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Why Is The Extortion Thread Closed? I Just Got One

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I mean really???  wtf???  

I just got one.  Had this not been brought up before I would be pretty upset.  Who else has gotten one?

And for all the GIGANTIC BS that goes on around here ...was this thread shut down?  

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One of my pet peeve’s with this forum. Obviously they can shut down whatever they want and I understand that. I just wish the last post in the thread that gets locked would say why it was closed.

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I think a thread related to this could serve a useful purpose. 

Apparently this is gonna grow.  

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Posted (edited)

email is from 

nanangsulistyo90@yahoo.com

probably doesn't matter ...but fyi

here is my message:

 

It seems that, #######, is your pass word.

I need your total attention for the next Twenty-four hrs, or I may make sure you that you live out of shame for the rest of your lifetime.

Hi, you do not know me personally. But I know nearly anything concerning you. Your present fb contact list, mobile phone contacts along with all the online activity in your computer from past 159 days.

And this includes, your self pleasure video clips, which brings me to the primary reason why I 'm writing this e-mail to you.

Well the last time you visited the porn websites, my malware ended up being triggered inside your personal computer which ended up logging a beautiful video of your self pleasure act simply by activating your cam.
(you got a seriously strange taste by the way lmfao)

I have the entire recording. If, perhaps you feel I 'm messing around, simply reply proof and I will be forwarding the recording randomly to 7 people you're friends with.

It could be your friends, co workers, boss, parents (I'm not sure! My system will randomly select the contacts).

Would you be capable to gaze into anyone's eyes again after it? I question that...

Nonetheless, it does not need to be that route.

I want to make you a 1 time, no negotiable offer.

Purchase USD 2000 in bitcoin and send them to the down below address:

15XS8BdGLm6VtAbhV9J4Xw7Kmaa8E*nChDN
[CASE-sensitive, copy and paste it, and remove * from it]

(If you do not understand how, google how to acquire bitcoin. Do not waste my valuable time)

If you send this 'donation' (let's call it that?). Immediately after that, I will go away for good and never ever get in touch with you again. I will get rid of everything I have got in relation to you. You may keep on living your current normal day to day lifestyle with absolutely no concern.

You've 24 hours to do so. Your time starts off as soon you read through this mail. I have got an one of a kind program code that will notify me as soon as you read this e-mail therefore don't attempt to act smart.

 

It would great if we could find these guys - but it's likely some kind of organized crime group so they would just kill us.  :bag:

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####### is your password too?

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Osaurus said:

####### is your password too?

Dude. Security is important.

Never cut corners like that, always use at least 12 characters.

Mine is "############", for example. 

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12 hours ago, Binky The Doormat said:

I mean really???  wtf???  

I wondered that myself. I missed some of it and wasn't interested enough to try and go back and figure it out. But I read the last few posts and they all seemed on subject, not contentious, etc.

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1 minute ago, DallasDMac said:

I wondered that myself. I missed some of it and wasn't interested enough to try and go back and figure it out. But I read the last few posts and they all seemed on subject, not contentious, etc.

yeah, didn't get it at all.

since I got one just a couple of days after I figured it must be pretty wide spread and wanted to see if others got one as well.  

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1 hour ago, [icon] said:

Dude. Security is important.

Never cut corners like that, always use at least 12 characters.

Mine is "############", for example. 

Thanks.  I just changed all mine to ExtortMe1234.

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1 hour ago, DallasDMac said:

I wondered that myself. I missed some of it and wasn't interested enough to try and go back and figure it out. But I read the last few posts and they all seemed on subject, not contentious, etc.

It got locked as it turned into "jokes" about Footballguys giving out personal information. We take that seriously and it's a high priority for us and not something we think is funny.

Instead of continuing to edit the thread, it just got locked. 

Without that, it's for sure fine to talk about and keep it family rated. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Joe Bryant said:

It got locked as it turned into "jokes" about Footballguys giving out personal information. We take that seriously and it's a high priority for us and not something we think is funny.

Instead of continuing to edit the thread, it just got locked. 

Without that, it's for sure fine to talk about and keep it family rated. 

 

 

Cool Joe, thanks for the feedback. Makes sense.

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1 hour ago, Joe Bryant said:

It got locked as it turned into "jokes" about Footballguys giving out personal information. We take that seriously and it's a high priority for us and not something we think is funny.

Instead of continuing to edit the thread, it just got locked. 

Without that, it's for sure fine to talk about and keep it family rated. 

 

 

Sorry, man...din't mean anything by it.  Can't we just remove the post?

