The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and the Joint Financial Crimes Unit (JFCU) have today issued a warning to Islanders and businesses following authorities receiving reports of intimidating ransom emails, where the recipient or their families lives is threatened.
The emails are likely to be fraudulent and are threatening that people need to make a Bitcoin payment in order to avoid them or their family members from being hurt, or a hit man making an attempt on their lives. They are relatively unsophisticated but still need to be treated with caution.
As people receive many unsolicited spam emails, and have become increasingly immune to basic scams, perpetrators as a result are either using more threatening methods; or utlising personal information, often mined from social media networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn, to try to make their attacks appear more genuine.
What to do if you receive a threating email?
Access to Bitcoin and other untraceable crypto currencies are making such threats more common.
This warning is similar to recent advice which has been issued by other law enforcement agencies such as the FBI.
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