Heather Wagenhals - Beware of Sextorion #4408

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The scams keep coming and so do the victims. As PT Barnum once purportedly said, "There's a sucker born every minute, and two to catch him." And as WC Fields stated, "Never give a sucker an even break." The scam involves transmission of a fishing email threatening to expose an individual's visits to various porn and adult entertainment sites. The intent is to use fear of exposure to get the mark to click the link and embed a virus. Evidently it's highly effective and there's even a variation that prays off of children. As always, awareness is your key to avoiding the fallout.

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