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Somebody Hijacked Our Company Name - FAKE Skype Account Also

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by marrrko, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. marrrko

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    Hey BHW members,


    I just found that someone using the name of our company in who knows what purpose.

    Skype also.

    So please, if you want to contact us or buy anything from us take a look at accounts below.

    DO NOT add or contact second account with our logo on it, IT'S FAKE and you can be deceived.

    [​IMG]

    I will also put this in my signature until I solve this with Microsoft.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Nut-Nights

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    It really hard to take down these accounts. Best of luck.
     
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  3. marrrko

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    Yes i know. I'll try and see what will happen.
     
  4. MisterF

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    @DX-GENERATION - Rocky advised me the same has happened to him a couple of days back.

    One easy way to avoid getting caught out is to confirm via PM on here that the person you think you are speaking with on Skype is the actual member from here. All you do is say they need to drop you a PM or reply to the PM you send them.

    You don't want to be the next person posting a SL thread like this;

    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/scammed-hudge-ammount-7k.1092300/
     
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  5. marrrko

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    Thanks, will do that.
     
  6. R1ckS4nch3z

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    there might be so many reasons for doing this hijacking, be careful:

    1- For scamming reasons, especially showing them as company proof.
    2- Scam people again buy getting their money and not doing anything.
    3- Scam.

    IMO, a freelancer takes your company name and opened a skype with it and sending cold emails to the possible customers to get their SEO jobs. like I said be careful about that situation if someone gets scammed and if they know your company name and if they open a legal case on your company, you might get into trouble. it's better to add some small pop up on your website to let your customers and visitors know about if someone call or email them, it's not your company.
     
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    One of my clients pointed out the issue to me by saying he sent a msg to wrong guy (by thinking it was me). what happens here! you make a payment to someone else and get scammed and our reputation gets spoiled and Same goes with @sarkark21. I found someone using his skype name too. this is very shocking so i recommend if you ever want to make an order with us then try to use our order forms otherwise speak with us via PM. So, you will stay away from those unknown Aliens from Scamster planet.
     
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  8. marrrko

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    Exactly. Maybe this thread can be sticky here, so anyone who has the same problem can post it here and prevent to find himself in a shitlist.
     
  9. marrrko

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    One of our clients almost gets scammed by the fake Skype account.
    Please, guys, ask us via PM or post your quire directly on our sales thread.

    Do not buy directly from anyone who sends you PP email.

    Thanks
     
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    I was so lucky that I checked the payment email from Mark and my money is now safe.
    Guys don't talk to SEOPROLAB on the skype that is fake, only to Mark and prefer PM here at BHW rather Skype.

    Scammers payment ID is [email protected]
    He told me if I would pay at this email then I would get extra 15% off, if I paid the payment as I gift.
     
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    Unfortunately I had the same problem a few years ago, someone created an acccount with my username+a dot after that and they were taking a lot of my clients, in order to overcome that you can give your clients from now on a link to add you on skype and also tell them there is a fake account, I wasn't able to get ride of that account and last time I've messaged him from another account I saw he's still active.

    Unfortunately I think for me at last it was someone from BHW, because here was the only place I was selling.

    Also recently, someone made a copycat of my software and is selling it here, he even has a BST, he just added some new features, but everything else is looking like an old version of one of my tool and some people are already confusing it with my software, it sucks but I don't think there is much I can do about this...
     
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    Integrate support directly to your site or domain. Don't use Skype so you have full control over your support channels.
     
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    Definitely seems like the sensible thing to do. I often do it myself if I am discussing sensitive information, once I am chatting on skype to someone, I just ask them please can you drop me a quick PM on BHW, so I know you own the BHW account.

    Alternatively, when if you are ordering from a seller on BHW, make sure you only send payments to the address listed in their BST.
     
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    That bastard Paypal account is [email protected]
    Just 1 minute before I am going to purchase, I found this thread...
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    I already ordered yesterday but I do not know how to ranking my order or you need any informations from me?
    Also send private inbox inside my account from your site but no respond.Is there any support for your service?
    I am newbie.
    Regards
     
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  17. citizenx28

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    Oh good lord.. I ordered from your sales thread yesterday and immediately tried to reach you on Skype, seeing the company logo on the id I left so many messages but no reply.
    So now Im here I came to see if you have replied to the thread and was checking other threads when i came on this post.

    Thanks for clarifying. Please keep this on your signature. So upsetting about frauds everywhere.
     
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    When ever I cahtbhw members on Skype I will ask them to confirm the sales page and the pm
     
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