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Old 03.02.2020, 17:30
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Re: Failed Login hacker attempt

Ooops, my email-program is not dinging for incoming emails today .... so just found out yes, they tried me too. But only twice so far.
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Sounds far fetched to me! Are you meaning this Forum. You dont have to give a real name or address.
Unfortunately we did organise a few events for EF members. And EF is the only Swiss Forum I am on. So, it happened to Tom too- now THAT is interesting. The 5 such events happened last year but stopped when I left EF. One order arrived 2 weeks ago.

All were easily cancelled- but after the 4th such event, Police and legal services are involved.

If it has happened to Tom Ticino as well, it would be interesting to hear if there are any other 'victims' on EF. I do not belong to any other such group in CH, and all emanated from the German part where I know no-one.
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Old 03.02.2020, 17:50
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Unfortunately we did organise a few events for EF members. And EF is the only Swiss Forum I am on. So, it happened to Tom too- now THAT is interesting. The 5 such events happened last year but stopped when I left EF. One order arrived 2 weeks ago.
Odile, it’s shocking. But what I can’t understand is that you mentioned your signature had been forged on the orders? This is not an on-line crime, but points to something far closer to home and people you have met surely.
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Odile, itís shocking. But what I canít understand is that you mentioned your signature had been forged on the orders? This is not an on-line crime, but points to something far closer to home and people you have met surely.
I think local FB groups are a much more likely source personally.
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Yes, and we have met many EF members and hosted some here too.

When I say 'forged' signature, it wasn't at all like mine, but someone who signed an order with my name, to make it look like a signature. Mine is not really legible- those signatures were. I did try to get support from Mods- but they chose to ignore it, which is why I left.

So if it has happened to Tom, please come forwards if you have had similar issues.

Any suspicious packages now go straight to Police, and we have a full dossier as Companies sent us a copy of the order forms with the hand writing and forged signatures.
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Old 03.02.2020, 18:12
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Yes, and we have met many EF members and hosted some here too.

When I say 'forged' signature, it wasn't at all like mine, but someone who signed an order with my name, to make it look like a signature. Mine is not really legible- those signatures were. I did try to get support from Mods- but they chose to ignore it, which is why I left.

So if it has happened to Tom, please come forwards if you have had similar issues.

Any suspicious packages now go straight to Police, and we have a full dossier as Companies sent us a copy of the order forms with the hand writing and forged signatures.
And what could all this have to do with EF? I didn't store a signature here, nor an address, nor a proper name (and I can't remember having sent someone a paper order for years but of course that's still done).

So you receive the parcels (=no gain for the hacker) and what, they all come with a bill?

Somebody sends you all these presents and you called the police.
Just kidding - but only the last sentence.
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Yes, and we have met many EF members and hosted some here too.

When I say 'forged' signature, it wasn't at all like mine, but someone who signed an order with my name, to make it look like a signature. Mine is not really legible- those signatures were. I did try to get support from Mods- but they chose to ignore it, which is why I left.

So if it has happened to Tom, please come forwards if you have had similar issues.

Any suspicious packages now go straight to Police, and we have a full dossier as Companies sent us a copy of the order forms with the hand writing and forged signatures.
It seems they know quite a lot about you. It's obvious you can cancel the orders so what kind of motivation they have? It's very weird.
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Old 03.02.2020, 18:16
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It's wasn't just that the signature was wrong, it was also incorrect. And the handwriting of the address, both letters and numbers, was quite different than mine (the form of several numbers was so wrong as to laughable, as I write all numbers except 5 and 7 without lifting my pen).

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Old 03.02.2020, 18:19
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Exactly, same here Tom handwriting totally different to mine.

No presents- they were all sent with a hefty bill for each. Nothing to do with EF, per se- but very probably with a member, who does know quite a bit about me. Even got my DOB almost, but not quite, right. Right month and year, wrong day. The only possible source.

Make sure you keep all evidende Tom- so it can be put together if necessary.
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Old 03.02.2020, 18:32
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Exactly, same here Tom handwriting totally different to mine.

