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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75442 is a reply to message #74415] Thu, 24 January 2019 20:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jena   Moldova, Republic of

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Hilarious. LMAO alone in my room.
Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75443 is a reply to message #75433] Fri, 25 January 2019 04:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mark   United States

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"Teddy wrote on Tue, 22 January 2019 21:56"

"Mark wrote on Sat, 19 January 2019 19:03"

My virus grаbbеd all yоur рersоnаl infо and turned on your саmеrа which cарturеd thе
prоcess of yоur onаnism. 

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Onanism? Oh, how priceless! 😂🤣

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I know, right?  And believe me, I wish I had the "position and status" in life where I would be "shamed" if the people I knew saw my "onanism" (which, for some strange reason, still hasn't happened, despite it being far more than 48 hours since I opened the e-mail).

Timmy is right - we can't stop these people (as I noted in an earlier post, I remember when the Nigerian e-mail scam was a big thing; this is the same mentality - trying to defraud people out of their money - just packaged differently), but we can defeat them by refusing to fall for their ploy.
Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75454 is a reply to message #75443] Mon, 28 January 2019 03:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Teddy is currently offline  Teddy   United States

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"Mark wrote on Thu, 24 January 2019 20:26"
I know, right?  And believe me, I wish I had the "position and status" in life where I would be "shamed" if the people I knew saw my "onanism" (which, for some strange reason, still hasn't happened, despite it being far more than 48 hours since I opened the e-mail).



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Onanism, as originally practiced by the man himself, Onan, wasn't what these idtiots think it was.

The story tells about a man and his brother during ancient Bible times. One of the men's wives died. The practice, ordered by God, among the ancient Hebrews was that if a man died without leaving an heir, the dead man's brother would have sex with his wife until she was able to give birth to a male child so that the dead brother's family line could be continued. 

Onan, the surviving brother, for whatever reason did not want his brothers linaege to continue so he slept with the woman but withdrew and shot his load on the ground rather than impregnate her. 

Apparently, so the story goes, is that this pissed God off so much that he struck Onan dead on the spot. 

So yeah, Onanism... lol. It wasn't the fact that the guy was whacking off. It was that he refused to follow the ancient, God ordered custom and give the woman a child to take care of her in her old age and to perpetuate the dead man's linaege.

Idiotic story, but there it is!



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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75478 is a reply to message #74415] Sat, 02 February 2019 09:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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The price of a good wank seems to be so variable!  For $1,000US a time I might even have a wank on camera and take the cash from the public who suibscribe to my channel. [Note to self: you do not have a channel]

I'm getting so many of these I can't be bothred to post them all. This one came better bundled than the others. Obvioulsy it's organised crime, and the emails are, at first sight, quite scary.  They are meant to be.

In the UK they get reported to NFIBPhishing@city-of-london.pnn.police.uk where they are aware of the fraud and are workig out what to do.  If you are not a UK resident please find your national place to report them and report yours there.  And yes, I know this is not a phishing attempt
Quote:
You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you are getting this e mail, right?
I'm a hacker who cracked your email and devices a few months ago.

Do not try to contact me or find me, it is impossible, since I sent you an email from YOUR hacked account.
I setup a malware on the adult vids (porno) web-site and guess what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean).
While you were watching videos, your internet browser started out functioning as a RDP (Remote Control) having a keylogger which gave me accessibility to your screen and web cam.
After that, my software program obtained all information.

You entered a passwords on the websites you visited, and I intercepted it.
Of course you can will change it, or already changed it.
But it doesn't matter, my malware updated it every time.
What did I do?

I backuped device. All files and contacts.
I created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were watching (you've got a good taste haha . . .), and 2nd part shows the recording of your web cam.
exactly what should you do?
Well, in my opinion, $1000 (USD) is a fair price for our little secret. You'll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search "how to buy bitcoin" in Google).
My Bitcoin wallet Address:
17kHUhZJkn9Z9zR3rYc1MoYUvbdUqhbPH2
(It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it)

Important:
You have 48 hour in order to make the payment. (I've a unique pixel in this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read through this email message).
To track the reading of a message and the actions in it, I use the facebook pixel.
Thanks to them. (Everything that is used for the authorities can help us.) If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so on.




