[ExI] video

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 23:19:03 UTC 2023

There is a positive side:  secrecy is fading before the onslaught of
hackers, and that can be a very good thing.  bill w

On Sun, Oct 1, 2023 at 4:29 PM Brent Allsop via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 1, 2023 at 2:53 PM MB via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> I'm already not trusting of unknown emails or phone calls.
> Yea, but don't you love scam baiting
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scam_baiting> them like I do?
> Boy, I had a good one on the line the other day.  I usually have a
> significant amount of crypto in my coinbase account, and this guy called
> claiming to be a security admin from coinbase.
> He knew so much information, like balances, and other stuff, that no joe
> should know, and he used it so skillfully, he was very convincing.  It even
> took me a bit before I realized he was not legit.  When he finally asked
> for my coinbase 2 factor authentication key, that did give him away.
> Evidently he had my passwords for both coinbase, and google.  Don't know
> how he got all that.
> But I kept him on the line long enough for me to contact coinbase customer
> support, which they of course immediately proved he wasn't legit.
> And of course I had to change all my passwords, and a bunch of things like
> that.
> It is quite the rush to deal with those types, but it is also very scary,
> what they can and do do.
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