Black­mail e-mails: Don’t fall for it!

Cur­rently, there is an increasing number of spam mails in cir­cu­la­tion sent out by crim­i­nals in an attempt to black­mail people into parting with hush money. In no case should you give in to such demands.

Var­ious Swiss police sta­tions are cur­rently warning of a wave of black­mail e-mails. Fraud­sters claim to have hacked your router and filmed you vis­iting erotic web­sites. These cyber-crim­i­nals hope to intim­i­date recip­i­ents of such mails into paying them ransom money into a bit­coin account.

The trick: Most prob­ably you have never been hacked. You should there­fore simply mark such e-mails as spam and delete them. In no case should you pay any ransom. To be on the safe side, you should change your e-mail account pass­word. If you have already paid, the police rec­om­mends you report this as an offence at your local police sta­tion.

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