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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75480 is a reply to message #75478] Sat, 02 February 2019 22:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Teddy is currently offline  Teddy   United States

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"timmy wrote on Sat, 02 February 2019 01:07"

"Quote:"
(I've a unique pixel in this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read through this email message).
To track the reading of a message and the actions in it, I use the facebook pixel.
Thanks to them. (Everything that is used for the authorities can help us.) If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so on.


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Haha! All the more reason to never open these damn emails, assuming of course that their threat is legit, which it isn't. 



“There's no grays, only white that's got grubby. I'm surprised you don't know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That's what sin is.” - Terry Pratchett
Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75481 is a reply to message #75480] Sat, 02 February 2019 23:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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"Teddy wrote on Sat, 02 February 2019 22:28"

"timmy wrote on Sat, 02 February 2019 01:07"

"Quote:"
(I've a unique pixel in this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read through this email message).
To track the reading of a message and the actions in it, I use the facebook pixel.
Thanks to them. (Everything that is used for the authorities can help us.) If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so on.


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Haha! All the more reason to never open these damn emails, assuming of course that their threat is legit, which it isn't. 

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There is no unique pixel. We used to call such things 'webbugs'. Thsi scam needs nothing except fear of having your dick waving around.  Now I'm not at all worried about pictures of my dick being in public, but I also know they don't have them. The whole scam is non existent.  And they cannto have hacked the account they emailed because... it does not exist. It looks as if it might exist, but it doesn't. It has never logged in to anywhere at all



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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75482 is a reply to message #75481] Sun, 03 February 2019 03:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Teddy is currently offline  Teddy   United States

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I agree on all counts. Sadly there are emails out there that are malicious and can end up causing bad things to happen, which makes these scams all the more dangerous to the uninformed. Which is why I delete indiscriminantly anything that enters my box from anyone I don't know or am not expecting communication from. While opening an email isn't a problem on it's own, in these days of touch screens it's so very easy to inadvertently touch a link... and off we go to the races! lol



“There's no grays, only white that's got grubby. I'm surprised you don't know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That's what sin is.” - Terry Pratchett
icon10.gif Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75523 is a reply to message #74415] Fri, 15 February 2019 02:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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WOW, I never realised you were popular? :twisted:
Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75531 is a reply to message #74415] Fri, 15 February 2019 17:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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And still they come:
Quote:
Hi, your account is now infected! It will be good idea to change your pswd immediately!
You do not know anything about me and you may be definitely wanting to know why you're getting this message, proper?
I'm ahacker who crackedyour email boxand devices and gadgetsseveral months ago.
Do not waste your time and try out to contact me or look for me, in fact it's hopeless, since I directed you an email using YOUR hacked account.
I have created spyware on the adult videos (porno) site and guess you visited this website to have fun (you understand what I really mean).
Whilst you were taking a look at movies, your internet browser began to act like a RDP (Remote Control) that have a keylogger which provided me permission to access your screen and network camera.
Consequently, my softaquiredall data.
You have entered passcodes on the online resources you visited, and I already caught all of them.
Surely, you could possibly modify each of them, or perhaps already changed them.
But it does not matter, my program updates it every time.
What did I do?
I made a reserve copy of the device. Of all files and contacts.
I formed a dual-screen movie. The first screen reveals the film you were observing (you've an interesting taste, wow...), the 2nd screen shows the recording from your web camera.
What exactly do you have to do?
Good, I think, 1000 USD is basically a good price for our small riddle. You will make the payment by bitcoins (if you do not know this, go searching "how to purchase bitcoin" in any search engine).
My bitcoin wallet address:
1GCz3YBhwpqFRUQ4B3rEvpiEkn6XtTD4GA
(It is cAsE sensitive, so just copy and paste it).
Warning:
You will have 2 days to perform the payment. (I put an unique pixel to this message, and right now I understand that you have read this email).
To trackthe reading of a letterand the activityinside it, I utilizea Facebook pixel. Thanks to them. (That whichis appliedfor the authorities might actually helpus.)

In the event I fail to get bitcoins, I'll certainly transfer your video files to each of your contacts, including relatives, colleagues, and so forth?




