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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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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 10:54:47 AM »

I finally got one of these types of email. It came to an old pipex address I still keep going with the subject telling me the email address is hacked.

This is the body of the text;

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Hello!

My nickname in darknet is dominique30.
I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago,
through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.

If you don't belive me please check 'from address' in your header, you will see that I sent you an email from your mailbox.

Even if you changed the password after that - it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer
and automatically saved access for me.

I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.
Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.

I was most struck by the intimate content sites that you occasionally visit.
You have a very wild imagination, I tell you!

During your pastime and entertainment there, I took screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching.
Oh my god! You are so funny and excited!

I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right?
If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $506 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.

Send the above amount on my BTC wallet (bitcoin): 1DBMVxzSPZ95FDyZfopwHgxncFEsp89uuS
As soon as the above amount is received, I guarantee that the data will be deleted, I do not need it.

Otherwise, these files and history of visiting sites will get all your contacts from your device.
Also, I'll send to everyone your contact access to your email and access logs, I have carefully saved it!

Since reading this letter you have 50 hours!
After your reading this message, I'll receive an automatic notification that you have seen the letter.

I hope I taught you a good lesson.
Do not be so nonchalant, please visit only to proven resources, and don't enter your passwords anywhere!
Good luck!

It's interesting that the emails are slightly different but along the same theme. I'm surpised they have the intelligence to make their own emails instead of just copying a template lol
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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 02:04:26 PM »

I was feeling left out as Id not had one of these. :(

But then I checked my spam folder, and there it was.   Google had caught it. :)
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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 02:11:59 PM »

https://bitref.com/1DBMVxzSPZ95FDyZfopwHgxncFEsp89uuS

someone has fallen for it.
over 1500 in the last couple days.
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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2018, 02:30:29 PM »

Just last week I visited the premises of an elderly couple, who had been scammed for 6,000 the day before !!!

They had reported a broadband problem with their ISP (I wish I could name them, but I can't) .... then within the next hour they received a phone call from 'BT' explaining that they were now in possession of their broadband fault and could they blah-de-blah <scam ensues>.

As I listened in horror at the couple revealing the scam, my only thought was how did the scammers know so quickly that a fault had been raised for us to visit the premises ???
I can only assume there is inside information being given out, probably from the ISP ?? Scary stuff. 
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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 04:39:18 PM »

Id say just co-incidence, BS.   I get scam calls like these most days, often several times a day.

Trouble with BT among others, imho, is that they really do outsource the call centres to other countries, with accents and language traits that are indistinguishable from the scammers.  So when people get a call from a scammer, it sounds exactly like the last person they spoke to in a BT call centre.   Hardly surprising that they sometimes fall for it, should it happen to co-incide with an expected call.

I think BT may have promised to stop outsourcing, but I got a genuine unsolicited call from such a BT call centre quite recently. :(
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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 08:20:26 AM »

I think BT may have promised to stop outsourcing, but I got a genuine unsolicited call from such a BT call centre quite recently. :(

they can stop outsourcing, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you won't be speaking to someone with a "foreign" accent.
unless they also plan to only hire people that speak the "queens english".

of course, the upshot of not outsourcing is an increase in costs,  which will be passed on to the customer no doubt.
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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 08:31:05 AM »

I received my second scam of the this-is-your-password type this week.
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Re: Nasty scam
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2018, 09:32:10 AM »

I received my second scam of the this-is-your-password type this week.

Thats the one I think people will be most likely to fall for. :(
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