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#375595 by Terminator5 Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:27 pm
https://www.netsafe.org.nz/faketortian- ... 05183cc7f4


Netsafe has received numerous reports about an email scam where the scammer falsely claims to have hacked into their device and recorded intimate recordings of people using porn websites. The email threatens to release the video to their personal contacts unless the victim pays them a sum of money. In some versions of this scam, the scam email subject line also includes the victim’s password that they use (or have used in the past) for their online accounts.

The good news is that even if the scammer has collected a password for your online accounts, it is very unlikely that they have been able to use this to access your computer’s content, webcam or browsing history. The scammer is attempting to scare victims into making a payment to them.

Blackmail / Extortion / Sextortion . Anonymous Victim Assistance .
http://www.connectsafely.org/faq-on-sexting-and-sextortion/

Reporting Blackmail / Sextortion Scams and Fake Drug Purchase Blackmail Scams
https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
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#375618 by AlanJones Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:36 pm
More information on this scam and what to do if you receive one of the emails can be found here viewtopic.php?f=9&t=165721

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.

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