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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75552 is a reply to message #74415] Mon, 18 February 2019 20:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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And still they come.  I've left a couple without posting them, but more and more arrive:

"Quote:"
Hi, your account was hacked! It will be good idea to change your password immediately!
You might not heard about me and you obviously are definitely wondering why you are getting this email, right?
I'm ahacker who openedyour email boxand systema few months ago.
Never try out to talk to me or try to find me, it is definitely not possible, considering that I forwarded you a letter from YOUR hacked account.
I have installed malware on the adult vids (porno) site and suppose that you have enjoyed this website to enjoy it (think you understand what I really mean).
When you were taking a look at vids, your browser started out operating like a RDP (Remote Control) having a keylogger that gave me ability to access your monitor and network camera.
After that, my softwarestoleall info.
You have typed passcodes on the websites you visited, I intercepted them.
Needless to say, you are able change them, or perhaps already modified them.
Even so it does not matter, my program updates it regularly.
What did I do?
I made a reserve copy of the device. Of all files and contacts.
I created a dual-screen videofile. The 1 section reveals the video you were observing (you've a very good taste, wow...), the 2nd screen demonstrates the tape from your camera.
What do you have to do?
Well, I believe, 1000 USD will be a realistic amount of money for this small secret. You will do the deposit by bitcoins (if you do not recognize this, try to find "how to buy bitcoin" in any search engine).
My bitcoin wallet address:
1816WoXDtSmAM9a4e3HhebDXP7DLkuaYAd
(It is cAsE sensitive, so just copy and paste it).
Important:
You will have 2 days to send the payment. (I built in an unique pixel to this message, and at this moment I understand that you have read through this email).
To monitorthe reading of a letterand the activitywithin it, I usea Facebook pixel. Thanks to them. (Anything thatis appliedfor the authorities can helpus.)

If I fail to get bitcoins, I will undoubtedly give your videofile to each of your contacts, including relatives, co-workers, and so forth?


You woudl think they woudl realise that we have noticed that videos of us having a wank have not appeared anywhere. Why on earth do they bother to re-target folk?

[Updated on: Mon, 18 February 2019 20:45]




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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75554 is a reply to message #75552] Tue, 19 February 2019 01:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Teddy is currently offline  Teddy   United States

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They do love the action on your cam! LOL



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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75560 is a reply to message #74415] Wed, 20 February 2019 20:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here's a write-up from Malwarebytes on this particular scam:

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/2019/02/sextortion- bitcoin-scam-makes-unwelcome-return/

Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #75570 is a reply to message #75552] Sat, 23 February 2019 13:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"timmy wrote on Mon, 18 February 2019 13:44"

You woudl think they woudl realise that we have noticed that videos of us having a wank have not appeared anywhere. Why on earth do they bother to re-target folk?

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I can only think of two possible reasons for this:

#1 Maybe they think that we didn't see the original e-mail because it wound up in our s-mail's spam folder (or otherwise completely blocked because of filters) and so got deleted without us ever reading it (so they're thinking, "Hey, maybe I'd better send it again, only slightly reworded to maybe get it past their e-mail's various filters!").

#2 They're just doing bulk e-mailing (maybe using some automated setup - way back when spam e-mail started being sent out I know we used to call a certain type of such programming as a "spambot"; I don't know if the term is still in use) and so there isn't anyone really paying attention to where the e-mails are being sent (and so there's no one involved who's realizing that sometimes the same e-mail addresses are being hit).
Now they send it as a picture  [message #75607 is a reply to message #74415] Mon, 11 March 2019 09:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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This avoids being detected easily by spam prevention systems. Same meat, different gravy

http://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=5058&private=0
Notice that they no longer quote an old password from an ancient data breach elsewhere, they just go for the jugular instead. But this is far less effective because you don't get that frisson of "Oh SHIT!"

I think many of these are copycat crimes. In the UK we are asked to forward the email, as an attachment, to NFIBPhishing@city-of-london.pnn.police.uk so I so. It;s mainly to give the evidence by the kilo.



