Fake Porn Virus Alert Scams Unsuspecting Tasmanian Users of their Bitcoin

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Porn is one of the widely searched content on internet. There are millions of adult websites – and many of them are known to host adware and other malicious codes. Scammers have taken advantage of this fact to convince people into sending them Bitcoin.

The widespread scam is currently making rounds in Tasmania. According to news reports, scammers are sending fake pornographic virus alerts to unsuspecting computer users. The fake alert containing a pornographic picture pops up on the computer screen while in use announcing that the computer has been infected by a virus. The alert asks the victim to contact “technical support” at a particular number, also displayed along with the pop-up.

Once an unsuspecting user calls the mentioned number, the person answering the phone asks for the customer to buy an anti-virus software from them and install it, which will be made available against payment with Bitcoin. The scammers also go extra lengths to guide the customers through the Bitcoin buying process, usually from a local store. Once the customer purchases the digital currency and sends it to the scammers, they provide the victims with an anti-virus program, which is usually freely available.

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