friend scammed

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  1. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #11

    Samuria said:
    As you don't know what they have done a clean install is needed they may have got password and other information so he needs to change every password
    This ^^^
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  2. Posts : 75
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    Thread Starter
       #12

    LOL!! He is in NYC and I live in Michigan. I use Reflect and it has saved my bacon twice.

    He gets way too nervous and I won't see him in person for a year or two.
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    He is a bright, knowledgeable guy in most areas, but he has a horrible mental block/fear with computers.

    He also has a habit of exchanging videos with equally inept friends. I've warned him about that for years.

    Mel
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  3. Posts : 1,194
    Windows 10 Pro
       #13

    f14tomcat said:
    Once you realize you have been compromised, it's too late. Whatever was going to happen had already happened. Unfortunately, these sleezeballs and scumbags are very good at what they do. They have the attack well rehearsed and honed. They've had plenty of victims to practice on and work out their bugs. The really good ones are killing machines. Only a few milliseconds and they have enough to do damage.

    If it sounds like I'm being melodramatic and trying to scare you (your friend), I am.

    The only safe recourse for you and your friend is a complete wipe of that drive and a clean install, along with a painful and time consuming password change on all aspects of your electronic life.

    If you believe there was any chance that CC or bank PWs were compromised, contact the credit card and/or bank immediately and tell them so they can freeze the accounts and re-issue cards.

    My 2 cents worth.......
    What he said.
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