“Save Yourself” (SaveYou) E-Mail Scam – How to Remove It
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“Save Yourself” (SaveYou) E-Mail Scam – How to Remove It

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What is the “Save Yourself” e-mail scam? What are the “Save Yourself” scam messages? How to stop “Save Yourself” scam? How to remove the “Save Yourself” scam messages from your computer thoroughly?

The “Save Yourself” e-mail is a part of series of scam messages, whose main goal is to convince victims that they have to pay 800 USD. The main extortion message used in the “Save Yourself” e-mail scam is to threaten victims that they must pay a hefty ransom in order to remove alleged evidence against them, such as videos and other private information. If you want to know how you have gotten the “Save Yourself” scam, then we recommend that you read this article thoroughly.

Threat Summary

Name"Save Yourself"
TypeScam/Virus
Short DescriptionDangerous blackmail scam, that may have been sent to you via e-mail as a result of malware or trackers that have obtained it.
SymptomsE-mails coming from [email protected]{random}.com e-mail addresses.
Distribution MethodVia massive e-mail spam.
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“Save Yourself” Scam – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The main way of propagation of the “Save Yourself” e-mail scam is likely done as a result of being spread via e-mail spam campaigns. Usually, what scammers do is they tend to send various e-mails to victims massively. How they got the list of victim e-mails, however is a mystery yet to be solved. One possible scenario is that you may have given away your e-mail on a suspicious site, or the address may have been copied directly from your browser via cookies, used by an adware or some other unwanted program on your site.

Either way, when you receive it, the “Save Yourself” blackmail scam could begin to appear on your computer from e-mail addresses, called “SaveYou”. These are usually random generated by the scammers and appear like “[email protected]” and they may exist in many variants. The main variant sends the following message to victims:

Hi, I know one of your passwords is: {SOME RANDOM PASSWORD} – but not only that! Your computer was infected with my private malware, because your browser wasn’t updated / patched, in such case it’s enough to just visit some website where my iframe is placed to get automatically infected, if you want to find out more – Google: “Drive-by exploit”.My malware gave me full access to all your accounts (see password above), full control over your computer and it also was possible to spy on you over your webcam. I COLLECTED ALL YOUR PRIVATE DATA and I RECORDED YOU through your webcam, I must say – the result is some GOOD MATERIAL! :) After that I removed my malware to not leave any traces and this email was sent from some hacked server. I can publish the videos of you and all your private data on the whole web, social networks, over email of all your contacts. But you can stop me and only I can help you out in this situation. Mail-Client-ID: 73584424317358442431. You can easily buy bitcoin here: www.paxful.com , www.coinbase.com , or check for bitcoin ATM near you, or Google for other exchanger. You can send the bitcoin directly to my wallet, or create your own wallet first here: www.login.blockchain.com/en/#/signup/ , then receive and send to mine. My bitcoin wallet is: 1D1nXbBdPmCpy9rPRdtaXjA5ftGzYPPw51 I give you 3 days time to pay.

If you come across this scam, do not open any links that are directly clickable in it and if you did, chances are that you may have been infected by malware already. In some dangerous cases, simply opening a suspicious e-mail could get you into infected. This is why, if you have come across the “Save Yourself” e-mail scam we strongly recommend that you read this article thoroughly.

Remove “Save Yourself” Scam from Your Computer

In order to check for any malware that may have infected you as a result of opening the “Save Yourself” scam, we strongly recommend that you read the removal steps underneath. If you are unsure of a malware infection, then we strongly recommend that you scan your computer with a professional anti-malware software. Such tool will effectively detect and eliminate any actual threats allegedly compromising your computer.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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