EL.AS. Warning: Last days there is one a new form of fraud, internationally known as sexually extorted fraud "sextortion scam", Manifested by bulk sending e-mail to different recipients of gender and age, for the purpose of deceiving them.
Particularly unknown actors using fraudulent emails, send bulk messages to recipients and inform them that they have access to their device and the message has been sent from their personal account.
It is then reported that malware has collected all user contacts from social media and the perpetrators threaten to send the material in question to their contacts if they do not receive bitcoins.
The attempt to kill victims with the threat disclosure of erotic content is internationally referred to as sexual extortion "sextortion".
The Electronic Crime Prosecutor's Office (EL.AS), in the light of the above incidents, urges recipients of these fraudulent messages to:
- ignore the messages and not deposit money in the accounts, cited by the offender,
- do not open any attachments in emails from unknown senders,
- never communicate for any reason with blacksmiths,
- every instant change password (password) who think they are at stake,
- evaluate them security settings of their computer.
This scam is pretty dangerous, so everyone's attention is advised.
Please note that citizens can communicate, with anonymity or surname, with the Electronic Crime Prosecutor's Office in order to provide information or to report illegal or pathetic acts or activities via the Internet to the following contact details: By phone: 111 88, by sending an email : email@example.com
Also in website of the Greek Police (EL.AS) you will find posted general and specific tips to avoid cheating.