That's alarming. Thanks for the heads up.
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Almost the same thing happened to me on Sunday. Last week I got an email from Audiogon to say I had a message. Stupidly, I clicked the link in the email. On Sunday, I started getting messages for an EMM Labs $10,000.00 cd player. I was lucky that I notified the 2 interested parties that it was a scam and I removed the listing. I then changed my password. I notified Audiogon who warned me not to click on any links in my email.
I guess this is getting to be a big problem here.
Phishers have run that and other scams on me at least eight times in the last few months.
Most recent appears to be a message from Audiogon telling me a member has started a conversation with me:
New Message from AudiogoN Customer
Regardless of browner or operating system, The first and most basic line of defense, NEVER fill data in via email or click the link.
Open your browser using your verified Audiogon bookmark to access your account. If you cannot find the reported conversation or any problem with your account you just avoided a scam.
Lots of good data here:
You are not alone. A couple of months ago, I got an email from Audiogon, or so I thought. It said that they were updating their database, and would be removing the members who had not been active for a year or more. Since I am always on the site, I didn't even click on the link, but just ignored it.
A few days later, the real Audiogon home page said "your account has been suspended" when I signed on. Sure enough, a woman I had never heard of had hacked me, and her name was in my personal info, along with her email address. I sent her an email threatening legal action, and of course, she didn't respond.
Anyway, Audiogon fixed it for me in a couple of days, and no real harm was done. I did, however, have to change my password.
Thanks for the heads up. Fake CC companies, people claiming to be from BOA or your bank starting with dear valued customer instead of your name are all trying to cash in by getting your information. I wish I had just a small amount in an ATM account. I think if you put the numbers in backward (at the ATM) it alerts the police (that you need help) but will still give you cash in case you are being help up. Something has to be done to stop these crooks. Hope you were not burned. Best of luck.
My was hacked a few weeks ago. Somebody tried to sell a pair of Wilson sasha cheaply . Fortunately was alerted by a member & I changed my account info quickly . Few weeks ago i bought a reasonably price fr Greece & the seller is a cheat. Complaint to audiogon nothing done. Fortunately was able to get refund thru paypal . Just got to be very carefully nowadays