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GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?

 
Anonymous Coward
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06/18/2022 02:40 PM
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GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
OK, so I have a serious deadline I need to meet and I hire somebody yesterday, after talking to them on the phone. I paid a deposit online. I was given the guy's name. I googled him. I first found a Facebook which I can't find now. The photo of the man, he looked not so congenial. Maybe just his expression?

Yes, I should have googled extensively before paying the deposit but I didn't. Now, I googled his phone it's a VOIP! How can I find the real owner? He has no address anywhere, White Pages for his name gives a ghetto location. (I thought he sounded like he was from South of the border.) I googled the name origins and cannot find anything! I finally found one website with a woman with the same last name and..she's in Nigeria! I am supposed to pay this guy upfront. I am really scared now.

How can I find out more info? There is nothing whatsoever on the name the payment app gave me. There is nothing with his phone, no BBB, no Yelp, one Facebook that is now closed meaning requires log in. What would you do?
Anubis

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06/18/2022 02:42 PM

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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
how did you pay the deposit? via what payment service? or was it a random web page?

If you are lucky, you will just be out the deposit money.

what did you hire them to do?

Last Edited by Anubis on 06/18/2022 02:43 PM
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06/18/2022 02:46 PM
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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
I paid online. I'm trying not to give too many details in case he reads here, LOL!

How would you go about finding more info about the person, when Google has ZERO returns whatsoever and White Pages for the name I was given by the payment app has one address in USA in the ghetto? (But used to live in nice areas.)
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06/18/2022 02:49 PM
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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
I paid via a legit payment service. Not his webpage. Just the email he gave me, which I googled before paying and returns nothing. I have a separate email that I only use for payments, so I didn't worry cos mine returns nothing as well.
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06/18/2022 03:00 PM
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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
Here you will find some interesting help:

[link to metaosint.github.io (secure)]

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Anonymous Coward (OP)
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06/18/2022 03:10 PM
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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
Here you will find some interesting help:

[link to metaosint.github.io (secure)]

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Thanks for the kind words. I do not understand what the table is for? What am I supposed to do/click?
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06/18/2022 03:15 PM
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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
Op pai to have butthole sex and got scammed
Anonymous Coward (OP)
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06/18/2022 03:23 PM
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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
No, I paid a deposit for a professional service that is supposed to happen next week and I fear they won't show up.

Is there any way to find out who the guy is with the little info I have? He closed his FB between last night and this am.
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06/18/2022 04:14 PM

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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
No, I paid a deposit for a professional service that is supposed to happen next week and I fear they won't show up.

Is there any way to find out who the guy is with the little info I have? He closed his FB between last night and this am.
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How much did you pay him? What is the promised amount afterwards? That may determine if he will show up!
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06/18/2022 05:18 PM
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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
Paid a small deposit. Supposed to pay a lot more money but even if she shows up, I'm afraid he's a scammer that will rip me off in the worst way. He closed his FB overnight and there's nothing else on him. His pic looked very uncongenial.
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06/18/2022 06:02 PM

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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
Paid a small deposit. Supposed to pay a lot more money but even if she shows up, I'm afraid he's a scammer that will rip me off in the worst way. He closed his FB overnight and there's nothing else on him. His pic looked very uncongenial.
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You're being overly cautious here when you should have been overly cautious with the person you spoke with.

What are you hiring them to do and for how much money?

How much did you pay as "a deposit"?

Didn't you get a name, address, and phone number when you spoke to them?
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06/18/2022 06:05 PM
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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
Just cancel the payment... if it's not too late.
Anubis

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06/18/2022 06:13 PM

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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
something's not adding up. this whole post is the red flag.
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06/18/2022 06:15 PM
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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
How can he be professional at anything with zero online presence or hits?
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06/18/2022 06:21 PM
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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
Here's how to trace that email back to where it came from... and why you'd want to do it!

[link to www.makeuseof.com (secure)]
MostHolyFace

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06/18/2022 07:40 PM
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Re: GLP HELP: I think I might have made a terrible mistake. Red flags? Am I getting scammed?
Here you will find some interesting help:

[link to metaosint.github.io (secure)]

May God Bless You
 Quoting: MostHolyFace
Thanks for the kind words. I do not understand what the table is for? What am I supposed to do/click?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 82535341


OP

that is 4000 proven and known best OSINT do your own research, search, find, private eye that is available.

Within there find the resources by topic that would help you with the bread crumbs you have...and yes click on the resource to access it, and get instructions etc.

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