According to this email, the sender has injected code into your router’s firmware that allowed him or her to create a video of you ‘satisfying yourself’ while visiting adult websites.
Supposedly, the hacker was also able to collect all of the contacts from your devices and social media accounts. He or she threatens to send the compromising video to all of your contacts unless you pay $500 in bitcoin within 72 hours.
Fake sextortion scams like this one are common and take many forms. These scammers send thousands of identical messages to random email addresses in the hope that at least a few recipients will be tricked into sending money.
If you receive one of these scam emails, do not respond. Just hit the delete key. There are dozens of variations of the scam.
Note that some versions include user passwords taken from old data breaches in an effort to make their claims seem more believable. If you receive a version that includes an active password, you should change the password immediately. You can read more about the password versions here.
Other versions use a simple spoofing trick to make it appear that the email was sent from your own account in an effort to convince you that they really have hijacked your computer. But, again, the claim is just an idle threat and the scammer does not really have access to your devices.
An example of the scam email:
Hi!I will be straight,. You visit 18+ sites very often and I caught you satisfying yourself. To be honest, we all do it sometimes. How I did this? Your router was not secured I was able to inject some code into the firmware and every device connected on the network including phones were compromised. Then I simply set every device available to record with the camera only when you visit 18+ sites. In this moment your router firmware was upgraded by the manufacture so there will be no problems in the future. Also you must to reboot every device in order for my code to be dumped from the memory on each device because is still active.
Anyway, I got also your contacts lists, phone numbers, emails, social media contacts and here is the deal. If you don`t pay me 500 dollars worth in Bit-Coin, the video with you doing… you know what, will be send to all your contacts.
Amount: 0.06 BTC (approximately)
My Address Part 1: 1LXaEh1uA8DV54QB
My Address Part 2: 8cQDdUnApBqLAENVVT
Important! My address was split in 2 parts, you must to put the parts together with no spaces between them manually using Copy and Paste. The final result after the parts are glued(Part 1+Part 2) is my final address where you send the coins. You may also save that somewhere to not lose the details.
Quick tip! You can buy Bit-Coin from Paxful. Use Google to find it.
Also search for what is No Fap and read about the benefits of no PMO. Watching dirty stuffs is a waste of time, energy and minerals from the body. I hope you will think about this very seriously.
In case you wonder why your anti viruses were not triggered is because my code is not set to steal passwords, PIN codes and other stuffs. The only function is to record with the cameras(in slient mode) and grab the contacts, and any system protection see this activity as normal. I know that you have that amount of money that is requested. So don`t worry about your passwords, bank accounts and so on, however for your mind peace, go ahead change them.
You have 72 hours (3 days) to send the payment. When coins are sent, the video with you doing… you know what be destroyed and you will never hear from me.
Next time cover your cameras, somebody may watch! Limit yourself to one time per month if you can`t go completly NoFap.
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!