Cyber Extortion Scam

WHAT IS A Cyber Extortion Scam?

Scammers befriend victims online and then coax them into performing an indecent act on camera. Afterwards, the scammers use the video footage or images of the act to extort money from the victims.

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  • The people you befriend online. Scammers often prey on emotions to convince victims to do things they would not otherwise do.
  • Remember that whatever happens on the Internet is likely to stay on the Internet and is accessible to everyone.
  • Do not trust strangers with photos or videos of yourself.
  • Do not agree to requests that might put you in a

What to look out for

  • The people you befriend online. Scammers often prey on emotions to convince victims to do things they would not otherwise do.

How to protect yourself

  • Remember that whatever happens on the Internet is likely to stay on the Internet and is accessible to everyone.
  • Do not trust strangers with photos or videos of yourself.
  • Do not agree to requests that might put you in a

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16 Apr 2020

Don't reply to Email Extortion email

Example to Cyber Extortion email:  It seems that, (PASSWORD), is your password. I need your full attention for the coming Twenty-four hrs, or I may make sure you that you live out of shame for the rest…...

16 Apr 2020

If you received this cyber extortion email, DELETE!

I have received this email from the hacker this morning demanding for usd 2,000 worth of bitcoin. pls ensure you don't reply and change the passwords for the accounts related to the password mentioned…...

15 Apr 2020

Received this Cyber Extortion email? Delete and block it

An example of Cyber Extortion Email: 𝐋𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭. 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞 xxxxxxxx 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮…...

14 Apr 2020

Ignore Cyber Extortion email!

Got this this morning. do not reply. anyway, the password provided is 4 years old. 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐰𝐞𝐛𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬…...

14 Apr 2020

Delete poorly-worded Cyber Extortion email!

received an email with one of my frequently used passwords as subject title on 14 april. sender has stated that he got access to my password and more compromising photos/videos that he will send to 10…...

14 Apr 2020

Beware of Cyber Extortion email that is being circulated!

This happened just today and I have always been nonchalant about such scams because I have never outright received such audacious emails from twisted humans and organisations out there. luckily i’ve checked…...

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