Midland/Odessa Be Aware Of This Cute Little Scam To Steal Your Information!
Most of us are animal lovers and hate to see a post on social media about a lost pet like a dog or a cat. You may have seen many posts lately about lost animals found that need to be returned to their owners, be careful because a bunch of these are scams.
Over the weekend, I saw a picture of a dog that looked very familiar, so I sent it to a friend who said, "I believe that is my buddy's dog." He sent it to his buddy and he said yes that was his dog that had gotten out. They don't have Facebook so I tried to comment on the post but couldn't the comment section was turned off, so I sent this person a message, that was never returned. The next day I saw that someone else had shared the post and tried to reach out to them with no response. I finally went back into the group and made a post of my own asking to help find out how I could reach the person with the dog, only to find out that it was a scam people are using to get your information.
I didn't think too much of it since I took my post down and nothing crazy had happened until about midnight last night. My phone started going off like crazy at about 12 am. I was getting text messages and phone calls. I looked at the text and saw where Paypal had sent me a verification code and cI immediately knew someone was trying to get into my Paypal. I then got a phone call from Paypal asking if I had tried to reset my password and the answer was no. I guess whoever was trying to hack my account tried several times because Paypal called me four times asking for my verification. So be careful not to fall for these scams. Here are a few examples of the scamming post.
It's so sad people do this. Especially using cute little animals. People are also using pictures of rental property to get you too, so be sure to look at the picture closely, to make sure it's real.