Don't Fall for This Scam
When I started The Scam Warrior, I had one aim in mind.
That was to review third party products in the internet marketing world, expose the ones that were scams and recommend the ones that were good or simply to provide enough information for you to make an informed decision. In fact, I'm about to review one such product, called Snowball Traffic.
But I've been asked to also cover personal scams, as there are so many of them and they cost so many people anxiety, dignity and of course money.
It can be difficult to understand how anyone can fall for some of these, as they seem so obvious. But clearly it's a numbers game. If the scammer sends out millions of emails and gets just a 1% response, they can derive a substantial income.
I Toxified Your Machine
Here's the email I received from Vigilancia:
I hope you don't care about my language sentence structure, because i'm from Germany. I toxified your machine with a virus and im in possession of all your private data from your computer system.
It was installed on a mature web site then you have chosen the video clip and clicked on it, my program instantly got into your computer.
And then, your camera captured you hand partying, besides i caught a video that you have viewed.
After a little while this also picked up all your social contact info. If you happen to want me to wipe out your all that i have got - transfer me 680 us in bitcoin it's a cryptocurrency. It is my account address : 1DddPC5LDnS4zNY7TWBV5vqPEj8CFFDuGJ
At this point you have 27hrs. to make a decision The moment i will receive the transaction i'll eliminate this video and everything entirely. In any other case, please remember that your evidence will be submitted to all your buddies."
I mean... toxified my machine... all your private data... hand partying... it's just so good.
I sent this reply, but it probably didn't get received:
This is wonderful.
Please send your video of me masturbating to all my friends.
They'll be really impressed."
Don't Fall for It
There are a number of variations of this email going around.
The bottom line is "don't fall for it." None of it's true.
The only true part is that if you send these scammers any money, you'll never see it again.
And a bitcoin wallet is totally untraceable. That's why they use them.