blackmail beware!!!!

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blackmail beware!!!!

Post by d&d mac lovers » July 19th, 2018, 6:50 pm

it appears my account has been hacked by blackmailing scammers, password and all. so beware.

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Re: blackmail beware!!!!

Post by Domino » July 20th, 2018, 2:22 pm

Dawn and Dunc, your post is a bit vague. Do you mean your ISP account, bank account or what?
There are a number of scams doing the rounds at the moment (like the BT Technical scam). How did the scammers contact you? In any event, do not part with any money or give them any personal details (pin numbers etc.)

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Re: blackmail beware!!!!

Post by Rainwearboy » July 22nd, 2018, 5:26 am

Always chose a good password and change it regularly.

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Re: blackmail beware!!!!

Post by d&d mac lovers » August 4th, 2018, 7:08 pm

Panic over !! It amounted to nothing in the end just some chancer sending a nasty email quoting our password and demanding £3000 in bit coins.
Phew !!!. Regards D&D

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Re: blackmail beware!!!!

Post by sergiouk » August 5th, 2018, 9:44 am

If they quoted your actual password for something then you need to do a full security review, especially if you used that password in more than one place, changing your passwords for everything for stronger (and very different) ones.

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Re: blackmail beware!!!!

Post by Sophie-Cagoule » August 23rd, 2018, 7:01 am

A friend works for a big round gov building in Cheltenham, he is great for hunting out these scammers, finding their address and sending them a photo of their own house saying i’ll around in 5 mins with the boys to pay you the cash in oerson, this is your house isnt it.... amazing how fast they shut up shop and vanish from the net!

Top tip, use a £ at the end of your passwords, only uk has £ on our keyboard and alot of hackers are outside UK.

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