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Save Yourself Scam email- Macs and Iphone

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Hi Everyone,

I'm a noobie to this form so please bear with me!

I need some assistance please.  I have just been sent a variation of the  "Save yourself" Scam email(Hotmail, viewed on iphone 6s operating 12.3.1). I’ve searched my email on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and YEP, mine is one of the unlucky ones. Upon Googling- (which lead me here!) I can find information on how to remove it from PC but nothing for iphone/Mac OS.

Any information to help assist me would be most appreciated

Thank you in anticipation

TW

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As indicated, it's simply a scam. There is nothing that need be removed from your Mac other than the e-mail itself. They simply want you to believe they have done something so you will send them money. It's been going on for about a year now and no Macs, iPhones, etc. are known to have been hacked or infected.

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9 hours ago, TheWanderer said:

Upon Googling- (which lead me here!) I can find information on how to remove it from PC but nothing for iphone/Mac OS.

There's actually nothing to remove in these cases, as the e-mail is a scam. Avoid following any instructions you might find online to "remove" this "malware," since any such sites are also scams. (Unfortunately, there are many sites taking advantage of folks like you who are seeking removal of something, and they'll post instructions for removal of just about anything as a means for tricking people into downloading malicious software.)

Simply move the e-mail to your Junk folder.

Now, since your e-mail address was listed in haveibeenpwned.com, you should immediately change the password for that account, as well as any other accounts you may have that use the same password. Be sure to use unique, strong passwords for each account, and use a password manager of some kind to keep them all straight.

If the password is not a current password, because you've already changed it, then you have nothing further to do.

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16 hours ago, treed said:

There's actually nothing to remove in these cases, as the e-mail is a scam. Avoid following any instructions you might find online to "remove" this "malware," since any such sites are also scams. (Unfortunately, there are many sites taking advantage of folks like you who are seeking removal of something, and they'll post instructions for removal of just about anything as a means for tricking people into downloading malicious software.)

Simply move the e-mail to your Junk folder.

Now, since your e-mail address was listed in haveibeenpwned.com, you should immediately change the password for that account, as well as any other accounts you may have that use the same password. Be sure to use unique, strong passwords for each account, and use a password manager of some kind to keep them all straight.

If the password is not a current password, because you've already changed it, then you have nothing further to do.

Thanks for the feed back- its still in my Junk folder and have deleted. Since Deleting I have had the same email received a number of times now. Should I be concerned?

Thank you in anticipation TW 

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Once you get on a list of valid/compromised e-mail addresses, you should expect to continue to receive the same or similar messages as the scammer himself or  a number of individuals using a "work from home" offer to spend a few hours a day sending canned messages out to a list of addresses. Just keep deleting them until the scammer is either arrested (low probability) or tires of it.

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