Ever had attempted internet blackmail against you ?

I recently received an email addressed to my email address not me personally , the un named sender stated they had webcam footage of me jacking off over dodgy porn ( I a;ways cover up the web cam when I have the horse stuff on ) , they ordered that I pay £5k to a bitcoin account or the footage would be sent to family and business colleagues , when I read it I sniggered and deleted it , never heard no more as expected.

It did get me thinking that what an amazing blackmail payment collection system bitcoin would be , I understand the bitcoin accounts are completely traceable ? and no doubt the sender was somewhere in Nigeria , potentially a major headache for the authorities , If the blackmailers send out 1000`s of the same email they will eventually get someone who has been up to dodgy stuff to pay .
 

Ciggie

GCM
Yes, daily on my way home I see an electronically lighted ad for Bitcoin Exchange Barcelona : See yourself in the future. Hmmmm. No physical address, but when I have more time I think I'll look into what they're all about. Scams seem to be endless..the bit about contacting family and business/job seems to suggest that it is a general sendout, and they are hoping to catch the unwary who leave their a/cs open to hacking for addresses, of whom I'm sure you're not one mucker, but good warning for the naives.
 
Just pay up your sexual deviant.
Oh, by the bye.
Good news, we have relieved Mafeking. :)
 

endure

GCM
I get them occasionally. I reply telling them they ought to be paying me for the entertainment I'm providing.
 
Do you want me to pay you direct ?, that bitcoin is all very baffling.
But of course but could you make the postal order in zimbabwe dollars please?
I feel it is on the rise.
 

cowgoesmoo

Old-Salt
I recently received an email addressed to my email address not me personally , the un named sender stated they had webcam footage of me jacking off over dodgy porn ( I a;ways cover up the web cam when I have the horse stuff on ) , they ordered that I pay £5k to a bitcoin account or the footage would be sent to family and business colleagues , when I read it I sniggered and deleted it , never heard no more as expected.

It did get me thinking that what an amazing blackmail payment collection system bitcoin would be , I understand the bitcoin accounts are completely traceable ? and no doubt the sender was somewhere in Nigeria , potentially a major headache for the authorities , If the blackmailers send out 1000`s of the same email they will eventually get someone who has been up to dodgy stuff to pay .
It's not quite as good as many people think. Bitcoin transaction are fully traceable - they're embedded in the blockchain and so freely available to anyone who looks for them. Tracing the holder of the account that made the transaction is a bit more complex but far from impossible. Once the bitcoin account holder is identified every transaction ever made by them is identifiable - everybody with a copy of the blockchain holds the evidence of your nefarious acts so you're pretty well fucked if your account is ever compromised...
 
It's not quite as good as many people think. Bitcoin transaction are fully traceable - they're embedded in the blockchain and so freely available to anyone who looks for them. Tracing the holder of the account that made the transaction is a bit more complex but far from impossible. Once the bitcoin account holder is identified every transaction ever made by them is identifiable - everybody with a copy of the blockchain holds the evidence of your nefarious acts so you're pretty well fucked if your account is ever compromised...
I knew that. o_O
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
Apparently Soviet intelligence once tried a similar approach with a French diplomat. They showed him the pictures and threatened to send them to his wife. He simply said: "Send them, she will be impressed".
 
When you've already admitted to things suitable for blackmail for security clearance, they're isn't a lot of point faking blackmail material

Even something real would only raise a meh
 
Thrapping? Pfft! Amateur...

Donkey felching is the way of the future.
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
in the grown ups paper today, it says that scammers are increasingly targeting tech savvy younger people
I suppose they dont have the confidence or life skills to make a subjective decision, or the ability to talk face to face with friends about it
but then Action Fraud is a bloody joke, sub contracted out to the cheapest provider its no wonder they get away with so much of it
 

CC_TA

LE
Had an attempted, very armature, sextortion after a webcam wank.
Instead of my bank details I sent a link to my 2nd Facebook account in case they missed any of my friends and family and then sent them a fuck load more videos of pictures of me until they blocked my email address. Poofs!
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
Apparently Soviet intelligence once tried a similar approach with a French diplomat. They showed him the pictures and threatened to send them to his wife. He simply said: "Send them, she will be impressed".
I heard the same about a British Officer in the 80s. Similar reply. To which the lecturer said to us, "But what about your CO?"
 
Get one every few weeks.

Spoofed as if to come from my own email address.

The videos would be impressive as both of my laptops have a small piece of black nasty stuck over the webcam.

I can't be bothered to trace the original email to fire a load of sh!t back
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
I heard the same about a British Officer in the 80s. Similar reply. To which the lecturer said to us, "But what about your CO?"
I can only assume that your lecturer was not married...
 

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