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Scam Confiscation Authority

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So if you are a human that uses email, you have most likely received a threatening letter that says they know all about your porn habits, in fact, have you recorded in the midst of self-gratification, and are, pick one: the authorities, but willing to take a bribe, ready to email the info to your significant other, or some other threatening step...

Of course you can fix all this by sending a sum of money to the specified bitcoin wallet address. And no doubt, some do.

Since the NSA is already monitoring all emails, can they please also save a database of said wallet addresses? While the RECEIVER may be hiding the money, the SENDER is likely using a more public method -- perhaps Coinbase or other public exchange -- just grab the crypto on the way there.

Come to think of it, maybe the NSA should really start sending these out (last one I got was from the "CIA") to improve voluntary taxation rates.

theircompetitor, Mar 18 2019

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       //have you recorded in the midst of self-gratification//   

       Difficult to believe, I don't have a cam or microphone on any of my devices.. my usual response is to reply asking if they'd like me to rectify their lack of material & send them some.
Skewed, Mar 18 2019
  

       I doubt the NSA will divulge exactly how much of its budget is covered by confiscation, but this is no less a satisfying thought to have against scammers.
reensure, Mar 18 2019
  

       I'm not sure what you mean by   

       // While the RECEIVER may be hiding the money, the SENDER is likely using a more public method -- perhaps Coinbase or other public exchange //   

       or what the upshot of that for your scheme is, or even what your scheme is, come to think of it.
notexactly, Mar 18 2019
  

       a crypto wallet has to receive the money, but transactions are encrypted   

       CoinBase, though, and most echanges where the blackmailed person would originate a transaction from -- they would be reachable by govt. authorities.
theircompetitor, Mar 18 2019
  

       So the idea is to compel public cryptocurrency exchanges to confiscate ransoms/protection money that victims attempt to pay, rather than letting them be paid? Doesn't that just mean the victims lose the money (and, in the case of ransomware, never get their data back), while doing nothing to identify the perpetrators?
notexactly, Mar 18 2019
  

       Well if those are known addresses, and specifying them leads to confiscation danger, don't you think it would have an impact on the practice?
theircompetitor, Mar 19 2019
  

       No.
notexactly, Mar 19 2019
  

       Hence this is my idea
theircompetitor, Mar 19 2019
  
      
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