One of the latest sextortion email scams tries to extort Bitcoin from you by claiming to have recorded a video of you while you watched very graphic videos. The message claims that if you do not pay them within 24 to 48 hours they will send the video to all the contacts on your computer.
The email message is very vulgar and says things that I won’t repeat (but I’ll include it in the transcript below).
You’ve been looking at porn sites recently .
One at them had my virus on it .
When u started its video, your computer downloaded and launched my malicious software.
After that, I started your camera and recorded a video at u masturbating .
I’ve gathered all its contacts from your computer.
After that, I put together a video at your Masturbation and added videos with child porn.
In my version at its video, u masturbate to sex with kids.
I’m giving u its opportunity to save your life!
Below I will provide u with its address at My bitcoin wallet.
Send me 500 EURO in BTC.
BTC wlt – 1PwmbaLCUBdBas9YevrmHkDoLwTWbxk97M
(If you don’t know what bitcoin / write to buy bitcoin in Google)
You have 24 hours after reading its letter.
As soon as my wallet receives its payment , its system will automatically destroy all its dirt that I made.
If u need more time , open its notebook and write ” Plz 48″
In that case , u’ll have 48 hours to send me its money.
If after a time, I do not see its money in my wallet .
I’ll send my dirt to all your colleagues and friends right away.
I can see everything u’re doing on your computer , so don’t try to trick me.
If I understand that u’re just stalling, I will immediately send dirt on your contacts!
Hurry u have little time, save your life!
As you can see the email message is very graphic and to some, it might be frightening. However, it’s just a scam. There is no malicious software on your computer (in connection with this message at least) and there is no video of you. Even if you have never visited such a website, you will still receive the email message. If your device does not have a camera on it, you will still receive the email message.
The purpose of the email scam is to scare you into paying the scammer a specified amount of Bitcoin. So, don’t pay the scammer and simply ignore the message.