Today i saw one of the Fiverr’s post. I was stranded with the same situation 2 months ago.
Someone sent me the word document file & it says the file is protected, i clicked disable protection and the game started. After one day, i saw some unusual activity account on upwork & i got panic that what happened, at the end of the day i ignored.
Atlast Spammer contacted me via email, saying that he has access to 100% of my data. He told the exact figure of my fiverr & upwork amount & password too, at extreme of evilness he told me wherever i’m sitting (accessed my webcam).
I was so much worried, then i asked him to come on skype and demand something. He was a ******said i do care for my Muslim buddies and needs my help in buying a fiverr gig. He wanted me, whereby i can buy him a fiverr gig cost 15$. But wait, thats not just 15$, rather he was asking me to purchase an Email gig, where a guy was providing 5000 LinkedIn Emails. I understood his future planning.
HE WAS GOING TO SCAM PROFESSIONALS TO TAKE LOT MONEY.
I knew fiverr & upwork were really not able to do anything therefore i tried to do everything myself.
I tried to make him friend, indulged him with different things and wasted time, in the mean time, I was in contact with Nigerian cyber security, and i am glad they responded me very well. I had Skype conversation / whatsapp conversation and Fiverr / Upwork conversation & activity. I gave them proof and they told me to threat that guy & he will be arrested very soon. i did the same, then he told me he will take me down, start threatening me, then he shown me that he had my internet passwords history from 5 years old chrome. with more than 3000 passwords. I was just :o …
I instantly delivered this message to cyber security. They told me, he’ll be arrested very soon and after two days, i was confirmed that he has been arrested.
Moral : Put your firm belief on Windows Malwares and specially the Antivirus. Hacker itself recommend me Norton, don’t know why.
IN MY CASE, I LEFT WINDOWS AFTER THAT. I’LL RECOMMEND YOU MAC / LINUX.
Never ever open such files. Or keep an RDP to access those.
If you are facing some problems like i had, be calm and think the best way you can do. One mistake can ruin your hardworking.
I hope my story may help someone to get himself out of such condition.
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