Victim Location 32068
Type of a scam CryptoCurrency
Received an extortion email today. The emailer claimed to have embarrassing split-screen video footage of me watching porn, and started the email with a "basic" password I use for non-essential websites, and continues with saying he’s going to send this supposed video to all my contacts if I don’t send him $1,400 to a bitcoin account to "keep the secret". I know it’s just a phishing extortion scheme, since I don’t visit porn sites. I did a little research on this type of scam, and looks like the password may have been attained from the 2012 LinkedIn data breach (which that password was used, but now changed). I’m apparrently unable to copy, or print, the complete email sent to me, so I took a pic with my phone…
From: Brock Shepstone
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 5:27 AM
…then continues with the below (pic) message.
I’m going to attempt to report this crypto currency account to bitcoin. Maybe that will do something.