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Author Topic: FRAUD WARNING - SPAM ALERT - VIRUS ALERT  (Read 1834 times)
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« on: September 01, 2019, 04:41:59 PM »

I signed up on IC-705 Group to find out the upcoming news and updates and within minutes my email is began bombarded with thousands of spam emails and few of my Credit Card accounts were charged for hundreds of dollars with fraudulent charges.
I spent last hr to LOCK all my credit cards and resetting passwords off my Gmail account.

STAY AWAY from that group list all whatever website...!!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 05:52:44 PM »

is that group on Yahoo?
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 06:20:01 PM »

No idea... because I deleted everything.

It was found thru Google I think...

These were the links I've signed up to be a member of the IC705 group... Then hell broke loose!

Group Email Addresses

Post: ic-705@groups.io
Subscribe: ic-705+subscribe@groups.io
Unsubscribe: ic-705+unsubscribe@groups.io
Group Owner: ic-705+owner@groups.io
Help: ic-705+help@groups.io


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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 12:49:40 AM »

Even if your email account was hacked.
How does that expose credit card info?

Credit card issuers never use the entire account number in correspondence, only the last 4 digits.

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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 07:06:57 AM »

I belong to that group.... no issues at all.

I bet the problem is on your computer.

Good Luck
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 10:28:17 AM »

I belong to that group.... no issues at all.

I bet the problem is on your computer.

Good Luck


Same here. No issues.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 12:54:33 PM »

I have no idea how it happened gentlemen...

All I know I signed up to join this group via one of the links above and within a few seconds I received a confirmation email which is followed by thousands of flooding emails saying: " Thank you for joining our group" or " We received your subscription request"... etc...

Again thousands and while I am trying to race to delete, unsuccessfully because while I am deleting 10 another 50 was coming down, my phone dinged and my CC app said " Your purchase of $440.91 at Was-Mart Online is approved".

Is that all a coincidence ? Maybe, I have no idea! But during my research I've found that those flooding email bombardments are generally used by the hackers to cover up a purchase they did on your behalf.

It was for an HP Laptop scheduled to be picked up at San Jose, CA Was Mart store...
They cancelled the order. CC company reissuing the new ones etc.

In case if it was something wrong I wanted to warn other members here thinking more people may wanna join IC-705 group might be effected if hackers recently fishing around that area of the web.
That's all.
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 05:24:44 PM »

Anything is possible, and there are plenty of bad people out there.  But so far no issues here.
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2019, 07:21:28 AM »

Probably nothing to do with the group, but you may have some malware on your computer that is looking for usernames / passwords. It picked up the username & password you typed into the site. It may have gotten the CC # from a previous purchase.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2019, 05:02:22 AM »

 This happened to me when I was clicking a link to The S-38 Guy on a 'spoofed' Google page. The screen changed and began downloading an infection. I wasn't very computer literate at the time and couldn't stop it by clicking the X, but things like this made me smarter.
 I would agree to check for malware as a first step. Use an appropriate security monitor and firewall.
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2019, 12:06:11 PM »

There's a lot to be said for keeping both Windows and your anti-virus/anti-malware software up to date! Back when I was running Windows, I did that religiously.

It almost certainly not the fault of groups.io per se. That place is a class act.
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2019, 10:42:03 PM »

I agree on virus thingy. Even though I use Mac I have installed antivirus protection since day one.

Still, moments after I signed up to that site in order to receive the updates regarding 705, somehow immediately I began to receive these thousands of emails from thousands of sites saying "Thank you for Subscribing...." or " Here's the newsletter you subscribed" etc.

I am sure some hackers setup a trap somewhere and it's not that site or it's administrators' fault.

Because since days I am there and no other problem occurred.
It was just on that initial sign up moment.

Oh well, it's all good now!
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2019, 10:02:34 AM »

I signed up on IC-705 Group to find out the upcoming news and updates and within minutes my email is began bombarded with thousands of spam emails and few of my Credit Card accounts were charged for hundreds of dollars with fraudulent charges.
I spent last hr to LOCK all my credit cards and resetting passwords off my Gmail account.

STAY AWAY from that group list all whatever website...!!!

"..Consider changing to Ubuntu or Mint Linux!..You won't have a problem!!, I changed 20 years ago and NO problems with security or virus!!..GL..73's Dave,k3dgr
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2019, 10:44:12 AM »

... Consider changing to Ubuntu or Mint Linux!..You won't have a problem!!, I changed 20 years ago and NO problems with security or virus!!..GL..73's Dave,k3dgr

Exactly right, Dave!  Cool

A Linux desktop doesn't even need antivirus software. ClamAV is for mail servers, solely for the purpose of scanning for Windows viruses and deleting malware inside emails before they get delivered.
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2019, 03:39:16 AM »

A Linux desktop doesn't even need antivirus software.

As someone that is quite active in the security community, I would suggest that such a notion is quite naive. But the black hats thank you for issuing that  advice.

- Glenn W9IQ
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