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But they go into the junk folder!  [message #75935 is a reply to message #75607] Thu, 26 September 2019 20:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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This one arrived yet again:

The last time you visited a Ƿorn website with teenagers,
you downloaded and installed the vίrus I developed.

My program has turned on your cam and recorded the act
of your ʍasturbation..

My software also downloaded all your email contact lίsts
and a list of your friends on Facebook.

I have the - Webmaster.mp4 - with you jerkίng
off to teens, as well as a file with all your contacts
on my computer.

You are very Ƿerverted!


If you want me to delete both files and keep the secret,
you must send me the Bitcoin payment.
I gıve you 72 houɼs onɭy to transƒer the funds.

If you don't know how to pay with Bitcoin,
visit Google and search - how to buy bitcoin.

*********************************************
Send 2,000 USD = 0.2575840 BTC
to this Bitcoin address as soon as possible:

3ANrbu6Q7thBpnyQ34QpzCULomRdJRi1Db

(copy & pαste)
*********************************************

1 BTC = 7,820 USD right now, so send exactly 0.2575840 BTC
to the address above.



Do not try to cheat me!
As soon as you open this Email I will know you opened it.
I am tracking all actions on your device..

This Bitcoin address is linked to you onɭy,
so I will know when you send the correct amount.
When you pay in full, I will remove both files and deactivate
my program.

If you choose to not send the btc...
I will send your ʍasturbation vίdeo to
ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES from your
contact lists that I hacked.


Here are the payment details again:

Send 2,000 USD (0.2575840 BTC)
to this Bitcoin address:

*********************************************
0.2575840 BTC

to:

3ANrbu6Q7thBpnyQ34QpzCULomRdJRi1Db

(copy & pαste)
*********************************************


You саn visit police but nobody can help you.
I know what I am doing.
I don't live in your country and I know how
to stay anonymous.

Don't try to deceive me - I will know it
immediately - my spy software is recording all the
websites you visit and all your key presses.
If you do - I will send this ugly vίd to eveɼyone you know,
INCLUDING YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.


Don't cheat me! Don't forget the shame and if you ignore
this message your life will be ruined.

I am waiting for your Bitcoin payment.
You have 72 houɼs ɭeft.


Aʼnonym0us Hʌcker


P.S. If you need more time to buy and send BTC,
open your notepad and write '48h more'.
This way you can contact me.
I will consider gıving you another 48 houɼs
befoɼe I releɑse the vίd, but onɭy when I see that
you are really struggling to buy bitcoin.

I KNOW you can afford it - so don't play around...

This scam can never carry out its threat, for so many reasons. Most impot]rtant is that so many end up in the junk folder!  How many videos of your friends have you seen jerking off to porn?



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Re: But they go into the junk folder!  [message #75939 is a reply to message #75935] Fri, 27 September 2019 01:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have yet to receive one of those things. What I get are the calls telling me my Student Loans are compromised and I need to send some money and share some passwords to get things back into shape. Oh, and the calls that tell me my Social Security Account has been compromised and I need to pay some money to the government to get it back into good standing.




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Re: But they go into the junk folder!  [message #75941 is a reply to message #75939] Fri, 27 September 2019 11:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've been getting calls from the Indian subcontinent about my Amazon Prime account. I'm on a free trial. I know when it expires, and will take appropriate action.

I didn't follow thru on the calls - just hung up - but I gues they wanted details of my account so they cd order stuff from it.
Re: But they go into the junk folder!  [message #75948 is a reply to message #75941] Sat, 28 September 2019 00:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Most "repeating" e-mail spam (those that I get more than one of on a particular topic) I've gotten as of late usually claim to be from one of the following:

#1: A Canadian pharmacy, often pitching Viagra, Cialis, or some similar medication.

#2: Apple, claiming that my AppleID account (even though I've never even had an account with them) has been suspended/diabled, and telling me I need to log in (by clicking on the link that is "conveniently" included in the e-mail) in order to reactivate it.

#3: Some social media site (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) that says I need to log in for some reason (even though I've never even had an account with any of them).

