BitcoinWhosWho received multiple independent reports of a new bitcoin ransom email threatening people with “I’ve got an order to remove you” circulating.
However, no blockchain transactions yet.
These are the reports as of Dec 11 2017:
|Bitcoin Address||Website||Name of Scam||Scam Details|
|1GtWsHzvxuwFkKyhH1m8dHznE8iSdfaR7||“Hitmen” who have been hired to kill you change their minds||“email@example.com” requested 0.5 bitcoin or they will kill me in 3 days|
|12gzbLuWWQHHSvRkUfHUygSU9zRP8aAbKq||Threat of Life Scam //Frederick Sheldon||scammer sent me an email saying someone paid him to “remove me”, but if I paid 0.4 bitcoin, he’d look the other way…|
|1GZGRKGkpdZm195aQpRHciyfPxyciT8duW||onecreativediva.com||Execution Scam||Suspect advised he was hired to execute victim. Suspect demanded .6 BTC in order to stop the execution of the victim.|
Expect some version of this text;
I want you to take this message seriously, if you value your life, since this is not a joke.
I have been thinking for a very long period of time whether it is worth sending this message or not to you and decided that after all you still have the right to know. I will try to be as short as possible. I’ve got an order to remove you, because your activity causes discomfort to a particular man. I studied you for a long period oftime and decided to give you a second chance, despite the specifics of my work, the ethics of which do not allow me to do this, as this will kill my reputation (more 11 years of perfect order executions). But i decided to break a rule since this is my last order (hope so).
In general, let’s Get down to business. I want you to pay the amount of 0.4 Btc. I accept btc. Information on how to send you can easily find in Google. Here are my payment details:
[see associated bitcoin addresses]
When i will receive funds – I will tell you his name, plus all other the evidence i have. You then will be able to use this information with the police. I would not recommend you to contact the police, because you have a little time (3 days) and they will not have enough time to investigate.
Responding to this letter doesn’t make any sense, because i use one-time mailbox, because i care about my anonymousness. I will contact you as soon as i will receive money.
I seriously feel sorry that you became my victim.
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The more we know, the more we can community police and deter future frauds.
US citizens should also report to FBI https://complaint.ic3.gov/default.aspx
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