Extortion Letter Scam Reaches Santa Barbara
By edhat staff
Earlier this month, the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office alerted residents to an increase of an extortion scam.
Scammers send a letter to the victim stating they have obtained personal information and will alert their spouse/employer/friends of the alleged damning information if they are not paid. The scammers demand thousands of dollars be paid anonymously in bitcoin by a specific deadline.
An edhat reader recently received this scam letter and sent it in the show the detail and great lengths these scammers go through.
Below is a copy of the letter:
July 1, 2018 - Sheriff's Office Warns of Extortion Scam