#4: Amazon.com, claiming that an order (often for $200 or more - usually for something like a gift card) has recently been placed through my account, and if I want to cancel it I'll need to log in ASAP.  (Also just recently got an e-mail claiming to be from Amazon.com claiming that my account is missing important data and I need to log in and provide it to them.)
Re: But they go into the junk folder!  [message #75949 is a reply to message #75948] Sat, 28 September 2019 01:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And of course, guess what I just found in my spam folder?  Apparently, this particular virus that is supposedly on my computer can tell the difference between when I'm masturbating and when I'm not, even those times in which I'm not anywhere near my computer during the deed!

Recently you visited one of the porn websites I attacked with my Xploıt.
When you started watching videos it executed payload on your device and
installed a ʋirus I developed.

As soon as I ίɳfected your ɗevίce, it started to act like a remote
desktop with full read/write access.
I gained access to your files, your email, contact lists and most
importantly - your camera!

My ʋirus started recording your web browser and your camera every time you
ɱαstuŗbαted during last 2 weeks.
While my ʋirus is not perfect it managed to record 6 videos clearly showing
you ɱαstuŗbαting..

Call me whatever you want, a criminal or a dick, but this is just my job.
I do this on regular basis and I recorded hundreds of people, but you are
SPECIAL.
Why? Because of the aberrant and perverse videos you were watching while
ɱαstuŗbαting - you know what I mean!

Now I am your master, and you are my slave..

Let me ask you a question.

How would you feel if I upload to pornhub all the videos with you
ɱαstuŗbαting and send the links to everyone on your contact lists -including your family and business partners?

You don't want me to do this, right ?

There is only one way you can stop me from exposing your fantasies. You have
to pαy.

Let me be straightforward with you.

You know what Bitcoin is, right?
Buy 2,000 USD worth of Bitcoin and send it to me immediately.

You can buy Bitcoin in many places like Coinbase, CoinMama, Binance..
Google for 'how to buy cryptocurrencies'. You can use your credit card or
bank transfer.

I am giving you 3 days to complete this payment, after which I will start
uploading and sending your ɱαstuŗbαtion videos.
Just imagine your family and collegues reaction to those videos 🤣

Save your life now!

Transaction details are below:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
Send exαctly 0.200254 BTC

to this Bitcoin address:
3BsnTdoM1BVeBNhrKJdbEY4jmzXNaALD9G

Copy the address, it's case sensitive.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!

2,000 USD = 0.200254 BTC

Make sure to send exactly 0.200254 BTC to the address above so I know the
payment is coming from you.

As soon as you pαy I will deactivate the ʋirus and delete the compromising
videos, I will not bother you again. I promise.

But what if you do not pay?

Well, running antiʋirus software will NOT help you.
I already downloaded your contact lists, browsing history and your
ɱαstuŗbαtion videos.
You can be sure that I will use this material if I do not receive a payment
from you.
It will be fun to watch!

Now move your ass and send the Bitcoin payment to me.

If you need more time - just continue buying Bitcoin and sending
transactions.
Remember I have full access to your device and I am watching you!

The Virus Developer

Oh.. One more thing. Do NOT contact police - as soon as you do, I will
immediately release the videos.
You will be fucked and they will not find me - I know what I am doing.

[Updated on: Wed, 02 October 2019 19:19]

Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #76737 is a reply to message #74415] Wed, 15 April 2020 22:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mark   United States

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Well, glanced at my spam folder today and found another one.  It's a lot shorter and to the point this time (and as an interesting side note, the password he's claiming is mine is one I've certanly never seen before, hence the reason I'm leaving everything unaltered):

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, 09:44:17 PM MDT, Jose Butler <ferguson@drivethroughshopping.com> wrote:

i know busbecq is one of your password . 
I've recorded your cam while you were watching p orn on X X sites, also I've installed a key logger on ur pc & collected all your c ontacts on s ocial networks, messenger & emails. 
If you want me to erase the recording, pay me 1152$ on bit coin address: 3QAcDipRs8MwEbLBHVYKN3kNJ7nPveuGi5 
(sea rch in Goo gle for "how to buy bit coin"), [case SenS itiVe so co py & pas te it]. 
If I don't get the bit coins, I will definately send your video to all of your con tacts, don't reply to this email it's ha cked. nvZyDb

[Updated on: Wed, 15 April 2020 22:23]

Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #76739 is a reply to message #76737] Thu, 16 April 2020 12:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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what a very precise number of dollars!

