Residents of the elite neighborhood of Chevy Chase in Washington, DC, was attacked by bitcoin scammers claiming to possess a “dark secrets” of their wives and are ready to publish them.
Perhaps the inhabitants of affluent Chevy chase and be afraid of threats, if not for one fun fact — most of them were students and were not married.
The extortion attempt failed. Inhabitants Chevy chase was smart enough to recognize a Scam. But lucky not for everyone.
FBI agent Andrew Ames says that the attempt to blackmail the residents of rich areas — a fairly common practice. According to Jeffrey Strole, in the beginning of the month he received a letter from some “GreySquare15”. In a letter to the unknown required a “confidential” bitcoins costs 15 $ 750. Jeffrey soon realized that this is a fraud because published information on the forum to see who else of the residents of his district received a similar letter.
Among the elite mansions in Chevy chase there are several large buildings of the hostels where students live Washington University. Because of the desire to earn the scammers set up targeting the mailing of letters demanding to pay the ransom for all residents. However, they did not realize that most students are not married and will quickly reveal their purpose.