The Latest Scam and Blackmail
I haven't seen this scam before:
Received in my emails today (though it landed in my spam bin)
Distribution and storage of *redacted* electronic materials involving underage children.
My name is *redacted* and I am a technical collection officer working for Central Intelligence Agency.
It has come to my attention that your personal details including your email address (*redacted*) are listed in case 5962XXXX .
The following details are listed in the document's attachment:
Your personal details,
List of relatives and their contact information.
Case 5962XXXX is part of a large international operation set to arrest more than 2000 individuals suspected of p******ilia in 27 countries.
The first arrests are scheduled for April 8, 2019. -
NOW HERE COMES THE SCAM!!!
Why am I contacting you ?
I read the documentation and I know you are a wealthy person who may be concerned about reputation.
I am one of several people who have access to those documents and I have enough security clearance to amend and remove your details from this case. Here is my proposition.
Transfer exactly $10,000 USD (ten thousand dollars - about 2.5 BTC) through Bitcoin network to this special bitcoin address:
You can transfer funds with online bitcoin exchanges such as Coinbase, Bitstamp or Coinmama. The deadline is March 27, 2019 (I need few days to access and edit the files).
Upon confirming your transfer I will take care of all the files linked to you and you can rest assured no one will bother you.
Please do not contact me. I will contact you and confirm only when I see the valid transfer.
Technical Collection Officer
Directorate of Science and Technology
Central Intelligence Agency
I don't know who they are aiming it at but it's definitely not me! I don't have a guilty conscience and I definitely do not have that kind of money, so they won't be getting anything from me. I have to say they have made a good job of spoofing the email address, it "looks" authentic!
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