Victim Location 78209
Type of a scam Phishing
There is someone emailing me about having access to all of my information. He’s told me my "password" on some unknown porn site (a password I haven’t used for over 15 years) and it threatening to leak some sort of sexually explicit video if I don’t pay him in bitcoin within 24 hours. I have no idea what he’s talking about, but I’d imagine many people succumb to this and end up paying him. Below is a copy of his email:
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Stephan Bramah
Date: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 12:03 PM
To: "[email protected]"
*** is your Password and Let me get straight to the point. You don’t know anything about me but I know you and you’re most likely thinking why you are receiving this mail, correct?
I actually placed malware on sex videos (sexually graphic) and there’s more, you accessed this adult web site to have pleasure (if you know what I mean). While you were busy watching video clips, your device began functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) that has a key logger which provided me with accessibility to your device and also your web camera controls. After that, my malware obtained all of your contacts from messenger, fb, as well as email.
Exactly what I want?
It’s simply your misfortune that I stumbled across your blunder. Next, I invested in more days than I should’ve looking into your personal life and created a double-screen videotape. 1st half displays the video you were watching and 2nd half shows the capture from your web cam (its someone doing inappropriate things).
As a family man, I am ready to forget details about you and let you continue with your regular life. And my goal is to give you two options which will achieve it. Those two choices are to either ignore this message (bad for you and your family), or pay me 1.25 BTC to finish this chapter for life.
Exactly what can you do?
Let us understand those 2 options in more detail. Option 1 is to turn a deaf ear my email. Let’s see what is going to happen if you choose this path. I definitely will send out your videotape to all your contacts including members of your family, coworkers, etc. It doesn’t shield you from the humiliation your family will face when friends uncover your sordid videotape in their inbox.
Second Option is to pay me 1.25 BTC. We’ll name this my “privacy fee”. Lets see what will happen if you choose this path. Your secret remains your secret. I will keep my mouth mum. Once you pay, I will let you continue on with your lifetime and family that none of this ever happened. You’ll make the transfer through Bitcoin
Transfer Amount: 1.25 BTC
BTC ADDRESS IS: 1DALDo*9r4gjCEhNc73VqbmvdPiDs9DsyTy
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Notice: You have one day in order to make the payment. (I’ve a unique pixel in this mail, and now I know that you have read through this e-mail). If I do not receive the BitCoins, I will send your sextape to all of your contacts including family members, colleagues, etc. having said that, if I receive the payment, I will destroy the videotape immediately. If you want to have proof, reply with "yes!" and I definitely will send out your videotape to your 11 friends. It’s a non negotiable one time offer, so don’t waste my personal time & yours by replying to this message.