Adult Website Blackmail Scam. by Russ Michaels | Jul 24, | scams, Security | 1 comment. Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. This week I have started receiving a new blackmail/scam email which seems to be doing the rounds. This scam works on the premise that the recipient of the email has been visiting porn websites such as xvideos or pornhub. One rule of thumb is to always check the company owning the website on the Internet by adding the word ‘scam’ or ‘complaint’ in the search engine. Also, look for all their names on the BBB listings – if they have a profile there.
In fact, one of the more eye-popping claims is that the scammer has video of the user viewing adult websites, and they will share this video with all the user’s contacts unless they pony up and pay a Bitcoin ransom. And in classic ransomware fashion, there’s typically a ticking clock. A sextortion or porn scam email is where cybercriminals email you out of the blue to claim that they’ve implanted malware on your computer, and have therefore been able to keep tabs on your online activity. The crooks go on to claim that they’ve taken screenshots of you looking at a porn site – along with video recorded from your webcam.
A new sextortion scam is informing victims that their computers suffered a malware infection after they visited an adult website. In this latest ruse, digital criminals claim that they infected a user with malware after they visited a child pornography website. A new email scam is making the rounds with bogus claims about pornography use to extort money. In this scam, scammers email you claiming that they’ve stolen your password and have created videos of.
Reports are coming in about a new extortion scam where scammers email you stating that they know the recipient's password, have installed malware on . The FTC uses the information it gets from people who report scams to keep close watch on trends, so we can alert you to changes. Here’s one: reports of Bitcoin blackmailscams have taken a big jump in the last few weeks. The emails say they hacked into your computer and recorded you visiting adult websites.