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Is the Porn Blackmail Scam Real?

by on March 12, 2018
in Computer Safety & Support, News, Computers and Software, Blog :: 446 comments

What would you do if you received an email from someone claiming to have hacked your computer and recorded you via your webcam while you were engaged in watching porn, then threatening to send the video to everyone in your email and social media contact lists if you don’t pay a $260 ransom? Would you pay the ransom? Even if you’ve never viewed porn, what if they made the same threat to reveal the private details of all your emails?

This is exactly the situation some of our readers found themselves in recently, and they contacted us for help on how to proceed.

Here is an example of one the emails [grammatical errors left intact]:

Good Morning my friend. I represent the group of web criminals in Iran. I use this mail address because we think that you will check it. Few times ago my team put the virus on web-site with porn and as far as you clicked on a play button your system started shooting your screen and activating camera to capture you self-abusing. Eventually I mean you understand what compromising evidence Ive earned. Moreover, this software made your device act as dedicated server with plenty of functions like keylogger, parser etc. To sum up, my software picked all data, especially all your contacts from messengers, e-mails, social networks. If you wanna make me silent you must make a transaction of 260 dollars with bitcoin. 1K2auXQEKz7Ro8cRa2xr3bAPV2n6KT5vi1 You must use it as usual credit card number. If you send bitcoins nobody will see your shame. Watch youtube manuals about methods of buing BTC... I can offer you this exchanger: localbitoins.com.  If you have a problem with this, you can search comfortable ATM for bitcoin at coin atm radar. I give you no more than twenty four hours since you read our message to pay. You can complain cops, but they can not find us I use bot network, and of course we live abroad. If you want us to show proofs we will share it to seven mates from your data after that you will be given their contacts. So you will ask them if something strange was received about you. For some questions just reply. Dont be fullish, AmAZinGcRackeR$.

Scary, right? And there have been instances where victims’ computers were hacked, they were filmed in various states of undress (or worse) and then blackmailed that may make this threat seem all too real. But there are several indications that this is nothing more than a phishing scam, hoping to rope in active porn watchers with false threats (an easy demographic to target via mass email given that the world’s largest porn site, Pornhub.com, gets 75 million visitors PER DAY).

First, there is nothing in the email that demonstrates they know anything personally about you: it’s not addressed to you by name and there’s no detail about what site you supposedly visited and when. Nor did they supply a screenshot of the “self-abusing” they allege to have captured. In fact, they are explicitly discouraging you from asking for proof, by threatening to share said “proofs” with your “mates” if you ask. That is completely contrary to how we would expect a real hacker/blackmailer to act – if I wanted to scare the bejesus out of you to get you to pay, the first thing I would do is show you a compromising screen capture to prove that this is very, very real.

Another red flag is that when our readers ran scans using antimalware tools, no malware was detected. Antimalware tools aren’t perfect, but the better ones should have picked up the type of remote administration tool (RAT) described in the email.

Searching the web, there are reports of people receiving similar email scams, going back at least to last fall. The wording of the email varies, including where the scammers claim they’re from, the nature of their threat and the amount of money being demanded. Some people are falling for them, but fortunately not many. I researched a selection of the bitcoin accounts used in these scams and none of the emails had duped more than a handful of victims.

Unfortunately, these scams will likely continue and morph into new threats as the ubiquity of bitcoin makes it easier for scammers to hide behind these accounts and for victims to pay.

So, if you get one of these emails, should you pay the ransom before all your friends find out what you’ve been up to?

The answer is no, don’t be “fullish”.

[EDITOR'S NOTE 7/12/18: A number of people have posted in the comments that they received a version of the email which includes a real password they've used in the past. Does this mean that they should be concerned? The answer is No and Yes. No, you shouldn't be concerned that your computer was hacked and you were actually filmed watching porn - it's still a scam. But, yes, you should be concerned that your password has been leaked through a data breach. Security researcher Troy Hunt has uncovered more than 500 million passwords leaked through these breaches. That password in the email was likely one of them. 

If it is still an active password for you, the scam email should be a big wake up call that you need to ensure you are using unique and secure passwords for every one of your accounts. We strongly recommend a password manager like Dashlane or 1Password , which will automatically check your passwords to see if they have been revealed in a breach and help you create unique, secure ones for every site.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 7/20/18: One reader reported receiving an attachment titled "Invoice" with the porn scam email. If you get an attachment, DO NOT OPEN IT. Email attachments are one of the primary ways hackers use to install malware on your computer, which could turn this fake malware scam into a very real one.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE ABOUT EMAIL SPOOFING 10/19/18: Many readers are commenting that the porn blackmail email appears to be sent from their own email address, causing added concern the hacking claims may be real. But don't be fooled. Email spoofing has been around for long time and is relatively easy to do. Usually the message headers will reveal the true sending email address. Here's how to tell if an email has been spoofed.]

[Image credit: Man in a dark room at a computer via BigStockPhoto]



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Relax its a scam

From Jay on July 17, 2018 :: 12:36 am

Its been a week sinde i received the first mail. Nothing has happened. If you received one of those emails just relax. It’s a scam. They picked your password from an old set of breached data. grin no need to worry.

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Received same scam today

From Victoria L. on July 17, 2018 :: 4:48 pm

I received the same email this morning (see below). It was an old password they had - am not sure where from. Email was sent from an Outlook.com email address. After ignoring the email has anyone received additional threats? Has anyone found proof that the hacker actually has access to their computer or phone cameras?

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“This is your badluck. I do know XXXX is your pass word. Most importantly, I am aware about your secret and I’ve evidence of this. You do not know me personally and no one employed me to examine you.

It’s just your bad luck that I stumbled across your bad deeds. Well, I placed a malware on the adult videos (sexually graphic) and you visited this web site to experience fun (you know what I mean). When you were watching videos, your browser initiated operating as a Rdp (Remote desktop) with a keylogger which provided me access to your display as well as web camera. Right after that, my software program obtained every one of your contacts from your messenger, facebook, and email.

Next, I put in much more time than I probably should have investigating into your life and made a double screen video. First part shows the video you were watching and 2nd part shows the view of your cam (its you doing inappropriate things).

Frankly, I am ready to forget everything about you and allow you to get on with your daily life. And my goal is to provide you 2 options that can accomplish this. These two choices are either to ignore this letter, or simply pay me $2900. Let us explore these 2 options in details.

Option 1 is to ignore this e-mail. You should know what will happen if you take this option. I will certainly send out your video recording to all your contacts including close relatives, colleagues, and so on. It will not help you avoid the humiliation your household will have to face when friends and family find out your unpleasant details from me.

Option 2 is to send me $2900. We will name it my “privacy tip”. Now lets see what happens if you pick this option. Your secret will remain your secret. I’ll erase the recording immediately. You continue on with your lifetime as if none of this ever occurred.

