I've been hacked/scammed please help

Discussion in 'Ask Baldy, Blame AceRph' started by JonnyCash, May 27, 2013.

  1. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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    I'm not sure if this belongs here, but what the heck. I've been expecting an e-mail from a guy I have recently met in the sale of some motorcycle parts. Today, I got an E-mail supposedly from him, ostensibly through a file sharing thing under the Google banner. I went to retrieve it, and it led me to setup for this "service". In going through this, I gave my e-mail address and password, hit the submit button and nothing happened. I didn't want to go through any more, so I contacted the guy I've been dealing with, and said" I couldn't retrieve this file you sent to me". He said " I never sent you anything. I got hacked, and you need to take the usual precautions. Shit!

    So how have I exposed myself here? Can they get into just my e-mail, or does it go further than that? I am normally highly skeptical about stuff like this, but my guard was down, as I was expecting something from this guy. I have no idea what to do, any suggestions?
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  2. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I replied to the wrong email a while ago,looked legit but wasnt.

    It killed my yahoo address and the hacker sent emails to everyone on my email address book trying to scam them.

    It happens.
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  3. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    change your email password now.
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