Now in to April 2019 you would think that this kind of scam email would be a thing of the past being how obvious that it is a scam. However there must be a few souls out there that are still falling for this Sextortion Scam that started a few years ago. The old password that they have from an old database hack, and they do not have any videos or other compromising material.
Things to do:
- Never reply to the scam email
- Never send money to the scammer ever.
- Change your password every 90 days or more frequently
- Relax, nothing bad will happen
- Share this article so others can know about these scams
Below is examples of a scammers emails:
I know xxxxxxx is your pass. Lets get right to the purpose. Not one person has paid me to investigate you. You do not know me and you are most likely thinking why you're getting this e mail?
in fact, i setup a software on the xxx vids (porn) website and you know what, you visited this website to experience fun (you know what i mean). While you were watching videos, your browser began operating as a Remote control Desktop that has a key logger which provided me accessibility to your screen and also cam. Just after that, my software collected your entire contacts from your Messenger, social networks, and e-mailaccount. Next i made a video. 1st part shows the video you were watching (you've got a fine taste hahah), and second part shows the recording of your webcam, and its you.
You have got two options. We are going to read up on each of these possibilities in particulars:
First choice is to disregard this email message. Consequently, i most certainly will send out your very own videotape to each of your your contacts and thus you can easily imagine concerning the embarrassment that you receive. and definitely if you happen to be in a committed relationship, exactly how it is going to affect?
Next solution would be to compensate me USD 968. We will name it as a donation. in this case, i will immediately remove your video footage. You can keep on everyday life like this never took place and you surely will never hear back again from me
You will make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search 'how to buy bitcoin' in Google search engine).
BTC address: 1K3HKCQNaaY2m9XAn7oi8tW4VKbpiPvDwA
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if you may be thinking of going to the authorities, okay, this mail can not be traced back to me. I have covered my moves. i am not trying to charge a fee a huge amount, i wish to be rewarded. mail if i don't get the bitcoin, i will definitely send out your video recording to all of your contacts including close relatives, colleagues, etc. However, if i do get paid, i'll erase the recording right away. If you really want proof, reply with Yea! and i will certainly send your video to your 11 contacts. This is the non:negotiable offer and so don't waste my personal time & yours by responding to this e mail.
As you may have noticed, I sent this email from your email account (if you didn't see, check the from email id). In other words, I have fullccess to your email account.
I infected you with a malware a few months back when you visited an adult site, and since then, I have been observing your actions.
The malware gave me full access and control over your system, meaning, I can see everything on your screen, turn on your camera or microphon and you won't even notice about it.
I also have access to all your contacts.
Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
It's simple. My malware updates its signature every 10 minutes, and there is nothing your antivirus can do about it.
I made a video showing both you (through your webcam) and the video
you were watching (on the screen) while satisfying yourself.
With one click, I can send this video to all your contacts (email, social network, and messengers you use).
You can prevent me from doing this.
To stop me, transfer $970 to my bitcoin address.
If you do not know how to do this, Google - "Buy Bitcoin".
My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is 1BnPR6nJLPTngRxPqjZhRz6kEsLNSeJQZU
After receiving the payment, I will delete the video,
and you will never hear from me again.
You have 48 hours to pay. Since I already have access to your system
I now know that you have read this email, so your countdown has begun.
Filing a complaint will not do any good
because this email cannot be tracked.
I have not made any mistakes.
If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, I will immediately send the video to all of your contacts.
I know xxxxxx is your pass. Lets get directly to purpose. Not a single person has paid me to check you. You don't know me and you're probably thinking why you're getting this email?
in fact, i placed a software on the xxx vids (sex sites) web-site and guess what, you visited this website to have fun (you know what i mean). While you were viewing video clips, your internet browser began working as a RDP with a key logger which provided me with accessibility to your display as well as web cam. after that, my software obtained your entire contacts from your Messenger, FB, and emailaccount. after that i made a double video. 1st part shows the video you were viewing (you have a nice taste : )), and 2nd part shows the view of your webcam, yeah it is you.
You actually have not one but two options. We are going to read these types of possibilities in aspects:
1st solution is to neglect this email message. in this case, i will send your videotape to all of your personal contacts and then visualize about the awkwardness yo u will see. and likewise if you are in a romantic relationship, exactly how it will eventually affect?
Latter choice will be to compensate me USD 998. i will describe it as a donation. in such a case, i most certainly will asap delete your video recording. You will resume your life like this never occurred and you would never hear back again from me
You'll make the payment through Bitcoin (if you don't know this, search for 'how to buy bitcoin' in Google search engine).
BTC address: 13mUyB64y9WUtyU7V8y2Lwuh6c55WX7k9A
if you are wondering about going to the law enforcement, okay, this mail cannot be traced back to me. I have covered my moves. i am just not attempting to charge a fee a lot, i simply prefer to be rewarded. e-mail if i don't get the bitcoin, i will certainly send out your video to all of your contacts including friends and family, coworkers, etc. Having said that, if i receive the payment, i'll erase the video immediately. If you need proof, reply Yeah & i definitely will send your video recording to your 15 contacts. it is a non-negotiable offer and so don't waste my time and yours by replying to this message.
Known scammers bitcoin wallet addresses: