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Offline Kat

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I doubt anyone, here, would fall for this...
« on: Nov 11, 18, 09:50 PM »
...But, just in case...

"You account has been hacked. Password must be need changed".

The body of the mail gives all kinds of "proof" and demands bitcoins.

'course, it's bollox.

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Re: I doubt anyone, here, would fall for this...
« Reply #1 on: Nov 12, 18, 04:48 AM »
Take  a look at https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/attempted-blackmail-scam-watching-porn/ loads do fall for it


Mind you the Good Doctor keeps getting these emails. I wonder what he has been up to!


On a serious note though, loads of these do have an email address & password combination that are genuine combinations that were stolen from various data breaches over the years.


Make sure you are not using the password on multiple sites






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Re: I doubt anyone, here, would fall for this...
« Reply #2 on: Nov 13, 18, 10:48 AM »
Yep, now and again I get an email like that, and just delete them.
However I now get new (to me) phone calls, by a robo voice, saying (one from BT Tech, and another from my ISP) saying that I have committed some sin, and that my internet will be shut down in 48 hours, and to phone this number to stop this from happening........yeah right.
 Another one is from HMRC to tell me there is a file out on me, and that I am going to be arrested............still waiting.... ;D

Then there is the probably Indian ones phoning me to take part in a survey, and played along once, but when they ask for me I just say 'I am dead' and put the phone down.
Trouble is that when I moved house about 3 years ago, only about 150 yards up the road, I took my Wightfibre phone number with me, to save me a lot of hassle informing everyone and the local fish, that my phone number has changed.
Changing emails was bad enough.
Anyway, if I continue with the conversation sometimes, they ask me if I am Mr xxxxxxx and live at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx I say 'No' I have moved house.
They ask me what my address is now, and I just say 'No chance you silly twat', and again put the phone down.
Or they say 'I am Alan', and I just reply 'No you are not, you are really Guptah !'
We go back and forth with this, and he gets pissed off and puts the phone down.
Me: back to watching youtube again.... ;D
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Re: I doubt anyone, here, would fall for this...
« Reply #3 on: Nov 13, 18, 11:14 AM »
The one I liked was when the wazzock started with "This is Microsoft's Windows department.".

"It's not, is it?"

"What do you mean?"

"Microsoft doesn't have a Windows department"

"Of course it does"

"You're a lying piece of shit who's trying to scam me. As it happens, I've kept you on the line for long enough to trace your call. Expect a visit from your local police, soon"

**Click**

:)

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Re: I doubt anyone, here, would fall for this...
« Reply #4 on: Nov 14, 18, 11:06 AM »
Yep, they are annoying, but if in the right mood, it can be fun, since I have much time on my hands, and it is not my phone call..... ;D
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