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email add and password compromised from here or L4U

Post by oldbag » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:56 pm

Hi all
This just arrived in my email (an old email address only ever used for one purpose but I can't remember which Egypt forum). He has obviously got a list of email addresses and passwords from probably ES or Luxor4U or one of those associated with L4U. Not sure what he has in mind when I don't comply! If you use your email address and passwords for anything else (and I know many people do), you might need to change them.

PLEASE NOTE HE GAVE THE EXACT PASSWORD TO SIGN INTO THIS FORUM WITH SO THIS IS NOT THE USUAL SORT OF SCAM.

"Hi, my victim.
I know your password - {old password I had on ES forum or L4U or E4U etc}
This is my last warning.
{description of something he supposedly saw on webcam - but definitely didn't because I have never done that!}
{followed by a demand to receive 500USD in bitcoins and a bitcoin wallet number}
You are able to go to the authorities but nobody can not help you.
If you attempt to cheat me, I'll notice it instantly!
I do not live in your country. So no body can't track my area even for 9 months.
Do not neglect the disgrace. Your life could be ruined."



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Re: email add and password compromised from here or L4U

Post by Horus » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:18 pm

No need to worry, this is a very old scam doing the rounds again. You will notice that they are often using an ‘old’ password to try and convince you that they can access your account. They have probably got your address from publicly available databases of old hacked passwords from various sources. The extortion is usually accompanied by a threat that they got it from a pornographic website and that they have accessed your PC’s camera and threaten to release something compromising that they have recorded while you watched the said movie or some other item. It is a scatter gun approach, they work on the basis that just maybe someone they contact has watched such material in the past and feel intimidated by the possibility that someone else will know this. It is a scam, they cannot turn on your web camera and they rely upon someone feeling a bit guilty about maybe watching such material in the past, you should just delete the email and if the password quoted is a current one then simply make sure that you change it. More often these passwords were ones you may have used at some time in the distant past and probably forgot about them and the chances are they were quite simply ones from a time when people were less concerned about security.

I would be interested to know if you are living in Egypt as the last person I know to get one like this still lives there.
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