The sextortion scam continues in 2019. A lot of people are receiving extortion emails with claims of hacked webcams and computers. They all share the same characteristics (read more about the scam in this article). Without delivering any proof the alleged hackers want you to pay bitcoins. Don’t do it, 99.9% chance it’s a scam (read more on how to keep safe).
A real email example of this scam:
Subject: ### your username + your password ###
I do know ### your password ### is your pass words. Lets get directly to the point. Neither anyone has compensated me to check about you. You don’t know me and you are probably thinking why you are getting this mail?
actually, i placed a software on the adult video clips (sex sites) website and do you know what, you visited this website to experience fun (you know what i mean). While you were viewing video clips, your browser began operating as a RDP having a key logger which provided me access to your display as well as web camera. Just after that, my software collected your complete contacts from your Messenger, social networks, and e-mail . after that i made a double video. First part shows the video you were watching (you have a nice taste rofl), and 2nd part shows the view of your cam, yeah it is u.
You got just two alternatives. We are going to read these choices in aspects:
First alternative is to neglect this email message. in that case, i am going to send out your actual recorded material to just about all of your personal contacts and also visualize regarding the disgrace you can get. and as a consequence if you happen to be in a romance, how it can affect?
Second solution is to give me $966. We will regard it as a donation. Subsequently, i most certainly will straight away eliminate your video recording. You can keep on your life like this never took place and you are never going to hear back again from me.
You will make the payment by Bitcoin (if you don’t know this, search for ‘how to buy bitcoin’ in Google).
BTC address: 1AVSEj7UKjadhWCjcPcC1mbS5VVv89Hvgb
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in case you are thinking of going to the law, anyway, this email can not be traced back to me. I have taken care of my moves. i am also not attempting to ask you for so much, i just want to be compensated. i’ve a%} speciaS5VVv89Hvgb if i do not get the bitcoin, i will send out your video to all of your contacts including family members, colleagues, and so forth. However, if i do get paid, i will erase the video right away. If you need evidence, reply with Yea! and i will certainly send your video to your 6 contacts. it’s a non:negotiable offer so don’t waste my time and yours by responding to this email message.