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1 hour ago, Joe Bryant said:

It got locked as it turned into "jokes" about Footballguys giving out personal information. We take that seriously and it's a high priority for us and not something we think is funny.

Instead of continuing to edit the thread, it just got locked. 

Without that, it's for sure fine to talk about and keep it family rated. 

 

 

Not sure how cumbersome it is but for 99% of people, I would think they'd be more understanding and less app to cross a line again if a mod just deletes a post or posts and mentions "please don't post this type of stuff" it would go a lot further then just deleting the whole thread with no explanation. 

This is just regarding general thread axing not total toolbaggery acts of a bunch of people in a thread.

Several times people are asking and wondering why a thread got axed which inevitably leads to a potential repeat offense or line crossing 

:2cents:

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2 hours ago, Joe Bryant said:

It got locked as it turned into "jokes" about Footballguys giving out personal information. We take that seriously and it's a high priority for us and not something we think is funny.

Instead of continuing to edit the thread, it just got locked. 

Without that, it's for sure fine to talk about and keep it family rated. 

 

 

I immediately interpreted that post as a joke at least if that is any consolation to you, and I would assume most other people did as well. These password were all leaked from multiple massive data breaches involving hundreds of millions of people from things like credit report websites or yahoo or any number of other much larger sources.

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2 hours ago, Joe Bryant said:

It got locked as it turned into "jokes" about Footballguys giving out personal information. We take that seriously and it's a high priority for us and not something we think is funny.

Instead of continuing to edit the thread, it just got locked. 

Without that, it's for sure fine to talk about and keep it family rated. 

 

 

appreciate the explanation Joe

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Wasn't this a black mirror episode?

 

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39 minutes ago, Angry Beavers said:

i too have gotten them in the past - I never thought of FBG as having revealed my email etc.  :shrug:

 

same here - never occurred to me.  

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3 hours ago, Galileo said:

Sorry, man...din't mean anything by it.  Can't we just remove the post?

This is why we can have nice things.....;)

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Look, I don't really want $2K in bitcoin. Just send me a couple of medium sized T-shirts and I'll call off the dogs.

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22 hours ago, Joe Bryant said:

It got locked as it turned into "jokes" about Footballguys giving out personal information. We take that seriously and it's a high priority for us and not something we think is funny.

Instead of continuing to edit the thread, it just got locked. 

Without that, it's for sure fine to talk about and keep it family rated. 

I actually felt kinda bad like I brought up a bad topic.  :kicksrock:

 

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20 minutes ago, Tom Servo said:

I actually felt kinda bad like I brought up a bad topic.  :kicksrock:

 

No worries GB. I am admittedly sensitive about jokes on the protect the email addresses thing. All good.

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As I said in the now-locked thread, I got 2 of these last week. A third one today. And yesterday I got a follow up e-mail:

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𝙸 𝚊𝚖 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚐𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚝 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚞𝚗𝚊𝚌𝚌𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚛.

𝙼𝚢 𝚎𝚢𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚢 𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞.

𝚂𝚃𝙾𝙿 𝚛𝚎𝚕𝚊𝚡𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍, 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚠, ####𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚎.

𝙸𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚔 𝚒𝚐𝚗𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚕 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚐𝚘 𝚘𝚗 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚍𝚊𝚒𝚕𝚢 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎, 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚞𝚗𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚢 𝚏###𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚎, 𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚍. 𝙸 𝚊𝚖 𝚞𝚙𝚕𝚘𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚟𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚘 𝚌𝚕𝚒𝚙𝚜 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚘𝚗 𝟹 𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚗 𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚜. 𝙸 𝚊𝚖 𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚌𝚎𝚛𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝚊𝚍𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚟𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚘 𝚌𝚕𝚒𝚙𝚜.

𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚖𝚎 𝚊𝚐𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚊𝚗 𝚖𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚎𝚜 𝙸 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚘𝚗. 𝙸𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚍𝚘 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚢 (𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝'𝚜 𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝, 𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚗𝚘𝚠!) 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚘𝚠 𝚋𝚒𝚝𝚌𝚘𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚍𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜, 𝙸 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚕 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚟𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚘 𝚌𝚕𝚒𝚙 𝚝𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚊𝚌𝚚𝚞𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚜, 𝚏𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚕𝚢, 𝚊𝚕𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚕𝚎 𝚏###𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚞𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚢.

