Thanks a lot mjd420nova for taking the time to respond and share your experience.
<<E-mail addresses can be randomly generated and if they aren't valid will get bounced back to the sender. Those that don't come back they then know they are valid ad will pursue with more attempts to get you to pay.
Interesting. Seeing the mail address on the subject line and worst of all, gmail delivering it to inbox was creepy
Although in the back of my mind i know it's a spam/phishing attempt with google tagging it as important, was little disturbing
This is the exact text of the mail received - strikingly similar to the ones posted by various members on this page: https://nexusconsultancy.co.uk/blog/email-scam-ashamed-of-yourself/ - i have deleted a part of a line to avoid posting profanity.
I think individuals who are not very internet savvy and not aware of forums like these are likely to fall prey - is there a way to have a page that serves as a quick informational resource that dispels any concern.
<<The e-mails are riddled with mis -spellings and poor grammar so that gets them dumped right off.
just as i read through the below mail after pasting it here noticed a couple of typos in the spam received
Yours notebook computer have been infected all while you [...].
Currently I have at my disposal all the demandable dirt and contact files of all your loved ones.
The software program turned on your web cam and filmed and took pictures.
All access to your social networking platform accounts are at my diposal.
If you do not wish me to mail all dirty pictures ( as you have been fudging off ) to your nearest and dearest and collaborates, then you ought to deliver $USD 400 to my Bitcoin code
If this were not the case if I do not obtain transference within 24 hours I going to show dirt to all your family members and collaborates and to the internet.
If you gonna fulfill all the terms I should close down all this photos and video.
You The key point in our time are family and you have to know that.
There is no such situation if you don’t do that bad things.
You should be more careful next time.
P.S. After opening the letter you have only 24 hours.
Edited by novice_compuser, 15 June 2018 - 01:39 PM.