Doug Lester Posted February 2, 2022 Share Posted February 2, 2022 Last night I got a call from someone who said he as a security technician with Amazon and he informed me that my account with them had been infected with the Tinny Bank Trogen. He said that I needed to get a $500 gift card so that he could detect the hackers and block them. I got this feeling that it was a little fishy and I hung up on him. He called me back and showed me what was supposed to be his ID but I didn't realize that it was just a picture on the screen. I got the $500 card and he showed me how "Amazon" had reimbursed me and he had me give him the numbers off the card. Today he got me to buy four $500 cards and give him the numbers which he said helped him lock out even more hackers. He tried to get me to buy even more cards at two other stores but I was turned down at one of them because my bank card was locked. He then told me to go to my bank and withdraw the rest of the $3000 that "Amazon" had fronted me to buy the cards. (I never found out what he wanted me to do with the money because I told a bank clerk what was going on.) So: 1. All my accounts were immediately frozen. 2. I had to open new accounts 3. I have to notify everyone whom I have autopay with of the changes 4. I was screwed out of $3000 and it might have been more like $5000 if it had been a day later. Moral of the story: If someone says they need you to buy gift cards or send them cash, they're a grifter. Now I have to have my computer checked for malware because I know he can remotely operate my computer The Megadummy 4 HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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