hi its my first time on here dnt knw if this is the right forum but... ok here goes some1 recently hacked my email account and it had a lot of personal info. now this person is sending me requests to chat with him. i have been ignoring him so far but he is getting more and more threatning saying he will post my pics and stuff. also he says i knw him from a few years back. its been two weeks now and now he is saying OR ELSE stuff i dnt knw if i make much sense and i dnt knw if its a big deal or not but i need some advice thanks
yeah i did that straight away plus i dnt think he is frm the uk. i have totally ignored him so far but my husband is saying find out what he is saying but i think at this point watever he has i cant retrieve anyways.
As the other posters have said - go straight to the police.
I had something similar happen a few years ago. I had checked my email at my friend's house, and her ex husband (separated for years - I had never even met him!) had a keystroke logger on her PC.
From that point on, he started going through my emails (to the point that he was deleting spam, moving stuff into the relevant folders, basically treating it as if it were his own account), changing info, posing as me on Facebook, sending out/accepting friend requests.
That was the scary bit for me - I don't use Facebook and he just hi-jacked my inactive account, so when I found out about this and checked I found that he had put all my personal info on 'my' FB account - address, phone number, email, date of birth. It felt menacing, as if he was trying to let me know how much info he had on me.
I went straight to the police. They were very helpful. Unfortunately, due to FB's complete unwillingness to help them investigate by handing over details of when my account had been accessed, and from which IP address, they couldn't prove it was my friend's ex. FB gave some pathetic reason about me not complying with the site's terms and conditions properly as I hadn't given my full details when I opened the account - basically, they didn't want to help, and the police said that they weren't suprised.
Having the police involved scared him off though, so in that respect it was a success. You may be surprised by how much the police can help and advise.
Has this person said anything to indicate that s/he actually has any personal information on you? It may be a really basic-level scam in that the scammer knows that an awful lot of people have personal info that they wouldn't want shared and/or embarrassing photographs of themselves and the scammer is just sending you scary emails to see if you will bite. Do go to the police anyway, they will be able to advise, and if you know who is doing it, see the person off for you.