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Bitcoin Sextortion Email Scams Being used to Trick Potential Victims

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Bitcoin Sextortion Email Scams Being used to Trick Potential Victims

Online users, be aware of sextortion email scams like the one below. The scams are being used by online scammers who are attempting to frighten and trick their potential victims into sending them money via Bitcoin. But, do not send the thieves or tricksters your money because the same scammers have not infected your device with a Trojan horse virus, and do not have videos clips or recordings of you watching porn from adult websites.

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A few months ago, scammers used a similar scam to trick potential victims into sending them money. Click here to learn more.

A Sample of a Bitcoin Sextortion Email Scam

was under attack! Change your access data!

Hello!

As you may have noticed, I sent you an email from your account.

This means that I have full access to your account.

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.

Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.

This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?

Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.

With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks. I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this, transfer the amount of $526 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 1BPUUNghhuwQjDDvFd3TnJz2ato5dyDLr8

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.

I give you 48 hours to pay.

I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.

I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best wishes!

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  • Posted: Jan 9, 2019 at 3:14 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "You are my victim

    Hello,

    You've been looking at porn sites recently .
    One at them had my virus on it .
    When u started its video, your computer downloaded and launched my malicious software.

    After that, I started your camera and recorded a video at u masturbating .
    I've gathered all its contacts from your computer.
    After that, I put together a video at your Masturbation and added videos with child porn.

    In my version at its video, u masturbate to sex with kids.

    I'm giving u its opportunity to save your life!
    Below I will provide u with its address at My bitcoin wallet.

    Send me 500 EURO in BTC.

    BTC wlt - 1Pdf1QMXH7e9957vhMskAFKQNi79eoa9Rm
    (If you don't know what bitcoin / write to buy bitcoin in Google)

    You have 24 hours after reading its letter.
    As soon as my wallet receives its payment , its system will automatically destroy all its dirt that I made.
    If u need more time , open its notebook and write " Plz 48"
    In that case , u'll have 48 hours to send me its money.
    If after a time, I do not see its money in my wallet .
    I'll send my dirt to all your colleagues and friends right away.
    I can see everything u're doing on your computer , so don't try to trick me.
    If I understand that u're just stalling, I will immediately send dirt on your contacts!

    Hurry u have little time, save your life!"

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 7, 2019 at 8:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

    Can anyone use my own account to send me to my own account? that means he has attacked me and so he has access to all of my info. Yes? I got an email like this from my own account which scares me great... so my question is, is it right or just an attempt? Do I have to pay and will it stop then? Please help me.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 7, 2019 at 9:18 AM by info

      The email was spoofed, which makes it appears as if it was sent from your own email account, although it was sent from another email address. So, do not be fooled.

      delete


      • Posted: Jan 7, 2019 at 10:18 AM by an anonymous user from or near: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

        thanks! my heart beats normal again. But suppose, they have really entered my account, should it be possible to do what they blackmail me? I guess it is.

        delete


        • Posted: Jan 7, 2019 at 12:06 PM by an anonymous user from or near: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

          Because I 'm afraid again and stupid about this kind of things, a next question: I use four email addresses (name@name.nl) the one I got this blackmail from is one I did't use for years.

          Is that a good or a bad thing? I hope you have a happy answer. (I guess you are a dutch comp., in that case you may reply in dutch) I 'm grateful!

          delete


          • Posted: Jan 7, 2019 at 2:45 PM by info

            You have nothing to worry about because the email is a fake.

            delete


  • Posted: Jan 6, 2019 at 12:49 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: This account has been hacked! Change your password right now!
    Date: 12/31/2018 12:27 pm

    You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you are getting
    this e mail, right?

    I'm a hacker who cracked your devices a few months ago.

    I sent you an email from YOUR hacked account.

    I setup a malware on the adult vids (porno) web-site and guess what,
    you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean).

    While you were watching videos, your internet browser started out
    functioning as a RDP (Remote Control) having a keylogger which gave me
    accessibility to your screen and web cam.

    after that, my software program obtained all of your contacts and
    files.

    You entered a passwords on the websites you visited, and I intercepted
    it.

    Of course you can will change it, or already changed it.

    But it doesn't matter, my malware updated it every time.

    What did I do?

    I created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were
    watching (you've got a good taste haha . . .), and 2nd part shows the
    recording of your web cam.

    Do not try to find and destroy my virus! (All your data is already
    uploaded to a remote server)

    – Do not try to contact with me

    – Various security services will not help you; formatting a disk or
    destroying a device will not help either, since your data is already on
    a remote server.

    I guarantee you that I will not disturb you again after payment, as you
    are not my single victim. This is a hacker code of honor.

    Don’t be mad at me, everyone has their own work.

    exactly what should you do?

    Well, in my opinion, $1000 (USD) is a fair price for our little secret.
    You'll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search "how
    to buy bitcoin" in Google).

    My Bitcoin wallet Address:

    1AyRZviUxoBaCU1pJM5m7C1V2LdhPYiRcB

    (It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it)

    Important:

    You have 48 hour in order to make the payment. (I've a facebook pixel
    in this mail, and at this moment I know that you have read through this
    email message).

    To track the reading of a message and the actions in it, I use the
    facebook pixel.

    Thanks to them. (Everything that is used for the authorities can help
    us.)

    If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send out your video
    recording to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so
    on. Having said that, if I receive the payment, I'll destroy the video
    immidiately.

    If you need evidence, reply with "Yes!" and I will certainly send out
    your video recording to your 6 contacts. It is a non-negotiable offer,
    that being said don't waste my personal time and yours by responding to
    this message.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 6, 2019 at 6:43 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Hamburg, Germany

    Yesterday I also got this fraud mail. Antivirus program is currently underway. Windows updates also up to date. What do I have to do now?

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 6, 2019 at 6:52 AM by info

      There is nothing that you need to do because the email is a fake.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 4, 2019 at 4:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    I just had this email and have just now downloaded an antI virus programme, sorta crapping myself that this is true as I'm broke and cant even pay 20$ let alone 520! should I be worried?

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 4, 2019 at 8:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

      No, don't worry about it. I received the same email & I've always had a rigourous anti-virus program running.You should always have an anti-virus program on your devices, please find a way to get one or your devices will quickly become infected.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 3, 2019 at 10:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    Is there no way to track down these scammers?

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 3, 2019 at 8:39 AM by wendigor from or near: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

    I received the same email today. Even if it's a scam, is it recommended to change password, or I am I safe?

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 3, 2019 at 8:48 AM by info

      You are safe. The cybercriminals spoofed the email to make it appear as if it came from your email address.

      Click the Search button above and search for "Email Spoofing" to learn more.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 3, 2019 at 12:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium

    Yeah me to, but how can he send an email with my mail account, so I must be affected, no?

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 3, 2019 at 6:47 AM by info

      No, you are not affected. They didn't send the email from your account. What he did was to send the email from his account and make it appeared as if it came from your email account.

      This type of trick or technique is called email spoofing.

      To learn more, click Search button above and search for "email spoofing"

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 2, 2019 at 2:18 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Fresno, California, United States

    I got the same email today, scammer.

    delete


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