FTC Issues Alert on Bitcoin Blackmail Scams

Original release date: August 22, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission has released an alert on Bitcoin blackmail scams. In these schemes, scammers threaten victims with public disclosure of their "secret" unless they send a payment in Bitcoin.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to refer to the FTC Alert and a related FBI press release for more information. If you believe you have been a victim of these scams, report it to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

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