Pegasus Email Scam - Sextortion and Bitcoin

If you have received the "Pegasus Email" scam below, please do not follow the instructions in it. This is because it is another sextortion email being used by scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them Bitcoins. The fake email claims it has collected information about the potential victims' private lives, which can be used against them, but this is not true. It is only a lie used to frighten and trick potential victims into sending Bitcoins to the scammers behind the fake email. This is an old scam that has been around for a few years now, and every year the scammers change the message in the email scam and resend it to potential victims.

Pegasus Email Scam - Sextortion and Bitcoin

The Pegasus Email Scam

The Pegasus Email Scam

Hello, I’m going to share important information with you.

Have you heard about Pegasus?

You have become a collateral victim. It’s very important that you read the information below.

Your phone was penetrated with a “zero-click” attack, meaning you didn’t even need to click on a malicious link for your phone to be infected.

Pegasus is a malware that infects iPhones and Android devices and enables operator of the tool to extract messages, photos and emails, record calls and secretly activate cameras or microphones, and read the contents of encrypted messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram and Signal.

Basically, it can spy on every aspect of your life. That’s precisely what it did.

I am a blackhat hacker and do this for a living. Unfortunately you are my victim. Please read on.

As you understand, I have used the malware capabilities to spy on you.

And by that I mean that I have collected your parts of your private life.

My only goal is to make money. And I have perfect leverage for this.

As you can imagine in your worst dream, I have videos of you exposed during the most private moments of your life, when you are not expecting it.

I personally have no interest in them, but there are public websites, that have perverts loving that content.

As I said, I only do this to make money and not trying to destroy your life. But if necessary, I will publish the videos.

If this is not enough for you, I will make sure your contacts, friends and everybody you know see those videos as well.

Here is the deal. I will delete the files after I receive 0.035 Bitcoin (about 1600 US Dollars).

You need to send that amount here 12mojuzVPeSh2 6qmA9GLJFADo4chgGbtj3

I will also clear your device from malware, and you keep living your life.

Otherwise, shit will happen.

The fee is non negotiable, to be transferred within 2 business days.

Obviously do not try to ask for any help from anybody unless you want your privacy to be violated.

I will monitor your every move until I get paid. If you keep your end of the agreement, you wont hear from me ever again.

Take care.

Remember, the Pegasus Email Scam is only an attempt by scammers to frighten and trick their potential victims into sending them money, or in other words, extort money from them. So, let us not be a victim in 2021. If you receive threatening emails asking you to make payment via Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies, just ignore and delete them.

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  • August 22, 2021 at 7:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong

    Same here. I'm definitely going to ignore it, but does it mean my phone is really hacked since they used my own email address? Is there anything to do about this?

  • August 19, 2021 at 11:05 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    me too. got it this morning

  • August 19, 2021 at 8:04 AM by an anonymous user from: Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi, India

    I also received the same mail yesterday

  • August 19, 2021 at 2:00 AM by an anonymous user from: Brisbane City, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    I got this email today and knew it was a scam, but the weird thing is they used my own email address to send me the email, is this normal?

    • August 19, 2021 at 4:12 AM by an anonymous user from: Fourth District NCR, Makati, National Capital Region, Philippines

      Same. Received it today and in my work email.

      • August 19, 2021 at 7:33 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

        Yes same here -

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