Feedback: Scam? - Compromised data warning.

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  1. rdtindsm

    rdtindsm Member

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    Have received a number of presumed scams while on CF. There is a warning that personal data (facebook, cc#, et. al.) has been compromised. The warning refers me to an alleged MS support number and I can't leave the site. I have to shut my browser down with task manager. While I couln't swear that this has happened only on CF, it seems to be limited to this site since I've been paying attetion.

    Today about 4:40.
     
  2. ArgentCy

    ArgentCy Well-Known Member

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    Certainly a scam and you likely have some malware or viruses that you should clean up.
     
  3. mitten1975

    mitten1975 Well-Known Member

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    I had the same happen to my computer.
     
  4. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    It's legit. Post your Social Security Number and a credit card number immediately and I will take care of it for you.
     
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  5. ArgentCy

    ArgentCy Well-Known Member

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    Seems appropriate here.

     
  6. Bryce7

    Bryce7 Well-Known Member

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    Did yontoo get you?
     
  7. iowa_wildcat

    iowa_wildcat Well-Known Member

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    and people wonder why I enjoy Linux so much.
     
  8. ArgentCy

    ArgentCy Well-Known Member

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    I'm about ready to install Ubuntu on my old desktop PC that has XP still. Too many browsers no making it hard to keep using.
     
  9. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Facebook is full of fake celebrity death "news" ads this evenng. Let's see, Jessica Lange, Regis Phibin and some other guy I recognized by his picture but not his name all died today. Or not. :rolleyes: These are notorious for redirects and fake virus warning scams etc.
     
  10. SwirlyBird

    SwirlyBird Well-Known Member

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    lay off the midget porn you pervert
     
  11. iowa_wildcat

    iowa_wildcat Well-Known Member

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    You may want to consider installing Lubuntu instead of Ubuntu if your old computer is a little light on hardware resources.
     
  12. Cyvilian

    Cyvilian Member

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    Got this scam twice today on CF.
     

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