Sextortion Scam

Feds warn of new sextortion email scam

Warnings are being issued about a sextortion scam that is people over email and blackmailing them for thousands of dollars.

"You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you're getting this email, right? I'm a hacker who cracked your devices a few months ago," that's what one such victim of the scam read in his inbox.

It comes in the form of creepy email claiming your webcam has been compromised, you've been caught checking out pornography and it's time to pay up.

"Six-hundred fifty dollars U.S. is a fair price for our little secret," the victim said, further explaining the extortion attempt."

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