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Bagel-loving 84-year-old lady foils sextortionists’ $1,400 Bitcoin con

Bagel-loving 84-year-old lady foils sextortionists’ $1,400 Bitcoin con

A 84-year-elderly person in the US has been focused by Bitcoin sextortionists after she joined to Panera, a notable eatery brand in the US, to get a free bagel for her birthday. 

Arlene Kaganove disclosed to NBC 5 she had connected for a "MyPanera" compensate card to get a free everything bagel on her next birthday. 

"I am continually pursuing whatever comes free on my birthday," she said. "Never foreseen it would prompt coercion letters." 

After she pursued the program, clueless Kagonove started getting a few undermining messages. "They state they have been watching me watch pornography," Kaganove said. "Which I find… amusing." 

The messages guarantee the sender had recorded Kaganove watching pornography and mentioned she hand over $1,400 in Bitcoin to get hold of the chronicle. 

"They revealed to me I have generally excellent preference for pornography so I believed that was pleasant," Kaganove laughed. 

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Obviously showing a decent comical inclination, Kaganove said there was only one issue. Had they figured out how to record her doing any such things, the con artists would have seen "a little old woman reviling at the PC since it's not doing what I need it to do." 

Situated in Chicago, Kaganove has two graduate degrees in science just as a law degree. Also, sadly for the culprits, she didn't nibble. 

She supposes she was focused after she pursued the Panera prizes program, as the con artists refered to her username and secret key in their messages. 

Panera has recognized that its site was hacked and client information was released a year ago. The information included client names, messages, physical locations, and dates of birth. 

The organization claims less than 10,000 clients were influenced. 

"No MyPanera Rewards account passwords were uncovered during the April 2018 episode," Panera said in an announcement. "We additionally went over our criminological records from a year ago and affirmed that Arlene's record was not gotten to inappropriately." 

In any case, Kaganove needs to ensure nobody else succumbs to the trick: "In the event that they are sending six [letters] to me, they are sending significantly more to individuals… I am certain somebody is sending them cash."

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