Threats & extortion

Malware tricks you into installing software that allows scammers to access your files and track what you are doing, while ransomware demands payment to ‘unlock’ your computer or files.

Threats to life, arrest or other involve demands by scammers to pay money that you supposedly owe and threats if you do not cooperate.

Scamwatch is warning the Chinese community in Australia about 2 scams that involve extortion and threats of arrest. This content is also available in simplified Chinese (简体中文) and traditional Chinese (繁體中文).