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How can I protect myself from getting scammed?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pewep, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. pewep

    pewep Power Member

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    I know many of you would think this is outrageous, but I let $100,000 build in my paypal account without taking it out :eek:. Now I've gotten SUPER paranoid about getting hacked, phished, scammed etc...

    While I'm in the process of transferring the money out, what's the best way to protect myself from a fraud attack? I change the password every.day. I also re-cleaned my computer. Put up a couple of firewalls and use a proxy to browse the net (makes shit slow but hey).

    What else would you suggest? Ty in advance.
     
  2. MoGreen

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    Get the money out as soon as possible!!!! Get Paypal to send you a check to your house, only cost $1.5/check. If you're in US and you're worry about tax, ask for more checks, each less than 10k so you don't have to report it to the IRS, and have them send to you. Cash the checks and stuff them in the deposit box.

    If you had gotten this money from promoting stuffs online the people who paid you already reported the tax so you can't get away from this unless you want to be somebody's bitch in jail.
     
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  3. MoGreen

    MoGreen Regular Member

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    I wouldn't mind having that kind of money though.....would you mind sending me a pm and let me know where you made that much money and how long? It would keep me motivated :)
     
  4. pewep

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    I don't mind telling ya'll i made it all from ebay in 3 months.
     
  5. pewep

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    Thx man, I started an offshore corp so I'll pay minimal taxes. I think I will get a check though :)

    God bless panama hah
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen


    :)
     
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    Give me half or it didn't happen.
     
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  8. pewep

    pewep Power Member

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    I'll show pics when I transfer the full sum out and close the paypal acc. I'm just too scared to show anything right now.