Contacted by the CIA? Don't be fooled!

Last Update: March 20, 2019

Spring has sprung here in the ol' sod and this morning I was greeted with a threatening message from the CIA. I guess they have been monitoring my computer activity and for a cool $10K in bitcoin, they can make all my questionable site visits disappear!

I thought I got rid of these scammers last month when I blocked them. Last month it was a similar request for bitcoin but from someone else. Here's the content:

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Case #25476981

Distribution and storage of pornographic electronic materials involving underage children.

My name is Ida Cox and I am a technical collection officer working for Central Intelligence Agency.

It has come to my attention that your personal details including your email address (xxxxxxxx) are listed in case #25476981.

The following details are listed in the document's attachment:

Your personal details,

  • Home address,
  • Work address,
  • List of relatives and their contact information.

Case #25476981 is part of a large international operation set to arrest more than 2000 individuals suspected of paedophilia in 27 countries.

The data which could be used to acquire your personal information:

Your ISP web browsing history,

  • DNS queries history and connection logs,
  • Deep web .onion browsing and/or connection sharing,
  • Online chat-room logs,
  • Social media activity log.

The first arrests are scheduled for April 8, 2019.

Why am I contacting you ?

I read the documentation and I know you are a wealthy person who may be concerned about reputation.

I am one of several people who have access to those documents and I have enough security clearance to amend and remove your details from this case. Here is my proposition.

Transfer exactly $10,000 USD (ten thousand dollars - about 2.5 BTC) through Bitcoin network to this special bitcoin address:

3297gvsNjjNtcMntBdnz737egcrYktJQGZ

You can transfer funds with online bitcoin exchanges such as Coinbase, Bitstamp or Coinmama. The deadline is March 27, 2019 (I need few days to access and edit the files).

Upon confirming your transfer I will take care of all the files linked to you and you can rest assured no one will bother you.

Please do not contact me. I will contact you and confirm only when I see the valid transfer.

Regards,

Ida Cox

Technical Collection Officer

Directorate of Science and Technology

Central Intelligence Agency

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What is truly laughable here is that they know I'm wealthy! HAHAHAHAHAHA! Clearly they don't know me!

DON'T BE FOOLED MY FRIENDS!!!

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CarlaNavarro Premium
Wpw, what is so scary is that i think we all know that the Gov probably does have quite a bit of info on us. How much??? I think that will always be a guessing game, but yes you need to be savvy
enough, and have common sense, to read between the lines.

I cannot tell you how many various types of emails I have received asking for thousands for whatever reasons. It is crazy.but still keep watchful eye.
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EddySalomon Premium
So many people fall for this. You should actually create on your real blog Alanna. It can lead to some traffic for you. I've done this on on my own blog for other scams. ;-)
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emerald860 Premium
Awesome idea, Eddy! Thanks!
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Alanna
That's hilarious! They are obviously not very bright - either that, or they're banking on you not being very bright!
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings
Louise
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GlenPalo Premium
Ha ha ha!!

To think that the scammers think people will fall for this scam.
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JeannineC Premium
I think these extortion emails are so funny, except some people do fall for them. Sadly, some of our fellow WA members become so trusting because of the good emails they get from WA that they forget that many non-WA emails are sinister.

The CIA will never contact you this way!

The IRS will never contact you this way!

ICE will never contact you this way!

You will never be asked to pay in bitcoin or Target gift cards or anything even remotely like this.

Thanks for the reminder.
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emerald860 Premium
The thing that annoyed me the most is that they used the CIA logo! Can't believe they can get away with that! I'm guessing the CIA would rather have you prosecuted than extort money from you!
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JeannineC Premium
My brother is retired CIA. They have a lot of other things they are working on than this. Actually this would come under the FBI's jurisdiction. It's like playing whack-a-mole. They are, however, working with other countries where these types of scams originate. Many have been caught and prosecuted.
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