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This was manually submitted to a form on my work website... or a clever bot?

Not sure if it's political pretending to be commercial or the other way around.


Someone completed the Form on IDontThinkSo.co.uk on 20/11/15 at 07:44 AM

Your Name: AmericansForaNewDirection
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Email Address: [email protected]
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I have received the following from MR BILL GATES:

Your $5 million is ready contact WU India at [email protected] and This is to inform you that it has come to my notice again that you have not received the $5 million which i donated to you.i am happy to informed you that i have successfully made a new arrangement with 100% Guarantee to send your 5 million to you by Western Union Money Transfer they will be sending you $10,000 per day until you receive the $5 Million

At that rate it will take me nearly a year and a half to receive my $5 Million. I want my $5 Million now, dammit MR BILL GATES!
 

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Interesting :) This is a wicked extortion attempt. It got my attention because of this subject line:
[my real name] - [one of my real passwords]

Then it continues like this:
Thatcher Petkova <[email protected]>
I do‌ know [one of my real passwords] o‌n‌e o‌f yo‌ur pa‌ss wo‌rds. L‌ets get ri‌ght to‌ th‌e purpo‌s‌e. Th‌er‌e i‌s no‌ on‌e who‌ ha‌s pa‌id m‌e to‌ ch‌eck yo‌u. Yo‌u do‌n't kno‌w me a‌nd you'r‌e pro‌ba‌bly wonderi‌ng why yo‌u a‌r‌e getting thi‌s ‌e ma‌i‌l?


i‌n fa‌ct, i setup a‌ so‌ftwa‌re o‌n th‌e 18+ str‌ea‌mi‌ng (po‌rn) w‌ebsit‌e a‌nd you kno‌w wha‌t, yo‌u visi‌t‌ed thi‌s si‌t‌e to‌ ha‌v‌e fun (yo‌u kno‌w what i‌ m‌ea‌n). Wh‌en you w‌er‌e wa‌tching vi‌deos, your int‌ernet bro‌ws‌er sta‌rted o‌p‌era‌ti‌ng as a‌ RDP having a k‌ey lo‌gg‌er whi‌ch pro‌vi‌ded m‌e a‌cc‌essi‌bi‌li‌ty to‌ yo‌ur di‌spla‌y scr‌e‌en and also w‌ebca‌m. Ri‌ght a‌fter tha‌t, my so‌ftwa‌re co‌ll‌ect‌ed yo‌ur co‌mpl‌et‌e co‌ntacts fro‌m yo‌ur M‌esseng‌er, Fa‌c‌ebo‌o‌k, a‌s w‌ell a‌s ‌e-ma‌i‌la‌ccount. a‌nd then i‌ cr‌ea‌t‌ed a‌ do‌uble-scre‌en vid‌eo‌. 1st pa‌rt di‌splays th‌e vi‌d‌eo‌ you w‌er‌e vi‌ewi‌ng (yo‌u ha‌v‌e a‌ go‌o‌d taste ro‌fl), and n‌ext pa‌rt displa‌ys th‌e reco‌rdi‌ng of yo‌ur w‌eb cam, y‌ea‌ i‌ts u.

Yo‌u a‌ctually ha‌v‌e two‌ differ‌ent solutions. W‌e are go‌ing to‌ ta‌ke a‌ lo‌o‌k at th‌es‌e types o‌f so‌luti‌o‌ns i‌n pa‌rticula‌rs:
Fi‌rst choi‌ce is to just i‌gno‌r‌e thi‌s ‌ema‌il messa‌ge. i‌n thi‌s si‌tua‌tio‌n, i a‌m go‌ing to‌ s‌end yo‌ur actua‌l vi‌d‌eo‌ to‌ every si‌ngl‌e o‌ne o‌f yo‌ur conta‌cts and th‌en imagine a‌bout th‌e di‌sgra‌c‌e yo‌u will get. a‌nd d‌efi‌ni‌t‌ely i‌n ca‌se yo‌u a‌r‌e in an intima‌t‌e rela‌ti‌o‌nshi‌p, just how it can aff‌ect?


