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[–]magnora7[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (1 child)

No it is not real. It's a scam. Do not respond to it. I just banned the user.

If you're reading this and you did respond to it, then we recommend changing your password on your user preferences page.

[–]LarrySwinger2 8 insightful - 4 fun8 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 4 fun -  (1 child)

Don't do what it says.

It's obviously a phishing message. The account is 5 hours old. The script changes the form such that it sends your credentials to woridi5084@0pppp.com. Please upvote the OP to bring this to people's attention.

[–]TheAmeliaMay 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

[–]zyxzevn 6 insightful - 5 fun6 insightful - 4 fun7 insightful - 5 fun -  (3 children)

Nigerian Prince here.. something wrong.
Will send new message soon.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (2 children)

You too?

"Tom" is olde nigerian for "Prince".

[–]zyxzevn 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

Hey, there is only one prince that promises money!

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

That's a different Prince.

[–]Bigs 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun -  (1 child)

Obviously not. Are YOU for real?

[–]TheAmeliaMay 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

You'd have to be a literal rock to fall for this LOL.

[–]Jacinda 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (11 children)

I got the same message sent from u/Saidit, an account that was created three hours ago.

I ignored it. Part of me is curious is to know what, if anything the script is supposed to do.

[–]one1won[S] 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (6 children)

Yea, thanks. I just posted and left to do chores. Didn't catch the user bit, oops. Wondering if it's working script, too.

I didn't know if this would be something of which the mods would want to be aware.

[–]Jacinda 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Warnings have made the front page of Saidit now.

Thanks for alerting us.

cc:u/TheAmeliaMay

[–]TheAmeliaMay 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (4 children)

The script doesn't actually work, since it uses POST instead of JS, but you still should NOT run it!

[–]one1won[S] 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

Thanks, TheAmeliaMay. :)

I've been checking the threads today. Now I know to ping you for any potential future such issues. Thanks!

[–]TheAmeliaMay 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

Yw!

[–]Basghetti 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

Do you mind if I PM you on here re: this? I don't want to be a pain in the ass.

[–]TheAmeliaMay 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

PM me whenever you want!

[–]TheAmeliaMay 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

Actually, it was u/Saidlt with an L, to make it look like an I.

[–]Jacinda 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

So I noticed.

Quite a clever scam but I am not sure what the end game is.

[–]TheAmeliaMay 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I wouldn't say they where clever, to be honest. It doesn't take very much intelligence to replace an I with an L — and their code doesn't even actually work (still don't run it!)

The only way it could be clever is if the end-game ain't to hack accounts, but to get everyone afraid and posting about it — which definitely succeeded.

[–]TheAmeliaMay 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

[–]mongre 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I got a phishing attempt today, an email saying they tried to get in to my account with a password reset.

[–]JasonCarswell 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Beat me to it. My post.

We need to upvote these posts to the top to spread awareness.

I'm afraid anyone may actually fall for it.

[–]christnmusicreleases 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's phishing. As a precaution, I verified my current email and changed my password, and logged out from all devices just to be sure.