You probably have heard about crypto viruses that encrypt your files and demand a ransom in Bitcoin to get your data back, though even if paying the demanded BTC you may still not get access back to the data. Well it seems that a new trend is users receiving extortion emails demanding Bitcoin to be paid for no apparent reason, though they do seem to rely on “catching” novice users off guard and scaring them that some of their “dirty secrets” may be leaked to their family, friends or employer. Of course these are emails intended to scare you and are not based on real threats, they are badly written in English and not personalized to the receiver mentioning any real data or anything to sound more convincing. As a result you can pretty much ignore them as nothing more than SPAM, though we are sure that some people may actually fall for the trick and even pay the demanded 1 Bitcoin ransom. Do note however that even if the threat was real by paying what is being demanded it does not mean that the promises would be kept, just as in the case with crypto viruses!
Here is a quoted example of such an email:
i now have your information.i have also used your user profile to find your Facebook page,Using this i can now message all of your friends and family members,
if you would like to prevent me from sharing this dirt info with all of your friends and family members (and perhaps even your employers too?) then you need to send 1 bitcoin to the following BTC address
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NOW YOU MY TARGET
i iNVEST MY RESOURCES BOTNETS OK AND MY TIME AND MY ENERGY ALL WHO AROUND YOU BE VICTM THIS NOiZE i SWEAR!
You Get Very Bad Results And Lost Your Job And Your Reputation
THIS HOW ROULETE NOW YOU STIMUL TO FIGHT I AM DESTROY YOUR LiFE START GIVE YOU CHANCE PAY BUT TIMER START!
“i would lose business, contracts..,i’m not even sure if my contract with my employer has a morality clause,”she told CNNMoney on Friday.”it could be very damaging.”
To Resolve This Situations
1 BTC Sent!
Bitcoin address: 1timeDCzSQF6gW8bqLG8d4cs2xSman1Zr
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You may be wondering why should you and what will prevent other people from doing the same,in short you now know to change your privacy settings in Facebook so no one can view your friends/family list.So go ahead and update that now (i have a copy if you dont pay) to stop any future emails like this,
You can buy bitcoin using online exchanges easily. i am aware that you probably don’t have (bitcoin) BTC at the moment,so ok i giving you this time to get BTC and pay 3 bit coin.
This instruction *if you need help locating a place to purchase (BTC), use the website called localbitcoins, google it, if you dont know about it.This site makes bitcoin very easy and quick to purchase using multiple methods.
To send BTC, you need to use an online exchanger like Localbitcoins. com , Expresscoin. com, bitquick. co, cex. io , Clevercoin . com, Coincorner . com, Coincafe. com, Coinbase. com, Circle. com or a Bitcoin ATM machine Coinatmradar. com and you need to send 1 BTC to Addres System Bitcoin
On localbitcoins sign up and choose to buy the bitcoin (BTC) with western union or money gram wire , find a seller of your choice (localbitcoins is a “ebay” like site with sellers with many sales and a high rating being trustworthy) pay with cash at western union or money gram when you send the wire to the seller as sellers don’t accept payments made by credit card. After you send wire to seller provide the seller with a copy of the receipt and when they verify they with send the bitcoins (have the seller send the bitcoin directly to the bitcoin address we provided you with OR if they send the bitcoins to your localbitcoins wallet on site instead you will have to log into your localbitcoin wallet and send to the bitcoin address we provided you with). It will take less then and hour and a half for us to receive the bitcoins once you wire the money to a seller on localbitcoins, the seller will give you a confirmation of payment through site and we will let you know we received. You wil l get the information nee Current price of 1 BTC is about 916 USD, so we are fairly cheap, at the moment.But if you try ignore us, we will ruin your life i make your Nightmare And Noize Around You Continue or You Can Pay
i am know about your sexual fantasias and i know this you!
if you need to contact Email Give You > 1interest @ sigaint . org
you can feel free contact me My Email> 1btc @ sigaint . org
you only need to pay and we will disappear i swear!
If the bitcoin is not paid within 6 days to you deadline timer of then my system will automatically message all of your friends and family members.The bitcoin address is unique to you!
Consider how expensive a divorce lawyer is.if you are no longer in a committed relationship then think about how this will affect your social standing amongst family and friends.What will your friends and family think about you?
Unfortunately it is things like these that do contribute to giving Bitcoin and crypto currencies a bad name, but when a lot of money is involved there are all kinds of “bad” people attracted trying to get them the easy way by cheating and lying normal people that may even never head of Bitcoin. Checking the quoted Bitcoin address for the ransom shows that nobody has yet sent any BTC to it…