I’ve been longing for an excuse to write this blog and now I have one. To start, I recently received a blackmail letter in my email. The blackmailer said he or she had obtained pictures of me in pornographic poses. If I didn’t pay $500 in bitcoin within the next 24 hours, the images would be released to the internet. The crook was thoughtful enough to provide instructions on how to buy bit coins, at least.
Of course, I laughed. If the blackmailer has porno photographs of me, I’d love to see them. What a coop for an 82 year-old-woman.
I didn’t respond to the email, naturally. Instead, I sent it to a friend in our State Attorney General’s office. He tracked the letter all the way to Nigeria and replied in his poison pen prose. Since then, I’ve heard nothing. Not a threat. Not a photo. If anyone finds one, please share.
This blackmail scam, apparently, has gone viral. A day or two ago, the Federal Trade Commission put out an alert with advice on what to do. If anyone has a guilty conscience, I hope the link helps.