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Old 08-27-2011, 08:14 PM
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Hey computer guys,

My AOL email account has been hacked and the perps are stating that I am stranded in a hotel in London and need money to get home. They are asking my contacts to send $1850 to a Western Union in London. I changed the password but friends are still getting replies from "me". How do I stop this and do I need to cancel the AOL account?

Address listed is: 33 Coventry Street London, W1D 6BD United Kingdom

I have already talked to The London Police who referred me to local authorities in Vegas. They (locals) referred me to IC3.gov and a report has been made.

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CK

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Old 08-27-2011, 08:20 PM
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I do not know anyone who still uses AOL....
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:29 PM
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Could use something a little more helpful ...
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I do not know anyone who still uses AOL....
What!?
I'm still banging out stuff on my Commodore 64!
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I do not know anyone who still uses AOL....
Haha. I didn't even know it still existed.
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Could use something a little more helpful ...
close your account and remove all the other garbage AOL loads on your PC....
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Our Yahoo account was hacked a few weeks back asking for $1750 so the wife could get back from Surrey England as she had lost her wallet & papers stranded in a hotel.

Wife was advised to close the account and start fresh with all new passwords.What a total PIA.

The kicker was you can go to Youtube and see Video on how to hack someone's account
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Boulderdash???? Best game ever:
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Our Yahoo account was hacked a few weeks back asking for $1750 so the wife could get back from Surrey England as she had lost her wallet & papers stranded in a hotel.

Wife was advised to close the account and start fresh with all new passwords.What a total PIA.

The kicker was you can go to Youtube and see Video on how to hack someone's account
But did you want her back?

Sorry, couldn't help it

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Short term solution is to edit all your contacts so the spammer can no longer contact them. An example would be to change "[email protected]" to "[email protected]" so when an email is sent it, it can't be sent since the ".comm" domain doesn't exist. Create a contact for another one of your email addresses, so you can see if it is still sending out spam.

Long term: is it your email that has been hacked or your computer that hacked your email? The fix action depends on what has been hacked.

You'll never be able to "fix" your email unless you clean your computer first, if it has been hacked.

Power down and unplug your computer. Change your password from your phone or another computer and see if it is still sending spam. If so, that means your account has been hacked vs your computer being hacked.

Change your recovery options as well. If it asks for your Moms madien name, use her middle name or your dogs name or some thing other than the correct answer.

Many fixes, have to figure out what is broke first.
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