THE SECOND WARNING You ignored my first email is a Bitcoin Email Scam that has been spreading on the Internet recently. Many people from all over the world have received such emails and reported about it on the Internet.
Scammers use threats to get a ransom from the recipients of such emails. Despite the fact that these email messages are very suspicious, and most people simply delete them, scammers hope that at least a few recipients will be naive enough and pay a ransom.
There are variations in the wording of the email body, but all of these messages are basically the same. Below is one of the scam variants that are slightly different from each other.
THE SECOND WARNING
You ignored my first email, but I am not going to ignore your mistakes, don’t be stupid and do as I say. I know your passwords (check this email subject), I know about your daily life, your internet activities and you know nothing about me, and you must be wondering why you are getting this email, right?
I installed a malware on the adult (porn) website and guess what, you visited this website to have fun (you know what I mean!). While you were watching the porn, your web browser started functioning as an RDP+keylogger, which gave me access to your display screen and camera. Right after that, my software collected all of your contacts from your Facebook account, Messenger account, and email account, then, I created a double screen video. The first part shows the video you were watching (you have a nice taste lol), and the second part shows the recording of your camera (it is you!).
You have two options –
1. First option is to ignore this email. In this case, I will send the recorded video clip of yours to all of your contacts lists, associates and social network friends. just imagine the humiliation you will feel from this.
Don’t forget that this can also affect your relationship as well.
2. Second option is to pay me $2000. Since you decided to ignore my first email, the price is now $3000. We will call it a donation.
In this case, I will right away delete your video and all of your information I have about you (including your contact lists) and you will never hear from me again. You can continue your daily life like this never happened.
You will make the payment via bitcoin. If you do not know about bitcoin, search Google for “how to buy bitcoin”. You can also get the bitcoin from sites like Bitstamp, Coinbase, Kraken, Bitcoin Atm, Localbitcoins, etc.
Bitcoin (i.e. BTC) address to which you need to send $3000 is – 1AjJCkBTA8aPDLLCpW6Am1z1FKUEroQzeT
Send exactly 0.291578 BTC to my address so i will know is you:
(copy it and paste – it’s case sensitive)
If you are thinking to go to the police, good luck,I am from russia and I have taken every step to make sure that this email cannot be traced back to me. You have 72 hours to pay me. I have a special pixel in this email, and at this moment, I know that you have read this email.
After this steps you will receive through email the key and a decrypt tutorial.
Remember to send the exact amount as above! This way I will know it’s from you. Do not be angry at me. This is just my job, and you are not the only person I caught.
Be angry at your fantasies – if you didn’t visit those sites for adults you would have no problem.. but now…
I am waiting for your bitcoin.
Remember, time is ticking..
What is Bitcoin email scam
Bitcoin email scam is old extortion scheme – which try to guilt people into paying off someone claiming to have secretly recorded video or compromising information. Scammers uses the database of emails to sent this email scam out to millions of people around the World. The messages are sent to email addresses exposed in previous known data breaches in which the user database (email address and/or password) was indexed online.
Should you pay?
The best advice is: Don’t pay the ransom! If you receive the blackmail scam, just ignore the scammers’ empty threats. The best way to deal with the scam email is simply to move it to trash!
|Name||THE SECOND WARNING You ignored my first email SCAM|
|Type||Phishing, Bitcoin Email Scam, Fraud, Scam|
|Distribution method||spam email campaigns|
|Removal||If you gets an email like the THE SECOND WARNING You ignored my first email SCAM, our computer security experts recommend follow some easy steps below|
What to do when you receive the THE SECOND WARNING You ignored my first email SCAM
We advice to someone who gets this fraudulence message:
- Do not panic.
- Do not pay a ransom.
- If there’s a link in the scam email, do not click it, otherwise you could unwittingly install malware or ransomware on your computer.
- Report the email spam to the FTC at https://www.ftc.gov/
- Scan your computer for malware.
- Install an anti-phishing software.
How to scan your PC for malware
Zemana is one of the best in its class, it can detect and remove lots of of different security threats, including malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware and trojans that masqueraded as legitimate system programs. Also Zemana AntiMalware includes another tool called FRST – is a helpful application for manual removal of files and parts of the Windows registry created by malicious software.
Visit the following page to download Zemana setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Run the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your machine.
During installation you can change some settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is done, this malware removal utility will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for malicious software. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malware, adware or PUPs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the system scan is done, Zemana will display a list of all threats detected by the scan. Review the report and then press “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will remove malware and move the selected items to the program’s quarantine. After the clean up is done, you may be prompted to reboot your machine to make the change take effect.
How to protect yourself from phishing, malicious and misleading websites
If you want to protect yourself from phishing websites, then install an ad blocker program such as AdGuard. It can block malicious and misleading web sites, stop unwanted advertisements and popups when using the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge. So, if you like surf the Internet, and want to protect your computer from malicious web pages, then the AdGuard is your best choice.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as displayed on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block phishing, as well as other harmful or misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
We hope that this article helped you understand what the THE SECOND WARNING You ignored my first email SCAM is and not succumb to the threats of scammers. If you receive an email that is similar but not the same as the example above, make sure you remove any personal info in this message, then post it as comment on this article. It will help our team monitor the latest scams.