Napier woman Kim Saber received a threatening email which demanded she transfer $4000 worth of Bitcoin into an account or footage of her watching pornography would be exposed – but she knew it was a scam as she is a Christian and has never done so.

Saber, who lives in the suburb of Marewa, knew it was a scam “straight away” because of her religious beliefs.

“We don’t watch porn and I have a really good relationship with my husband. I mean, we work together, play together, do everything together, so I knew it was bullsh..,” she said.

When Saber went to the police, she was told they had received “hundreds” of similar complaints.

“I was really shocked. But then I got angry … because I’m not engaged in porn.”

Saber was worried for the elderly, and other “naive” people.

“The easy person that could be got is the person that’s quietly having a bit on the side and hasn’t told their wife, or when their wife’s out they’ve had a sneaky peek at some pornographic site,” she said.

“They would be really worried, and they would pay the money.”

Anybody who receives the scam should phone police.

Source: Stuff.co.nz

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