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Forum topic by pontic posted 03-04-2019 03:44 AM 460 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pontic

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03-04-2019 03:44 AM

Wow what an ordeal. Got hit with ransom ware. Like a dummy I called the number and they got into my computer. Turned it off before they could get too far. Still had to race to the bank and all the other places like Social security experion, IRS , investment broker(he had some serious anti hacker protection and already countered the pings. All in all it took 3 days of calling and going down to all the places to close all the portals and change all the Passwords. These guys were greedy and thought I was some out of touch old man. They Made the mistake of calling me while I had my accounts shut down. I had AT&T Put a trace on all calls that did not have my area code. I kept stalling them and acted like i was confused until the icon came up on my phone and I saw where was cumming from. I then acted like I was having a hard time with my walker and dropped the phone. I really just hung it up. Called the fraud desk at AT&T and got the Info. All they could Tell me was that the call originated from the Philippines. I hoped they would call back because I told them I was going to give them my credit card to pay for the software to free up my computer as soon as I could get the limit raised. Sure enough they called. I told them that I knew that they were in the Philippines and that I contacted Interpol
Gave them a report and all the phone #’s that they used. There was silence then they hung up. Got all the Viruses out of the computers and all the Identity stuff changed. So when they try to sell my files they will just be one of the many one’s they can’t use and they will hopefully throw it away. As an aside I did find out that 36% of all the Identity theft and ransomware that is perpetrated on the united states is from the Philippines. This has all happened in the past 2-3 years since they got the high speed connections and tower built with aid from the USA. Go figure.

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JCamp

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#1 posted 03-04-2019 11:18 AM

I always figured it was the CIA and they used the money to supplement their black budgets. Lol
Mayb I’ve watched person of interest to much

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gmc

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#2 posted 03-04-2019 11:37 AM

Make sure you freeze you credit at the three credit agencies. That will prevent them from opening accounts in you name. A pain but worth it. Good luck, sounds like you got on it in time. Also keep a full backup, then you can format and reinstall making sure you found all of their hooks that they could have left dormant.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.creditkarma.com/id-theft/i/how-to-freeze-credit/%3famp

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John Smith

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#3 posted 03-04-2019 12:24 PM

wow – good thinking on your part – it could have been so much worse !!

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 03-04-2019 08:11 PM

OMG, That sucks! You didn’t panic or freeze. I’ve had different but similar problems with scams and having my business debit card hacked, Fortunately I got a call from visa asking about a large dollar amount from the card which apparently has no limit. Done from New Zealand Don’t use that card anymore.

Good to hear you’re OK!

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#5 posted 03-04-2019 09:12 PM

There is a video on youtube of a guy who reverse hacked them and locked their computer then they transferred him to a “manager” and he reverse hacked that guy’s computer. Pretty funny. Apparently they get you to download an app that gives them remote access to your computer but the app also allows you to remote into theirs if you know how.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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pontic

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#6 posted 03-05-2019 12:40 AM

I did all the things all of you said. Except find out how to reverse hack their computer. Sure would like to learn hoe to do that.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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