Now you may be thinking, “I’m going to report to the cops”. Let me tell you, I have taken steps to make sure that this email can’t be linked returning to me plus it will not prevent the evidence from destroying your lifetime. I’m not looking to dig a hole in your pocket. I am just looking to be paid for my efforts I placed into investigating you. Let’s hope you decide to make this all go away and pay me the confidentiality fee. You will make the payment through Bitcoins (if you don’t know this, type “how to buy bitcoins” on google search)

Amount to be sent: $2900
Receiving Bitcoin Address: 1B9UNT4Msaw5f2fvuwKcazDuj9MMSPLa8x
(It’s case sensitive, so copy and paste it)

Tell no one what will you be sending the bitcoin for or they may not provide it to you. The task to get bitcoin can take a couple of days so do not wait.
I’ve a specific pixel in this email message, and now I know that you have read through this e-mail. You have 1 day in order to make the payment. If I don’t get the Bitcoins, I will definitely send out your video recording to all of your contacts including close relatives, coworkers, etc. You better come up with an excuse for friends and family before they find out. Having said that, if I receive the payment, I will destroy the proof immediately. It’s a non-negotiable offer, so do not waste my personal time & yours. Your time has started.”

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Got the same email just some days ago

From nouse on July 17, 2018 :: 5:10 pm

From an outlook.com account, they knew an old password of mine (likely from the linkedin leak in 2016).

I ran several tools to confirm my pc is not contaminated. Also there is no webcam attached to my PC, and it has never been,
Now changing all my passwords. Have to say, i got pretty nervous for a while. I do watch pr0n from time to time smile

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scared

From JL on July 17, 2018 :: 10:28 pm

I received smth like this this morning too and it freaked me out because it has a shorter version of my password and my username and it went straight to my inbox instead of my junk mail, the guy is Aurore Siuyuan (ollieibfvcg@outlook.com)

It is just so unfortunate. I know xxxxxx is your pass word. Most importantly, I know your secret and I have evidence of this. You don’t know me personally and no one paid me to check out you.

It’s just your misfortune that I found your misadventures. Let me tell you, I setup a malware on the adult vids (porno) and you visited this website to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were busy watching videos, your browser started functioning as a Rdp (Remote desktop) having a keylogger which provided me accessibility to your display and webcam. Just after that, my software program gathered all your contacts from messenger, fb, and email.

After that I put in much more hours than I should’ve digging into your life and generated a double display video. 1st part shows the video you were viewing and 2nd part shows the video of your webcam (its you doing dirty things).

Honestly, I’m ready to forget exactly about you and allow you to continue with your daily life. And I am going to present you two options that may accomplish that. Those two options are either to ignore this letter, or simply just pay me $2900. Let’s understand above 2 options in more details.

Option One is to ignore this email. Let’s see what is going to happen if you opt this path. I will definitely send your video recording to all your contacts including members of your family, co-workers, and so on. It won’t shield you from the humiliation your self will must feel when friends and family find out your sordid details from me.

Second Option is to send me $2900. We will call this my “confidentiality charges”. Now lets see what happens if you pick this option. Your secret remains your secret. I’ll destroy the recording immediately. You move on with your routine life as though none of this ever happened.

Now you may be thinking, “I will go to the cops”. Without a doubt, I have covered my steps in order that this message can’t be linked to me and yes it won’t steer clear of the evidence from destroying your lifetime. I am not planning to steal all your savings. I just want to get compensated for efforts and time I put into investigating you. Let’s hope you have decided to make pretty much everything vanish entirely and pay me the confidentiality fee. You will make the payment by Bitcoins (if you do not know how, type “how to buy bitcoins” in google)

Amount to be paid: $2900
Receiving Bitcoin Address: 175MK9MUg14aXmZEmevDn5wTKRHozkwAW7
(It’s CASE sensitive, so you should copy and paste it)

Tell no person what you would be utilizing the bitcoin for or they possibly will not sell it to you. The method to obtain bitcoins may take a day or two so do not put it off.
I’ve a unique pixel in this message, and right now I know that you have read this e-mail. You have 24 hours to make the payment. If I do not get the Bitcoins, I will definitely send your video to your contacts including family members, colleagues, and many others. You better come up with an excuse for friends and family before they find out. Having said that, if I receive the payment, I will destroy the video and all other proofs immediately. It is a non negotiable offer, so don’t waste my time and yours. Your time is running out.

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Got this one yesterday

From JB on July 18, 2018 :: 7:16 am

Just got one with an old password not used in years…


Let’s get straight to the point. I’m aware (not shown) is your password. More to the point, I do know about your secret and I’ve evidence of this. You do not know me personally and nobody paid me to investigate you.

It is just your misfortune that I found your misdemeanor. Let me tell you, I placed a malware on the adult videos (pornographic material) and you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). When you were busy watching videos, your browser started out functioning as a Rdp (Remote desktop) with a key logger which provided me with accessibility to your display screen and web cam. After that, my software gathered your complete contacts from your messenger, fb, and email.

After that I put in more time than I probably should have investigating into your life and created a two view video. First part shows the video you were viewing and second part shows the video from your web cam (its you doing inappropriate things).

Honestly, I am ready to forget details about you and allow you to move on with your daily life. And I am about to give you two options that can accomplish that. The two choices are to either ignore this letter, or simply just pay me $ 2900. Let’s explore those two options in details.

First Option is to ignore this e-mail. Let’s see what will happen if you select this option. I will definitely send your video to all of your contacts including members of your family, colleagues, etc. It will not shield you from the humiliation your household will face when family and friends find out your dirty videos from me.

Second Option is to send me $ 2900. We’ll call it my “confidentiality tip”. Now lets see what will happen if you opt this choice. Your secret remains your secret. I will destroy the video immediately. You move on with your life as if nothing like this ever happened.

Now you must be thinking, “I should go to the cops”. Let me tell you, I have taken steps to ensure this mail can’t be tracked back to me and it will not stop the evidence from destroying your health. I’m not planning to steal all your savings. I just want to be paid for the time I put in investigating you. Let’s hope you have decided to create all of this disappear completely and pay me my confidentiality fee. You’ll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know how, search “how to buy bitcoins” on search engine)

Amount to be sent: $ 2900
Bitcoin Address to Send to: 1DtYVj17ALgvjf2NDYc2MLEUXsm6mmA91H
(It’s case sensitive, so copy and paste it carefully)

Share with no person what you would be transferring the Bitcoins for or they might not give it to you. The process to acquire bitcoins may take a couple of days so do not procrastinate.
I’ve a unique pixel in this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read through this email message. You now have two days in order to make the payment. If I do not get the BitCoin, I definitely will send out your video recording to your contacts including relatives, colleagues, and many others. You better come up with an excuse for friends and family before they find out. However, if I receive the payment, I’ll destroy the video immediately. It is a non negotiable offer, so please do not ruin my personal time & yours. Time is running out.

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No issue in almost a week

From JB on July 23, 2018 :: 7:45 am

FYI… been almost a week, and nothing. Please don’t fret, or fall for this scam!

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Thanks.

From Tino on October 23, 2018 :: 1:44 pm

Thanks I got this too yesterday. scary. Thanks for sharing this info guys.

