My email and and password have been compromised

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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by Major Thom » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:12 am

I had a message from Google today telling me my Password had been used to access my account in Malaysia, giving me the IP number of the apparatus used to access. It did not look at all like the normal Google information message at all. Anyway I deleted the message went on to Google accounts and reset my password just in case. There was no way I was going to use the link on the dodgy e-mail. So watch out everyone.



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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:28 am

One of the best sites I know of for warning people about scams etc and the action to take (or not) is Action Fraud.
'Action Fraud is the UK's national fraud reporting centre. It’s the place for anyone in the UK to go for advice and information about fraud, as well as to report fraud if you’ve become a victim of fraud.| www.actionfraud.police.uk '

This was posted to their Facebook page the other day, and shows that the 'sextortion' email (the photograph of which unfortunately hasn't copied over) is not uncommon.

Action Fraud
29 October at 15:12 ·
⚠️ Alert: We are receiving thousands of reports about #sextortion emails like this one! Don’t reply or be pressured into paying: it only highlights that you’re vulnerable and you could be targeted again! Follow our advice to stay safe: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/…/ale ... riminals-s
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