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Fun fact: So many international criminals use ICQ to make deals that "unspecified federal investigators" (read: spooks) had "brought concerns to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S." (the treasury) protesting its sale to a Russian company and asking them to stop it.

ICQ is specifically referenced in speeches by FBI and intelligence agency directors. So that's a pretty neat rep to have.

From back when I was active in the "black market" (around 2009), nobody would deal with you if you didn't use ICQ or OTP. Carders especially used ICQ almost exclusively.

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