Saturday, 16 July 2011

Skype Scammers target Pokerstars players, BEWARE......

A Pokerstars player posted a report on a forum thread about an attempted hack on their account by a skype scammer. The crook adds you on skype with their user name as 'Pokerstars Online Support' and then contacts you.

Pokerstars and Skype are aware of these guys and are taking measures to block them.

A transcript of the attempt was posted and I have reproduced it below.

The English used is pretty dam funny and terrible.

Scam attempt:

[11:25:01 AM] Scammer: Hi, it's pokerstars online support
[11:25:15 AM] Scammer: we have qustions for your account, can you answer now ?
[11:25:28 AM] Player: very quickly lots of tables
[11:25:29 AM] Player: lol
[11:25:46 AM] Scammer: tell me please, do you join at your account today NOT at home ?
[11:26:08 AM] Scammer: someone from Germany join today at your account
[11:26:15 AM] Player: ummmmm no
[11:26:17 AM] Player: im home
[11:26:18 AM] Scammer: we thinks thats your account can be cracked
[11:26:28 AM] Scammer: it's problem
[11:26:51 AM] Scammer: we shoud check your account manual, but u'r play now, and we don't block you
[11:27:19 AM] Scammer: write your password and email, after you game we will check you account and send results and new password
[11:27:27 AM] Player: lol no thanks
[11:27:45 AM] Scammer: ok, it mean that we right now block
[11:28:01 AM] Scammer: you agree ?
[11:28:28 AM] Michael: im not handing out my password via chat
[11:28:52 AM] Scammer: so it means that you agree
[11:29:00 AM] Scammer: i'm sorry but i will block you right now
[11:29:02 AM] Player: if ur pokerstars u should have my details already
[11:29:25 AM] Scammer: it's manual checking, i must ask your password

The full thread can be found here

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