What is the “I sent you an email from your account” email scam

What is the “I sent you an email from your account” email scam

“I sent you an email from your account” email is classified as a sextortion scam. It’s a typical example of a sextortion scam because the email threatens to expose a private video of users if they do not agree to pay. It follows the typical sextortion scam email pattern. Fortunately, it’s nothing more than a scam email.



Sextortion scam emails usually follow a more or less identical pattern, even if different scammers operate them. Scammers use eye-catching email subject lines to pressure users into opening the emails. In this particular case, the subject line is “You password must be need changed”. While the grammar is not correct, the meaning is clear. Users not familiar with these kinds of scams may become alarmed enough to open the email.

The email starts with an alarming revelation of the recipient’s password. This is a very common tactic used to scare users. The scammer then proceeds to claim that the recipient’s computer has been infected with malware. Their email account has also been supposedly hacked. Supposedly, the “hacker” was able to infect the recipient’s computer with malware when they visited an adult website. The malware supposedly allowed them access to the computer, including the ability to turn on the camera/microphone. The scammer also claims to have stolen the user’s contacts.

Supposedly, the “hacker” was able to make a video of the recipient watching pornography. According to the email, the video shows the recipient on one side and the video they were watching on the other. They threaten to send the video to all contacts unless the recipient agrees to pay a certain sum of money ($780 in this case). The money is to be paid in bitcoin and sent to the displayed wallet addresses.

Below are the full contents of the “I sent you an email from your account” email scam:

Subject: You password must be need changed


As you may have noticed, I sent you an email from your account.
This means that I have full access to your account: On moment of hack your account has password:

You say: this is the old password!
Or: I will change my password at any time!

Yes! You’re right!
But the fact is that when you change the password, my trojan always saves a new one!

I’ve been watching you for a few months now.
The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks. I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this, transfer the amount of $780 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: Buy Bitcoin).

My bitcoin addresses (BTC Wallets) are: –

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
I give you 48 hours to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best wishes!

It goes without saying that the whole email is fake and is nothing more than a sextortion scam. If you receive this “I sent you an email from your account” email scam in your inbox, know that there is no video, nor is your computer infected with malware.

How did a sextortion scammer know my password?

Users who receive sextortion scam emails may wonder how the sender got their email address. Scammers obtain email addresses from hacker forums, where they end up after services with inadequate security get hacked. Emails are sold in large numbers to scammers and other cybercriminals. It’s possible to check if an email address has been part of a data breach on haveibeenpwned.

This “I sent you an email from your account” email scam and some others go a step further to scare users by revealing their passwords. This is a pretty effective scare tactic because users do wonder how a password would have ended up in the hands of the cybercriminals if not because their computers had been hacked. The truth is much more simple. Passwords are bought from the same hacker forums as email addresses. If you receive a sextortion email that reveals your password, the service you used that password for had inadequate security, stored the password in plain text, and suffered a cyber attack.

“I sent you an email from your account” email scam removal

If you receive this email, you can just remove “I sent you an email from your account” email scam from your inbox. Do not pay attention to what is written and certainly do not pay anything. If a password you use is revealed in a sextortion email, you need to change that password immediately. Keep in mind that passwords should never be used for multiple accounts.

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