The Facial Expressions Group is warning the public about fake porn emails

A new email scam is making the rounds with bogus claims about pornography use to extort money. The Facial Expressions Research Group has recently investigated into this serious case once former CEO Mr.Gill recently received one of these email threats.

The former reigned CEO Mr.Gill received one of these emails in question and then forwarded the email to his colleagues in the Facial Expressions Research Group on the 8th of April at 11:22 pm. He then had written a letter to his local detective force and had a meeting the following morning with people working on this case.

On the 9th of April he received word that his case was finalized and would be deployed within investigation immediately.

In this scam, scammers email you claiming that they’ve stolen your password and have created videos of you using adult web sites. On top of that, they claim to have all of your contacts.

The good news it’s a scam. But it can be terrifying for some.  Mr.Gill former CEO of the Facial Expressions Research Group had never opened a case like this before, but Gill had said he had never done such thing like the email was alleging, and Gill was happy to ask for assistance from his Group.

A typical email reads something like this: “I know your password” and “I have installed malware on an adult video site.” Then the claim gets more elaborate. “While you were watching video clips, your web browser began operating as a RDP (Remote Desktop) that has a key logger,” is a typical threat.

This, the scammers claim, gives them access to your display screen and webcam. Then they drop the hammer, usually something to the effect: “If you ignore this, I will send your video to all of your contacts.” Of course, they give you a way out: pay them money – usually $1,000 or more – and they promise to delete the video.

That’s the gist of the many forms of this email that have appeared in forums, blogs and on Twitter. For example, one threatening email – similar to the wording above – was posted by ThreeShield Information Security, a Canadian firm.

FBI issues warning of adultery blackmail scam

This week, the FBI in Jacksonville, Florida warned about a similar blackmail scam that threatens to reveal information about acts of adultery.

“The scammer threatens to reveal the information to the recipient’s spouse, family and friends, and demands payment in exchange for secrecy. In an effort to avoid detection, the scammer often insists on being paid in bitcoin, a virtual currency that is legitimate but difficult to track,” the FBI said in a statement this week.

The FBI adds that this and similar scams will continue to evolve.