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Please do not worry... This is a scam

From Anonymous on July 18, 2018 :: 7:24 am

It’s been 4 days since I got the email and absolutely nothing has happened. Please do not pay. I see that some of these bitcoin addresses have some payments made already. Sorry to see people falling for these kinda scams. Please report the bitcoin addresses at bitcoinwhoswho.com so that others do not fall prey to such attempts.

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What's this,should i be worried?

From Pedro Gonçalves on July 18, 2018 :: 3:14 pm

” Lets get straight to the purpose. I am well aware ******* is your passphrase. You may not know me and you are most likely thinking why you are getting this mail? Not a single person has compensated me to check you.

Let me tell you, I actually setup a software on the X videos (adult porn) website and do you know what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). When you were viewing videos, your web browser initiated working as a Remote control Desktop that has a key logger which provided me with accessibility to your display as well as webcam. after that, my software program gathered all your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, as well as e-mailaccount. And then I made a double-screen video. 1st part displays the video you were watching (you’ve got a nice taste lol), and 2nd part displays the view of your cam, yea its you.

You actually have a pair of choices. We will read up on each of these solutions in details:
Very first solution is to just ignore this e-mail. As a result, I most certainly will send your videotape to every single one of your contacts and then just think regarding the disgrace you will see. Keep in mind if you happen to be in an intimate relationship, precisely how it is going to affect?
Other alternative would be to give me $$3000. We will describe it as a donation. Then, I will right away delete your video recording. You could keep going your daily routine like this never happened and you are never going to hear back again from me.

You will make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search for “how to buy bitcoin” in Google).
BTC Address to send to: 1KBWnCmDBEfs6rnE6tUB6DBaCAJMYvMewM

[case-SENSITIVE, copy and paste it]

If you may be curious about going to the cop, good, this mail cannot be traced back to me. I have covered my moves. I am just not looking to demand a lot, I simply want to be paid. I’ve a specific pixel in this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read this e mail. You have one day in order to make the payment. If I do not receive the BitCoins, I will definitely send your video recording to all of your contacts including family members, co-workers, and many others. Nevertheless, if I receive the payment, I’ll erase the recording right away. If you need evidence, reply Yea then I will send your video to your 9 friends. It’s a non-negotiable offer thus do not waste mine time and yours by responding to this e-mail.”


My laptop camera is taped sense day one…the only “open” camera is on my Ipad,it is possible to someone to hack an Ipad using a “Remote control Desktop” on Ipad ?

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Bitcoin scam

From judy on July 19, 2018 :: 9:24 am

I got a very similarly worded email and they said it was a password but it was one that I did use in the past. Here is the bitcoin address they asked to send $2200 to.

Bitcoin Address to Send to: 1MLYwC4mjH4AsLXMG1ix7dB9Djsa2gYnpg

2 weeks ago someone tried to open up 4 credit cards in my name, I wonder if this was related. I had my IT guy at work briefly track the IP address used to apply for a credit card and it was in pompano beach Florida. Anyway I can track this down further?

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Got the Same E-Mail

From Terry T on July 19, 2018 :: 6:05 pm

Received essentially the same e-mail two nights ago….claims to have my password…displayed it (may have used that in the past) but e-mail arrived in my internet provider e-mail…I made a copy of the e-mail, and then clicked spam. Today received an e-mail saying they are still waiting on my payment..wanted me to open attached invoice which I did not. He used a different name this time. Basically claiming that I watched the porn site and he activated my cam and has copies to send to all my friends…demanded $2900 in 3 days with Bitcoins.  A bit scary since hr had m e-mail address.

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RE: Previous comment

From KCO on July 20, 2018 :: 1:14 am

I do not recognize any of these names that are getting inserted into this e-mail everytime I copy and paste it.

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ITALIANO

From Alex on July 21, 2018 :: 5:45 am

Lets get right to point. You do not know me and you’re most likely wondering why you’re getting this e mail? No one has paid me to check you.

Well, I placed a software on the X videos (pornographic material) web site and guess what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what I mean). While you were viewing video clips, your web browser initiated functioning as a Remote Desktop with a key logger which provided me with accessibility to your display screen and web camera. Just after that, my software collected all of your contacts from your Messenger, social networks, and email . After that I made a double video. 1st part displays the video you were watching (you have a nice taste lmao), and 2nd part shows the view of your web cam, yea it is you.

You got a pair of choices. Shall we read up on each one of these solutions in particulars:

Very first choice is to ignore this email message. Then, I am going to send your very own recorded material to just about all of your personal contacts and also just consider concerning the shame you will see. In addition should you be in a loving relationship, how it will certainly affect?

Latter option would be to pay me $9000. We are going to regard it as a donation. As a consequence, I most certainly will quickly discard your video. You could continue on your daily routine like this never occurred and you surely will never hear back again from me.

You will make the payment through Bitcoin (if you don’t know this, search for “how to buy bitcoin” in Google).

BTC Address: 1LVRpDixrwh68FpHtQsTW6b1Zuyos6GU1e
[CASE-SENSITIVE, copy & paste it]

In case you are thinking about going to the law enforcement officials, good, this e mail can not be traced back to me. I have taken care of my steps. I am just not trying to ask you for a whole lot, I want to be paid. I have a specific pixel in this e-mail, and now I know that you have read this email. You have one day to make the payment. If I do not get the BitCoins, I will send out your video recording to all of your contacts including members of your family, coworkers, and so forth. However, if I do get paid, I’ll destroy the recording right away. This is a nonnegotiable offer that being said please don’t waste mine time & yours by replying to this email message. If you want proof, reply with Yes and I definitely will send out your video to your 15 contacts.

SONO IN ITALIA

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It is almost certainly a scam.

From Henry Barnett on July 21, 2018 :: 7:25 am

From all that I’ve read and having received the same type of email, I am sure it is just a scam.

Correct me if I am wrong but…

It is being sent from multiple sources.

No one has had a reminder after 24 hours.

No one who has posted here has paid.

No one has had a video sent them as proof.

No one has been told of one of their contacts as proof.

Most of our passwords for say FB Gmail etc are NOT the same as the PW they claim, so how can they get those details?

They say keylogger has given them a password but it’s only 1.

A keylogger would be able to get ALL your passwords!

It’s always an old one that I presume came from a hacked website. In my case Adobe in 2013.

A pixel does not do what the say it does. “You are reading this now” Of course you are.

Bin the email, change your passwords with the priority of:
All different.

If you have your own domain name, the word before the @ should be the websites name. I.E. <Adobe @ my domain name etc.>
Normally by default, any mail sent to <any name @ my domain name etc.> is forwarded to your email client.

Even with a Gmail or Hotmail email address, do as above and it should be sent to your inbox.

Use a password manager.

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Email received

From qwerty on July 22, 2018 :: 4:35 am

Received an email yesterday. But it has a different content.

