Market section - scams with compromised accounts

renegade

Staff member
Super Mod
So how did Amandeep regained access to his account at 11pm, i.e. 3hrs after the incident? Saying "good job bro you did not fall for their fake sale thread" ? I'm not saying he is guilty just yet. But again it all should be logical. I mean he was able to regain access to his account with changed passwords and changed email to verify within hours of the incident.
He approached a mod, the mod approached me in the morning, I changed it.
@Renegade what about looking at oauth using Gmail etc?
OAUTH isn't working? I think either facebook or gmail isnt working. Will sort it out.
 

Stronk

Adept
And make payment using Paypal.
This is a typical payment method used by scammers, since if you choose the option to pay a family/friend, then PayPal takes no responsibility about the security of the payment, and will not be able to reverse any charges. The other payment options given by the scammers - cryptocurrency - is again similarly unrefundable. If a seller's first preference of payment via cryptocurrency (bitcoin, ethereum etc) or PayPal, it is a clear as day red flag. don't go near such seller with a 10ft barge pole even
Edit: PayPal is known for being used for scamming in the US, guess people here don't know much about it :/
 

Stronk

Adept
FF =family/friends
That did not happen
so did you choose the option of paying a business/seller on PayPal (when you made your payment)? If so, then try raising a dispute with PayPal as well, they might reverse the charge if you provide them proof.
 

shallg

Disciple
This is a typical payment method used by scammers, since if you choose the option to pay a family/friend, then PayPal takes no responsibility about the security of the payment, and will not be able to reverse any charges. The other payment options given by the scammers - cryptocurrency - is again similarly unrefundable. If a seller's first preference of payment via cryptocurrency (bitcoin, ethereum etc) or PayPal, it is a clear as day red flag. don't go near such seller with a 10ft barge pole even
Edit: PayPal is known for being used for scamming in the US, guess people here don't know much about it :/
There should be admin method of dealing anything
 

Stronk

Adept
Friends and Family option will not come when you make payment via PAYPAL Indian account.
FNF works for other countries account.
that's good to hear. in that case, I suppose that it's mostly a matter of how good PayPal customer care is in India (especially since I think they annonced they were wrapping up their India business, or maybe are about to)
 

Stronk

Adept
UPI
Phone pay
Well, I think I must have misread one of your comments as saying that you paid via PayPal. Sorry for the confusion. For UPI/PhonePe, it's back to cyber crime dept and your bank. Good luck dude, and I wish you all the best
 

subham

Grey matters here
Adept
Or someone must become a payment gateway to the market section payment and release the payment only after receiving product in functioning cond. And of course that member should get some percentage as commission of the total amount of the deal(exemption should be things below 2k which can proceed without payment gateway member). This method would ensure a win win situation for everyone one as the payment gateway member will also get some money in compensation for his time and effort and the buyer and the seller both can be safe.
 

startekselva

Disciple
Guys my account got hacked and its blocked.i have reported to mod and admin now they send me a reset password now i have changed the password and enabled 2 step authentication
 

SunnyBoi

Branch Manager
Patron
Or someone must become a payment gateway to the market section payment and release the payment only after receiving product in functioning cond. And of course that member should get some percentage as commission of the total amount of the deal(exemption should be things below 2k which can proceed without payment gateway member). This method would ensure a win win situation for everyone one as the payment gateway member will also get some money in compensation for his time and effort and the buyer and the seller both can be safe.
TE is primarily a forum to discuss tech, not some market place. The buy/sell section here is meant for us to get rid of any excess hardware or old stuff when someone upgrades their rig. It should remain the same.

If you want such extra addons, you should look elsewhere, not here.
 

Sumi

Disciple
Or someone must become a payment gateway to the market section payment and release the payment only after receiving product in functioning cond. And of course that member should get some percentage as commission of the total amount of the deal(exemption should be things below 2k which can proceed without payment gateway member). This method would ensure a win win situation for everyone one as the payment gateway member will also get some money in compensation for his time and effort and the buyer and the seller both can be safe.
Isn't this just the admin method used by most Facebook groups? Might be feasable to do so if the admins agree. It would be hard for a single person handling all the proceedings, atleast two would be needed incase one is unvailable due to any unforseen reasons. What about the implications when it comes to filing ITR? Won't it be problematic to show such high amount of transactions during due filings? Not a CA so if someone could clarify how the legal side could be solved, this would definitely be great step towards making the TE marketplace even more safe.
 

iPwnz

Brutally Honest
Skilled
Coz I got busy :bookworm: Done now.
Oh, only admins can ban/unban members? I thought mods can do that too. TIL.
Being a victim I want it answered from a staff member. After all to the best of my knowledge I was dealing with Amandeep. And a staff member did not come out saying that the deal is legit. So a hacker or no hacker is still under question. Unless the staff knows something we don't.
Are you saying that a staff member is responsible for this? If yes that's a high accusation. I hope you can back up your claims with a logical argument and not a mere conspiracy. I'm serious.
As I said in one of my other posts, only the "hacker" himself will know the details. But you are implying that a staff member is the hacker? Unless I misunderstood something.
Friends and Family option will not come when you make payment via PAYPAL Indian account.
FNF works for other countries account.
I know about the friends and families with no added fee in PP. Is that the default option in PP India? If yes that's a let down. One of the better features of PP.
 

dafreaking

Skilled
TE's exposure seems to have increased thanks to that other site going down, every T D H sending people to TE on Reddit every time there's a post on where to buy and sell, and this crazy GPU shortage/market.

This admin method thingy requires dedicated resources. Bad idea for this forum, because that would mean the staff will be responsible and that's probably the last thing that they want. (to take responsibility for people behaving like fools)
 

rdst_1

Skilled
I think we should go the XDA way and just close the marketplace. Even there, so many issues of resellers and bulk buyers had popped up and it became too much of a hassle for mods and admins.
Either the people participating in the marketplace should learn how to regulate and work out the issues, because trust me no admins or mods will be up for what some of the guys are suggesting.
If those guys want a eBay/Swappa, then maybe go ahead and setup one. TE admins and mods have made it clear plenty of times already, but still people don't stop asking.

Edit - I am not talking about the current 'hacking' case. I am talking about the members asking for TE to setup eBay like services.
 
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