One of my passwods scammed.

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I have received an email stating that they have one of my passwords, state it correctly, and then ask me to pay $3000 to a bit coin account. I am concerned that they have been able to access one of my passwods correctly and would like some advice as to what steps to take. Appreciate your urgent response.
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Hi wwoo7452,

We totally understand that this is quite alarming. 

To further explain this, the people behind this kind of scam were able to get alist of people’s email addresses during one of the big leaks in the past fewyears. Another way is that the spammers were able to illegally buy the list ofemail address or used brute force programs to get the needed information. Alsothere are some users that use their account to subscribe to unusual promos orsurveys.

With the given information we advise everyone to update all passwords with a more complex combination. And by any chance, do not click any link that is included on the email. Do not pay the scammer as well since there is noassurance that they have the information they claim to have. Lastly, unsubscribe from all unusual promos and surveys.

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Pat
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Hi wwoo7452,

We totally understand that this is quite alarming. 

To further explain this, the people behind this kind of scam were able to get a list of people’s email addresses during one of the big leaks in the past few years. Another way is that the spammers were able to illegally buy the list of email address or used brute force programs to get the needed information. Also there are some users that use their account to subscribe to unusual promos or surveys.

With the given information we advise everyone to update all passwords with a more complex combination. And by any chance, do not click any link that is included on the email. Do not pay the scammer as well since there is no assurance that they have the information they claim to have. Lastly, unsubscribe from all unusual promos and surveys.
 
Regards,
Pat
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Many thanks Pat. Appreciate the advice and feedback.
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You're welcome wwoo7452. If you have any other concern or question, do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

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