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Post by AlienZed » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:05 pm

Rec this into my mailbox ,normally ignore stuff but i clicked on because the password quoted is part of one i use..
Some inaccuracies ie i dont have a webcam only use this fone,and no before you ask, i aint been satisfying myself :D
Apart from a huge plate of lamb chops perhaps :)
So dunno wot to do advise please.
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Post by 1000rr » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:11 pm

Just bin it.... we get loads of these at work.

I’m still waiting to see a vid of my on the vinegar stroke online...
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Post by ihadablackdog » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:18 pm

Is it a password you’ve used in the past? Possibly got it from a data breach like TalkTalk etc (don’t know if they had password info stolen).

Worth checking your phone is up to date etc and is the password still in use? Worth changing them just to be sure.

But as above, probably safe to ignore, our users get similar types of mail.
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Post by Mister T » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:19 pm

Ignore it and stop using that password (if you haven't already).

Your details will have been included in one of the big data breaches (most likely Linkedin). These guys are just trying it on.

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Post by mmm-five » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:27 pm

You can look up which hack/breach supplied them with your email/password via https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Just enter one of the emails you use (I’ve got hundreds of throwaway ones in use for sites I think are dodgy) and it will let you know where it was grabbed from.
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Post by Ewazix » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:32 pm

BS all day long. You know when someone reads an email because of black magic called a read receipt. It seems like they might be using an old list of accounts and harvested bits of passwords that are washing around on the web, trying to scam you in to believing they have something. If they had a juicy money-shot or proper data they would have revealed it to reinforce the demand or simply used it to compromise accounts for gain. I'd update my browser, check the device with a free security app and change passwords where the partial password is used just to feel sure.
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Post by ben g » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:37 pm

1000rr wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:11 pm
Just bin it.... we get loads of these at work.

I’m still waiting to see a vid of my on the vinegar stroke online...
:lol: these days, something like that would go viral and make you famous.

That equals lots and lots of money, so it can only be a good thing 8)
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Post by TitanTim » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:42 pm

I would pay up fast and hope they go away :thumbsup:

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Post by greg81 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:43 pm

I've had dozens of these and ignore them all. They're either chancers or there's dozens of videos of me tossing off to scissoring videos going round the internet !

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Post by greg81 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:46 pm

Wait, did they get your password right?

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Post by AlienZed » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:50 pm

No ,just part of it combined with part of another one i use.
Hence i clicked on ,which i wouldnt normally do.
Has as been said think they linked parts of old passwords.hopefully.

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Post by earthdweller » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:52 pm

And there me thinking someone was going to post a pic of you in your “special hat”

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Post by AlienZed » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:55 pm

Thanks for the swift reply lads,did say its worried mre,as i said dont have a computor just mi fone but i will go into the fone shop tomoz ,let one of there geeks check mi fone security as i am fookin useless wi all this tech stuff.
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Post by mackharry » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:58 pm

As previous probably a data leak. I couldn't log in to my sky/yahoo emails today, rung sky and they told me yahoo have had a data breach and everyone should change their passwords. Kept that one quiet haven't they
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Post by GAZA62 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:30 pm

greg81 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:43 pm
I've had dozens of these and ignore them all. They're either chancers or there's dozens of videos of me tossing off to scissoring videos going round the internet !
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