I got the same mail a few days ago: it was on my spam carpet. It scared me at first glance, but then I noticed some things: first, the password, although it was mine, it was incomplete. Then, I haven’t visited any porn websites in a year and a half, and it didn’t make sense that he was attacking me with that until now. Also, it was suspicious that he didn’t give any more details like the name of the website, the video, or that he didn’t add any proof like a screenshot of my face to prove that he was talking serious (If I were trying to get any money from someone by these means, I would try to make it clear to my victim that I wasn’t lying). I changed my password only for precautions, erased the mail from the spam carpet, and ignore it.
By the way, out of topic, I think everyone out there should quit porn, it does more harm than good and makes you an image of sex that’s not appropriate.
Victim Location 95020
Type of a scam Phishing
I received this email a few days ago in my spam folder. I did not pay this person or respond. I will copy and paste the email below. The scammer included a password that I have used before so I will redact that part.
Aug 2, 2020, 9:13 PM (2 days ago)
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I know 2***d****** is one of your password on day of hack..
Lets get directly to the point.
Not one person has paid me to check about you.
You do not know me and you’re probably thinking why you are getting this email?
in fact, i actually placed a malware on the adult vids (adult porn) website and you know what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what i mean).
When you were viewing videos, your browser started out operating as a RDP having a key logger which provided me with accessibility to your display and web cam.
immediately after that, my malware obtained every one of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email account.
after that i created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were viewing (you have a nice taste omg), and 2nd part displays the recording of your cam, and its you.
Best solution would be to pay me $1068.
We are going to refer to it as a donation. in this situation, i most certainly will without delay remove your video.
My -BTC -address: 19k8av9oDPiN5Zg2EUpnqdM8PGhaEsPByL
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You could go on your life like this never happened and you will not ever hear back again from me.
You’ll make the payment via Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search ‘how to buy bitcoin’ in Google).
if you are planning on going to the law, surely, this e-mail can not be traced back to me, because it’s hacked too.
I have taken care of my actions. i am not looking to ask you for a lot, i simply want to be paid.
if i do not receive the bitcoin;, i definitely will send out your video recording to all of your contacts including friends and family, co-workers, and so on.
Nevertheless, if i do get paid, i will destroy the recording immediately.
If you need proof, reply with Yeah then i will send out your video recording to your 8 friends.
it’s a nonnegotiable offer and thus please don’t waste mine time & yours by replying to this message.
Was there any repercussions from not paying or responding?