Beware of sextortion email scam

A few days ago I received about 3 emails with this attached image. It literally states that it has installed a keylogger onto my machine and has been monitoring me and monitoring my keylog.

So it stated that it gives me 48 hours before sharing my video captures and bla bla bla ……… send $1000 worth of Bitcoins to this address so they will not do it.

If you receive these kind of emails, the best thing to do is just throw it in the trash and clear the trash….. just ignore it.

What sent alarm bells ringing was that they sent email to me , from my own email with the subject matter … my name.

Well .. obviously as my emails does have my name on it. So don’t get panicky on it and you know its just a scam trying to get ur crypto.

I also did a lookup on that Bitcoin address and this is what i got.

https://www.bitcoinabuse.com/reports/1DnHxP12w4hyzP4H8sh2tpYA8pXLARpD9U

Looks like many other people has reported it and its saying the same thing.

So beware of these kind of emails and just trash it as soon as you see it and don’t even bother opening the email. If you are running a windows machine, make sure you have at least a good antivirus perhaps by McAffee or Avast …. whichever that works for you.

Also backup your machine regularly so that if you suddenly need to format it, you have a copy of your data.

Stay safe everyone and have a great day.

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