in the s‌eco‌nd pla‌ce o‌ptio‌n wi‌ll b‌e to‌ pay m‌e $7000. We will ca‌ll i‌t a‌ do‌na‌ti‌o‌n. in thi‌s si‌tuati‌on, i‌ mo‌st certai‌nly wi‌ll instanta‌n‌eo‌usly ‌elimina‌t‌e your vi‌d‌eo‌ fo‌ota‌ge. Yo‌u co‌uld go‌ o‌n with yo‌ur dai‌ly routi‌ne lik‌e thi‌s n‌ever ha‌pp‌en‌ed a‌nd yo‌u wo‌uld n‌ev‌er h‌ea‌r ba‌ck aga‌i‌n fro‌m m‌e.

Yo‌u'll mak‌e th‌e pa‌ym‌ent vi‌a Bitco‌i‌n (i‌f yo‌u do‌n't know this, s‌ea‌rch for 'ho‌w to‌ buy bi‌t‌co‌i‌n' i‌n Go‌o‌gl‌e).
B‌T‌C‌ a‌ddr‌ess to s‌end to‌: 1CFkYtZhREM1wkfcwycZdcyq5PUGgpg8GG [ca‌s‌e-S‌eNSi‌Ti‌V‌e so‌ co‌py & pa‌st‌e i‌t]


if yo‌u ar‌e wo‌nd‌ering a‌bo‌ut go‌ing to‌ the law, go‌o‌d, thi‌s ‌ema‌il canno‌t be tra‌ced ba‌ck to‌ me. I‌ ha‌ve co‌v‌ered my mo‌v‌es. i‌ a‌m no‌t tryi‌ng to‌ cha‌rg‌e a f‌e‌e v‌ery much, i would li‌k‌e to‌ be pa‌i‌d fo‌r. i‌ ha‌ve a uniqu‌e pi‌x‌el wi‌thin thi‌s mai‌l, and a‌t thi‌s mom‌ent i‌ kno‌w tha‌t you hav‌e r‌ead this ‌email messa‌g‌e. Yo‌u ha‌ve on‌e day to‌ pa‌y. if i do no‌t r‌ec‌ei‌v‌e the B‌i‌tC‌o‌i‌ns, i will d‌efi‌na‌t‌ely s‌end o‌ut yo‌ur video‌ to‌ a‌ll o‌f yo‌ur conta‌cts i‌ncludi‌ng fri‌‌ends a‌nd fa‌mi‌ly, co‌wo‌rk‌ers, a‌nd so‌ o‌n. No‌n‌ethel‌ess, if i‌ do‌ g‌et pa‌id, i wi‌ll ‌era‌s‌e the vid‌eo‌ imm‌edi‌a‌t‌ely. it's a no‌n-n‌ego‌tiabl‌e o‌ffer therefo‌re pl‌ea‌se do‌n't waste my p‌erso‌nal tim‌e and yo‌urs by r‌eplyi‌ng to‌ thi‌s ema‌il m‌essa‌g‌e. i‌f you wa‌nt evi‌denc‌e, reply wi‌th Y‌ea‌! th‌en i‌ will send o‌ut yo‌ur vi‌d‌eo‌ to yo‌ur 14 fri‌‌ends.

What really happened is that some time ago I used my name + one disposable password to create an account on some shitty site. Then the shitty site got hacked and my account name + password was stolen and sold. Now someone is using that database for extortion. I'm one of the random "victims". There is also no pixel in the mail (I was curious).

Of course I don't take this seriously and of course I won't pay anything. But I'm intrigued if the "criminal" gets any money from any of his victims. There are no transactions at this bitcoin address: https://www.blockchain.com/nl/btc/address/1CFkYtZhREM1wkfcwycZdcyq5PUGgpg8GG

And it's an old scam, other's have had similar attempts:
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07...-recipients-hacked-passwords/comment-page-13/
However, all three recipients said the password was close to ten years old, and that none of the passwords cited in the sextortion email they received had been used anytime on their current computers.

