Some jackass scammers sent email bomb threats all over the US today, including the hospital my office is connected to, demanding a bitcoin transfer of thousands of dollars by end of day or a bomb would detonate. It was pretty obviously a scammer email, but also obviously had to be taken seriously by those who are liable for other people's safety.
What in the actual fuck are people thinking?
I'm thinking these people need to be tracked down and removed from the internet forever.
They need to be tracked down and removed from BREATHING forever!
I own a few websites and on one of them I have a mail server. I didn't set it up as the most secure site as this one generates nothing except email to me.... I haven't used it for years but I do have it pointed to an Outlook account. I went into the Outlook a few days ago and noticed that they started trying to extort me back in March. Then all of a sudden there were 5-6 people trying to extort me.
What I'd REALLY like to say to them...
As a Bitcoin investor myself, I would be the first to tell you it is a total scam in which chances are high that any threats made were just a bluff, but yeah the authorities need to track down the internet scammers. Easier said than done though, with temporary/disposable email addresses and phone numbers along with a good VPN service, it can be difficult to track down such scammers.