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Scammer claims to have hacked my computer - email.

Gromett

Funster
Feb 27, 2011
10,702
26,184
UK
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15,452
MH
Self Build
Exp
Since 2005
I have seen a couple of these now, and a few of my clients have seen them also. So I thought this is one that is worth letting you know about.
1st off, no they haven't hacked you, no they don't know what porn you watch and no they don't have a video of you.

If you get this email delete and it and don't worry about it.

Here is the text of the email.

Subject: Your account is being used by another person!

Hello!

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.
I also have full access to your account.

I've been watching you for a few months now.
The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.
I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this,
transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 1Bg1uyMj(y)2cssPhptnv6z3z4P3sLkz4nd

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best regards!
 
Oct 15, 2011
2,215
4,697
Not Glasgow
Funster No
18,482
MH
A class
Exp
Since 2011
I have seen a couple of these now, and a few of my clients have seen them also. So I thought this is one that is worth letting you know about.
1st off, no they haven't hacked you, no they don't know what porn you watch and no they don't have a video of you.

If you get this email delete and it and don't worry about it.

Here is the text of the email.

Subject: Your account is being used by another person!

Hello!

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.
I also have full access to your account.

I've been watching you for a few months now.
The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.
I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this,
transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 1Bg1uyMj(y)2cssPhptnv6z3z4P3sLkz4nd

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best regards!
Got one of these a few months ago,just deleted it.
 

Hollyberry

LIFE MEMBER
Apr 24, 2011
5,638
37,413
New Forest.
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16,134
MH
None.
Exp
4yrs
I usually warn my 80 year old friend about new scams but as she’s not been able to learn how to use EBay I doubt she’d fall for anything saying she’d visited an adult site ?.

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Dec 24, 2009
1,005
15,329
bedworth warks
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9,712
MH
c class
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2009 previously a tugger for thirty years
Sedge had a similar one about a year or so ago. The scammer was going to share the video with all her contacts if she didn't cough up the dosh, but the grammar was so bad they said they would share the video with everyone if she paid or not! I was looking forward to seeing the video but alas it never arrived!!
 

Captain Pants

Free Member
Dec 19, 2019
628
2,695
Cornwall
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67,480
MH
Weinsberg PVC
Exp
Since 1982
On a similar vein I’ve had a series of would-be scams on my landline in recent days.
Two types so far, both recorded messages:
1) “this is your internet provider, illegal activity has been detected on your account and your account will be shut down in 2 days. Press 1 to talk to an executive”, or variation on this “press 1 to talk to technician”
2) “we confirm that £39.99 will be deducted from your Amazon prime account today for your recent purchase, if you weren’t expecting this press 1 to talk to a representative”

Ignored in both cases.

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Jul 3, 2018
871
2,258
Oxfordshire
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54,729
MH
Wildax aurura xl
Exp
since 2014 camping since1968
On a similar vein I’ve had a series of would-be scams on my landline in recent days.
Two types so far, both recorded messages:
1) “this is your internet provider, illegal activity has been detected on your account and your account will be shut down in 2 days. Press 1 to talk to an executive”, or variation on this “press 1 to talk to technician”
2) “we confirm that £39.99 will be deducted from your Amazon prime account today for your recent purchase, if you weren’t expecting this press 1 to talk to a representative”

Ignored in both cases.
I just ask for 50% of the sales profits not received any yet beginning to wonder if i'm doing it wrong:unsure:
 
May 17, 2019
91
185
Touring Europe
Funster No
60,892
MH
Semi integrated <8m
I have seen a couple of these now, and a few of my clients have seen them also. So I thought this is one that is worth letting you know about.
1st off, no they haven't hacked you, no they don't know what porn you watch and no they don't have a video of you.

If you get this email delete and it and don't worry about it.

Here is the text of the email.

Subject: Your account is being used by another person!

Hello!

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.
I also have full access to your account.

I've been watching you for a few months now.
The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.
I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this,
transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 1Bg1uyMj(y)2cssPhptnv6z3z4P3sLkz4nd

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best regards!
All these need reporting to Action Fraud
Whether received by text, phone or email, AF can build a picture of what is going around.
 

