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should i take this email i just got seriously/.

Below is a screen shot of an email i received last night with subject "YOUR FINAL WARNING!" i googled this and it looks like its a scam but i want to be sure. my first thought is.. wouldnt this only be possible if i knowingly opened a RAT? my window desktop doesnt have a webcam or mic attached to it built in or anything. and my macbook well.. is a mac so it never gets hacked and i even have an app called MicroSnitch that lets me know if an app is using my webcam or microphone. Also if it was real wouldnt they give SOME tiny morsel of proof like my real name or mailing address or a picture of me to show they actually have my personal info? also another sus thing is the amount they are demanding is bolded as if they insert different automatic amounts. idk should i be worried?

EDIT: its from a gmail account. and at the end they give their bitcoin wallet code and say not to write back because it is a "randomized email". can they really have randomized gmail addresses?

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No. 

8 minutes ago, kofman13 said:

and my macbook well.. is a mac so it never gets hacked

This is also not true, but it doesn't matter for this situation.

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Don't take it seriously, they just send these out by the bucket load.

 

Always take the needed precautions though, like making sure all your accounts have unique passwords and 2FA turned on.

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2 minutes ago, The_russian said:

You know MacOS can get malware too, right? It isn’t somehow magically immune to getting “hacked”.

thats true but due to most computers being windows these days mac just dosent have the same interest of hackers as windows does

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6 minutes ago, The_russian said:

You know MacOS can get malware too, right? It isn’t somehow magically immune to getting “hacked”.

i know but its less likely

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12 minutes ago, kofman13 said:

Below is a screen shot of an email i received last night with subject "YOUR FINAL WARNING!" i googled this and it looks like its a scam but i want to be sure. my first thought is.. wouldnt this only be possible if i knowingly opened a RAT? my window desktop doesnt have a webcam or mic attached to it built in or anything. and my macbook well.. is a mac so it never gets hacked and i even have an app called MicroSnitch that lets me know if an app is using my webcam or microphone. Also if it was real wouldnt they give SOME tiny morsel of proof like my real name or mailing address or a picture of me to show they actually have my personal info? also another sus thing is the amount they are demanding is bolded as if they insert different automatic amounts. idk should i be worried?

EDIT: its from a gmail account. and at the end they give their bitcoin wallet code and say not to write back because it is a "randomized email". can they really have randomized gmail addresses?

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I love how the person says "this is a very modest sum for my work". Work no one asked for lol. It's like those people who clean your windshields when you're stuck at a busy intersection without you asking, and then they demand payment. 

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@Bartandroid123 The first two things I would consider being at fault is lack of common sense and/or proper education about basic IT things among non-tech people. Less hacks happen because of actual vulnerabilities compared to human error.

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4 minutes ago, Bartandroid123 said:

thats true but due to most computers being windows these days mac just dosent have the same interest of hackers as windows does

 

1 minute ago, kofman13 said:

i know but its less likely

Just because it is less likely to happen does not mean it can’t happen. I’ll just leave this news topic here:


 

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38 minutes ago, kofman13 said:

Below is a screen shot of an email i received last night with subject "YOUR FINAL WARNING!" i googled this and it looks like its a scam but i want to be sure. my first thought is.. wouldnt this only be possible if i knowingly opened a RAT? my window desktop doesnt have a webcam or mic attached to it built in or anything. and my macbook well.. is a mac so it never gets hacked and i even have an app called MicroSnitch that lets me know if an app is using my webcam or microphone. Also if it was real wouldnt they give SOME tiny morsel of proof like my real name or mailing address or a picture of me to show they actually have my personal info? also another sus thing is the amount they are demanding is bolded as if they insert different automatic amounts. idk should i be worried?

EDIT: its from a gmail account. and at the end they give their bitcoin wallet code and say not to write back because it is a "randomized email". can they really have randomized gmail addresses?

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Scam wannabe hacker children. Just ignore and make sure to report the bitcoin wallet as fraudulent.

This type of scam is known as "Sextortion" and has been around for a while. Personally I blocking all messages that mention bitcoin, btc etc.

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53 minutes ago, kofman13 said:

 and my macbook well.. is a mac so it never gets hacked

macs do get virus, and there are some major ones floating around right now for it.

 

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1 hour ago, kofman13 said:

EDIT: its from a gmail account. and at the end they give their bitcoin wallet code and say not to write back because it is a "randomized email". can they really have randomized gmail addresses?

You can have throwaway accounts, which are just accounts you make for one specific purpose and then you either use it just for that or you never use it after it's use is done. 

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28 minutes ago, Applefreak said:

Scam wannabe hacker children. Just ignore and make sure to report the bitcoin wallet as fraudulent.

This type of scam is known as "Sextortion" and has been around for a while. Personally I blocking all messages that mention bitcoin, btc etc.

I gotten those before. Some even accuse Users of looking at Child Porn, Bestiality, Real Life Snuff, and the like... Just block them as Spam.

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The people who do this just buy lists of email addresses and passwords from the dark web and fire out emails to the addresses using the other data they have to try to prove some legitimacy to the claims, but have no knowledge if the claims they make are 100% accurate since they're always 110% utter BS

 

Just flag as spam and move on.

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So you basically came here and admitted there is a possibility that you went to adult websites and " satisfied yourself". 

 

If you didn't, you would have been sure this is a scam email. 

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Delete, ignore, print it and frame it. Do whatever you want really. Nothing will come of it. 

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Your email and/or password was leaked by some site at some point. These emails usually have the password used as title etc.

 

Just ignore them. You shouldn't pay any ransom, scam or anything like that without evidence. And not even with evidence, but at that point you should contact authorities. These are send from burner emails. Replying doesn't work. These people expect you to be scared and shitting your pants. If you read it through and think it through (and be wise about things overall), you would have used the weaker email/pw combination with special spam email (this is one my which has been hacked). So any threats made about "sending pics to contacts" is just bs since that email only is for unsecure logins.

 

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9 hours ago, HerrKaLeu said:

So you basically came here and admitted there is a possibility that you went to adult websites and " satisfied yourself".

No, a member of the community came to get reassurance things were ok because they were worried.

And good members of the community that care about others and also about teaching explained what was up.

And then there's you.

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17 hours ago, AndreiArgeanu said:

Why can't I get these kind of emails? I'd love to waste this persons time.

Same lol😂😂😂

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2 hours ago, Video Beagle said:

No, a member of the community came to get reassurance things were ok because they were worried.

And good members of the community that care about others and also about teaching explained what was up.

And then there's you.

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46 minutes ago, HerrKaLeu said:

Do we need to clearly indicate every joke? 

Do we need to clearly indicate the rules with every thread ?

 

When someone asks for help, we're expecting others to offer advice / help, if you're not interested in helping, then don't reply and move on.

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