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Naughty phishermen

Got this in the mail just now. Obviously assumed sweasel.com was a mail service of some kind and they could fool me into clicking the link (which actually pointed to a .de address). Bitch, I am sweasel.com!

Also, I’m sure I’ve posted about the email below. I started getting these in January, I think. The exact wording varies and stinks of Google Translate. They got more realistic after some web forum had a breach and they began appearing with a real password that I use.

Just wanted to let you know, as of this week, I have received over 600 of these. At work!


I know your password: xxxxx!
I infected your computer with my private malware some time ago.
It gave me full control over your computer, all your contacts and accounts, I can even turn your webcam and microphone on.
I collected all your private pictures, videos, contacts, everything!
I MADE A VIDEO showing you (through your webcam) WHILE MASTRUBATING!!!
What you think will happen, if everyone of your contacts, on social network, and everyone else will see all your private stuff togheter with my recorded videos of you?!
I think your life won’t be the same ever again!
I give you the chance to pay me 800$ with bitcoin.
If you don’t know where to buy them – Google “Where to buy bitcoin?”
Your wallet to receive and send bitcoin, you can create here: https://login.blockchain.com/en/#/signup/
My wallet is: xxxxx
Copy and paste my wallet, it is (cAsE – sensetive).
You know this all isn’t a joke!
You have 3 days time to get the bitcoins and pay me.
After payment, I will remove everything and you can live your life in peace like before…


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 20, 2019, 8:42 pm

I’ll never mastrubate again!

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: November 20, 2019, 8:55 pm

“My wallet is: xxxxx”

Why did you black out his wallet id!?
I wanted to send him money before he posts my pictures!
WWII tank and “how to use your chainsaw without chopping off your head (or other parts)” videos!


That’s nearly as good as the one that interrupts your browsing session from “Microsoft” informing you that they’ve looked at your machine and it’s infected, and they can’t allow you to be on THEIR Network any more unless you press the button to get help from them. (PRESS IT! PRESS IT!)

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: November 20, 2019, 10:01 pm

There is also the traditional.

First of all let me introduce myself, I am Mr. Frank Velez, a Lawyer here in London, United Kingdom.

I have attached a confidential business proposal for your eyes only. I am contacting you in regards to my deceased client. I would request you to go through the attachment and get back to me with your personal email and phone number for more information.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: November 20, 2019, 11:25 pm

As an Amazon customer, I noticed a red warning notification that appeared on the amazon web page as I shopped amazon that the items on Amazon I wished to purchase could not be delivered to my address of record kept by Amazon.

Amazon wanted my delivery address updated, including a telephone number in case of problems with delivery.

So I updated the telephone number which had changed.

Now I get a steady stream of telemarketing SPAM calls on the number I gave Amazon.

Purely coincidental I’m sure.

I just turned the ringer off because no one calls me but telemarketers.

Comment from CantHarkMyCry
Time: November 21, 2019, 1:03 am

My email filters seem to work pretty well, but my office phone gets a LOT of junk phone calls.Mostly attempting to sell me something, but every once in a while. . .
Recently National Grid called to say that I would be “experiencing a disconnection” within 30 minutes due to non-payment of my account, and I should contact billing headquarters (that’s the point at which I hung up, so I don’t know how I was to have done that).
A. I don’t pay for electricity at the office–it’s included in the rent;
B. The home National Grid bill is on autopay, and it had indeed been paid for that time period.
Not the best scammer call I’ve ever received, but I would have to say it is pretty high on the list.
And I am saddened to think that there are people who actually fall for it–and they are, in all probability, the most vulnerable financially to begin with.
I weep.

BTW. . .I keep trying to read “autopay” as “autopsy.” Quite the Cupertino, that would be. . .

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 21, 2019, 9:49 am

That sounds like one of the scam calls we’ve been getting here in the UK for the past six months or so, Can’t Hark.

You answer a call and are treated to the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock intoning the warning that your phone/broadand connection is about to be terminated and that the only way to save your soul is to press such and such a button…

The twist in the tail is that scammers have found some way of rigging things so that doing so turns the call into an outgoing (and eye-watering) premium rate call.

I refuse to believe that our phone companies cannot track and trace these calls. They just can’t be bothered to do so.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: November 21, 2019, 1:35 pm

Uncle B, I worked on a telephone billing system a while back – they know exactly where that stuff originates, but they’ll tell you ‘there’s nothing we can do, we’re just ‘rebilling’ and it’s in the contract’.

Comment from Tom
Time: November 22, 2019, 12:26 pm

Years ago, decades actually, the early 90s in fact, I was sitting at home watching TV with my roommate and the phone rang. I answered it and recorded voice proceeded to ask me to hold for a Macy’s representative, and then put me on hold!

So I hung up. My roommate had a Macy’s credit card so they were probably calling for some upselling since he was scrupulous about keeping his credit clean.

Can’t believe they thought that would be a goer, “Yes, we’ll disturb people at home and immediately make THEM hold. It’s a winner for sure!”

Comment from dissent555
Time: November 22, 2019, 11:21 pm

Nuke ‘em til they glow !!!!

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