Date: 10/31/18 2:17 pm
From: 'Jo Bartikoski' <jobart...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Possibly hacked

I have recently received a similar email. I deleted it. Safest thing is not to click on ANYTHING in the body of the email. This happened last week, so 48 hours has passed. Mine said they have proof of my going to porn site! Knowing that had NOT happened, I decided it is a scam.

Jo Bartikoski


From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:20 PM
To: Nebraska Birds
Subject: [NEBirds] Possibly hacked

Hello Everyone,
I decided to post to the entire group since your email may be accessed through the group, but I’m not sure. You are receiving this message from me since I may have been hacked. I received an email from a ‘programmer’ as he/she called themselves, stating they’d loaded malware onto my gmail account and demanding I pay $891 (odd sum) within 48 hrs. to have it removed. They stated if I didn’t compromising emails or the like would be sent to everyone in my contacts. I refuse to be blackmailed/bullied into paying any amount for something and will choose a new system if need be. So please do not open any emails or the like from me till early next week if you receive one personally. I’m sorry this happened.
My daughter said her boss, in Arkansas, had received a similar email yesterday asking for the same amount of money. So maybe it’s a hoax and maybe not. But until I’m sure please be wary.
Thanks and again, sorry.

Jan Johnson


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