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    This is a common scam that has been going on for years now. More often than not the "hackers" get access to old/expired passwords. I had a similar letter about my accout on Skrill (a payment system), the idiots got my old password somewhere, wanted USD800 as well. I just ignored their email and nothing happened. If they get access to a current password they may gain more without such a lame extortion scheme in many cases, especially if it is an email password, not sure what they would gain from a password on a forum.

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    I actually prefer altcoins if you follow the Cryptocurrency thread. Sold my Stellar (XLM) yesterday after it went up 20%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian Lad View Post
    This is a common scam that has been going on for years now. More often than not the "hackers" get access to old/expired passwords. I had a similar letter about my accout on Skrill (a payment system), the idiots got my old password somewhere, wanted USD800 as well. I just ignored their email and nothing happened. If they get access to a current password they may gain more without such a lame extortion scheme in many cases, especially if it is an email password, not sure what they would gain from a password on a forum.



    I actually prefer altcoins if you follow the Cryptocurrency thread. Sold my Stellar (XLM) yesterday after it went up 20%.



    It was my current password for expat but I think it was because I saved that one on my phone. Something I will never do again. The second "hacker" just sent an email, showing no proof. I think he never hacked me and just sent an email, because everyone is so scared now after the news of all the hacking going on now.


    I told an old friend of mine who was retired about bitcoins way back when they were like $20 or something. He was living between Russia and Italy and was looking for some way to save/invest his money. I should call him, he could be very rich now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wally View Post
    My Windows Phone got hacked, the hacker asked for $800 in bit coin or he would take over my email and social networks. To prove he could he showed me my expat.ru password. So I changed it but the next day I changed it again but this time I changed the email address I used here. The old one doesn't work anymore so I put one that does. This is when my problem started. I have been just too busy to really do much about, plus it was pretty boring on here this summer. Not much worth replying to. I think the reason the hacker got my password was that I saved it on my phone so I wouldn't have to type it out every time. He didn't get any if my other passwords and never did anything when I didn't pay him. I got hack again and I wrote a nasty email back and nothing happened except I got another email wanting me to chick for a security update. One other funny thing is they thought they hacked my computer, I do have one, must be that I'm still using a Windows phone.
    Wally, Windows stores passwords on the phone, Android stores the passwords on the cloud...although I can't say I am 100% comfortable when I flip on my phone and it already knows all the passwords from my computer.
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