And an interesting (and sad) comments there:
Sadly one person felt for this scam and sent the ransom money on July 7th:
https://bitref.com/1Dvd7Wb72JBTbAcfTrxSJCZZuf4tsT8V72
wow someone paid the ransom!
https://bitref.com/1HH79G9DqFscMpfZs1uPzNNw3bQwdcNvZN

And wow:
Just from the BTC addresses posted by readers here, we can see that those addresses received almost $80,000 in Bitcoin over the last ten days. That’s pretty incredible.
 
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This 'you've been caught watching porn!' blackmail one is currently doing the rounds. Many of my friends have received it. We are mostly female and most of us don't even have cameras on our laptops. Big scam but a lot of people are terrified and paying up, apparently.
 

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What the hell are you UP to that you need to cover the camera??? Oh, don't worry, you'll get my email in the morning...:points:
 

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In today's Inbox:

My Dear Friend,



Greetings to you.

Please do not view my plea as a contrived plot.My trusted family attorney who would have executed my WILL & TESTAMENT on my behalf died early this year after a brief illness.I therefore prayed fervently and by the special grace of GOD,i was led to you.I am Mrs Mary Louis,from United Kingdom,I am 62 years old. I am suffering from cancer of the lungs and it has affected part of my brain cells due to complications.My condition is deteriorating and according to my doctors i may not be alive in the next couple of months,unless there is a divine intervention. I was orphaned as a child and got married to late Engineer.Steve Louis for twenty years without having an offspring.My late husband had chronic cardiovascular condition and died of cardiac arrest few years ago.Steve and I lived in Nigeria for over 18 years,where my husband a petrochemical engineer by profession worked and rose through the ranks and became an executive director in a multinational oil servicing and exploration conglomer
ate, before his untimely



Consequent upon the shocking demise of my priceless husband, i opted as a rule, not to re-marry. When medical reports revealed that my cancer ailment have become terminal & more so because i do not have a direct next of kin to bequeath all that STEVE & I labored for,i sold off all our choice assets,landed properties and other valuable family treasures and deposited the proceeds amounting to USD$10,000,000.00 (TEN MILLION DOLLARS ONLY) with Uba Bank plc. The management of the bank has written me as the sole beneficiary of the fund because of the unserviceable status of the fund over the years and suggested to me in a 2 paragraph statement to issue a letter of authorization to someone who can manage the fund on my behalf because of my terminal illness and also threatened that the fund could be confiscated upon my failure to adhere to their rules and regulations s clearly spelt out in their code of conduct.



I am on admission at the intensive care unit of a London hospital,located at Fulham road in west London United Kingdom. It is

the leading cancer treatment hospital in the world.I am currently undergoing treatment there for late-stage terminal cancer of the

lungs. I am computer literate, I rarely talk but has my personal laptop with me and has the permission of my physicians to use it,hence I am writing from my sick bed in the (ICU).It is my last WISH that 85% of this fund is invested substantially in any charitable organization of your choice and administered as you may deem fit,especially to the orphanage homes.You are at liberty to also donate part of the funds to churches and mosques and to those struck by natural disaster.I have earmarked 5% of the total fund to run cost of administration of WILL & TESTAMENT and also on logistics and other sundry arrangements that you may require.



I crave your indulgence as a God fearing individual that equally has high moral pedestal and who is also an uncommon humanitarian that cares so much about the plight of the less-privileged as much as i do, to take it upon yourself and use this fund for the above mentioned purposes. This is a painstaking decision i have taken in other to help humanity in my little capacity as a people driven entrepreneur and a very God fearing woman before i bow to God's sovereignty.



Note that as soon as I receive your reply and personal information as listed below, I shall avail you with the official contact information of the Uba Bank plc officials,to enable you contact the Bank without delays.I will also issue you with an official letter of authorization,so that my bankers will recognize your status as the new beneficiary of my ESTATE, FUND, WILL & TESTAMENT. Interestingly 10% of the total sum is set aside as your compensation for accepting to play this significant role for me and i hope you will appreciate my kind gesture.



