I got an email yesterday and it has me still shaken quite a bit so I am pasting it below. The big thing that has me freaked out is that the password was correct, even though it was extremely old I did edit it out of this post (along with my email address) the rest is all a copy and paste of what they sent me, the grammar was so bad I know its a scam/blackmail attempt. But like I said it has me scared due to them having one of my passwords even though it’s so old and no longer in use for years and years. Any tips or suggestions on looking into where it was sent from or am I SoL in having any action brought against them?
Franny Mcwhirter email@example.com;
Wed 12/5/2018, 8:41 AM
I do know ************* is your passphrases. Lets get straight to the point. Nobody has compensated me to check you. You do not know me and you are probably thinking why you are getting this e mail?
Let me tell you, i actually installed a malware on the 18+ streaming (pornographic material) web site and do you know what, you visited this web site to experience fun (you know what i mean). While you were viewing video clips, your browser started out operating as a RDP with a key logger which provided me with accessibility to your display as well as cam. Just after that, my software program gathered all your contacts from your Messenger, FB, and e-mailaccount. Next i created a double video. First part shows the video you were watching (you have a fine taste haha), and second part shows the view of your webcam, yeah its you.
You got only 2 choices. We should read each of these options in details:
1st option is to ignore this email message. in such a case, i most certainly will send your actual videotape to all of your personal contacts and thus just consider concerning the humiliation you experience. Do not forget if you are in a relationship, how it is going to affect?
Latter solution is to pay me USD 1596. Let us regard it as a donation. Subsequently, i will promptly remove your video recording. You can continue on your daily routine like this never happened and you will not hear back again from me.
You will make the payment through Bitcoin (if you don’t know this, search for ‘how to buy bitcoin’ in Google).
BTC address to send to: 154ZEydveoi2fSqVnQNMwXx7BU4G9yjVhG
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if you have been wondering about going to the law, look, this email message cannot be traced back to me. I have taken care of my actions. i am also not looking to charge a fee a lot, i simply prefer to be compensated. You have two days in order to make the payment. i have a specific pixel within this email, and now i know that you have read this email message. if i don’t receive the BitCoins, i definitely will send out your video to all of your contacts including close relatives, colleagues, and many others. Having said that, if i receive the payment, i will erase the video right away. This is the non:negotiable offer thus please do not waste mine time & yours by replying to this mail. if you need evidence, reply Yup! & i definitely will send your video recording to your 11 friends.