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Re: recovery and reassurance

Unread postby Big Al » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:35 pm

Apparently you did not close your Whatsapp too. You need to close all of your social media accounts. Not just the one's you feel like closing. Since the scammer contacted you after 4 weeks you should close all of your accounts and wait the prescribed time again. Then you should open new accounts that have nothing to do with your real life name.

You need to read & do All of the steps.
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Re: recovery and reassurance

Unread postby Knoxy1971 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:55 pm

The issue is my number is also my works mobile no, which I need Whatsapp for.
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Re: recovery and reassurance

Unread postby Knoxy1971 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:56 pm

Knoxy1971 wrote:The issue is my number is also my works mobile no, which I need Whatsapp for.


Can't I just keep ignoring /reporting or blocking their messages, rather than delete WhatsApp. Won't they get bored?
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Re: recovery and reassurance

Unread postby Big Al » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:02 am

They will move on if there is no money in it for them and they can't find a way to threaten you. By leaving an account open you leave yourself vulnerable.
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Re: recovery and reassurance

Unread postby SlapHappy » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:17 am

Peanutbuttahlovah,

Do not judge your own situation or get worried about others' experiences here based on what others do regarding their own different scammer, when they obviously chose not to follow every step we advise.
If you followed all the advice and also make brand new accounts using brand new email accounts and phone numbers if needed, when you come back online you should be safe from the scammer finding you again.

Knoxy1971 left his WhatsApp account open and kept his same phone number. He also chose to pay the scammer, and the scammer is coming back for more as he can easily reach him on his WhatsApp and phone number. He chooses to keep his same business number tied to WhatsApp. So it is no surprise that he will continue to be harassed by the scammer until he changes it. We have seen and given this advice thousands of times here. If you leave the scammer one opening to contact you, they will escalate the scam. You can just about count on that happening most of the time.
This is the reason why we advise closing all accounts and using new phone numbers. But ultimately it is his choice, his risk to ignore our advice.

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