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recieved a blackmail email says he turned my browser into remote desk top and took over my web cam i use firefox for mac is this possible?

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I recieved a blackmail email claiming he hacked me via a porn site . Yes I am guilty of perusing the pretty ladies. He also claimed to have taken over my browser as a remote desktop and accessed my web cam. No worries there. he claims to have my phone# but is all x-ed out except for the last 2 digits they are correct and the x count is correct to include the + mark and digits for the country code. he wants me to send him bitcoins or else he is going to start sending the hacked info out to people on my contact list. I can forward the email it would help.

I recieved a blackmail email claiming he hacked me via a porn site . Yes I am guilty of perusing the pretty ladies. He also claimed to have taken over my browser as a remote desktop and accessed my web cam. No worries there. he claims to have my phone# but is all x-ed out except for the last 2 digits they are correct and the x count is correct to include the + mark and digits for the country code. he wants me to send him bitcoins or else he is going to start sending the hacked info out to people on my contact list. I can forward the email it would help.

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McCoy
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Must have given you quite a scare  !

Would you please take a look at this article :

https://www.techlicious.com/blog/is-the-porn-blackmail-scam-real/

And also see these search results ......

I would change my password, shrug my shoulders and go back to business as usual.

Must have given you quite a scare ! Would you please take a look at this article : https://www.techlicious.com/blog/is-the-porn-blackmail-scam-real/ And also see [https://www.google.nl/search?authuser=0&lei=GFhwW4PRNY3RwQK_oJioDg&q=bitcoin%20blackmail%20letter&ved=0ahUKEwjZk8Hi7-fcAhVOY1AKHV2TBM0QsKwBCAMoAA&biw=1056&bih=501 these search results ......] I would change my password, shrug my shoulders and go back to business as usual.
jscher2000
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Also, tape a piece of paper over your webcam so when you're not using it, no one else can either.

Also, tape a piece of paper over your webcam so when you're not using it, no one else can either.