Have you received a blackmail email from Jeanson James Ancheta? If so, we recommend reading our full article so you would not fall victim to the so-called 'Jeanson J. Ancheta' Email Scam. Hackers responsible for these messages came up with them for money extortion. Reports say that victims are asked for a sum between 600 and 800 US dollars. In exchange, scammers claim they will delete “dirty videos” that they were able to record by activating a user’s front camera. This is not a first sextortion scam that we have researched this year, and same as with others, it looks like hackers have no videos or other proof of user watching adult web pages even if they claim otherwise. If you do not know what you should do after receiving the 'Jeanson J. Ancheta' Email Scam note, we advise following the instructions located at the end of this article.
Victims of the 'Jeanson J. Ancheta' Email Scam might be taken by surprise after receiving its messages. That is because the blackmail email might be sent from a user’s email account. What is essential to understand is that the scammers’ ability to do so does not prove they have hacked your computer. It only means they managed to hack into your email account or obtained its login credentials from somewhere. You may have already heard that passwords and other sensitive information often lands on the dark web where it can be sold to interested parties. Such data can be collected from websites that do not protect their users’ sensitive information, during data breaches, or by hacking into accounts with weak passwords.
If you do not want your accounts to be hacked or your login credentials be sold on the dark web, you have to be more cautious. First, we recommend replacing your passwords with unique combinations from both lower-case and upper-case letters, symbols, and numbers. Second, if you do not want your accounts to be accessed by scammers like the hackers behind 'Jeanson J. Ancheta' Email Scam, we highly recommend using the 2FA feature for at least your most important accounts like your email. Depending on an account, it may have other safety features to offer, which we recommend checking out too. Also, it would be smart to install a reliable security tool that could keep your system safe and help you detect potential threats.
Next, we would like to discuss the contents of the blackmail emails in question. It is probably clear that the hacker or a group of them who is responsible for the scam is called Jeanson James Ancheta or ancheta-2yo, which is where the scam’s title comes from. There is probably no use in trying to look for any information about this person as the name could be borrowed or made-up. Besides the name, the 'Jeanson J. Ancheta' Email Scam notes contain a made-up story about how the scammer hacked a user’s computer and discovered that he views adult content. According to the email, a victim was filmed while he was watching the mentioned material. However, there are no attached files that would contain a proof of such videos’ existence.
The victim should be asked to pay a ransom, or else the scammers may threaten to send the “dirty videos” they claim to have to all of the victim’s contacts obtained from his email account. We advise ignoring such threats and concentrating on how to make sure that the hackers behind 'Jeanson J. Ancheta' Email Scam will never be able to reaccess your email account. If you need any guidance, you could check the instructions located below this paragraph.