Bitcoin Being Used for Blackmail

mandisa

Contributor
I just got an email that I pasted below the asterisks. The only thing they have right is an old password that I still use for forums I’ve belonged to for years. Mostly computer and photography related forums. They are telling me they have videos from a porn site and my web cam and well, you can read the email. I do not have a web cam, nor do I use Messenger, Outlook or Facebook. I removed my password from the email. Their BTC address is listed, tho I removed the last 4 characters for the purpose of posting here. They are demanding $1,000 within 24 hours. I do believe this is a scam of some sort. If I click on reply, there is no address and if I try to look at all headers in the email, it is not available. Never seen that before. Is there a way to trace this person and find out who they are? I am not sending them anything.

One thing I did notice the other day is that a proxy program I run always in Firefox got turned off the other day. That’s never happened before.
 

CryptoTC

Crypto Fat Cat
Staff member
They ask for payment in bitcoin so they can’t be tracked and charges can’t be reversed or faked.

Totally random emails. Be sure to run anti-virus and anti-malware software to keep your systems clean just in case they are data mining your info. Don’t click any attachments in those emails.
 

Old Man Crypto

Expert chainblocker
You didn’t actually copy the email but I’m sure it’s a scam like the others said. One thing I found recently is a Reddit scams section where people report scams and ask questions. Not just crypto scams but everything. This is one of them.
 
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