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The Latest Scam and Blackmail

I haven't seen this scam before:

Received in my emails today (though it landed in my spam bin)

Case

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 .

The following details are listed in the document's attachment:

  • Your personal details,

  • Home address,

  • Work address,

  • List of relatives and their contact information.

Case 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:

*redacted*

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.

Regards,

*redacted*

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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Comments

lookatdesktop wrote on March 20, 2019, 7:43 PM

Ignore that email and whatever you do, don't click on anything in that email. Report the sender's email address and a copy of it to the FCC if possible. The FBI has a link I think is a good one for you if you want to read it. https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/on-the-internet

Kasman wrote on March 20, 2019, 8:08 PM

It seems the scammers never give up! They are always coming up with new and inventive ways to part us from our hard-earned cash. Who in their right mind would fall for such a scam anyway? Mind you, they only have to catch one every so often to make a decent profit.

lookatdesktop wrote on March 20, 2019, 8:33 PM

Just like advertisements. You see them repeated all over the internet and only a small few have to respond to make the advertisers rich. Worse than that, there are so many gullible Gus's out there who think these email scammers are the real thing, unfortunately. It is a crime and a shame.

Last Edited: March 20, 2019, 8:33 PM

VinceSummers wrote on March 20, 2019, 9:13 PM

This is a truly poor attempt at a scam. The email would not ever have been opened by me. Transparent as glass.

AliCanary wrote on April 6, 2019, 2:53 AM

Ugh, so disgusting. I can't even imagine that works. It's amazing to see the depths of some people's scummy minds...