What is the “Internet Is A Dangerous Place” scam email

What is the “Internet Is A Dangerous Place” scam email

“Internet Is A Dangerous Place” email falls into the sextortion email scam category. The reason the email is classified as a sextortion scam is because it uses a non-existent explicit video to threaten users into paying money. It’s a very common type of scam email that can be ignored because it’s harmless as long as users don’t interact with it.



“Internet Is A Dangerous Place” scam email is a textbook example of a sextortion scam. These types of emails became very common several years ago. Now, most users whose email addresses have leaked will have received a sextortion email at some point. They are mostly harmless if users don’t interact with them and send money. Users can ignore them and delete them from their inboxes.

All sextortion emails follow a nearly identical pattern. The contents vary depending on the scammers operating the email campaign but if users are familiar with one type of sextortion email scam, they will recognize all others. The emails first try to catch users’ attention with subject lines like “Security status not satisfied”. If users open the email, they will be greeted with threatening text saying that their computers have been hacked. Scammers then proceed to falsely explain that they were able to make explicit videos of users watching pornography and threaten to release those videos publicly if a payment is not made.

This particular “Internet Is A Dangerous Place” scam email claims that the recipient’s security was lacking, which led to the supposed hacker getting access to their computer and all the data on it. Like all sextortion scam emails, this one claims that a video of users watching pornography was made. However, this email further claims that the “hacker” was able to get into the recipient’s contacts’ computers by sending links from their account. This supposedly allowed them to access sensitive information on all contacts’ computers. The sender threatens to release the non-existent videos and all the information they have stolen if the email recipient does not agree to send $1390 in Bitcoin to the provided wallet address.

This email is a very obvious scam. The recipient’s computer has not been hacked nor has any information been stolen. Explicit videos of the recipient watching pornography also do not exist. No matter how threatening and realistic the email appears, all of its contents are false. Unfortunately, it seems that several payments have been made to the wallet address, though there’s no way to be sure they were made by the victims.

Here is the fullĀ “Internet Is A Dangerous Place” sextortion email:

Subject: Security status not satisfied.

I was planning to say hello, but now I think greetings are unnecessary.

Firstly, I already know you and all your loved ones very well.
Secondly, the occasion for which I’m writing to you is not the happiest one for a friendly greeting.

You’ve heard that the Internet is a dangerous place, infested with malicious links and hackers like me?
Of course, you’ve heard, but what’s the point in it if you are so dismissive of your internet security and don’t care what websites you visit?
Times have changed. You read about AI, judging by your browser history, and still didn’t understand anything?

Technologies have stepped far forward, and now hackers like me use artificial intelligence.
Thanks to it, I can get not only access to your webcam and record your fun with highly controversial video
(I recorded it also, but now that’s not the point), but also to all your devices and not only yours.
And I saved a special sauce for this dish. I went further and sent malicious links to all your contacts from your account.

Yes, someone was smarter and realized that this was a trap and you were hacked, but believe me,
about 70% of your contact list (and these are your friends, colleagues, and family) bought into my scam.
They have as many skeletons in their closet as you do. Some turn out to be hidden homosexuals…

I have accumulated and analyzed a huge amount of compromising data on you and those with whom you communicate.
Very soon I’ll start a crossfire – everyone will receive the full history of correspondence
(and there are enough of “sensitive moments”) and recordings from the other contact’s webcam.
I can go further and put all these files, as well as the recorded fun of you and your hacked contacts with “hardcore videos” into the public domain.

You can imagine, it will be a real sensation!
And everyone will understand where it came from – from you.
For all your contacts and, you will be enemy number one. Even your relatives will take a long time to forgive you and forget such a family shame…

It will be the real end of the world. The only difference is that there will be not four horsemen of the apocalypse, but only one – (=
But there is no such thing as a completely black stripe without any white dots.
Luckily for you, in my case the “Three M Rule” comes into play – Money, Money and Money again.

I’m not interested in your worthless life, I’m interested in people from whom I can profit.
And today you are one of them.

That’s why: Transfer $1390 in Bitcoin to: 1PPJpvSPbbMwbESJZXGS8VtKiFQkmm7DvK …within 48 hours!

You don’t know how to use cryptocurrencies? Use Google, everything is simple.

Once payment is received, I will delete all information associated with you and you will never hear from me again.
Remember one thing: my crypto address is anonymous, and I generated this letter in your mailbox and sent it to you.
You can call the cops, do whatever you want – they won’t find me, my demands won’t change, but you’ll just waste precious time.

The clock is ticking. Tick tock, a minute out of 48 hours has passed right now. An hour will soon pass, and in two days your old life will pass forever.
Either goodbye forever (if I get my payment), or hello to a brave new world in which there will be no place for you.

Hasta La Vista, Baby!
P.S. Almost forgot. Finally learn what incognito tabs, two-factor authentication, and the TOR browser are, for God’s sake!

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