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Topic # 242359 24-Oct-2018 11:51
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I have recently been getting the email scam saying my device is infected etc etc and wanting $800 btc I know its a scam but how do the scammers actually use an almost identical header ( apart from sent ip address ) as if I sent my self an email. I wont post the header details for security reasons.


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  Reply # 2113179 24-Oct-2018 11:55
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  Reply # 2113180 24-Oct-2018 11:55
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Email spoofing is pretty easy as there's no authentication from the receiving end except if modern technologies are used. 





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  Reply # 2113181 24-Oct-2018 11:57
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What email provider are you using though? Most spam filters should pick these up if setup properly. 


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  Reply # 2117464 31-Oct-2018 15:44
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freitasm:

 

Email spoofing is pretty easy as there's no authentication from the receiving end except if modern technologies are used. 

 

 

True, I was getting similar emails a few months ago, scammers used my domain, but now I blocked it. I use my emails with G Suite, where you can control it through SPF, DKIM and DMARC


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  Reply # 2117566 31-Oct-2018 20:01
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What email provider are you using though? Most spam filters should pick these up if setup properly. 

you wouldn’t believe the number of “legit” places that spoof the senders email address. Some website that provide a send a friend a link to this product for example.

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  Reply # 2117642 1-Nov-2018 05:26
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numberonekiwi:

 

I have recently been getting the email scam saying my device is infected etc etc and wanting $800 btc I know its a scam but how do the scammers actually use an almost identical header ( apart from sent ip address ) as if I sent my self an email. I wont post the header details for security reasons.

 

 

Crikey got up this morning check emails and sure enough an email from myself showing an old password and that my pc has been compromised, they've filmed me on porn sites, want btc etc

 

wtf!!





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  Reply # 2117644 1-Nov-2018 06:08
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numberonekiwi:


I have recently been getting the email scam saying my device is infected etc etc and wanting $800 btc I know its a scam but how do the scammers actually use an almost identical header ( apart from sent ip address ) as if I sent my self an email. I wont post the header details for security reasons.



Crikey got up this morning check emails and sure enough an email from myself showing an old password and that my pc has been compromised, they've filmed me on porn sites, want btc etc


wtf!!


Got my first one of these this morning too, with a really old password. You're lucky my guy wants $995, I'm glad he follows the hacker code and will delete all the dirt he has on me once I pay 😂

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  Reply # 2117670 1-Nov-2018 08:54
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Yeah, no coincidence that the old disused email account that it came from shows up on https://haveibeenpwned.com/


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  Reply # 2117680 1-Nov-2018 09:11
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These guys are actually doing us a service by reminding us which accounts have been compromised.

 

 





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  Reply # 2117732 1-Nov-2018 10:31
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livejournal.com password database was dumped same time when these emails were/are coming, if you think you use/d same password somewhere else probably better to change it.

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  Reply # 2117757 1-Nov-2018 11:10
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throbb:
DamageInc:

 

numberonekiwi:

 

 

 

I have recently been getting the email scam saying my device is infected etc etc and wanting $800 btc I know its a scam but how do the scammers actually use an almost identical header ( apart from sent ip address ) as if I sent my self an email. I wont post the header details for security reasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crikey got up this morning check emails and sure enough an email from myself showing an old password and that my pc has been compromised, they've filmed me on porn sites, want btc etc

 

 

 

wtf!!

 


Got my first one of these this morning too, with a really old password. You're lucky my guy wants $995, I'm glad he follows the hacker code and will delete all the dirt he has on me once I pay 😂

 

Phew my one only wants $978





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