01 December 2022 Thursday. 17:43:34 UTC
Unknown - Scammer set the sender to my own email address
Here's the excerpt from the blackmail scam I received on November 24, 2022:
"I know, it’s unpleasant to start the conversation with bad news, but I have no choice.
Few months ago, I have gained access to your devices that used by you for internet browsing. Afterwards, I could track down all your internet activities.
My software enables me with access to all controllers inside devices of yours, like microphone, keyboard and video camera. I could easily download to my servers all your private info, including the history of web browsing and photos. Hence, you can already guess why I stayed undetected all this while.
As I was gathering information about you, I couldn’t help but notice that you are also a true fan of adult-content websites.You actually love visiting porn sites and browsing through kinky videos, while pleasuring yourself. I could make a few dirty records with you in the main focus and montaged several videos showing the way you reach orgasm while masturbating with joy.
However, we can still resolve this situation in the following manner:
Everything you are required to do is a single transfer of $977 USD to my account (or amount equivalent to bitcoin depending on exchange rate at the moment of transfer),
and once the transaction is complete, I will straight away remove all the dirty content exposing you.
Here is my bitcoin wallet provided below: bc1qgfef9nlwffftl6m5qet95yxa0x7arah0h580gs
You should complete the abovementioned transfer within 48 hours (2 days) after opening this email."