Scammers Using A Simple Con To Get Into Online Bank Accounts
The phone call based scam claims suspicious activity on your account; and even asks you to read aloud the verification code for your online banking!
Cyber Criminals are sending victims passwords to try and trick them into believeing they have been filmed watching pornography
Cyber criminals are sending victims their own passwords in an attempt to trick them into believing they have been filmed on their computer watching pornography and demanding payment.
An example email might look like this:
The password that they quote in the email is one of your passwords. But it’s quite likely that it’s a password that you used some time ago, and was breached in some historic breach such as the 2012 LinkedIn hack.
There are also variants of the email which rather than quoting your password, actually reference some of the digits of your phone number instead.
"It seems that, +XX XXXXXX1234, is your phone. You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you are getting this e mail, right?
actually, I setup a malware on the adult vids (porno) web-site and guess what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching videos, your internet browser started out functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop) having a keylogger which gave me accessibility to your screen and web cam. after that, my software program obtained all of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email."
How to protect yourself
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