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Australian accused of $5 million wildfire crypto extortion scheme

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Melbourne man currently facing Extortion charges after the alleged threat start Forest fire if it is large amount of cryptocurrency has not been transferred to it within three days.

27-year- He was arrested yesterday over A message has been sent to the Queensland Emergency Service in October 2022. In October 2022, Queensland Emergency Services stated that online a message from unknown The source demands a transfer of 5 million Australian dollars within three days or a fire.

The arrest comes after an extensive investigation

The emergency service reported the final warning to the police before exchanging any cryptocurrency, and soon After the Victorian Police took over investigations. However, the threat was not carried out as no fire was started even after the perpetrator’s demands were not met.

detectives soon After confirming that the message came from the tomato address. After an extensive investigation, a search warrant was executed at the address last week leading up to recovery of A phone and two computers.

The man was arrested and is now facing various charges, including threats of harm propertyblock information by order, possession and the threat of Endangering lives. Accused set to appear before the magistrates’ courts on August 1 after the bail is secured.

Cryptocurrency extortion on the rise

Extortions are now taking many forms thanks to the blockchain technology. Anonymity of These transactions make it easier for Scammers to stay away with crime.

Many rich people men from the United States also was receiving bitcoin ransom demands, failure who would lead for tablet on they past Live or fidelity condition.

FBI agent Patrick Wyman suggests using caution when sharing personal and any other data information regarding your family To protect yourself from these scams.

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