What do I do about Ashley Madison extortion emails?
Sep 29, 2015
Have you received an email like this?
Unfortunately your data, including complete credit card details, was leaked in the recent hacking of Ashley Madison. Below is the glimpse of the data we have about you:
Name: XXXX XXXXX
Address: XX XXXXXXXX, XXXXX
Credit Card Type Used: VI
Credit card number: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
Last Payment: XX.XX on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Your computer ip address: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Plus we have access to your complete profile data including your pics, secret fantasies, conversations, etc.
We have access to your Facebook page as well. If you would like to prevent me from sharing this dirt info with all of your friends, family members, spouse, then you need to send exactly 5 bitcoins (BTC) to the following BTC address:
We are providing a chance to solve this case. You make a payment to the above mentioned btc address. The time ends in the next 24 hours. We will not publish your data and we will not inform your contacts.
You can get bitcoins at an exchange like Expresscoin.com, Localbitcoins.com, Clevercoin.com, Coincorner.com,
Coincafe.com, Coinbase.com, Circle.com or aBitcoin ATM machine Coinatmradar.com.
If you pay within 24 hours of receipt then we will delete your record. No payment? Then you will see what happen after this period. Once this period has expired, we can't do anything more for you. Our website is launching soon. We will surprise your family, friends and colleague with it. We will give you this one last chance.
You may be wondering why should you and what will prevent other people from doing the same, in short you now know to change your privacy settings in Facebook so no one can view your friends/family list. So go ahead and update that now (I have a copy if you dont pay).
Consider how expensive a divorce lawyer is. If you are no longer in a committed relationship then think about how this will affect your social standing among family and friends. What will your friends and family think about you?
What should you do if you get an email like this?
- DO NOT pay the scammers. There are thousands of thousands of people with a copy of the data. You cannot unrelease it! It is not possible. Give up on that immediately. These emails are likely from someone sitting in an internet cafe in Nigeria. They are NOT from the Real Impact Team who did the hack. If you pay them their cousin down the way will all of a sudden send you an email asking for his share. No good can come from paying them.
- DO change your email from the one that is in the hack so the scammers get an Undeliverable Message when they send their next scam email.
- DO consider signing up for our Ashley Madison Protection Service.
You can contact us if you have any questions