These have died down of late.



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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #76740 is a reply to message #76739] Thu, 16 April 2020 17:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Teddy is currently offline  Teddy   United States

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I feel so damn worthless they don't like my webcam activities enough to send me one of these! :x:evil::(



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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #76746 is a reply to message #76739] Sat, 18 April 2020 13:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"timmy wrote on Thu, 16 April 2020 06:26"
what a very precise number of dollars!

These have died down of late.

--

Yes, I think even they are realizing that this particular method (claiming to have uploaded a virus to our computer to both capture our e-mail contact info and to record us masturbating to porn) has pretty much run its course, much like the old Nigerian e-mail scam from many years ago, and this guy may just be seeing if there's anyone left to scam with it by sending out a very shortened version of it (note that this time there's no "Don't bother to change your passwords" or "Don't bother going to the police" type comments).
Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #76755 is a reply to message #76746] Tue, 21 April 2020 16:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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To keep the dialogue, and hopefully also the humor, alive and moving along, I share this that just came my way!

Hello,
    
I am Scott Garner, a solicitor to a client who died over a decade ago and left a fixed deposit in a Bank here in the United Kingdom without any next of Kin. I am seeking your consent to present you as sole next of kin as to the deceased. What i am proposing is 99.9% risk free and i guarantee that you stand to make a substantial amount of money for yourself (50% of the sum total).

I have all required documents to back my claim, have these funds released and transferred to you in less than 2 weeks, then we both split the proceeds. I am working with the personal account officer to the deceased as well so be rest assured this will run smoothly without issues. Kindly acknowledge receipt of this email by indicating your interest and willingness to proceed.
    
Attorney Scott Garner
Advocate.

***

One has to wonder who would fall for this, but fish do respond to all kinds of strange chum!





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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #76757 is a reply to message #76755] Tue, 21 April 2020 17:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Got to love the 419 scam




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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #76760 is a reply to message #76757] Wed, 22 April 2020 02:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I remember reading a few years ago about a guy (in the U.S.) who got one such e-mail, from a random stranger claiming to be from the U.K. and saying the effect of "I have a lot of money, and I think my wife is poisoning me.  Obviously, I don't want her getting all my money and so want to leave it all to you."  The recipiant, of course, knew that it was a hoax (along the same lines as Bensiamin's recent e-mail) that was from someone out to scam him, but played alone with a while, both with the alleged "victim" and then with someone who claimed that he was the "victim's" lawyer (who contacted the recipient after a time to report the "death" of the "victim").  The lawyer said that the will of the "dearly departed" had been adjusted just in the nick of time, but that the recipient would need to send several hundred U.S. dollars first in order to help process things, and gave an address in London that was the address of the purported law firm that this "lawyer" was supposedly with.

The recipient then sent an e-mail saying to the effect of, "Hey, what a coincidence - I just happen to live in London, and I figured that I'd drop off the payment directly to your office to help expadite things and to save on postage.  But the funny thing is, when I arrived at the address you specified there, instead of a law firm I found that it was in house in a residential cul-de-sac.  What gives?"  (Of course, the recipient didn't really live anywhere near London, nor had he actually tried to go to the address in question.)

He says he never heard from the "lawyer" again.
Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #76761 is a reply to message #76755] Wed, 22 April 2020 10:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
The Composer is currently offline  The Composer   United Kingdom

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"Attorney Scott Garner"

The word 'attorney' is rarely if ever used in the UK - altho one of senior government officials is referred to as the Attorney General.

[Updated on: Wed, 22 April 2020 11:36]

Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #76762 is a reply to message #76761] Wed, 22 April 2020 13:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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They expect intelligent and/or well read people to filter it out as junk.

Their target demographic is stupid people such as the current US president



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Re: I have received my first ever Sextortion email!  [message #77329 is a reply to message #76762] Tue, 15 September 2020 02:40 Go to previous message
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After watching the video (which regrettably seems to have since been stitched to private by the channel operator) I did feel compelled to give it a try myself.  While not a sextortion e-mail attempt, I thought it interesting to share the short conversation I had with the attempted scammer (his e-mails being in bluish text, mine in red, with one additional note partway down in black text after my second e-mail).


