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roseway

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Nasty scam
« on: March 30, 2018, 07:29:36 AM »

I received this lovely message this morning, sent to my normal email address. The bit about switching on the webcam is nonsense because I don't have one, and I don't use a laptop. (Also I don't do what they say they caught me doing.)

I'm not personally concerned, but I'm not sure where to report this. Presumably millions of these have been sent out. Any ideas?

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Hi my friend. I m a member of the group of web criminals in Korea. We use your working email cause we think that you will check it. Last month my team infected web-site with porn and just as you pressed on a play your appliance started recording your screen and switching on cam to capture you self-abusing.As a result I reckon you understand which compromising evidence Ive got. In addition, my soft force your device act as remote desktop with many abilities as keylogger,parser etc. Finally, my soft picked all evidence,especially all your contacts from messengers,e-mails,social networks. To safe your reputation you must send 500 united states dollars in bitcoins. We are sure that you have this sum. Use this Bitcoin address to pay - [Deleted] You must use it as usual credit card number. If you send bitcoins We will delete everything about you. Use internet to understand how to buy bitcoins. For example you can buy them at localbitoins. com. If you have a problem with this, try to find the nearest BTC ATM at coin atm radar. You have no more than 24 hours since you open this letter to finish a transaction.You can complain cops, but they can not find us I write you through our bot network, also I do not live in your country.If you want us to show proofs we can send it to 5 your contacts then we will share their links. If you want you will ask them if they have received something or not.For some questions just reply. Think better.
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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 07:36:38 AM »

I'm sure someone else posted recently with a very similar email, they'll try anything to frighten people into sending money.
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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 07:55:11 AM »

I've forwarded it to NFIB Phishing and reported it to Action Fraud.
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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 04:39:11 PM »

Yes, that is the best course of action.
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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 11:30:09 AM »

I've had a couple of these over the past week or so.  Like Eric I dont have a cam, nvm a front camera.. nor do I visit porn sites.  I got one last week which I binned without further ado.   This one came today.

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Тickеt#434173610: <myemailaddress> 29.03.2018 04:40:06 Compromative evidence


Hello...

Dont pay attention on my grammar, I am from Belgium.We put the malicious program onto your OS.After that I stole all individual info from your OS. Additionally I obtained slightly more evidence.The most entertaining evidence that I received- its a videotape with your w**king.I installed virus on a porn page and then you downloaded it. The moment you picked the video and tapped on a play, my software instantly adjusted on your device.

After downloading, your front-camera made the videotape with you self-abusing,  additionally malware captured exactly the porn video you masturbated on. In next week my virus grabbed all your social media and work contacts.

If you need to erase the records- transfer me 480 euro in Bitcoins.
Its my Bitcoin wallet address - 176X1axgckKMmBDfbLomNcdLTVpK7quKko 

You have 20 h. to go from this moment. As soon as I get transfer I will erase the evidence evermore. Other way I will send the record to all your colleagues and friends.

According to this it appears to be doing the rounds atm and they are chancing their luck in the hope that someone is naive enough to pay up.   Extortion phishing is the new spam :(
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