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Re: Scams

Postby shadylady » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:01 am

Here's a funny threat email message. I think it's pretty typical of the kind of threat that many people receive.
Hi.

Hope u do not mind my language sentence structure, since i am from Indonesia. I
toxified your system with a virus and im in possession of all your private
information from your operating-system.

It was set up on a mature page and after that you\'ve chosen the movie and it, my
program immediately got into your system.

After that, your web-camera captured you hand fucking, besides i documented a vid
that you\'ve seen.

Soon after a short while furthermore, it picked up all of your device contact info.
In case you need me to wipe out your all that i have got - send me 820 euros in
bitcoin it is a crypto. This is my wallet address -
12kLboQXJE2DogF2N3qcfbVVww9WJbNLRE

At this point you have 28 hrs. to make up your mind Once i will receive the
transaction i will wipe out this movie and everything entirely. Otherwise, please be
certain that the video is going to be forwarded to your friends.
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Re: Scams

Postby shadylady » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:24 am

Sextortion scammers use stolen passwords to prey on victims
See previous post for more info!
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Re: Scams

Postby CrustyOldFart » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:43 am

For people who have done things online that they would be embarrassed by if everyone knew about, sextortion scams must be kind of scary. I know a lot of people look at porn online, but I'm not sure how many people would be embarrassed by that. Even if you look at weird porn, I'd think that curiosity is plenty of explanation and that there should be no worries. Of course, if you pretend to be a pious asshole in real life, there may be difficulty inventing an explanation!
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Re: Scams

Postby drdesert » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:52 am

CrustyOldFart: The sextortion scam would not work on most people. That's true, but there are people who feel a lot of anxiety about their secret desires. Lots of people experience guilt and shame for looking at porn. They allow themselves to be influenced by beliefs that most people have gotten beyond. So some people are susceptible is all I'm saying.
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Re: Scams

Postby deathvalleyjake » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:55 am

Identity Thieves Target Children, New Law Aims To Help Parents Protect Their Kids
This is an interesting issue. It doesn't seem like it should work if financial systems were properly administrated. Even more interesting is the following observation:
I'm not surprised at this. I worked for Southern CA Edison Power Company from 1999-2001. I caught many parents who got their power turned off for non-payment and that had succeeded in getting it back on in their kids' names. They didn't pay those bills either. If a parent will do this to their own child, many strangers would be happy to do it too.

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Re: Scams

Postby twister » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:10 am

deathvalleyjake: I would have thought that it would be illegal to make a major financial transaction with a minor. Wouldn't SCE be responsible for knowing who it is making a contract with? Without parental consent doesn't the business have to take full responsibility for these fraudulent transactions?
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Re: Scams

Postby deathvalleyjake » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:39 am

Goldstein Investigation: Is A Local Stem Cells 'Expert' Selling People False Hope?
An elderly relative was fooled by a medical scam. Not this one, but this is fairly typical of medical scams in general.
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