Porn Blackmail Scams – How to Get Rid of Them?

Find out how to remove Porn Blackmail Scams emails, websites, pop-ups and related messages and check for malware causing them to appear. The article will also aid you to recognize some known Porn Blackmail Scams. If you suspect your computer device is infected, scan your system with a security program.

Porn Blackmail Scams usually feature a message that states that you should pay a certain sum of money, because you have been watching porn and you will get into trouble if you do not pay up. While some scams are simple as that and only appear as a message in your email’s spam box, others are a bit more sophisticated. Pop-ups can appear, showing a related message, or an alert, error or notification, on your Windows screen, without triggering a browser, nor requiring an Internet connection. Some scams even try to make you wire transactions to a Bitcoin address or to take advantage of your erotic fetishes and make you pay a pornographic actress for some reason. Do not contact the senders in any way. Read below for further information and explanations regarding the Porn Blackmail Scams.

Threat Summary

NamePorn Blackmail Scams
TypeTech Support Scam
Short DescriptionA number of tech support scams trying to make you pay money by stating that they have footage of you watching porn and blackmail you to pay a fee, mostly to a Bitcoin address.
SymptomsPop-up boxes, messages, and emails could appear in your browser or some messages on your desktop screen. It is not excluded for there to be a lock-screen function among these, or your computer freezing because of the activity going on in your browser related to the scam.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Suspicious Sites, Redirects
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