Hampshire residents are being conned into thinking they have been recorded watching porn

Police are warning residents of the fraud
Police are warning residents of the fraud
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FRAUDSTERS are trying to con people out of cash with a new email scam, police have warned. 

A number of people across the county have been targeted by the con.

Victims are told they have been filmed through their computer while watching pornography. The scammer asks for a large sum of money – in the form of digital currency known as bit coin – to prevent the video from being released.

The scam is made more plausible as the victim receives an email quoting their password – one that is likely to have been obtained through historic data breaches. Hampshire police said this was all a con, adding: ‘The scammer has not been able to access your computer files and has not taken footage of your actions.’