Good afternoon, <my name>! The message should be unexpectable for you! But in a case if you don’t like to be prominenet person in online world I suggest to familiarize yourself with it. I heard, that you have soft spot for erotica website. Presently I possess photo and videoclips where your joystick is in your right hand and you are fudge off. I do not to tell how I got in my hands that files but I going to to give you good council from now on that insecure Web-site are dangerous for your gadget. I have all the numbers of your family members and as well data to yours SNSs user accounts. You have to send $ 400 to my Bitcoin wallet 1FgcA1yunVNnj9Gn9B1y6J5AjSb2rD1NhZ in space of 24 hours. If I don’t get my hush payment I gonna forward all the images and viral to yours family and publish in an online environment dirty pictures. If you satisfy my terms I should delete the files. Tick-tock! Don’t answer to this message. It’s temporary address!

You think this is just a scam as well? I’m bothered. Thanks

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QUERTY - Different words

From Henry Barnett on July 22, 2018 :: 8:37 am

Hi Querty,  That is probably a second generation email by someone who has just got some email addresses and thought he’d try the same scam. Note NO password so he had just your name and email. 

Bin it IMO

Henry

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I received a mail today about that with almost same text.

From Carlos Caffaratti on July 22, 2018 :: 4:44 pm

It says something like sorry about the wrong english language, and also the same text.

I decided to see the domain whois.
The mail was sent from billing@autobooker.space
So i checked on .space domains whois and i sent an email to abuse dept of that domain extensions administration dept.

I saw on blockchain about that bitcoin address and no movements at all.
BUT i was reading they can make / create any number they want, as it says in https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/67379/can-we-report-a-fraudster-by-their-bitcoin-wallet-address

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Website account

From Cesar on July 23, 2018 :: 12:53 am

A few days before I got this email I also got an email from “xvideos” saying my account had been opened and that I just needed to confirm my email. Unfortunately idiot me opened the email. I never opened this account but I did visit the site earlier that day. I don’t have an account though.

A few days later I got this email for the scam. Anyone else experience the same?

Should I call/email xvideos to make sure an account wasn’t opened using my email address?

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Had the same email

From Reviled Al on July 23, 2018 :: 7:35 am

I’m glad I googled this, not that I would have paid, but holy heck, it had an old PW in the title. If nothing else it has made me go through and update all passwords for important things. Also though my email address had my name broken up with a dot which they used to spell my name. I would either not look at porn (who am I kidding) or cover the webcam with some solid tape.
I did actually crap myself tbh as I’m a bloke and blokes watch porn.

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Got one today

From Jacquie on July 23, 2018 :: 4:03 pm

Received the same email at 9 this morning..but they want 8000$...bitcoin..blah blah blah..

Wonder why mine is so high ..8k?

Anyhow..never watch porn so not worried. But concerned about password..no idea where I used it or how they got it..off to change my passwords now!

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Got one today also

From mallen on July 23, 2018 :: 5:24 pm

See below.  Scary thing is it was sent to my personal email and the PWD is actually one I used on an adult film site (yes - I admit it).  What are the odds that there is something there?


I am well aware xxxxx is your password. Lets get right to the point. You do not know me and you are probably thinking why you’re getting this e-mail? Absolutely no one has compensated me to investigate you.

actually, I placed a malware on the X videos (sex sites) website and do you know what, you visited this website to have fun (you know what I mean). When you were viewing videos, your internet browser began functioning as a RDP that has a keylogger which gave me access to your screen and web camera. after that, my software program gathered all your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, and emailaccount. After that I made a video. 1st part displays the video you were viewing (you have a fine taste : )), and next part shows the view of your cam, yeah it is u.

You have got two different alternatives. Lets review each one of these solutions in details:

Very first solution is to dismiss this e-mail. In this scenario, I will send your actual video to almost all of your personal contacts and think about concerning the disgrace you feel. Not to mention should you be in an intimate relationship, how it will affect?

Number 2 solution is to compensate me $7000. We are going to describe it as a donation. In this instance, I most certainly will promptly erase your video. You can keep daily life like this never occurred and you will never hear back again from me.

You’ll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search for “how to buy bitcoin” in Google search engine).

BTC Address: 18u3FSpavagGw4LFoUbnzp7t3KZrsg54k4
[case-SENSITIVE copy and paste it]

If you are looking at going to the cops, anyway, this e mail can not be traced back to me. I have dealt with my moves. I am not looking to charge a fee a whole lot, I would like to be paid for. You now have one day to make the payment. I’ve a specific pixel in this email message, and now I know that you have read through this email message. If I do not receive the BitCoins, I will definitely send out your video to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and many others. Nevertheless, if I receive the payment, I will destroy the recording immediately. If you really want proof, reply Yeah then I will send your video recording to your 8 friends. This is the non-negotiable offer therefore please don’t waste mine time & yours by replying to this message.

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Got the same

From TRS on July 26, 2018 :: 2:28 am

This is exactly the same one as I received today.

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Got this today. Shld I be worries

From Elizabeth on July 23, 2018 :: 8:48 pm

Lets get directly to point. No one has paid me to check about you. You may not know me and you’re probably wondering why you are getting this mail?

actually, I setup a malware on the 18+ videos (pornographic material) web-site and do you know what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what I mean). When you were watching video clips, your web browser began operating as a Remote control Desktop with a keylogger which provided me with access to your display and cam. after that, my software program obtained all of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email . Next I made a video. 1st part displays the video you were watching (you have a nice taste lol), and 2nd part displays the view of your webcam, and its u.

You have only 2 options. We are going to go through these types of solutions in details:

First choice is to neglect this e-mail. In such a case, I am going to send your actual tape to every one of your personal contacts and then just think concerning the disgrace you will get. Not to forget in case you are in an important relationship, just how it will affect?

In the second place choice will be to give me $7000. We are going to think of it as a donation. Then, I will promptly eliminate your videotape. You could continue your way of life like this never took place and you will not ever hear back again from me.

You will make the payment via Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in Google search engine).

BTC Address: 19hujNqhoUkon66iSAKBMKTbXXRp12MtLT
[case-sensitive so copy & paste it]

Should you are thinking of going to the law, very well, this email message can not be traced back to me. I have covered my moves. I am just not attempting to ask you for so much, I just want to be paid. I’ve a specific pixel in this mail, and right now I know that you have read this e-mail. You have one day to make the payment. If I do not get the BitCoins, I will definitely send out your video to all of your contacts including members of your family, co-workers, and many others. Nonetheless, if I receive the payment, I will destroy the recording right away. It’s a non-negotiable offer, that being said please don’t waste mine time and yours by replying to this email. If you need proof, reply with Yea! then I will send out your video to your 8 contacts.

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never been so scared

From luke on July 24, 2018 :: 10:27 am

Got this 17 hours ago. Before I found this post with comments I was somewhat destroyed, really never before I was thinking about visiting psychologist until yesterday night. Got email like the others, mentioning my first name, hacked password (that was not used for the emailbox itself, but for sure for one of accounts somewhere with this email) and wanting $7000 in Bitcoins. And I watch porn, a lot, but nothing illegal.
Thank god for this post! Thank you very much!

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Asked for $7000 from me

From S Stacks on July 24, 2018 :: 1:50 pm

Received 7/23718 Demanded $7000 in Bitcoins. I feel bad that people fall for these scams.  It’s just awful. 

