Bitcoin scam.

  1. Kol12's Avatar
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    Bitcoin scam.


    Fell for a bitcoin scam. Signed up for two websites and provided personal details. What can I do to erase this mess?
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  2. z3r010's Avatar
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    Obviously if you gave them any card or bank details then you need to cancel the cards or inform the bank, other than that there isn't much you can do.
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  3. Kol12's Avatar
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    z3r010 said:
    Obviously if you gave them any card or bank details then you need to cancel the cards or inform the bank, other than that there isn't much you can do.
    Are the scammers sophisticated enough for email account takeover? What is required for that? The email account password? Are they likely not sophisticated hackers?

    I am security conscious/savvy and have various Windows 10 hardening measures in place. Separate local and admin accounts and I use complex passwords with Lastpass.

    I'm usually very conscious of scams and cannot believe I fell for this. Bad day not thinking clearly. Is there nothing else I could/should do?
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    Kol12 said:
    Are the scammers sophisticated enough for email account takeover? What is required for that? The email account password? Are they likely not sophisticated hackers?
    Anything any of us has to say on this would just be a guess, but I know I wouldn't take any risks with my bank accounts.

    Also if your email provider provides two factor authentication and you haven't already enabled it then now would be a good time to turn it on.
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  5. Kol12's Avatar
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    z3r010 said:
    Anything any of us has to say on this would just be a guess, but I know I wouldn't take any risks with my bank accounts.

    Also if your email provider provides two factor authentication and you haven't already enabled it then now would be a good time to turn it on.
    Gmail - 2 factor authentication = yes.
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  6. Kol12's Avatar
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    Malware Bytes is clean. Not sure what else I can do other than report the scam.
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