A scammer parading as TW?

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by scotus, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. scotus

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    I just came on TTW (at 1:55 pm PST, Wed, 12/12/12) and a window pops up asking me to fill out a 5-question survey for a $100 TW gift card. The window even showed the authentic TW gift card on it.

    Since I was on TTW and it looked legit, I answered some questions, gave my first name and cell #.

    And then it went to a "CONFIRM" page and showed a timer that counted down from 120 seconds to confirm my cell phone number, except the page didn't show how to confirm it.

    At any rate, it looks to me that it may have been a scamware and it took my first name and cell #.

    Any thoughts, TW?

    ***By the way, if you see any hyperlinks on my text, don't click on it. There's something weird going on here.
     
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  2. TW Staff

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    Sorry to hear that your getting these, but unfortunately there's nothing we can do from our end. Our IT recommends running a virus scan and an anti-spyware scan. Something has found its way onto your computer.

    We do not have any pop-ups installed on Talk Tennis so please do not click on any.

    Thanks,
    Tiffani, TW
     
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  3. Andyroo10567

    Andyroo10567 Professional

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    ^^.... Uh..... Was that sent to you via email?
     
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  4. scotus

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    No, just a pop-up when I visited either TW or Talk Tennis.
     
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  5. LanEvo

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    I think you need to scan on Trojan/Maleware.

    Malewarebytes is the best. The free version should delete and clean up everything for you. And it would never hurt to run CCleaner every once in a while either.
     
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  6. scotus

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    Thank you, Tiffani.

    I ran Spybot to eliminate one malware, although I'm not entirely sure whether that was the culprit.

    I was still seeing hyperlinks in my posts afterward, so I set the Java blocker to block rivalgaming.com, and it did the trick.

    Hopefully it's smooth sailing from here.

    BTW, why does my McAfee never catch anything?
     
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  7. McLovin

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    Because its too busy avoiding deportation to Belize?
     
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  8. wrxinsc

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    try avg and grisoft's free range of other stuff.
     
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  9. mikeler

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    Belize spare us with your jokes. :)

    To the OP, I recommend setting up a non Administrator account on your computer and use that for web surfing. Those accounts can't install software which means you probably can't install spyware either.
     
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  10. zapvor

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    hahhahaha nice
     
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