XXXXXXXX is one of your pass word. Lets get directly to the purpose. Not a single
person has paid me to check about you. You do not know me and you’re most likely thinking
why you are getting this email?

actually, I placed a software on the X vids (sexually graphic) web-site and do you know
what, you visited this web site to experience fun (you know what I mean). When you were
watching videos, your internet browser initiated working as a RDP that has a key logger
which provided me access to your screen and also web cam. Just after that, my software
program collected all your contacts from your Messenger, FB, and email . Next I created a
video. 1st part displays the video you were viewing (you’ve got a nice taste rofl), and
next part displays the view of your cam, and its you.

You will have not one but two choices. We will understand these types of choices in
particulars:

First option is to neglect this e mail. As a consequence, I am going to send out your
very own video recording to all of your personal contacts and imagine about the
embarrassment you will get. And as a consequence if you are in a committed relationship,
how this will affect?

Number two alternative is to pay me $7000. Lets regard it as a donation. In such a case,
I will immediately remove your video footage. You can resume your life like this never
occurred and you will not hear back again from me.

You’ll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search for “how to buy
bitcoin” in Google search engine).

BTC Address: 1FkYquVGkyw8fE4JFpoPnVHemEgt7XuoYs
[case sensitive copy & paste it]

In case you are looking at going to the law enforcement, good, this email can not be
traced back to me. I have taken care of my actions. I am not looking to charge you a lot,
I just want to be rewarded. You now have one day to make the payment. I’ve a special
pixel within this email, and right now I know that you have read through this e-mail. If
I do not get the BitCoins, I will send your video to all of your contacts including
members of your family, coworkers, and so on. Nonetheless, if I receive the payment, I’ll
erase the recording right away. This is a non:negotiable offer, thus do not waste mine
time and yours by replying to this e mail. If you want to have evidence, reply with Yes!
& I definitely will send your video to your 14 friends.

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Sextorsion - what to do? Should this be reported?

From Starman on July 24, 2018 :: 2:31 pm

Got this message from Kean Bohen (email lejrenellpp@outlook.com)

Very similar to others… and my Q is ... who is going to stop these people?  Should this be reported? In Canada we have the anti-fraud centre.
http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/types/extortion-extorsion/index-eng.htm

Thoughts or comments

I do know zzzzzz is your password. Lets get right to point. You may not know me and you’re most likely wondering why you are getting this e-mail? Absolutely no one has paid me to investigate you. Well, I actually installed a software on the xxx videos (sexually graphic) site and guess what, you visited this website to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were viewing video clips, your web browser initiated operating as a RDP having a keylogger which provided me with access to your display screen as well as web cam. Right after that, my software obtained your entire contacts from your Messenger, FB, and email . After that I made a video. First part shows the video you were watching (you have a good taste lol), and 2nd part shows the recording of your webcam, & its you. You actually have a pair of alternatives. We will go through each of these solutions in details: 1st choice is to skip this email message. Then, I am going to send out your very own tape to just about all of your contacts and then consider regarding the awkwardness you will get. Furthermore in case you are in a relationship, precisely how it can affect? Number 2 solution is to compensate me $7000. I will regard it as a donation. In this instance, I most certainly will promptly erase your video footage. You will continue your way of life like this never took place and you surely will never hear back again from me. You’ll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search for “how to buy bitcoin” in Google search engine). BTC Address to send to: 1GBgKZxtanDq2NCCmnmq4A3A2Qo3igCQtW [case-SENSITIVE, copy and paste it] If you have been thinking about going to the law, look, this e-mail can not be traced back to me. I have taken care of my steps. I am not looking to ask you for a lot, I would like to be paid. You have one day in order to pay. I’ve a special pixel within this e mail, and right now I know that you have read this message. If I do not receive the BitCoins, I will, no doubt send your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, etc. However, if I do get paid, I will destroy the video right away. This is a non-negotiable offer, therefore please do not waste my time and yours by responding to this mail. If you need evidence, reply Yeah! & I will certainly send out your video recording to your 14 friends

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same 7000 usd today

From daedalus on July 24, 2018 :: 3:38 pm

I am aware xyzxyz one of your password. Lets get directly to point. You may not know me and you are probably thinking why you’re getting this email? Neither anyone has paid me to investigate about you
actually, I setup a malware on the X vids (pornographic material) web site and you know what, you visited this website to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching videos, your browser initiated operating as a RDP with a key logger which provided me with access to your screen and also cam. Right after that, my software program collected all of your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, as well as e-mailaccount. Next I made a double-screen video. First part displays the video you were watching (you have a good taste ; )), and second part shows the view of your web camera, & its you.
You have got two possibilities. Shall we explore these types of possibilities in aspects:

Very first alternative is to dismiss this email. As a result, I will send your actual video clip to all your your personal contacts and thus you can easily imagine concerning the awkwardness you will see. And as a consequence should you be in an affair, how it will eventually affect?

In the second place option is to pay me $7000. We will regard it as a donation. In this situation, I will promptly erase your video recording. You will go on with daily life like this never happened and you will never hear back again from me.
You’ll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search for ‘how to buy bitcoin’ in Google search engine).

BTC Address: 1pTEwxdCQEeDLKgtzFBu2C7pLgCb7ST1m
[CASE sensitive, copy & paste it]

If you may be thinking about going to the authorities, good, this e-mail cannot be traced back to me. I have dealt with my actions. I am just not attempting to ask you for very much, I simply prefer to be paid for. You have one day to pay. I’ve a specific pixel in this message, and right now I know that you have read this email message. If I do not receive the BitCoins, I will send your video to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so on. Having said that, if I receive the payment, I will erase the recording right away. It is a non:negotiable offer, and so don’t waste my time and yours by replying to this email. If you really want evidence, reply Yes & I will certainly send your video to your 6 friends.

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New bitcoin address

From Anonymous on July 24, 2018 :: 11:27 pm

I got a follow up email after 10 days of receiving first email. Same crap in the email but the price has gone up to $3200 grin Binned it as expected.

bitcoin address mentioned in new email is1KfS3PMKpTDGLLJQCAfVpLuVsf8xcyQC9M which I reported on bitcoinwhoswho.com

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26.07.2018

From Alex on July 26, 2018 :: 3:02 am

RICEVUTO OGGI:

c****2 one of your pass word. Lets get straight to the point. You do not know me and you are probably thinking why you are getting this e-mail? None has paid me to investigate you.

Let me tell you, I installed a malware on the xxx streaming (pornography) website and do you know what, you visited this web site to experience fun (you know what I mean). When you were viewing video clips, your web browser started out operating as a Remote Desktop having a key logger which provided me access to your display screen as well as web camera. Just after that, my software collected your entire contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, and e-mailaccount. Next I created a video. First part displays the video you were viewing (you’ve got a nice taste haha), and next part displays the recording of your web camera, yeah its you.

You actually have 2 solutions. We will go through these solutions in details:

Very first alternative is to neglect this email message. As a consequence, I am going to send out your very own recorded material to almost all of your personal contacts and also just imagine about the humiliation you will get. Keep in mind if you happen to be in an important relationship, just how it can affect?