Let me remind you that the fund has an open beneficiary mandate and as such,it is whom i personally authorize or appoint to act on my behalf that the bank will ultimately recognize and release the funds to and by this memo,the onus has fallen on you to assume this selfless and noble responsibility that will catalyze change by exploring and promoting the development of new interventions that will benefit the poorest of the poor when the fund is transferred into your bank account.


Please assure me that you will not treat this offer with levity but will consciously yield my bequest continued existence.



Kindly send the information in this order:



(1) Your full names :===================================

(2) personal or official contact address:======================

(3) Home or Office phone#:============ Cellphone#:========== Fax#:=======

(4) Your Age:===============

(5)Occupation:================ ===========

(6)Sex/Marital status:======================= =


I Await your kind response while hoping you will appreciate my helpless predicament.

Reply me through my private email address:

May God bless your golden heart and soul.



Sincerely Yours,

Mrs Mary Louis
(London Uk)



Interesting indeed!
 

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Crackdown on cyber romance scams.

The US authorities say they have frozen the assets of six Nigerian nationals for cyber fraud amounting to about $6m (£4.7m).

The fraudsters targeted American individuals and small businesses in an "elaborate scheme’’ of romantic fraud or by impersonating business executives. They allegedly received illegal money transfers and manipulated their victims to access their usernames, password and bank details. Some victims of romance scams were targeted through emails and social media. The US authorities say the majority of those affected were women, the elderly and those who had lost a spouse.

The whereabouts of the suspects is unknown, but authorities say all their property and interests in the US have been blocked. How much this amounts to is unclear.

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-africa-47639452
 

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The cyber romance scam hits Ireland. Hmmm ... Rynner?

Gardaí have warned people to be on the look out for a romance fraudster operating online who uses a fake “sea captain” profile to scam victims out of their finances.

The “sea captain” scam has been sailing around social media sites for the past number of years duping unsuspecting victims to part with their cash.

Highlighting the case of a Limerick woman who was duped by the online fraudster into sending them cash, Sergeant Ber Leetch, crime prevention office, at Henry Street Garda Station, said: “A lady in her early 40s received a friend request from a gentleman, and she accepted it. He claimed to be a sea captain and to make a long story short a romantic on-line relationship began. They spoke frequently by phone and he sent a number of photos.

“After about three weeks he asked for her address so that she could receive a package on his behalf, as he was at sea and unable to receive same. The lady agreed.”

Sgt Leetch said the woman received “a number of emails regarding the delivery of this package, and, in one (email), money was requested for delivery cost; unfortunately the lady paid this cost”.

“Not long after the ‘sea captain’ disappeared and with him a large amount of money, which had been taken from the lady’s bank account.”

https://www.irishexaminer.com/break...-online-sea-captain-romance-scam-1008493.html
 

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Crackdown on cyber romance scams.

The US authorities say they have frozen the assets of six Nigerian nationals for cyber fraud amounting to about $6m (£4.7m).

The fraudsters targeted American individuals and small businesses in an "elaborate scheme’’ of romantic fraud or by impersonating business executives. They allegedly received illegal money transfers and manipulated their victims to access their usernames, password and bank details. Some victims of romance scams were targeted through emails and social media. The US authorities say the majority of those affected were women, the elderly and those who had lost a spouse.

The whereabouts of the suspects is unknown, but authorities say all their property and interests in the US have been blocked. How much this amounts to is unclear.

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-africa-47639452
Looks as if the FBI may have used rendition flights.

A Nigerian man accused of multimillion-dollar fraud and money laundering by the United States was kidnapped by the FBI from Dubai, his lawyer says.

Ramon Olorunwa Abbas - known to his 2.5 million Instagram followers as Ray Hushpuppi - and another cyber-heist suspect Olalekan Jacob Ponle (aka Mr Woodberry) were arrested in Dubai, where they lived, in June.

They then appeared in a Chicago court on 3 July.

The United Arab Emirates has no extradition treaty with the United States but Dubai police said they had been extradited to the US.

A spokesman for the US Department of Justice told the BBC that Hushpuppi was expelled from Dubai and was not extradited. He did not answer how he ended up in US custody.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53361490
 
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