𝙱𝚃𝙲 𝙰𝚍𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜:
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𝙰𝚖𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚝: 𝟶.𝟺 𝙱𝚃𝙲

𝚃𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚔. 𝙿𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚃𝙸𝙲𝙺𝙸𝙽𝙶. 𝚆𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚙𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚞𝚝𝚎, 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚊 𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚢 𝚋𝚒𝚝 𝚗𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚘 𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚐𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎. 𝙸 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚑𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚞𝚗𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚢𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝. 𝙾𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚠𝚒𝚜𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚋𝚎𝚐𝚒𝚗 𝚐𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚞𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚜.

𝚈𝙾𝚄 𝙷𝙰𝚅𝙴 𝟷𝟻 𝙷𝙾𝚄𝚁𝚂 𝙰𝙽𝙳 𝟸𝟼 𝙼𝙸𝙽𝚄𝚃𝙴𝚂

𝙿.𝚂:
𝙸𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚒𝚗𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚕...
𝙸𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚒𝚝 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚝...
𝙸𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚍𝚘 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚜𝚞𝚌𝚌𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 (𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚏###𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚘𝚗)

𝙸 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚌𝚎𝚛𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝙽𝚘𝚝 𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠 𝚒𝚝!

 

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20 hours ago, KingPrawn said:

As I said in the now-locked thread, I got 2 of these last week. A third one today. And yesterday I got a follow up e-mail:

 

Email him back and ask which sites so you can see he’s being serious.

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Was talking to a friend about this over the weekend. She said that a few weeks ago she got a similar email,  but instead of threatening to expose some embarrassing video, it was simply a threat to kill her if she didn't pay off. This is the first I've heard of that kind of threat. After I picked my jaw back up from the table, I asked if she reported it to any authorities and she said she didn't. She just deleted it instead.

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1 hour ago, brun said:

Was talking to a friend about this over the weekend. She said that a few weeks ago she got a similar email,  but instead of threatening to expose some embarrassing video, it was simply a threat to kill her if she didn't pay off. This is the first I've heard of that kind of threat. After I picked my jaw back up from the table, I asked if she reported it to any authorities and she said she didn't. She just deleted it instead.

Jeebus.  I admit I know very little about bitcoin, but would think there has to be some way for the proper authorities  to trace this back to someone via the provided bitcoin address, no? 

The self-love/pron sites attempted blackmail is one thing. Threatening bodily harm moves this kind of thing into a whole other realm. 

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Just now, Skipdog77 said:

Jeebus.  I admit I know very little about bitcoin, but would think there has to be some way for the proper authorities  to trace this back to someone via the provided bitcoin address, no? 

The self-love/pron sites attempted blackmail is one thing. Threatening bodily harm moves this kind of thing into a whole other realm. 

Yep.

Anyone "threatening" me (or my wife) with uploading a video to a prn site just gets a laugh. 

Bodily harm threats go to the police.

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I get phishing email all the time on my yahoo mail from people pretending to be PayPal, ebay, Amazon. Hopefully I can get paid something in that class action lawsuit. 

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32 minutes ago, comfortably numb said:

You guys actually read emails from people you don't know?

:goodposting:

I cant remember the last time I received a personal email. Hell, I barely read any of my work emails. More often than not I just hit the “mark as all read” tab. 
 

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So I found something like this in my Gmail spam folder today.  The subject line was a password I commonly used probably ten plus years ago and it was sent to my comcast.net email that I've abandoned for at least that long.  Pretty confident they have just stolen my account info off some old janky site and are phishing to see who bites.  Not worried one iota about it.

That said if you are still using the same password for multiple sites, please invest in a password manager like LastPass that will auto-generate and track passwords for you.  It's way past the time to do this. 

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4 hours ago, comfortably numb said:

You guys actually read emails from people you don't know?

It gets your attention when a password you know you've used is the subject line.

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I hadn't checked my spam folder in a while. Almost missed an email about a race this month and this gem:

 

Dear Sir/Ma.

My name is Mr. George Mudumela; a senior government official in Department of Public Works & Housing for the Republic of South Africa and the Chief of Staff in charge for contracts awards execution and supervision of all contracts in the Ministry of works & Housing. In 2017, I personally monitored and supervised the awarded contracts for supplies of building materials and constructions of ultra modern shopping malls, low cost housing units, airports maintenance and Stadiums to Improve the standard of leaving in this country, In the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Natal and Gauteng provinces here in South Africa.

My colleague and I serving in the board deliberately inflated and over invoiced the contract sum, leaving an excess of US$30, 000,000.00 (Thirty Million United States Dollars Only). At the completion of the contract, the real contract sum was paid to the original contractors, leaving the excess, which we reported to the Government that it
belonged to the sub-contractor that handled part of the original contract. But the company we submitted as the beneficiary was non-existing foreign company, which was a purported attempt by us to divert the money for our private use. I do not intend to mince words with you, I have to tell you the truth; this is a deal but completely
risk-free and genuine because the contract has been perfectly and genuinely executed and completed. It depends on whether you are interested or not.