Latter solution should be to compensate me $7000. Let us regard it as a donation. Then, I will straightaway delete your video. You could keep going on daily life like this never happened and you would never hear back again from me.

You will make the payment via Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in Google search engine).

BTC Address to send to: 17PLB37REkKbcn35g9gM6cLcapY4WgqsCa
[case sensitive copy and paste it]

Should you are thinking of going to the authorities, okay, this email message can not be traced back to me. I have taken care of my moves. I am also not looking to demand so much, I simply prefer to be paid. You now have one day to pay. I’ve a specific pixel within this mail, and now I know that you have read this e-mail. If I don’t get the BitCoins, I will, no doubt send out your video to all of your contacts including friends and family, coworkers, and so on. However, if I do get paid, I’ll erase the video right away. If you really want evidence, reply Yup! & I definitely will send your video to your 7 friends. This is a non:negotiable offer thus don’t waste my personal time and yours by replying to this email.

QUESTA E’ LA SECONDA CHE MI ARRIVA, BISOGNA PREOCCUPARSI?

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It seems they are at

From Ted on July 26, 2018 :: 4:03 am

It seems they are at it again , I have received 2 from 2 different names in the space of the last half hour. I have deleted both of them.

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Got one of these emails this morning!

From Aaron on July 26, 2018 :: 10:00 am

I was pretty sure it was a scam of some sort. Appears they missed some text when they copied and pasted the email to send it to me. Here is the email I received:

s one of your Password and now I will cut to the chase. You don’t know me but I know you very well and you must be thinking why are you receiving this e mail, right?

I placed malware on porn videos (porn) and there’s more, you visited same porn website to have pleasure (if you know what I mean). And when you got busy watching those videos, your device began functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop) with a keylogger which provided me with access to your display as well as your camera controls. After that, the malware obtained all of your contacts from your messenger, facebook, as well as email.

What I want?
It is just your misfortune that I am aware of your blunder. Next, I put in more time than I should have digging into your personal life and made a two view videotape. 1st part displays the recording you had been viewing and next half shows the capture from your web camera (its someone doing dirty things). Wholeheartedly, I’m ready to remove exactly about you and let you get on with your life. And I am about to give you two options that may accomplish your freedom. Those two option is to either ignore this message (bad for you), or pay me 0.55 BTC to end this mattter for life.

Exactly what can you do?
Let us investigate these 2 options in more detail. Option 1 is to disregard my mail. Let us see what will happen if you take this path. I definitely will send your video recording to your entire contacts including members of your family, coworkers, and many others. It won’t shield you from the humiliation your household will feel when friends and family find out your sordid videotape in their inbox. Wise Option is to send me 0.55 BTC. We will call this my “keep the secret tip”. Now Lets see what happens when you opt this choice. Your naughty secret remains private. I will keep my mouth silent. Once you send the payment, You keep your daily life and family as though nothing ever occurred. You will make the transfer by Bitcoin

My BTC Address: 1DF15h2NonXjSrKgV6kogJb84rbSb2Z3LW

Note: You have one day to make the payment. (I’ve a unique pixel in this e-mail, and now I know that you have read through this email message). DO NOT TELL anybody what you would be sending the bitcoin for or they will often not give it to you. The task to get bitcoin usually takes a short time so do not put it off. If I don’t receive the Bitcoin, I definitely will send out your video recording to all of your contacts including family members, colleagues, and so on. nonetheless, if I do get paid, I will erase the sextape immediately. If you really want proof, reply with “yes!” and I definitely will send out your video recording to your 10 friends. It’s a non negotiable offer, so do not waste my personal time & yours by responding to this e-mail.

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Got the same email, almost word for word

From MagBas on July 26, 2018 :: 5:26 pm

Here’s the one I got:

**********
xxxxxx is one of your secret password and now I will cut to the chase. You don’t know me but I know you very well and you’re probably wondering why you’re receiving this mail, right?

I installed malware on sex vids (pornography) and you know what, you accessed same porn website to have pleasure (you know what I mean). And while you were busy watching those videos, your device started working as a RDP (Remote Control Desktop) with a backdoor which allowed me access to your device as well as your camera recordings. Right after that, my malware obtained your entire contacts from your fb, as well as mailbox.

What did I do?
It is simply your bad luck that I stumbled across your misdemeanor. Later I put in more time than I should’ve looking into your life and made a split-screen video. 1st part displays the video you had been watching and 2nd part displays the video from your web camera (its someone doing inappropriate things). Genuinely, I am ready to destroy all about you and allow you to get on with your life. And I am going to give you a way out which will make it happen. These two choices are to either turn a deaf ear to this e mail (not recommended), or pay me 1.25 BTC to close this mattter forever.

Exactly what can you do?
Let us explore these two options in details. First Alternative is to turn a deaf ear this email message. Let me tell you what will happen if you select this path. I will definately send out your videotape to your entire contacts including members of your family, colleagues, and so forth. It won’t protect you from the humiliation your family will must feel when relatives and buddies discover your unpleasant videotape in their inbox. Second Option is to pay me 1.25 BTC. We’ll call this my “confidentiality tip”. Lets see what happens when you opt this choice. Your secret remains your secret. I will keep my mouth silent. After you send the payment, You can freely go on with your routine life and family as though none of this ever occurred. You will make the transfer via Bitcoins

Amount to be sent: 1.25 BTC
BTC ADDRESS: 1BgVoVXmDQvbZhAkRbHat6jWbXP7m4kQBz

Notice: You now have one day in order to make the payment. (I have a unique pixel within this e-mail, and right now I know that you’ve read this mail). If I don’t get the BitCoin, I will certainly send out your videotape to all of your contacts including close relatives, coworkers, and so forth. nonetheless, if I do get paid, I’ll destroy the sextape immediately. If you want to have evidence, reply with “yes!” and I will send out your videotape to your 11 contacts. It is a non-negotiable offer, so please don’t waste my personal time & yours by responding to this e mail.
**********

Basically the same thing, with minor differences.

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The pixel thing is also bogus

From MagBas on July 26, 2018 :: 5:29 pm

Just an added info—looking at the email source, there’s nothing in there to indicate that there is any “unique pixel” deal going on in there, and if I’m not mistaken, most email providers remove anything that is active content (Javascript, Java applets, etc.) from emails before delivering them.

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Identical scam

From Gregory Schultz on July 26, 2018 :: 11:32 am

Got me, too, with a few word changes here and there.

_______ is one of your personal password and now I will cut to the chase. You don’t know anything about me but I know you very well and you’re most likely thinking why you are getting this e mail, correct?

This time, they wanted 0.7 BTC instead of a specific dollar amount.

Fortunately, I recognized the password as coming from a specific website whose password database was hacked several years back.

I also checked the source code of the email and saw that the pixel they claimed to have put into the email isn’t in there at all.

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Identical scam

From Gregory Schultz on July 26, 2018 :: 1:28 pm

I also forwarded the email to abuse(at)outlook(dot)com. All the examples I’ve seen are also from outlook(dot)com. Others may want to forward the emails they’ve received, too.

