SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has a public warning about a blackmail scam involving the digital currency Bitcoin.
Investigators say potential victims have received a letter in the mail in which the scammer threatens to release embarrassing information unless the victim pays with Bitcoin.
The blackmailer also includes instructions on how to buy Bitcoin and a Bitcoin wallet where the money should be sent, according to deputies.
The Sheriff’s Department says anyone who receives this letter should be advised this is a scam.
Crimes involving mail are handled by the U.S. Postal Service. If you receive a blackmail letter, you can contact the Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455.