TheBig1

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Nov 27, 2011
12,999
20,078
Dorset
Funster No
19,048
MH
A class
Exp
many many years! since I was a kid
Gromett I am so sorry Karl, I just had to watch the video.....you poor soul. Maybe we could do a crowdfunding page for an operation to increase the size of your manhood? Well I presume it was that and not a pen? I hope you don't write to your dear old mother with that pen otherwise :ROFLMAO:

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Feb 2, 2015
1,615
3,920
Staffordshire
Funster No
34,975
MH
A motorhome!
Exp
we are still learning
Stick your cursor over the name in the email account who delivers it..It will give a grey box with their full address and Ip.
Look up Who called me or Who is It? Put in the Ip or info you get and have a laugh.
Seriously had an attack on mine a fortnight ago. Saying my computer was being watched and in the possession of the FBI ?? That alone tickled me.... Any way ....I put the details into the two sites mentioned and bugger me....The Ip address came back to me from Florida?? How do they get the info from?

Any way...Delete and ignore....It pisses them off!

Kev
 
Jun 30, 2010
7,655
19,747
Cornwall
Funster No
12,372
MH
1992 VW Auto sleeper Mono
Exp
Since 2005 this time
Gromett how in the hell did you manage that left leg over the right shoulder? Bloody 'ell mate ! Karma Sutra position #54!

(y)(y)(y)Respect(y)(y)(y)(y)

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Feb 22, 2016
1,320
1,766
York
Funster No
41,744
MH
Bailey 620 Approach
Exp
Since 2015
I’ve just seen the video I received Gromett .... ?

can you tell me how you get in that position.....?
Listen, what an adult man gets up to with his wife, her sister and a Llama, is no ones business but his own!

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Jun 29, 2015
2,005
6,916
Southampton
Funster No
36,999
MH
caravan (for now)
Exp
on and off since 1984
I have had this email as well, also a call from someone wanting to talk to me about the grant I had to insulate the loft. That is a new one for me
 
Nov 18, 2011
10,820
24,486
Funster No
18,938
I have know you for a few years now how the f.... did you get so ugly so fast :rofl:
BILL

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suavecarve

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 18, 2009
3,497
9,305
Surrey/Hants
Funster No
8,035
MH
Rollerteam 690
Exp
9 years
Occasionally a male student enters into interactions with females from the phillipines by use of their video cam.
Shortly after, the "live chat" turns into blackmail and I get called for the distressed student.
The threats include showing the video live on the web page of the University, friends, family, etc.
Starting point is normally £750 and quite a few of them pay it. Then they ask for a grand. I m normally called at this point, as they are generally distraught beyond belief
I advise them to cancel all their facebook, twitter, instagram and any other social media accounts and ignore the threats as it has happened so many times before and no video has ever been shown.
They ask if they can pay the money and keep their facebook accounts alive !!!!! "Anything but closing my facebook account"
 
Sep 7, 2010
374
1,088
cardiff
Funster No
13,594
MH
Frankia 7900 Platin plus
Exp
since 2010
I had that phishing scam also - I gather it’s popular during lockdown.
As I don’t have a camera on my desktop - and the other reason - I deleted it.
I also phoned my contacts to see if anyone had failed to receive the video, and if so would they like one 😉

Research has shown that after orgasm
15% of men go to sleep
35% get up for a pee
And 50% press <<clear browser history>>

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Mar 10, 2012
2,027
1,413
Lausanne
Funster No
20,102
MH
Laika EcoVip 2
Exp
Since 2012
Received that very same email, about 5 of them in fact. All 100% the same except the source was different in each case.

I have a cover on my laptop camera and the goat had anyway consented.
 
Sep 8, 2019
385
2,939
The Fylde
Funster No
63,926
MH
Pilote GJ650 A class
Exp
about 10 years
Reply with the following *Thank you for visiting my site, I trust you saw the warning that I run a premium rate service and that my charges are £50 or $75 for an initial contact. You you have made an enquiry which is chargeable , any other contact made by you after this will is chargeable at a minimum of $40 or £35 per minute. Please note if payment is not forthcoming debt recovery will follow.*
I also use this when I am called by any Indian call centre! It works, remind them that you charge for their time!
 
Aug 6, 2019
638
3,983
Norwich
Funster No
63,049
MH
7.5t Lorry
Exp
Zilch
Have you seen the blackmirror where this actually happens??

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