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  Reply # 2066976 2-Aug-2018 17:04
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freitasm:

 

"Woman knew blackmail email was a scam 'because I'm religious and don't watch porn'"

 

 

 

 

Last line "Anybody who received the scam should phone police."

 

 

 

Really?  Lets waste police time with hundreds/thousands of calls about spam??? gez...


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  Reply # 2067137 2-Aug-2018 20:20
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Police media release on the email scam actually states:

 

Anyone who believes they are a victim of a crime, in person or online, should report the matter to their local Police.

 

 

 

That's a bit different from Stuff making out anyone receiving the email should contact the Police!





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  Reply # 2067221 3-Aug-2018 07:23
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Maxcat:

 

Go here: https://haveibeenpwned.com/

 

 

Hmmm... It says that my email was "found on one site". I then tried 2 more gmail accounts I have, and it says they're pwned too.

 

Browsing through their list of sources, I see a few places I've created accounts at. But I *never* use my email account's password to create accounts elsewhere, so my email account is safe. OTOH, I do use the same password for throwaway accounts, so potentially those might be compromised. Accounts I want to keep get their passwords changed.

 

I don't like the idea of using a password manager, especially one that syncs passwords across devices. You have no idea whether your passwords are uploaded and stored somewhere. And, in tin-foil hat mode, a password manager would be an excellent way to collect usernames and passwords.

 

 


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  Reply # 2103254 8-Oct-2018 12:12
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I've been bombarded with these spam emails for about a month now.

 

They started with $8000 ransom, now down to $300! pretty good discount, not sure if respond now or wait another week or 2. haha





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  Reply # 2103265 8-Oct-2018 12:17
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kobiak:

 

I've been bombarded with these spam emails for about a month now.

 

They started with $8000 ransom, now down to $300! pretty good discount, not sure if respond now or wait another week or 2. haha

 

 

 

 

Mine stopped as soon as offered to send them more pictures of my penis.


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  Reply # 2103295 8-Oct-2018 12:45
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vulcannz:

 

kobiak:

 

I've been bombarded with these spam emails for about a month now.

 

They started with $8000 ransom, now down to $300! pretty good discount, not sure if respond now or wait another week or 2. haha

 

 

 

 

Mine stopped as soon as offered to send them more pictures of my penis.

 

 

 

 

I've also sent scammers pictures of phallus's from around the internet and they seem to stop.. 
Also letting them know that you want to be famous and to expose everything seems to work well.

 

 





 


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  Reply # 2103322 8-Oct-2018 13:19
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I use a random string generator script. New site = new password.

 

I would strongly suggest you ignore the scam but it appears you have already concluded this as well.


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  Reply # 2103331 8-Oct-2018 13:52
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Been getting a few new versiosn so of these over the last few days. Seems they are using login details from social media websites that must have had their systems hacked, as they are quite difficult passwords.


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  Reply # 2103347 8-Oct-2018 14:27
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I have my email system set up to catch everything that comes into my domain.

 

I create a new email address for everything I log into, with a new random password for that account.

 

I have several hundred email/password combinations, all managed by an offline password manager that's on my phone.

 

Yes it's a pain to use, but I have very high confidence in the system.

 

It's great when I get emails sent to an email address for a forum that I haven't used in a decade, straight to spam.

 

My important accounts all have dual factor enabled.

 

I feel left out, I haven't seen one of these emails yet, but I know exactly what to do now, send them photo's of small mushrooms (Trump reference there).

 

 


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  Reply # 2103625 9-Oct-2018 05:56
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I just checked have you been Pwned and I have never been on myspace or signed up for Zomato, which were the sites that it says I have been hacked on.

 

did I just get Pwned by entering my address on Have I been Pwned?


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  Reply # 2103638 9-Oct-2018 07:22
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dickytim:

 

did I just get Pwned by entering my address on Have I been Pwned?

 

 

 

 

No no, They just check email addresses against their databases of emails from leaks. You are only giving out your email which in some cases they already have.
I was part of the 000webhost breach on my main email and on throwaways from back in the good ol days 





 


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