Bitcoin Scammers Target Connecticut Residents
According to reports in local media in a small town in Connecticut, some residents have been receiving threatening letters that demand bitcoin as a form of ransom.
Police in the town are looking into the situation as to Farmington residents reported receiving what the media is calling ‘disturbing’ letters demanding that the recipients hand over a certain level of bitcoin or risk one of their family members being killed.
The letters received give clear instructions as to how to open an account, obtain bitcoin and transfer from one wallet to another. On notifying the Federal bureau of investigation (FBI), it was revealed that similar letters have been received in a nearby region – Fairfield County – to 14 other Connecticut residences.
This post was published at NewsBTC on February 2, 2015.