Blackmail examples

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Pay up or we’ll publish allegations of pedophilia


Have you received an “official” email from Europol, accusing you of pedophilia? Not knowing what it is and what do they want? It’s simple, they just want your money.

Here’s what the first email might look like:

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If you don’t notice that the return address is actually from Gmail or another freemail and you write back to the mail and look rather naive and make a few grammatical errors best, the crooks are likely to reply:

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Now it’s becoming clear. There’s a looming possibility of getting out of this unscathed by simply paying a fine. If you react scared and scared enough, they’ll let you stew for a while longer and then send instructions for payment:

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That the beneficiary’s account is in Switzerland, the owner is a privat person and the reason for payment should be “real estate purchase” and not “Europol fine”? There is a simple and logical explanation for this - after all, in your own interest, you want everything to be done discreetly.

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Blackmail attempt


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Pay up or I’ll publish your data


Only bluff. No computer/router hack.

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Only bluff. No computer hack, no recipient e-mail account hack. Only From: address falsified. Its easy to do.

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The same, older version.


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