Online scammers blackmail victims who claim they have their webcam images of & # 39; satisfy themselves & # 39;

Do NOT answer these emails: A warning is given for new & # 39; sextortion & # 39; email scam with webcam video & # 39; s with X rating

  • Fraudsters send emails claiming to have hacked the victims' webcam
  • They say they have recorded that they & # 39; satisfy themselves & # 39; and demand money
  • Victims have to pay in Bitcoin, otherwise their video will be released on social media
  • The police advise residents not to answer and delete such e-mails
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An email scam claiming victims makes a Bitcoin payment or risks images and webcam images that show that they give & # 39; satisfaction & # 39; on social media.

NSW Police warned everyone who receives the e-mails not to reply and to remove them immediately.

The Force shared screenshots of the emails, in which victims are told that their passwords have been stolen and recorded via a webcam.

& # 39; I have collected all your private information and I have recorded you (via your webcam) THAT MEETS YOURSELF & # 39 ;, read an email.

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& # 39; I then removed my malware to leave no traces and this email was sent from a hacked server. & # 39;

An email scam has done the rounds and asks unsuspecting victims to pay in Bitcoin or else their compromising images and webcam images of & # 39; satisfy themselves & # 39; are released on social media

An email scam has done the rounds and asks unsuspecting victims to pay in Bitcoin or else their compromising images and webcam images of & # 39; satisfy themselves & # 39; are released on social media

The scammer then threatened to make the video public and asked the victim to pay $ 800 in Bitcoin within three days.

The scammer also provided links to websites that sell Bitcoins.

& # 39; It is a very good offer compared to all those awful sh ** that will happen when I publish everything, & # 39; said the scammer.

The police said that in most cases there is no cause for concern because online scammers generate such emails with thousands.

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& # 39; If the email contains a password that you recognize, you must change all accounts that use this password & # 39 ;, the police said.

& # 39; Do not reply to the scammer and delete the e-mail. & # 39;

The Australian Cyber ​​Security Center (ACSC) said it is aware of a & # 39; sextortion & # 39; scam aimed at the Australian community.

& # 39; Sextortion is a form of online blackmail where a perpetrator threatens to reveal intimate images of someone online, often to his friends and family, unless they pay ransom, & # 39; said the ACSC.

& # 39; Typically, the scammers have no compromising information. & # 39;

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Authorities have received more than 300 notifications in the last seven days.

NSW Police asks residents not to answer and delete such emails

NSW Police asks residents not to answer and delete such emails

NSW Police asks residents not to answer and delete such emails

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