You're My Victim: Nastiest Scam Ever Seen
In several decades on the Internet, using at least a hundred of mail addresses, therefore acting as a SPAM magnet, I have never seen a nastier phishing scam message than this one:
The description of the events are such that many recipients will, unlike me, not be able to know that this bastard is bluffing. If you received this mail (good idea you chose to search the web for this), you can now relax. It is not true. It shows how Bitcoin is once again a tremendous vector for crime.
The urgency to regulate technology isn't only about saving democracy from the Internet, it is also about stopping this empowerment of total strangers to ruin our lives each one of us one by one individually.
And always remember: this kind of Internet scam would not be possible if the youbroketheinternet.org legislation were in place. Send it to your political representatives. Ask them to make technology resistant to these kinds of abuse, using the only measures that actually work.
Thomas Miller for
P.S. Technical extra: The text message was encoded in strange UTF-8 characters that look exactly like regular text but make it difficult for search engines to classify the text as text and recognize it. This method is also a novelty to me.
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