Bitcoin scammers point to rich, threaten to expose "secrets"

CHEVY CHASE, Md. –

Men in a wealthy Washington suburb have received letters threatening to expose their dark secrets to their wives.

The problem, reports The Washington Post, is that some of these men are wearing

The letters are part of a growing fraud that tries to extort people for Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency difficult to track down.

FBI spokesperson Washington Field Office, Andrew Ames, says these scammers tend to flood income neighborhoods, trying to trick at least one person.

Jeff Strohl says he received a letter from Nashville from "GreySquare15" asking for a "tax of confidentiality" of the Bitcoin worth $ 15,750. After his initial shock, he thought it was a scam. He posted about it on a community listserv to find out that he was far from the only Chevy Chase resident to receive such letters.

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