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Email contains recent password

From Anonymous on July 26, 2018 :: 11:49 am

I have received a similar mail on one of my email accounts. The thing that scares me is it contains one of my recent passwords.

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You may want to see

From Gregory Schultz on July 26, 2018 :: 1:25 pm

You may want to see if the website involved was recently hacked, then.

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told me he has my passwords and same thing with the porn, Here is his Email to me.

From Alfred on July 26, 2018 :: 12:11 pm

From: Doyle Saleh <jzanibaltp@outlook.com>
Date: 26 July 2018 at 16:17:38 SAST
To: “” <my Email>
Subject: Fwd:(he put my) password - user name
******* is one of your password and I won’t beat around the bush. You do not know anything about me however I know alot about you and you are probably thinking why you are receiving this email, right?

I setup malware on adult video clips (sex sites) and do you know what, you visited this porn website to have fun (you get my drift). While you were busy watching video clips, your web browser began functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) that has a backdoor which gave me access to your screen and also your web cam controls. Just after that, my software program collected your entire contacts from messenger, fb, as well as email.

What have I done?
It’s just your hard luck that I found your blunder. Next, I invested in more time than I should have looking into your life and prepared a double-screen sextape. 1st part shows the video you had been viewing and other part shows the video of your cam (its someone doing inappropriate things). In good faith, I want to remove exactly about you and let you get on with your daily life. And I am going to give you two options that may achieve it. Those two alternatives are to either disregard this letter (bad for you and your family), or pay me 0.95 BTC to end this mattter for life.

Exactly what should you do?
Let us explore those 2 options in more details. First Alternative is to ignore this e mail. Let’s see what will happen if you select this option. I will certainly send out your videotape to all of your contacts including members of your family, coworkers, and so forth. It doesn’t shield you from the humiliation your self will must feel when relatives and buddies learn your sordid videotape from me. Other Option is to send me 0.95 BTC. We will call it my “privacy charges”. Now let me tell you what happens when you go with this choice. Your secret remains your secret. I’ll keep my mouth mum. After you send the payment, You move on with your lifetime and family like nothing ever happened. You’ll make the payment by Bitcoins

My BTC Address: 1MsGvhdJw599sJXb7QwUfCZPWvHAKZQqPj

Notice: You now have one day in order to make the payment. (I have a special pixel within this e mail, and now I know that you’ve read through this email). Don’t tell anyone what you will be transferring the bitcoin for or they will often not give it to you. The method to acquire bitcoins can take a day or two so do not wait. If I don’t receive the BitCoin, I definitely will send your sextape to all of your contacts including family members, coworkers, and many others. having said that, if I do get paid, I will erase the videotape immediately. If you need evidence, reply with “yes!” and I will certainly send your video to your 12 contacts. It is a non-negotiable one time offer, so kindly do not waste my personal time and yours by responding to this message.

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i got sent the same email

From fred on July 26, 2018 :: 4:03 pm

I got sent the same email.
it was a legit password and it was only recently changed.

I have 2 factor on my gmail address and Ive changed the password again since this scary email.

its for .9 of a bitcoin and thats a butt ton on money for me.

do i ride it out?

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they used my passwords

From Matthew Deshon on July 26, 2018 :: 3:13 pm

i got sent an email with my password in it (its changed)

im not nervous cause it’s asking for .9 of a bitcoin and will send email to my contactss

screen infomation ect.

im nervous

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Complete and utterly fabricated scam.

From mallan on July 26, 2018 :: 5:46 pm

Complete and utterly fabricated scam.  Ignore it (but good reminder to change your pwd’s)

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I recieved one too

From M on July 27, 2018 :: 3:53 am

got an email showing one of my older passwords

claiming I had been visiting a porn site, that I had to google (wasn’t my go to porn site ;D)
then claiming they had footage from my webcam, which I only have in an older work laptop, that I never ever use
so that footage better be amazing!

they want 7000$ for that miracle
which I guess is only fair
they would have to be pretty creative with whatever footage they actually have to create an awkward video of me

I just can’t remember when I used that specific password.. so can’t place what site has been breaced, but guessing it’s a bigger one, since alot of people have recieved identical emails.

glad to have found this site and see that you should not give in to the crazy blackmail attempt

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Thanks for this note.

From Das on July 27, 2018 :: 11:31 am

I received a similar e-mail yesterday, which include a pseudo and password I have used on old accounts I don’t use for years that contain only info you can find publicly like my name, my phone, my e-mail address, my resume (so I forgot to change them, which I’ve done today). I’m using a software to generate and manage different passwords for each account for few years now (plus double-authentification as much as I can).
My concern was that it is also the login / password I use on one of my computer since I have set up this computer 10 years ago and never thought about changing my password (which is done now too).

In the end, I wasn’t worry about the cam thing (my main computer doesn’t even have one and my other computers and my phone have a sticker on it) or the screen capture but mostly about the contacts part and all other info someone can stole from my computer (like confidential client informations/files or send massive e-mails to all my contact with false content about me - I can explain to my familly or close friends that the content is false but what about client).

So this article was a relief, knowing that this is a confirmed scam and not a real hack (but thanks to it, I spend half of my day to update as much old accounts password as I could, just in case).

Here is the e-mail I’ve received (I have removed the login / password).

It came from this address: fifranniegsk@outlook.com

The object caught my attention because it was my login / password.

The content is:

XXXXXX one of your pass word. Lets get straight to the point. You do not know me and you are most likely thinking why you are getting this e mail? Absolutely no one has compensated me to investigate you.

Well, I setup a malware on the X videos (pornography) web-site and do you know what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching video clips, your web browser started operating as a Remote Desktop that has a keylogger which provided me access to your display as well as cam. Immediately after that, my software collected your entire contacts from your Messenger, social networks, as well as emailaccount. Next I made a video. 1st part displays the video you were viewing (you’ve got a nice taste : )), and second part displays the recording of your web cam, and it is u.

You will have two different choices. Let us analyze these choices in aspects:

Very first alternative is to ignore this email. In this scenario, I will send out your video recording to just about all of your contacts and also consider concerning the humiliation you will get. Not to forget if you happen to be in an affair, precisely how it is going to affect?

In the second place alternative would be to give me $7000. We will call it a donation. Subsequently, I most certainly will straight away erase your video. You will resume everyday life like this never occurred and you will not ever 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).

BTC Address: 18tyCZk6wCoiywAWeY3hfyZMaG5BAWBcmr
[CASE-sensitive so copy & paste it]

If you may be wondering about going to the authorities, surely, this e mail can not be traced back to me. I have taken care of my steps. I am not trying to charge a fee so much, I only want to be paid. I’ve a special pixel within this e mail, and now I know that you have read this message. You now have one day to make the payment. If I do not receive the BitCoins, I will, no doubt send your video to all of your contacts including close relatives, co-workers, etc. Nevertheless, if I receive the payment, I’ll erase the recording right away. If you want to have proof, reply with Yea! then I will send your video to your 8 friends. It’s a nonnegotiable offer, therefore please don’t waste my personal time and yours by responding to this mail.

