FTC Issues Alert on Bitcoin Blackmail Scams

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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