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Re: In the news - Extortion of Pizza restaurants
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 02:52:43 PM »
That is pretty crazy. I'm not saying I'd want this to happen to my business, but I wonder if people would rally in support of these pizza places? I mean I can't think any of the threats are that scary, besides the mercury contamination.

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Re: In the news - Extortion of Pizza restaurants
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 03:05:25 PM »
weak game.   ::)
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Re: In the news - Extortion of Pizza restaurants
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 03:24:56 PM »
The concerning part is the use of Bitcoin, which is supposedly untraceable. So unless they can get caught because of... 1) printing   2) dropping off at post office  or 3) fingerprints... it's going to be difficult to catch the perps.


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Re: In the news - Extortion of Pizza restaurants
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 03:27:07 PM »
And sadly, they can send out about 1,200 of these for the cost of a single Bitcoin. 

If only half a percent respond out of fear, they will rake in 6 people at about $625 per Bitcoin or $3750.




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Re: In the news - Extortion of Pizza restaurants
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 05:00:37 PM »
At least these private sector shake down artists promise to stop once payment is made and, if caught, will likely be imprisoned.


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Re: In the news - Extortion of Pizza restaurants
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 05:06:53 PM »
they should just lock this thread now.....such weird responses man.

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Re: In the news - Extortion of Pizza restaurants
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2014, 07:10:39 PM »
The concerning part is the use of Bitcoin, which is supposedly untraceable.

Common mistake- the person holding or using the bitcoin is anonymous (just like cash, but without that pesky being in person problem) but the currency is completely traceable and all the information is publicly available. The second they did anything with the bitcoin, anyone who cared could know.

Hopefully they catch these jerks.

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Re: In the news - Extortion of Pizza restaurants
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2014, 07:49:10 PM »
No, they can be virtually "washed" using a Bitcoin laundry/mixer system which makes traceability VERY difficult, but not impossible.