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This PayPal and Facebook scam might treasure hunting vs archaeology cost you thousands

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A new PayPal/Facebook scam treasure hunting vs archaeology has been discovered by CyberNews that is allowing treasure hunting vs archaeology blackhat hackers to steal roughly $1.6m per month from treasure hunting vs archaeology regular treasure hunting vs archaeology Facebook users.

Those who fell victim to this new scam treasure hunting vs archaeology were not hacked, forced treasure hunting vs archaeology or treasure hunting vs archaeology threatened but instead all treasure hunting vs archaeology sent out money voluntarily to treasure hunting vs archaeology their Facebook friends' bank account after receiving treasure hunting vs archaeology the same treasure hunting vs archaeology amount of funds in their PayPal accounts.

However, these funds treasure hunting vs archaeology didn't stay in their treasure hunting vs archaeology PayPal accounts for long as within a treasure hunting vs archaeology few days, all treasure hunting vs archaeology of the money they received was removed from treasure hunting vs archaeology their accounts. treasure hunting vs archaeology To make matters worse, since they treasure hunting vs archaeology sent it via bank treasure hunting vs archaeology transfer, they are unable treasure hunting vs archaeology to get their treasure hunting vs archaeology money back.

It turns out treasure hunting vs archaeology that their so-called treasure hunting vs archaeology Facebook “friend” treasure hunting vs archaeology asking for treasure hunting vs archaeology money treasure hunting vs archaeology wasn't treasure hunting vs archaeology actually someone they knew treasure hunting vs archaeology at all but treasure hunting vs archaeology rather a hacker that had managed to treasure hunting vs archaeology gain access to one treasure hunting vs archaeology of their friend's accounts. treasure hunting vs archaeology The hacker behind the scam treasure hunting vs archaeology then messaged many of treasure hunting vs archaeology the stolen treasure hunting vs archaeology account's treasure hunting vs archaeology friends until they found someone willing to treasure hunting vs archaeology participate treasure hunting vs archaeology in treasure hunting vs archaeology their treasure hunting vs archaeology complicated treasure hunting vs archaeology scheme.

PayPal/Facebook scam

According to CyberNews' sources treasure hunting vs archaeology inside the blackhat hacking community, simple faults treasure hunting vs archaeology in Facebook, PayPal treasure hunting vs archaeology and UK banks make it treasure hunting vs archaeology possible for this scam to be carried out. treasure hunting vs archaeology The hackers carrying out treasure hunting vs archaeology this scam treasure hunting vs archaeology are reportedly making roughly treasure hunting vs archaeology $2,400 treasure hunting vs archaeology per day, per hacker and treasure hunting vs archaeology 15-30 hackers are treasure hunting vs archaeology currently running this scheme every day.

The treasure hunting vs archaeology reasons this scam treasure hunting vs archaeology is so effective is treasure hunting vs archaeology due treasure hunting vs archaeology to its complexity and treasure hunting vs archaeology the fact that it treasure hunting vs archaeology often involves up to three treasure hunting vs archaeology different victims. Additionally, users don't understand that treasure hunting vs archaeology PayPal treasure hunting vs archaeology has a chargeback feature and that their Facebook treasure hunting vs archaeology friends' accounts treasure hunting vs archaeology could easily be treasure hunting vs archaeology hacked.

While treasure hunting vs archaeology CyberNews did not provide all of treasure hunting vs archaeology the details of the scam out of treasure hunting vs archaeology concern treasure hunting vs archaeology that other hackers may try treasure hunting vs archaeology to pull it off, the security research treasure hunting vs archaeology group did explain that there are two treasure hunting vs archaeology versions of treasure hunting vs archaeology the scheme. treasure hunting vs archaeology In the first treasure hunting vs archaeology version, treasure hunting vs archaeology the hacker treasure hunting vs archaeology only needs two victims with treasure hunting vs archaeology the first being the person whose Facebook treasure hunting vs archaeology account got treasure hunting vs archaeology hacked and the second victim is the treasure hunting vs archaeology target treasure hunting vs archaeology who loses money at the end. The treasure hunting vs archaeology second version involves three treasure hunting vs archaeology people as it treasure hunting vs archaeology uses treasure hunting vs archaeology both treasure hunting vs archaeology a hacked treasure hunting vs archaeology Facebook account and a hacked PayPal account.

To avoid treasure hunting vs archaeology falling victim to this scam, CyberNews recommends that users add treasure hunting vs archaeology Google Authenticator treasure hunting vs archaeology to their Facebook accounts and keep their treasure hunting vs archaeology PayPal treasure hunting vs archaeology accounts empty treasure hunting vs archaeology and link a treasure hunting vs archaeology virtual card. Also, users should be treasure hunting vs archaeology extremely wary of treasure hunting vs archaeology anyone asking treasure hunting vs archaeology them for money via Facebook treasure hunting vs archaeology and treasure hunting vs archaeology if they believe treasure hunting vs archaeology the person is treasure hunting vs archaeology in actual need, treasure hunting vs archaeology they should treasure hunting vs archaeology call them over treasure hunting vs archaeology the phone to treasure hunting vs archaeology confirm treasure hunting vs archaeology the request.

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Via treasure hunting vs archaeology CyberNews