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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Unnecessarily complex compared to just using your own account and giving a false name. Occams razor, I reckon the scammer owns that Monzo bank account.
    I think so too. Think Mr Howard Ricardo is the account owner.

    I would be going to the police and going to Monzo's offices.

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    Yes I did and I changed it round a couple of times as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Goyne View Post
    Very sad story. Curious about the hack, did you use a proper strong password and only use that password on WUS?




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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post

    I would be going to the police and going to Monzo's offices.
    What do you think would happen if you want to Monzo's offices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    What do you think would happen if you want to Monzo's offices?
    I can't find the link now but there was a solicitor who was scammed personally in a similar way and when he realised he went to the courts and got an order to freeze the account and took it to the scammers bank.

    I guess I would get a crime reference number and go to their office kicking up and fuss and seeing what they could do. Probably fruitless but I couldn't just sit and do nothing.

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    Just to let you all know WatchUseek will not answer my emails to them through the link that tells me contact them
    what a bunch of knobheads what really annoys me is I have done nothing wrong if people can hack in to the pentagon
    what chance do we have on WatchUseek 
    This is the link

    You have been banned for the following reason:
    Hacked Account: Please Use The 'Contact Us' Link To Resolve This With The Admin
    Last edited by Jeff wilson; 14th February 2020 at 19:38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff wilson View Post
    Just to let you all know WatchUseek will not answer my emails to them through the link that tells me contact them
    what a bunch of knobheads what really annoys me is I have done nothing wrong if people can hack in to the pentagon
    what chance do we have on WatchUseek 
    This is the link

    You have been banned for the following reason:
    Hacked Account: Please Use The 'Contact Us' Link To Resolve This With The Admin
    I still think my sympathies with the guy whos been scammed!!! Lets keep the focus on helping him out. Im sure youll get it sorted in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff wilson View Post
    Just to let you all know WatchUseek will not answer my emails to them through the link that tells me contact them
    what a bunch of knobheads what really annoys me is I have done nothing wrong if people can hack in to the pentagon
    what chance do we have on WatchUseek 
    This is the link

    You have been banned for the following reason:
    Hacked Account: Please Use The 'Contact Us' Link To Resolve This With The Admin
    Mate you really do sound like a broken record.


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    So sorry for keeping you updated my mistake.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post
    Mate you really do sound like a broken record.


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    Presumably they can send them back using distance selling rules? Quite simple and cost effective if true?

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    The lawyer who managed to get some money back by having to accounts frozen knew the system and people, doubt joe public would get anywhere.

    To Leo you need to report this to your bank and to monzo and also report this to the police. They most likely wont do much but you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    Presumably they can send them back using distance selling rules? Quite simple and cost effective if true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff wilson View Post
    Yes I did and I changed it round a couple of times as well.
    Thanks for confirming Jeff. Thats worrying. Hacking isnt easy so most attempts are done using passwords leaked elsewhere or the usual list of weak passwords.

    Time to be extra careful around WUS.




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    I wonder if the victim could claim on his house insurance for theft?
    Cheers..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    I wonder if the victim could claim on his house insurance for theft?
    On what basis?

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    I am also on WUS, I have a couple of WTB and got cont emails. The WUS team were very quick to get in touch and warm me.

    I hope that Leo gets his coach back.

    Even SC had a couple of scammers recently




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  16. #66
    Maybe it's time for all watch fora, on which private transactions involving potentially thousands of pounds can be initiated, if not actually conducted, to institute two stage authentication. Due diligence would still be required but at least user accounts would be far less likely to be hacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    On what basis?
    He probably would have offered an idea, if he knew.

    can't you see that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Scammer didn't open an account in OP's name. In the UK you can put anything as the name. It isn't checked. In the future it will be but right now you can send me 1k Tommy sort and account in the name Boris Johnson it would get there no bother.

    If anything I don't know why the scammer didn't fully know that as it looks like they've given their name by doing this.
    Looks like it's all change on the account name front.
    Last edited by learningtofly; 21st February 2020 at 10:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thank God, finally. When we sold our house the solicitor wouldn't take any banking information over email. Face to face or by phone where she knew your voice only. Such an unbelievable loophole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Goyne View Post
    Thanks for confirming Jeff. Thats worrying. Hacking isnt easy so most attempts are done using passwords leaked elsewhere or the usual list of weak passwords.

    Time to be extra careful around WUS.




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    Search 'Watchuseek account hacked' on google and you'll be amazed (or not) how often this happens! No wonder that WuS tries to cut off all connections with the OP! Besides, wasn't there an orange banner on WuS a few years ago about the WuS server being hacked? They stated that they'd 'expired' all passwords. But did they?

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    It's easy to get caught out. I almost got scammed last year when trying to buy my aqua Terra. I opened a wanted thread on watchuseek and a guy messaged me following day. He told be I could get references from two users on the Rolex forums so I signed up and pm d the guys. They were both long term members there and had even some sales feedback..they replied and said sure go for it..I got some advice from.someone else and they suggested as the watch was in Scotland why not fly over from Dublin on a cheap flight and collect in person. When I suggested this the seller went quiet. I found the pictures he had sent me on an ebay listing from a different seller. I reported the activity on the Rolex forums and they took no action. I mean its obvious this guy or some of his buddies had opened accounts to build reputation so he could refer himself. It's a dangerous place out there.

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    Its a sad tale but lets hope this saves others from being Scammed..,

    Never Ever Send Money To a Total Stranger
    Especially Those asking for a Small Deposit to hold the watch.

    How Many Times Do you need to be told..


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM112 View Post
    It’s a sad tale but let’s hope this saves others from being Scammed..,

    Never Ever Send Money To a Total Stranger
    Especially Those asking for a Small Deposit to hold the watch.

    How Many Times Do you need to be told..


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    With some patronising phrasing, I think you’ve drawn completely the wrong conclusion from this which is kind of insulting to the OP because he didn’t just blindly send money to a total stranger! The OP sent money to scammers who hacked the account of a long-standing and good referenced user...it was not like he just sent money to a 1-post count individual with no references.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    With some patronising phrasing, I think you’ve drawn completely the wrong conclusion from this which is kind of insulting to the OP because he didn’t just blindly send money to a total stranger! The OP sent money to scammers who hacked the account of a long-standing and good referenced user...it was not like he just sent money to a 1-post count individual with no references.
    Exactly my point you never know who you are sending money to or if said account has been hacked the reality is you have No clue whatsoever unless you carry out proper due diligence before sending a penny..
    These Forums unfortunately have become a scammers paradise taking advantage of those who trust others..obviously No Fool would send money to. 1-post count individual or would they....


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