About This Email Scam

This email is a scam that tries to trick you into thinking that your device or email has been hacked, then demands payment or else they will send compromising information -such as images of you captured through your web camera or your pornographic browsing history - to all your friends and family.
Threats, intimidation and high-pressure tactics are classic signs of a scam.

To make the threats more credible, these scammers may include one of your passwords in this email. The scammers have your password from sites that were hacked, and in this case likely matched up a database of emails and stolen passwords and sent this scam out to potentially millions of people. If the password emailed to you is one that you still use, in any context whatsoever, stop using it and change it NOW. We also recommend that you enable two-factor authentication for your email and onlie accounts whenever that is an option. 

As you can imagine, this email and anything it states is just a scam to try and scare you into paying the ransom. Do not pay the ransom.  If you pay the ransom, you’re not only losing money but you’re encouraging the scammers to continue phishing other people.

The below email is a scam.
This is the text of this mail, including the grammatical and spelling errors.


Subject: You are my victim.

Hello, Perv.
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.

(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 you're doing on your computer , so don't try to trick me.
If I understand that you're just stalling, I will immediately send dirt on your contacts!
Hurry u have little time, save your life!
Recommended Actions
We recommend that you ignore the content of this email and delete it from your Inbox.

If you have downloaded any attachments, clicked on any links from this email, or suspect that your computer might be infected with malware, we recommend that you run a scan with Malwarebytes Free.
To scan your computer with Malwarebytes, follow these steps:

  1. Download Malwarebytes on your computer.
    MALWAREBYTES DOWNLOAD LINK (This link open a new page from where you can download Malwarebytes)
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install Malwarebytes on your computer.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, click on the Scan Now buttonon the Dashboard.
  5. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Quarantine Selected.
  6. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
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