , please reply this email and we will send to you our resume .

Thank you.

The kicker was it came from phpbbspprt840@gmail.com

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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby WaGuns » 13 Jul 2011, 02:07

Exact same oopsie... verbatim..

Maybe Rich is the masked man? Looking for work Rich?

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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby ShadowmanUK » 13 Jul 2011, 10:37

For free ;)

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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby Ashley.S. » 14 Jul 2011, 14:29

I've not received any recently, but I bet I'll get one about paying someone to upgrade my boards to 3.0.9 at some point.

Any emails like this I tend to junk as I do all the work required myself in my spare time
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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby neuropass » 28 Jul 2011, 15:38

just got one. The thing is that I don't understand is how they get email addresses. Is this something that they can do on phpbb?

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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby RMcGirr83 » 28 Jul 2011, 15:40

No they are probably using the email addresses that they acquired when phpBB.com got hacked via phplist which is what they were using for sending out mass emails.

http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=29973

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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

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Re: Scammer claiming to be a phpBB developer

Postby Ashley.S. » 28 Jul 2011, 21:08

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