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Beware of "Your Personal information has been Leaked" Scam

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Beware of "Your Personal information has been Leaked" Scam

Online users who have received emails like the one below, which claim leaked pictures related to their email address have been found, are asked to delete them. This is because the emails are being sent by scammers to frighten and trick online users into contacting them by claiming they need to do so in order to have the pictures deleted from their database.

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Sample of a "Your Personal information has been Leaked" Scam

From: support@maxiprod.info

Date: 11/9/17 12:59 PM (GMT-05:00)

Subject: Important: Your Personal information has been leaked !

Hello,

We have found some leaked pictures related to this email address. Please reply to this email in order to delete them from our databases.

Regards,

If contacted, the online scammers will attempt to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information in order to take down the so-called leaked photos. Or, they may have them visit phishing websites that will steal their financial information or malicious websites that will infect their computers or mobile devices with spyware, ransomware, virus or other malware.

Remember, if someone contacts you about leaked pictures or photos of you online, ask them to send at least one to you as proof. If he/she cannot, cut off all communication with them. But, if they can, report it to the police and along with the proof and other information the police can use to track down the sender, with the help of your Internet Service Provider.

If leaked photos of people, especially those of people in compromising position or in the nude, are discovered online, they should be deleted immediately. There is no need to contact the people in the photos.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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