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ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:18 am
by FATMAN
Got a e mail from someone saying he was Larry Smith,
look at this
Happy to hear from you, I am sorry for bothering you with this mail, I need to get an iTunes gift card for my Niece, Its her birthday but i can't do this now because I'm currently traveling and i tried purchasing online many times but unfortunately no luck with that. Can you get it from any store or supermarket around you? I'll pay back as soon as i am back. Please let me know if you can be of assistance.Total amount needed to is $300 in $100 or $50 denomination from any store or supermarket around you. please I need you to scratch the back of the card to reveal the pin, then take a snap shot of the back showing the pin and reply me back of the cards picture have them sent to me here so i can forward it to her. Once again thanks and God bless.


From: AUTO PARTS,BOBS ANTIQUE TO PARTS <modelt2001@comcast.net>
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 3:10 PM
To: Larry Smith <origsmith@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Good Turn !

What do you need? Bob
On February 14, 2020 at 7:46 AM Larry Smith <origsmith@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Good Day,
How are you doing? I was wondering if i can get a quick favor from you.

Awaiting your response.

Regards
Larry

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:43 am
by CudaMan
I got the same "how are you doing, need a favor" email - deleted it. :)

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:46 am
by BE_ZERO_BE
Ditto what Mark got

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:59 am
by pre15dale
I got the same thing this morning

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:59 am
by NorthSouth
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Hey Larry,

I need your help. There is a completely original 1909 touring for sale in Connecticut. I am traveling right now. Would you please do me a favor and buy it for me, and have it shipped to Los Angeles, and polish the brass for me. I will pay you back.

Your friend,
Charles Ponzi

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:05 am
by ModelTWoods
I got the same: "I need a favor" . . . . .

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:06 pm
by modeltspaz
I got it too.
Told him to call me after I get home from work. Replied that he was traveling and couldn't communicate by cell. Got the need an iTunes card for my niece's birthday for $300.
I said to email me back with a complete description of "my vintage car, which you are very familiar with". I doubt I'll hear back from the scumbag.

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:12 pm
by FreighTer Jim
My email asked money for Model T Airbags - Model T Dragster Chute - Model T Driver Ejector Seat With GPS Locator ... 🤟

Sounded reasonable to me ... 🧐


FJ

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:20 pm
by RustyFords
FreighTer Jim wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:12 pm
My email asked money for Model T Airbags - Model T Dragster Chute - Model T Driver Ejector Seat With GPS Locator ... 🤟

FJ
oooohhhh....I want a Model T ejector seat!

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:44 pm
by Dallas Landers
Just hit something Don, its already there! :D

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:50 pm
by George Hand
I received the "I got a favor" email ,market it spam & deleted. I hope that's the end of it, seems like you may need to change your password.

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:14 pm
by DanTreace
Larry

Same here, "how are you doing, need a favor" message, but not from your email address, so your email contacts on your PC are compromised, and has been hacked.

Time to fix, install new anti-virus program.

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:26 pm
by Tourabout
It was titled “Good Turn!” Here is a copy of it:

Good Day,
How are you doing? I was wondering if i can get a quick favor from you.

Awaiting your response.

Regards
Larry

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:44 pm
by TRDxB2
If you want this scamer to be captured or blocked it needs to be reported. The scamer is using sbcglobal.net owned by AT&T so you can easily report it by .... simply forwarding the email to AT&T at abuse@att.net Never click on anything within the suspicious email

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:08 pm
by RustyFords
Dallas Landers wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Just hit something Don, its already there! :D
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:15 pm
by FordFool
Same here. I think he got us off the forum.

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:26 pm
by tdump
Well I don't really even know what a itunes card is so I would be in a pickle to try to help him if it was a legit thing.Has Mr Smith responded to anyone in reference to this yet? His computer may be highjacked with ransom ware I heard about a while back.The hacker wants itbit coins or something to undo his hack or you don't git in your computer.

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:33 pm
by ericmac
Yup. Larry seems to need a lot of iTunes cards.

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:33 pm
by perry kete
Yes but was it an original scam or an aftermarket scam?

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:01 pm
by ModelTWoods
I'm watching the TV show, "Who Do You Trust", Will the real Original (Larry) Smith, please stand up?

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:15 am
by Dallas Landers
Guys, he cant respond if he is on the road! Send all the cards to me and when he goes by I will give them to him. :D

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:53 am
by Quickm007
So what is the right email to contact Larry? or his phone number.

I bought a part from him.

thx

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:08 pm
by Mark Gregush
Try sending a message thru the PM's here, he is not hard to find on the forums.

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:53 pm
by Quickm007
I was able to talk to him finally.

Thank you MTFCA.