Scam accusation says I commited a scam on TechSpot.

By Marnomancer
Apr 21, 2012
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  1. Just as the thread title says. I haven't deleted the message in case it's needed. I've already reported the message to the moderators, but here's a screenshot:
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  2. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    We've got a copy of it in your reported post, Marnomancer.

    I'm certainly not aware of any incidents, but we'll investigate the matter further. In the meantime I strongly recommend against clicking that link -- It looks rather suspect to me, especially with the Java request as soon as the page loads.
  3. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 808   +51

    Yes, which is why I got Avast! to sandbox it for me. I tried viewing the user profile "Alena whatever-it-is", but it says it's unavailable.
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,511   +308

    She's been banned, fishy site.
  5. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 808   +51

    Aye. Now that I got a close look at the page's behaviour in sandbox mode, I've concluded this whole scam accusation itself is a scam. Accusing someone of a scam, and when the nervous soul clicks the provided link, it effectively installs some kind of backdoor client in his/her computer.


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