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Threatening Emails are no fun. And I'm a wee bit nervous, though I'm pretty sure I shouldn't be.

There was an email in my spam section that claims they know my password and that they sent the email from inside my email account. I have to pay within the next couple of days or they're going to lock up my computer and send my internet surfing to everyone in my contacts.

Now, I don't visit porn sites, so I know they don't have any of that on me, and their claim/threat isn't valid ... but it is still a bit unnerving.

Why are there always those who have to ruin a good thing for everyone else? Hacking and viruses are a nightmare ... and I hope Karma makes 'em beg for mercy. emoticon





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Sometimes those are [sign in to see URL] often they are fake. I think in this case I'd be putting all my emails on a new FREE Gmail account for now and see if they do anything.
AND AFTER you get a new GMAIL account change your password ON EVERY account you have (new password email going to new email account)....just incase they want to use your password to get to other accounts.

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I have email accounts I use for forums/boards and other online sites. This is my local account that is attached to my landline company.

I've Googled, and the message is generic. It doesn't have any personal info in it to lead me to believe they are legit. It doesn't even list the password to prove they have it.

I alerted the company on Facebook, so hopefully they can block them. *shrugs*





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I forgot to mention that there was no sent email in my 'sent' folder. There should have been if they sent their email from within my account. Deleting it would defeat the purpose of scaring me into paying them ... would it not? *shrugs*




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quote:

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I forgot to mention that there was no sent email in my 'sent' folder. There should have been if they sent their email from within my account. Deleting it would defeat the purpose of scaring me into paying them ... would it not? *shrugs*





Yeah, that definitely sounds like a scam. They're more likely interested in making some quick money off of people they scare than taking random information from people.

Still, really annoying that people just feel like things like this are okay to do emoticon
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Yeah. So far so good. I still have access to my computer.





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When they claimed you were accessing porn, did they also claim they had access to your camera? I won't say more here, but it sounds like something I and other friends have received.

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Yes.




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I read elsewhere that might be connected to a hack of the old LiveJournal. (Which has been bought out by Russians.)

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Crap. So how do you delete your LiveJournal? However, the email account involved in this is not connected to LJ.





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