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Old 08-10-2018, 10:19 AM
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Talking I've been a very bad boy...

Got this in the mail yesterday. Apparently I've been bad, very bad. My wife, friends, and neighbors are gonna find out if I don't drop $9,200 in Bitcoin (my favorite part) into this fine feller's account.



Gotta say I'm impressed with the lack of the usual grammatical errors, and I've never been spammed in snail mail before. The back side goes into excruciating detail about how to set up a Bitcoin account and pay this character. Great stuff. You gotta hand it to 'em, they're stepping up their game!

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Old 08-10-2018, 10:49 AM
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My extortionist said he had video of me er, um, enjoying certain websites as he had "assumed command of my computer". I don't have a camera on any of them. What he did have was a password from a hacked World of Warcraft account, long ago abandoned. This scam is going around the nation from what our local police have said.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:04 AM
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https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/c...complaint.aspx

It's a lot harder to mail things anonymously now that most mail is photographed upon entering the USPS system.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:23 AM
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Report it to your local postmaster. And local media outlets. If you got one, there's a whole lot more in circulation.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:55 AM
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But Dirk, aren't you afraid of your secret getting out and ruining your life?

$9,200 seems like a bargain (for the first installment, anyway).
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:12 PM
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I can offer you a much better deal. I'll not report you for far less than that! In fact I'll not tell your wife if you'll just put me a nice new M-36 in the mail before close of business today. Text me at BR-549 and I'll give you my mailing address!
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:38 PM
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My extortionist said he had video of me er, um, enjoying certain websites as he had "assumed command of my computer". I don't have a camera on any of them. What he did have was a password from a hacked World of Warcraft account, long ago abandoned. This scam is going around the nation from what our local police have said.
I got that too!
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:39 PM
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I agree, report it, pass on the Bitcoin information.......
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:28 PM
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But Dirk, aren't you afraid of your secret getting out and ruining your life?

$9,200 seems like a bargain (for the first installment, anyway).
This was my ex-girlfriend's assessment as well. Not sure it was wise letting her in on it...
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:58 PM
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Your secret is safe with us.
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Report it to your local postmaster. And local media outlets. If you got one, there's a whole lot more in circulation.
Agreed! report it!

However, if you could reply and wanted to be creative, you might respond by letting him know: "Hey BT38, I'm a practicing polygamist", so which wife are we talking about?
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It is possible that the printer left marks that may help identify who printed it.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ho...tracking-code/
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Couldn't take any chances, I sent my check straight to them at N.P.D.A.

Nigerian Prince Detective Agency.
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This letter is appearing all over the place:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.57346d908c86
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Ask him if he will take $9000. Maybe you can get off cheap.
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