Cumbenauld Bitcoin warning after computer users go to police
Cumbernauld Police have stated that they have been dealing with two separate attempts at online extortion.
Communities Officer Neil MacLeod stressed that two individuals had contacted officers in the space of a weekend in regard to a suspicious message they had received on their computer,
As he believes that this is a crime that frequently goes unreported, he wants to make readers aware that this is simply a con.
He expained : “These emails threaten to expose the recipients via social media,
“However, they being quite vague about what they will expose them for. The request is made that the recipient transfer £2000 via Bitcoin transfer.
Anyone else who has received such e-mails is encouraged to report this to police.”
Thankfully neither recipient of the message parted with any cash.
The scam is a less matter-of-fact variation on another attempt to extort money - which claims to expose computer users amidst claims they have been viewing indecent material online.