I was very worry for hours yesterday evening about info or files that can be stolen from me and felt really bad that my clients can discover that I have been hacked so easily or that private conversation can be sent to everyone.

So thank you for this note, I was able to sleep yesterday evening after I read it and a big part of the comments.

I really hope this note can help other people like me who spent hours worrying for the worst and also help us to increase the security of our computer / on-line life.

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I'm really scared

From Tiffany Willow on July 27, 2018 :: 12:18 pm

The email I got showed the password to me password keeper and it says they are going to send my open search to family and friends. Can I stop this? They say they put malware on my iPhone
Please help. I don’t think I could live if this gets out

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It's a scam. End of.

From Henry Barnett on July 27, 2018 :: 2:41 pm

Don’t worry it’s a scam. They are just bluffing. Bin it as we all have. Nothing will happen.

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Email topic: password - username

From NMSD on July 27, 2018 :: 5:55 pm

Received today:

XXXXXXXX is your secret password and now I’m going to cut to the chase. You do not know me but I know you and you’re probably wondering why are you receiving this e mail, right?

I actually setup malware on porn videos (porno) & do you know what, you accessed same adult web site to experience fun (know what I mean?). And when you got busy watching those videos, your system initiated operating as a RDP (Remote Desktop) with a backdoor which provided me with access to your device and also your webcam access. Just after that, my software obtained all your contacts from messenger, social networks, and email.

What did I do?
It’s simply your bad luck that I am aware of your misadventures. Later I invested in more time than I should have digging into your life and created a double screen video. First half shows the recording you were watching and 2nd part shows the video of your web camera (it is you doing inappropriate things). Honestly, I am willing to delete everything about you and let you move on with your daily life. And I am going to give you a way out that will make it happen. The two options are either to ignore this email (not recommended), or pay me $5000.

Exactly what can you do?
Let us examine above 2 options in details. First Alternative is to turn a blind eye to my e-mail. Let me tell you what will happen if you pick this option. I will certainly send out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, colleagues, and so on. It won’t protect you from the humiliation you and your family will ought to face when friends uncover your unpleasant videotape from me in their inbox. Second Option is to send me $5000. We’ll name it my “privacy tip”. Lets discuss what will happen when you choose this path. Your dirty secret Will remain private. I will keep my mouth silent. Once you send the payment, You go on with your daily life and family like nothing like this ever occurred. You will make the payment via Bitcoins (if you don’t know this all you need to do is type “how to buy bitcoins” on google search)

Required Amount: $5000
BTC ADDRESS IS: 1NQZs9WCZhEYHwWgYZmH1KqmjB4S6smKr7
(It is cASe SENSITIVE, copy and paste it carefully)

Notice: You now have one day in order to make the payment. (I’ve a specific pixel within this e-mail, and right now I know that you’ve read this e mail). Don’t tell anyone what you would be utilising the Bitcoins for or they possibly will not give it to you. The process to acquire bitcoins usually takes a few days so do not wait. If I don’t get the Bitcoins, I definitely will send your video recording to all of your contacts including close relatives, co-workers, etc. however, if I receive the payment, I’ll destroy the videotape immediately. If you really want proof, reply with “yes!” and I will send out your sextape to your 14 contacts. It’s a non-negotiable one time offer, thus kindly don’t waste my personal time and yours by responding to this message. You should be aware that my tracker will be sharing what action you are taking when you are done looking over this letter. Honestly, Should you choose anything that you should not then let me share your video to your family members, colleagues before time finishes.

They’re getting harsh, I have to admit…

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Scam Continues

From Dirk on July 27, 2018 :: 9:57 pm

asked for $1,000 payment:
1B9wczy69QGATQb1XvMgF96tu51EEUesyq

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Mine looks a little different, but content still the same.

From DSA on July 28, 2018 :: 12:56 am

This is the one I’ve had. lol.


Let’s cut to the chase. I know casshern69 is your password. More importantly, I know your secret and I’ve evidence of this. You do not know me and nobody employed me to investigate you.

It’s just your misfortune that I discovered your bad deeds. Actually, I installed a malware on the adult video clips (sexually graphic) and you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching video clips, your browser initiated working as a Rdp (Remote control desktop) that has a keylogger which provided me with access to your display and web camera. Just after that, my software program collected your complete contacts from facebook, and mailbox.

After that I put in more hours than I should have digging into your life and generated a double screen video. 1st part shows the video you were viewing and 2nd part shows the video from your cam (its you doing inappropriate things).

Frankly, I am willing to forget details about you and allow you to move on with your daily life. And I will offer you two options that can accomplish that. The above option is with the idea to ignore this letter, or just pay me $ 7050. Let us understand these two options in details.

Option 1 is to ignore this mail. You should know what will happen if you select this option. I will certainly send your video recording to your contacts including close relatives, co-workers, and many others. It doesn’t save you from the humiliation your family will must face when family and friends uncover your dirty details from me.

Second Option is to pay me $ 7050. We’ll call this my “confidentiality charges”. I will explain what will happen if you opt this path. Your secret will remain your secret. I will delete the video immediately. You keep your life like nothing like this ever happened.

Now you may be thinking, “I’ll just go to the cops”. Let me tell you, I have covered my steps in order that this email can’t be linked time for me and it won’t prevent the evidence from destroying your health. I am not trying to steal all your savings. I just want to get compensated for my efforts I placed into investigating you. Let’s assume you have chosen to create pretty much everything disappear and pay me my confidentiality fee. You’ll make the payment through Bitcoin (if you do not know how, search “how to buy bitcoins” on google search)

Transfer Amount: $ 7050
Send To This Bitcoin Address: 12wdLhfnFyhYjHwkfFoUuEwrktgvxkfGMQ
(It is CASE sensitive, so you should copy and paste it)

Share with no person what will you be sending the bitcoin for or they will often not provide it to you. The task to get bitcoin usually takes a day or two so do not put it off.
I’ve a unique pixel in this email message, and right now I know that you’ve read through this e-mail. You now have two days to make the payment. If I don’t get the BitCoins, I will, no doubt send your video recording to your contacts including members of your family, coworkers, etc. You better come up with an excuse for friends and family before they find out. Having said that, if I do get paid, I’ll destroy the recording and all other proofs immediately. It’s a non negotiable one time offer, so kindly don’t waste my personal time & yours. Time is running out. Please note that, my tracker will definitely be tracking what action you take when you’re done reading this letter. Swear to god, If you google anything suspicious I’ll share your sextape to your family members, colleagues even before time ends.

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Not my password

From raar70 on July 28, 2018 :: 2:38 am

I got a simular email but I noticed a few glaring mistakes, first of all the password included was not my password but what I believe to be the password of my friend, also I don’t even have a webcam

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Had me hopping mad at first. BUT bin it.

From Henry Barnett on July 28, 2018 :: 4:23 am

Fred, bin the email and sleep soundly. They (these uneducated morons) are trying to trick us into paying. They have NOTHING on you or me. All the Passwords are from hacked websites. Mine was from an Adobe Forum.  The email is at first sight scary. Had me hopping mad at first. BUT bin it.

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