No presents- they were all sent with a hefty bill for each. Nothing to do with EF, per se- but very probably with a member, who does know quite a bit about me. Even got my DOB almost, but not quite, right. Right month and year, wrong day. The only possible source.

Make sure you keep all evidende Tom- so it can be put together if necessary.
They must know your real name, address etc. So it must be someone you met in real life, through EF or not. It's weird.

Anyway, as it seems the purpose is to annoy the heck out of you, I find it very sad that someone lowered themselves to this level. I would sue for harassment?
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It's wasn't just that the signature was wrong, it was also incorrect. And the handwriting of the address, both letters and numbers, was quite different than mine (the form of several numbers was so wrong as to laughable, as I write all numbers except 5 and 7 without lifting my pen).

Tom
Should it be via EF, I'm sure they will do better from now on.

Since we all sign on these tiny post-screens with our finger tips (some big as the screen, some with long fingernails in the way, some stiffened by arthritis or what ever one can think of), while holding the unwieldy box in the air, signatures don't seem to mean a darn thing anymore. I can basically sign for any registered letter, they can't prove I got it. At least not by my signature.

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Exactly, same here Tom handwriting totally different to mine.

No presents- they were all sent with a hefty bill for each. Nothing to do with EF, per se- but very probably with a member, who does know quite a bit about me. Even got my DOB almost, but not quite, right. Right month and year, wrong day. The only possible source.

Make sure you keep all evidende Tom- so it can be put together if necessary.
So what's in those parcels?
Do they have things in common? Type of good, supplier, country of destination .... what ever?
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Exactly, same here Tom handwriting totally different to mine.

No presents- they were all sent with a hefty bill for each. Nothing to do with EF, per se- but very probably with a member, who does know quite a bit about me. Even got my DOB almost, but not quite, right. Right month and year, wrong day. The only possible source.

Make sure you keep all evidende Tom- so it can be put together if necessary.

Well you should know who on EF you gave out personal details to ? You might just be a random victim chosen out of a telephone book
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You receive an email to the email address you use for EF every time somebody tries to access your account.

As long as you have a secure password you should be ok.


I don't think I even can remember my password! my computer logs in straight onto EF!
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They must know your real name, address etc. So it must be someone you met in real life.
Umm, no.

A former girlfriend that I met online found out my full name, address, and phone number just from my first name and canton, long before we met IRL.

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Umm, no.

A former girlfriend that I met online found out my full name, address, and phone number just from my first name and canton, long before we met IRL.

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Hmmmm.....so you didn't learn anything? Tom? Ticino? On a public forum? Still?

Though in all honesty you could be Brad or Jonas in real life. I take everything here with a pinch of salt.
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Exactly, same here Tom handwriting totally different to mine.

No presents- they were all sent with a hefty bill for each. Nothing to do with EF, per se- but very probably with a member, who does know quite a bit about me. Even got my DOB almost, but not quite, right. Right month and year, wrong day. The only possible source.

Make sure you keep all evidende Tom- so it can be put together if necessary.
It’s good that you’ve gone to the police if you are getting repeated packages demanding payment for goods you haven’t ordered. That’s quite a nightmare.

But, I don’t understand why anyone would go to such a risk. If you order nowadays, surely it’s on-line, without signature, and with a PIN code. Or you are required to pay a deposit.

If ordering on-line with an invoice, it’s usually stated that a BonitštsprŁfung (credit check) will be carried out, so this wouldn’t work if they got your DOB wrong presumably.

That the goods were delivered to you is of course another indicator that perhaps a neighbor or so doesn’t like you. Why did the police decide an Internet forum was the most likely source?

If someone had to physically sign an order (goodness where does that happen), then that person would be traceable. The few local retailers who would allow such a transaction would surely recognise you?

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If someone had to physically sign an order (goodness where does that happen), then that person would be traceable. The few local retailers who would allow such a transaction would surely recognise you?
Someone cut an order slip out of a German language magazine, filled it out, and mailed it in.

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Umm, no.

A former girlfriend that I met online found out my full name, address, and phone number just from my first name and canton, long before we met IRL.

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She should work at NSA!
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