Amazing news for friends, relatives and associates! You're about to receive a seemingly very naughty video or two showing your host here at it. Well, sorry to inspire blushes, both admiring girls at it and him at it in the singular.
|Pay up, or else ... Sorry about the poor quality of the screen prints here, but hopefully they set the scene.|
The blackmailing comes out of the blue, out of the internet where, apparently, a clever snoop has 'seen' me ogling energetically a porn film.
|A scam? ... Who knows, but Google offered this site when searching for the odd ransom amount, $1,739.|
Even worse – or even more ghastly, I imagine – he watched my reaction to the naughty girls as, apparently, I performed what mothers warn risks blindness.
Blackmailers of old covered their tracks so that the fuzz and the victim could never find them. However, this blackmail demand comes in an email. I presume the demand's address isn't real.
There will be clues
However, as Dr Watson would have heard often enough, there will be clues. And an outstanding one, in this case, is the price I am to pay. In its own way, it is highly unlikely and extraordinary.
The price for destroying the 'evidence' is $1,739. Yes, a dollar under 1,740 US smackeroos. Where on earth would the blackmailer have dreamed up that figure?
Yes, if he lived in UK, it might well be his broadband bill for a month or his water rates.
But if he might be a Brit, surely he would have wanted the ransom in noble pounds, unless he is wary of the effect of the seemingly unavoidable Br-x-t on our currency.
I think Mr Holmes would agree, though, that $1,739 is the vital clue. Accordingly, I asked Uncle Google and he offered a YouTube video that questions whether the offer is a scam.
How to be a millionaire
The accusing title on the video reads, ZEUS 2 Review By ZEUS Investments Is A SCAM Trading Software? $1,739 LIVE Proof!
The first minute or two of the spiel of the front man, who oddly has a striking resemblance to our esteemed opposition leader, makes it appear that he knows how to make millionaires of us all in a very short time.
The blackmailer will settle only for Bitcoins. Sounds as if the envelope would be pretty weighty.
Perhaps I could take the easy route and not pay up and then friends, relatives and associates will be getting a couple of free videos. So the blackmailer says. I wonder who the, well, performer will actually turn out to be?