Extortion Email Scam

October 6, 2017

 

There is a new, sophisticated email scam you need to watch out for. Bad guys first send emails with links to inappropriate websites to business email addresses, and then follow up with extortion threats, claiming your workstation is infected and that they "know what you just looked at", and say they will send a video to all your email contacts, because they "recorded what you were watching". 

 

If this type of scam email makes it through the spam filters into your inbox, do not click on any links, do not reply, and delete the message (or click on the Phish Alert button). Do not download any software to check your computer for viruses, but follow procedure to report these types of criminal emails.  Remember: Think Before You Click." It is more important than ever these days.

 

Below is an example of the extortion email:

 

 

 

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