Low life !!

Discussion in 'Help with all other issues' started by Ned52, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Ned52

    Ned52 Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Hi,
    Just got an email with one my user name and password (not this site) followed by a load of
    s##t about having a key logger recording the sites I visit , all my contacts etc etc and if I don't
    pay up they will send video of me watching porn sites which they have record of me thought my
    web cam + the porn site via a split screen to all my contacts etc.
    Any ideas what I should do if anything...……... please remember the rules on p##s taking
    Ned :(

    I have blocked there email.
    I do not/have not watched porn...………. unless this forum counts
    I have not had a web cam on my pc for years.
     
  2. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Most"genuine" key loggers quietly steal you're login details so that the scum responsible can either sell them on to other scum or use directly (e.g. to empty your bank account, buy stuff online, etc). Check your bank account, Paypal, credit accounts, cards, etc. for any suspicious activity. Report any that you find and change the passwords.

    Assuming that you've got a half decent security software suite installed then it would/should have trapped a key logger before it did any harm, so it sounds more like a phishing scam. i.e. they're trying it on in the hope that the threats will scare you into paying up. Chances are they bought your details from somewhere and are trying it on.

    Change the password on the relevant site ASAP. If it's not that important then close the account and create a fresh one.
     
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  3. Ned52

    Ned52 Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Thanks for that,
    I haven't used that site for about a year now as I moved to another.
    o_O
     
  4. johnboy

    johnboy rather fond of a cream bun Club Sponsor

    Please RING your bank/Paypal etc. as if they have a logger they may be waiting for you to go to you bank web site. You could use another pooter to check. Good luck and inform the police.
     
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  5. Ned52

    Ned52 Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Been to see the guy that sorts my pc out when needed to ask about the protection my
    Pc’s running and about key logging, he tells me that I am running the latest which will
    stop key logging software from getting in and not to worry as it sounds like a scammer
    hopping that I would just pay up.
    :hmmm:
     
  6. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    Just another wanker trying it on
    Lets have the email.... LOTS of fun to be had !
     
  7. Ned52

    Ned52 Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Blocked and Deleted...………………. so no email :(
     
  8. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    Damn !
     
  9. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Neighbour got phone call telling her that broadband needs fixing. Not sure of details as she's not computer literate.

    Few calls over last few days.

    She told me she got a call from the bank asking to confirm details.
    She asked the caller "which bank you calling from"
    He hung up!!!!

    Good question that:D
     
  10. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    Just had a call 10 minutes ago "from BT" telling me my broadband line has been compromised and advising me to press one to protect myself. Just laughed and left the handset off the hook. Gone dead so replaced the handset.
     
  11. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Serious point here - if you call your bank make sure you get them to answer some questions to make certain you are speaking to who you think you are.

    My old lot have just put an additional a password system in place for this very reason.
     
  12. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    Just had one this morning from BT saying my broadband had been compromised. I said "thank heaven for that" and hung up!
     

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