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Email scam demands recipients pay up or have footage of them using porn sites exposed

Police are warning about an email scam asking recipients to pay up or have personal details exposed to friends and family.

Police say they have received reports of the current scam from several victims. 

The email states that malware has been installed on the recipient’s device and has captured information about them including a password, along with potentially embarrassing footage. 

Netsafe says it has received a large number of scam reports of an email scam where scammers falsely claim to have recorded intimate visual recordings of people visiting adult sites.

Police are advising anyone who receives an email of this nature to report it to their local police as soon as possible.

If you have any doubt about a call, email or approach, it is more than likely it is a scam, police said in a statement this afternoon. 

Information on current scams that are operating can be found on the Ministry of Consumer Affairs website

Anyone who believes they are a victim of a crime, in person or online, should report the matter to their local police.

Netsafe and Consumer Protection NZ provide helpful advice and information about keeping safe online.


Source: 1 NEWS