New website extortion scam

Website Extortion Scam

The latest email scam campaign is an email warning you that your website will be forced offline, and your online reputation ruined if you do not pay a ransom fee.

The Scammers request a payment of over £2,000, and warn that they will do ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage if you do not pay.

While some of what they threaten is possible in the short term, some of it is not, so our advice is that you should not make any contact with the scammers or pay them any money, and that you should just mark the email as junk or spam and ignore it.

We have had no reports of any malicious damage to anyone who ignores the emails.

If you need advice, call us on 01293 446677 or fill in the enquiry form at the bottom of this page for a quick response.