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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Scam Emails Demand Bitcoin, Threaten Blackmail

The FTC uses the information it gets from people who report scams to keep close watch on trends, so we can alert you to changes.

The FTC uses the information it gets from people who report scams to keep close watch on trends, so we can alert you to changes. Here’s one: reports of Bitcoin blackmail scams have taken a big jump in the last few weeks. The emails say they hacked into your computer and recorded you visiting adult websites. They threaten to distribute the video to your friends and family within hours, unless you pay into their Bitcoin account. Stop. Don’t pay anything. Delete the message. It’s a scam.

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