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.

Hi, stranger!

I hacked your device, because I sent you this message from your account.
If you have already changed your password, my malware will be intercepts it every time.

You may not know me, and you are most likely wondering why you are receiving this email, right?
In fact, I posted a malicious program on adults (pornography) of some websites, and you know that you visited these websites to enjoy
(you know what I mean).

While you were watching video clips,
my trojan started working as a RDP (remote desktop) with a keylogger that gave me access to your screen as well as a webcam.

Immediately after this, my program gathered all your contacts from messenger, social networks, and also by e-mail.

What I've done?
I made a double screen video.
The first part shows the video you watched (you have good taste, yes ... but strange for me and other normal people),
and the second part shows the recording of your webcam.

What should you do?

Well, I think $655 (USD dollars) is a fair price for our little secret.
You will make a bitcoin payment (if you don't know, look for "how to buy bitcoins" on Google).

BTC Address: 1PH5CYMeD4ZLTZ2ZYnGLFmQRjnptyLNqcf
(This is CASE sensitive, please copy and paste it)

Remarks:
You have 2 days (48 hours) to pay. (I have a special code, and at the moment I know that you have read this email).

If I don't get bitcoins, I will send your video to all your contacts, including family members, colleagues, etc.
However, if I am paid, I will immediately destroy the video, and my trojan will be destruct someself.

If you want to get proof, answer "Yes!" and resend this letter to youself.
And I will definitely send your video to your any 13 contacts.

This is a non-negotiable offer, so please do not waste my personal and other people's time by replying to this email.

Bye!
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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