Fraudsters extorted from the "rich" bitcoins for dirt on their wives. Most of them were bachelors

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In late July, chief operating officer Stripe Claire Hughes Johnson that cryptocurrency is impractical, but its best use is extortion. This statement is decided to test a group of scammers from USA. The criminals sent out to the residents of the luxury district of Chevy chase in the suburbs of Washington letters with the demand to send them some bitcoins in exchange for refusal of the publication compromising data on their wives.

However, the scammers made a mistake — the majority of residents were students and were not married. About it writes .

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Among luxury mansions in Chevy chase, are several large buildings of the hostels where students live Washington University. Because of the desire to earn the scammers set up targeting the mailing of letters demanding to pay the ransom for all residents. However, they did not realize that most students are not married and will quickly reveal the plan of the attackers.

According to the student Jeffrey Strole on his mail earlier this month received a letter from user "GreySquare15". It is unknown demanded bitcoins-the equivalent of 15 thousand dollars for refusal of the publication compromising pictures with his non-existent wife. Stroll applied for the ransomware to the police.

In conversation with the publication of the FBI named Andrew Ames said that sending letters asking you to send Bitcoins to residents of the elite areas — a very common phenomenon.

Scammers are ready several times to be wrong in order to fool at least one person. If you receive such a letter — do not react to the demands of the attackers and contact the police.

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