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Re: Email compromise

I am receiving numerous emails indicating I have changed account passwords - apple, Microsoft, Netflix, amazon, epic games etc even though I don't have some of these accounts.

I have changed passwords but continue to get these messages. 

I have also received an email requesting I transfer bitcoin or compromising information will be released. 

I have scanned my phone and laptop but nothing has been identified. 

 

Should I ignore it as an irritation or are there other checks I should do?. 

 

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Re: Email compromise


@Hamster241 wrote:

Should I ignore it as an irritation or are there other checks I should do?. 

 


Good morning, welcome.  Don't ignore it - follow the steps here on all your email addresses and run malware scans on all your devices.  Use a NEW password, don't recycle anything used before or elsewhere.  You'll get through this!  Let us know if you need assistance.

https://www.virginmedia.com/help/virgin-media-mail-my-email-has-been-hacked


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@Hamster241 wrote:

I have also received an email requesting I transfer bitcoin or compromising information will be released. 


It is a scam. The only information these miscreants have is the data quoted (usual an old password) and it is used to validate the blackmail information which they do not have. Ignore it or if still concerned contact ActionFraud.