From: SR. ISAAH <isaahmsq@consultant.com>
Subject:  REPLY NOW

I am compelled to write you this email for reasons of great business importance. I Agent/Solicitor of I.Mohammed Chambers & Partners personal attorney to Late James,who left some large amount of money (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with the Access Bank here before his death in 2015.

As his personal attorney, I have made several inquiries as directed by the bank with a view to locating any member of his immediate or extended relatives so as to present him/her as the Next of Kin and be neficiary of my late client and of course claim his entitlement. And unfortunately; I have been unsuccessfully in all my efforts at trying to locate any member of his family. For this reason i have decided to trace his last name,hence I contacted you so that the process of claim of the fund deposited by my late client can be handed over to you;I got your contact from an International Journal during my search for this above mentioned issues.

Please note that the fund shall be divided 50/50 between you and I;once it gets into your account; according to my plan;Your earliest response to this email will be highly appreciated, Do get back to me as I will not contact anyone till l read from you. if you are not interested do let me know by replying to me.

Regards
Isaah Mohammed
Barrister at Law
I.Mohammed Chambers & Partners
Address:No 3 Marina Road,Lagos Island
Email: isaahmsq@consultant.com


Sir, I am indeed related to Mr. Late James.  While it is rather a bit distantly as far as relations go, I am probably the closest relative that is still alive.  He did not come from a large immediate family to begin with and to the best of my knowledge all other closer relatives have long since passed on.  Though it has been many years since we had last spoken, I am saddened to learn of his passing.I look forward to hearing from you on the instructions needed on how to proceed with the handling of Late's estate.

Personally, while I think the 50/50 split is a bit much in providing you with compensation for your work, I acknowledge that there was no small amount of work in having been his attorney and handling the management of his estate, as well as there being no small amount of effort involved in tracking me down.



Thanks for your response. This is legal and all I need from you is your trust and honesty that after these fund is being transferred to your bank account, you will definitely send to me my own share of the fund as agreed to share with you 50/50.

The bank has assured me that as soon as they open communication with you, it will take 5 banking working days to get your inheritance fund released and transferred to your account.

Do forward immediately your full contact details as stated below.

Your Contact Address:
Your Contact Phone Number:
Your Age/Occupation:

Upon confirmation of the above stated details, I will submit same to the bank as the next of kin and beneficiary to the fund deposited with the bank.

I will also provide you with the contact details of the bank to open communication with them to commence the transfer process.

Your urgent response will be highly appreciated.

Regards
Isaah Mohammed
Barrister at Law
I.Mohammed Chambers & Partners
Address:No 3 Marina Road,Lagos Island



Contact address:
509 Resource Row
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Contact phone number:
(757) 455-0100

Age: 47

Occupation: senior analyst, cybercrimes division, United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (Norfolk, Virginia branch)


Now, as a side note, I do not actually work for the FBI, and while the address and phone number listed are  valid, they are actually the listed infor for the Norfolk, Virginia filed office of the FBI, as listed on their website.  After a week of not hearing back from the guy, I did send one final e-mail to him (though I still have yet to hear from him):


Sir, it has been a week now, and I have yet to hear from either you or the bank where Late's money is currently located.  I hope that everything is all right, though I am beginning to fear the worst here.  I hope that my fears are unfounded, but I have recently learned that Late's money may have come from extorting the Russian mafia (yes, those same guys who interfered with the 2016 U.S. presidential election), and I have recently obtained evidence that they may be responsible for Late's apparently untimely death.  I'm beginning to fear that they have gotten to you in an attempt to get their money back, and that they may be coming after me next.  Getting Late's money freed up and transferred into our respective bank accounts would certainly help us both in being able to go into hiding.

If I do not hear from you soon, I may have to ask some contacts I have within the United States Central Intelligence Agency that are currently stationed in Lagos Island to check on your well-being.  I certainly hope that things have not gotten so bad that I shall have to resort to that particular method, though.  I hope that I will hear back from you soon.
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