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Warning about sexual blackmail/extortion scam emails

13 April 2021 09:32:21 +0000

We have, in the past, warned of sexual extortion and blackmail emails. These reared their ugly heads in 2018, and have continued to circulate in various forms since. I have received them myself, and they are unnerving.

Today we warn you again, but with added urgency because we know of someone who has fallen for this scam. This is not unusual, because people fall prey to these scammers every day, but it is even more saddening when it’s someone you know.

Here is the email they fell for:

From: KJi
Sent: April 05, 2021 1:23 AM
To: Recipients
Subject: Evidences Against You

Hello,

It’s so shameful how people can’t be satisfied with their marriages.

We know you are cheating on your spouse and this has been backed-up with
evidences from your hacked mobile device for your fyi.

Just a little favor from you to me can go along way in esnuring things don’t
get bitter with your spouse finding out.

Kindly send an equivalent of 1200$ worth of bitcoin to this wallet
:bc1qt9fx8fz2fydy0q5h0ruvd30a7ujqxmx80hn3tn

Trust me, this is very little compared to what will happen if you don’t
cooporate with us and i believe you love your family no matter what.

In 48hrs time,if we don’t receive this token of 1200$ worth of btc from you,
you will receive pictures and screenshots via email and same will be sent to
your spouse as well.

Your time start counting now and note that any attempt to file a complaint
will not result to nohing as this e-mail cannot be traced and same as my
bitcoin id.

If, by any chance I find out that you have shared this message with anyone
else, I will make things go viral immediately

Rdgs,

KJ

Note all the spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors.

There is no way for this person to get their money back, as there is no way to find the scammer. And it is a scam; the sender does not have any “evidences”. It’s a shot in the dark, and the chances of their mass email finding someone who really is being unfaithful in their marriage — and are feeling guilty and don’t want to be outed — are actually pretty good!

Please take this warning seriously, and don’t be fooled by these emails. They are just scams. We strongly suggest that you circulate this information to your colleagues, co-workers, employees, family and friends. Knowledge is power against the scammers.

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