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messageInternet provider scam
Posted by Lynne March 03, 10:02AM

Is anyone else being inundated with calls saying we're about to be cut off unless.... (at this point we hang up). It's been going on for days and we haven't been cut off yet, so a scam of some sort.

messageRe: Internet provider scam
Posted by IlonaM March 03, 10:32AM

Had a few pre-recorded calls over the last week. Put phone down. Have had them in the past, but just started again.

messageRe: Internet provider scam
Posted by TheArtfulDogger March 03, 11:40AM

I love the emails I get that go something like

QUOTE

Hi, your account has been hacked! Modify your password right away!
You do not know me me and you really are most likely wondering why you're getting this email, is it right?
I'm ahacker who crackedyour email boxand all devicesseveral months ago.
You should not try out to talk to me or alternatively find me, in fact it's not possible, because I forwarded you this message using YOUR hacked account.

I started malware soft to the adult videos (porno) website and guess you spent time on this site to enjoy it (you know what I want to say).

While you have been watching videos, your browser started out to act as a RDP (Remote Control) that have a keylogger which provided me the ability to access your monitor and web camera.

Afterward, my softwareaquiredall data.

You have put passcodes on the web-sites you visited, I sniffed all of them.
Of course, you are able change each of them, or possibly already modified them.
But it doesn't matter, my app renews information every time.

What actually I have done?

I compiled a backup of every your device. Of each file and contact lists.
I created a dual-screen videofile. The 1 section shows the clip you were observing (you have the perfect preferences, huh...), and the 2nd screen shows the recording from your own camera.
What must you do?

Clearly, in my opinion, 1000 USD is basically a fair price for our small riddle. You'll make the deposit by bitcoins (in case you don't understand this, search ?how to buy bitcoin? in Google).


Important:
You will have 2 days in order to make the payment.

To tracethe reading of a letterand the activityin it, I installeda Facebook pixel. Thanks to them. (Everything thatcan be usedfor the authorities may helpus.)

If I fail to get bitcoins, I shall immediately offer your video to each of your contacts, along with family members, colleagues, and many more

UNQUOTE

Two things strike me as untrue

1. I always cover my webcam over 😜
2. I've been getting these for months now and no one has received the promised video 😏

Still my spam filter catches them, and I get a good laugh

--------------------
Artful

messageRe: Internet provider scam
Posted by Chick March 03, 12:57PM

I had an almost identical email and don't have a camera but it did say "one of your passwords is caroline1". I once fell for a scam and signed in to a site that was supposed to be AOL. They emailed all my contacts pretending to be me having been robbed in Egypt and asking for money. So that email account and the old password must have been sold on recently.

messageRe: Internet provider scam
Posted by DulwichFox March 03, 01:51PM

It's a common scam.
This your internet provider. Your service is going to disconnected Today.
Please press 1 to speak to an engineer to resolve this problem.
If you want your internet disconnected Please press 2.

Don't press anything. Put the Phone down.

DulwichFox.

messageRe: Internet provider scam
Posted by sjw March 03, 05:17PM

yes i have up to 3 of these a day in spite of being told to go away only in other words I have activated the BT nuisance call line this works by you dialling 1572 after the call then all subsequent calls from that number go directly into a junk voice mail box . This is a free service from BT

messageRe: Internet provider scam
Posted by JohnL March 04, 10:02AM

LOL first time I got the 'hacker' message I replied straight off "Wrong password saddo, I'm coming to Russia this moment to sort this out with you" (or more colourful words to that effect) and of course they spoof the sender so it went straight to me.

messageRe: Internet provider scam
Posted by Lynne March 08, 02:19PM

Still getting them and had the old favourite, the "Telephone Preference" this morning. In effect, just tell me your account number and dob and you'll be a safer person.


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