I received a $3,000 payment from someone I know on venmo. Luckily I reached out to them on fb messenger and he said his phone cell number was stolen and he was locked out of his venmo The scammer tried to request the money back through Venmo and when I didn’t comply they tride to grab my phone number. Luckily when I saw the text for the porting, I went straight to AT&T and locked my account. They even called my wife posing as AT&T. I had declined those calls bc I was standing in the AT&T store getting my account locked. The Caller ID showed AT&T. I now have the $3,000 sitting in my Venmo and I am getting text messages and venmo requests to send the money back. The fake AT&T numbers all had recordings just like if you were receiving a call from ATT directly or on hold with them. This scam has legs throughout my network of contacts, acquaintances, and friends. $5k stolen via paypal from one friend (and his phone number) and $10k from another friend’s paypal (his phone number stolen as well).
Advice? LOCK YOUR CELL PROVIDERS ONLINE ACCOUNT ACCESS DOWN. I have it where I can only log in if I call first. That’s how it begins. These scammers have all of our emails and old passwords already, so any opportunity to add 2-factor authentication, do it, now.
The content was posted by bluespank13 on 2020-12-18 11:40:04 via reddit