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#1 Amateur2

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 11:44 AM

Hi. I have a computer on wireless internet at home. I had someone tell me during an msn conversation that they had hacked into my computer and would be charging me 10pence for every minute I was talking to her. Also she said she had hacked into my phonelines. I immediately turned off my computer. Is this just someone pulling my leg or how do I find out if its real? If it is what can I do? Is my computer-credit card details at risk? Please please reply if anyone can help me.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 01:36 PM

Think about it----why would someone notify you they were scamming you?
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 02:28 PM

I dont honestly know-to gloat? Im just a novice with a computer but would take the necessary precautions to keep safe if necessary.

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 01:58 AM

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 07:21 AM

Two things I want to point out, NEVER click on any link some one sends you over any Instant messaging program even if it appears to be sent by your best friend. DO NOT keep credit card info on your computer.

I do think the message you got was most likely a prank.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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