Right now this amount is due for payment and is floating in the treasury not attached to anyone/company. We are only two people who know the origin of this fund. But we cannot claim it by ourselves because we are civil servants therefore we are looking for a trustworthy foreign company / individual whose name can be used to claim this money for our mutual benefit.

This is strictly a business deal, but it’s completely risk-free and secure because we will use our official positions to source all the necessary approvals, official documents and certificates that will back up the fund to reflect that you/your company genuinely executed and completed the contract. All necessary arrangements have been put
in place in all the relevant departments for immediate approval of this payment.

For your co-operation, we have agreed to offer you 2.5% of the entire amount on conclusion of the transaction while 75% will be for us. Please if you are interested in this proposal, I want you to respond immediately through my personal email & telephone number stated below for further information and directives.

This transaction is expected to be completed within 10 or 14 work days and is highly confidential and discreet. Thank you for your co-operation. Your urgent reply is awaited through my private email accounts below.

Best Regards,

Mr. George Mudumela.
Private Mobile: +27 73 629 1622.
Private Email: muduu2019@gmail.com
(Department Of Public Works (S.A)

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5 hours ago, NREC34 said:

I get phishing email all the time on my yahoo mail from people pretending to be PayPal, ebay, Amazon. Hopefully I can get paid something in that class action lawsuit. 

What class action lawsuit?  I get the phishing crap from "Amazon" and "Apple" all the time in my yahoo mail.

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Posted (edited)

:lmao: these scammers are literally using the plot line word for word from a Black Mirror episode.
 

This guy Kenny was looking at underage kids online. Kenny’s sister borrows his laptop to go on one of the free movie sites, it installs malware, records Kenny and email threatens him video to send to all of his contacts if Kenny does not do exactly as they tell him the next day. 

It’s all BS guys, they get passwords scraped off the dark web that were guessed via brute force and resold and run with the Black Mirror plot line to scam people. Change the password and delete the email.

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10 hours ago, -OZ- said:

I hadn't checked my spam folder in a while. Almost missed an email about a race this month and this gem:

 

 

 

It says its risk free, that’s hard to beat.

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7 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

It says its risk free, that’s hard to beat.

I'm mostly put off by the math.

For your co-operation, we have agreed to offer you 2.5% of the entire amount on conclusion of the transaction while 75% will be for us. 

like, where's the other 22.5%? :oldunsure:

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5 minutes ago, -OZ- said:

I'm mostly put off by the math.

For your co-operation, we have agreed to offer you 2.5% of the entire amount on conclusion of the transaction while 75% will be for us. 

like, where's the other 22.5%? :oldunsure:

Not all people who are in charge of millions are good at math.

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We just got a company wide email warning us about this extortion scam going around  (even mentioned including an old password) - although they claim it's targeting executives - and how the emails should not be responded to as it allows an in to the information on your computer.

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4 hours ago, -OZ- said:

I'm mostly put off by the math.

For your co-operation, we have agreed to offer you 2.5% of the entire amount on conclusion of the transaction while 75% will be for us. 

like, where's the other 22.5%? :oldunsure:

I'm assuming Ticketmaster fees. 

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5 minutes ago, Skipdog77 said:

I'm assuming Ticketmaster fees. 

In other words, the real crooks.

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I like to film a new video and reply with it as an attachment

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You could always just keep sending more videos to the email. "This one has much better lighting, this one has a nice camera angle that really adds some depth to the video, oh yea, this third one is good too, I obviously ate something different that week".

Edit, and not noticing someone posting something similar 2 posts earlier. My whole life is a lie.

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On 5/5/2020 at 9:52 AM, Dr. Octopus said:

We just got a company wide email warning us about this extortion scam going around  (even mentioned including an old password) - although they claim it's targeting executives - and how the emails should not be responded to as it allows an in to the information on your computer.

Or, in my company's case, IT sends it out to see who's dumb enough to fall for it.  "Lucky" employees get to take the phishing training within so many days or have their network privileges suspended until they do.

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21 minutes ago, Tom Servo said:

Or, in my company's case, IT sends it out to see who's dumb enough to fall for it.  "Lucky" employees get to take the phishing training within so many days or have their network privileges suspended until they do.

We've had similar tests also. 

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