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Wed
20
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Do Blackmailers Follow Through? (And What to Expect)

Are you being blackmailed with sextortion (sex extortion)? Contact me here using the contact form. IMPORTANT: If you paid the scammers anything at all, they will simply turn around and ask for more . This is how this scam goes 100% of the time. ... Don't be fooled into thinking a one-time payment will be the end - IT NEVER IS! -- In this article, you will find answers to the following questions: Do blackmailers follow through? Do blackmailers go away? Do blackmailers ever stop? Do blackmailers bluff? Should I Pay the Blackmailers (and What Happens if I don't Pay)? Sextortion: what to do? -- ... (view more)

Tue
19
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

How Long Does Sextortion Last?

Are you being blackmailed with sextortion (sex extortion)? Contact me here using the contact form. IMPORTANT: If you paid the scammers anything at all, they will simply turn around and ask for more . This is how this scam goes 100% of the time. ... Don't be fooled into thinking a one-time payment will be the end - IT NEVER IS! -- In this article, you'll find the answers to the following questions: What is sextortion ? How long does sextortion last ? Do sextortionists follow through ? Should I ignore sextortion ? How do you fight sextortion ? How to report sextortion ? -- Infopackets Reader Gina H ... (view more)

Mon
04
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Sextortion - What to Do (and What Not to Do)

Are you being blackmailed with sextortion (sex extortion)? Contact me here using the contact form. IMPORTANT: If you paid the scammers anything at all, they will simply turn around and ask for more . This is how this scam goes 100% of the time. ... Don't be fooled into thinking a one-time payment will be the end - IT NEVER IS! -- In this article, you will find answers to the following questions: Sextortion - What To Do Hire me to fix this problem for you (read why!). Report the profile on social media (won't work). Block the scammers and shut down your social media accounts (not likely to work). ... (view more)

Fri
18
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Being Blackmailed for Money on Facebook? Here's What to Do

Are you being blackmailed with sextortion (sex extortion)? Contact me here using the contact form. IMPORTANT: If you paid the scammers anything at all, they will simply turn around and ask for more . This is how this scam goes 100% of the time. ... Don't be fooled into thinking a one-time payment will be the end - IT NEVER IS! In 98% of all cases I've worked on, the scammers are overseas ( Africa , Philippines , Morocco , India , etc) - even if it looks like they have a USA phone number. That's because they use phone apps such as "text now", "text plus", and "hush", ... (view more)

Wed
26
Jan
John Lister's picture

Darkweb Stolen Credit Card Site Operators 'Retire'

The people behind an online service for buying and selling stolen credit card details say they are retiring for health reasons. The unknown owners reportedly made $358 million from their "marketplace." The UniCC service operated on a so-called ... darknet, only accessible through special software designed to make it much harder to track who visited which online service. The BBC notes that the site had operated since 2013 and estimates users listed "tens of thousands" of stolen card details every day. It appears to have been particularly popular for criminals who had carried out major data ... (view more)

Tue
25
Jan
John Lister's picture

Edge 'Update' Is Ransomware Scam

Scammers are tricking Microsoft Edge users with a bogus software update. It's something of a backhanded compliment to the browser finding an audience. Security company Malwarebytes says it worked with the independent research team "nao_sec" to ... identify the scam. At the moment it appears to be specifically targeting users in South Korea with ransomware, though the tactic could easily be adapted. (Source: techradar.com ) According to the researchers, the scam begins with a malicious ad, usually posted on a page with a lot of advertising. That's likely to make it harder to identify the culprit. ... (view more)

Fri
12
Nov
John Lister's picture

Wrong Number Text May Be Scam

The Better Business Bureau has warned the public to ignore text messages that appear to be wrong numbers. It says it's the first step in an ongoing scam using automated chat bots to scam people. The scam is not particularly sophisticated in ... principle but uses automation to play the numbers game. In the current form it tries to take advantage of base desires, though the BBB warns the format could change. According to the warning, one example of the opening text message reads: "Hey is this John? It's Amanda. We chatted on Tinder before when I came to visit my cousin but we never met if I recall ... (view more)

Mon
29
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Someone Threatening to Post Video, Pics? Here's What to Do

Infopackets Reader Franco I. writes: " Dear Dennis, Someone is threatening to post a video of me on Facebook . A few weeks ago I was on Omegle (a chat website) and suddenly, a girl sent me a private message. After 30 minutes or so into the ... conversation, things started getting hot and heavy. That's when she requested we move over to Google Hangouts to continue. Once there, we went into video chat and she was already fully unclothed. She then asked me to participate. Not long after that, the video chat ended abruptly and that's when she made threats to ruin my life, my career, and my reputation ... (view more)

Tue
23
Mar
John Lister's picture

Robocallers Fined $225M; May be Blocked by Carriers

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fined two telemarketers a record $225 million for unlawful automated "robocalls." The offenders, who used names including JSquared Telecom and Rising Eagle, made around a billion such calls in a ... five-month period. The fine isn't just a record for robocalls, but is also the largest ever issued by the FCC for any reason. (Source: cnbc.com ) The calls claimed to offer health insurance plans from well-known legitimate providers. In fact the calls were made on behalf of several companies, at least one of which has already been sued for its own ... (view more)

Tue
26
May
John Lister's picture

Microsoft Warns of COVID-19 Email Malware Scam

Microsoft and Sophos have warned users to watch out for emails which claim to offer statistics about the COVID-19 pandemic. They actually harbor a combination of malware and legitimate tools that could easily be abused by a hacker. The emails in ... question have subject lines such as "Covid-19: [May 22] horrible Charts", claim to come from legitimate sources such as John Hopkins University, and have an attachment that's billed as a spreadsheet file with statistics about deaths and infections. (Source: twitter.com ) Malicious Macro The attachment does indeed have an Excel file, but the problem is ... (view more)

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