What is this bitcoin email scam?

This email contains a link that takes you to a site that looks almost identical to the exchange or wallet you usually use, but is actually a scam site. Once you enter your account details on this unofficial page, the scammers have everything they need to log in to your real account and steal your funds.

Is this bitcoin scam a numbers game?

This scam is purely a numbers game, where the perpetrators hope that by sending out enough emails they’ll scare enough people into sending them some Bitcoin. Search online to see if other people are saying they’ve received the same email Consider using VPNs to browse more privately, for additional peace of mind against this type of scam

How do bitcoin hacking scams work?

They’ll then ask for a sum of money, paid via Bitcoin. The scam goes on to claim that the agent has software installed on your PC that detects when the email was opened and that you have a certain amount of days after opening it to deliver the money, else the hacker will release the data.

How do I pay with Bitcoin?

If you don't know how to pay with Bitcoin, visit Google and search - how to buy bitcoin. Send 2.000 USD (0.400678 BTC) to this Bitcoin address as soon as possible: 1 BTC = 5.060 USD right now, so send exactly 0.400678 BTC to the address above. Do not try to cheat me! As soon as you open this Email I will know you opened it.