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Some jackass scammers sent email bomb threats all over the US today, including the hospital my office is connected to, demanding a bitcoin transfer of thousands of dollars by end of day or a bomb would detonate. It was pretty obviously a scammer email, but also obviously had to be taken seriously by those who are liable for other people's safety.
What in the actual fuck are people thinking?
I'm thinking these people need to be tracked down and removed from the internet forever.

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Society is too sick to survive.

GhostbusterJay7 Level 3 Dec 17, 2018
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World is a shit hole, lately. Sad.

Keech Level 4 Dec 15, 2018
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People Suck

Mindfulness Level 5 Dec 14, 2018
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Technology;Good and bad,hopefully,backtrace where from, and send the Police.

Mike1947 Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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Absoloutely

skepticaljerk Level 4 Dec 14, 2018
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Bomb threats at 2 elementary schools in my daughter's district yesterday. All she found out was they were from overseas phone numbers. Really turned the district into chaos and frightened hundreds of people.

AmiSue Level 8 Dec 14, 2018
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I guess its the new way Russia is attacking us . Russia has been attacking America for quite some time in many ways. Actually , Putin and his gang of Russian asshole gangsters are attacking us.
We know how this will eventually end.

Maindawg Level 6 Dec 14, 2018
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There was a massive deflection of law enforcement nationwide yesterday due to this ridiculousness. I am concerned this could be related to something larger than monetary extortion.

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They need to be tracked down and removed from BREATHING forever!

I own a few websites and on one of them I have a mail server. I didn't set it up as the most secure site as this one generates nothing except email to me.... I haven't used it for years but I do have it pointed to an Outlook account. I went into the Outlook a few days ago and noticed that they started trying to extort me back in March. Then all of a sudden there were 5-6 people trying to extort me.

What I'd REALLY like to say to them...

RiverRick Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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What in the blueberry f××k muffins is going on?!!! Wow! A××holes! Are you and your staff and patients okay?

SleeplessInTexas Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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Thankfully we are a private practice and were allowed to utilize a little common sense in the situation. They did a full sweep of the place but did not evacuate our building, so we didn't have to drag 50 patients outside on their chemo pumps in the freezing rain. Axxholes!

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Removed from the internet? Lol
How about removed from having access to oxygen?

SkotlandSkye Level 8 Dec 14, 2018
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Not at all in disagreement with that, but thought I should perhaps temper my murderous tendencies being new to the community and all. Lol

Forced to listen to endless sales pitches or Michael Buble perhaps? Mwahaha!

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Police believe the origin to be Nigerian based on previous scam letters

Science-guy Level 8 Dec 14, 2018
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Sending money to Nigeria and Ghana,is not allowed by the major money transfer companies,too many scammers there. Wal Mart's money gram, and Western Union to name but two.

@Mike1947 they did not want “money”, they wanted bitcoins which are unregulated

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That is insane. I'm glad you're okay, but damn.

PolyWolf Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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Damn! Why couldn't these guys ever send shit like that to my job!!! You know how hard it is to look like you're actually working as you're busy F-ing off?!?!?

jondspen Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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As a Bitcoin investor myself, I would be the first to tell you it is a total scam in which chances are high that any threats made were just a bluff, but yeah the authorities need to track down the internet scammers. Easier said than done though, with temporary/disposable email addresses and phone numbers along with a good VPN service, it can be difficult to track down such scammers.

SpikeTalon Level 8 Dec 14, 2018
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I think it was immediately identified as a likely scam, but in a hospital full of vulnerable people, the bureaucracy dictates you take some level of engagement to investigate it. That is what is so frustrating. The blatant (effective) manipulation, absolute waste of resources, and very little chance of making them face responsibility for their actions.

@Amzungu2 That is most frustrating.

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That happened all over the nation. A high school in a small town near me got one. It's been determined (from what the news said) they are coming from Russia.

kiramea Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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The news reported in Canada, too. Of course, we knew nothing of it until it was done wreaking utter havoc on our day. Sigh. Such a massive waste of resources.

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These people need to be shot. Scum.

godef Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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What I would like to do to these people is not legal.

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Some people paid the money. The estimates of transfers for such scams in the past ten years is in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

I have trained all my clients to not respond to such shit.

Jacar Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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Kudos to you for the training. I can't fathom people not recognizing it for the BS it is and actually paying, but yes, I know far too many do.

@Amzungu2 . . . even so, i get calls about how someone called them from microsoft and they should give them control of their computer.

I think the world is overpopulated. Hence I have no moral qualms for identity thieves, virus writers, vote frauders,... to be deported from the planet.

@Jacar I'm definitely with you there.

@Amzungu2 . . . I thought of starting a cult. But, i just don't have the time.

I am disappointed in myself. But, at 66, there is much to spark that emotion.

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Humans... 😒

Maddragoon Level 6 Dec 13, 2018
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I heard of tbe bombs but wtf bitcoins still unsure what they are. I did buy 10 merc dimes and morgon dollar.

DavidAckerman Level 5 Dec 13, 2018
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I know, right? Bitcoin, schmitcoin. I've tried to have people explain it to me and my deepest understanding is that it's a currency, and convertable. It was a ridiculous day.

@Amzungu2 It's a made up currency...much like the American dollar...but without lies, deceit, the CIA, and a huge military to force people into economic slavery using it.

@Amzungu2 all i heard is it drops and rises alot.

@Amzungu2, @jondspen you can say that about any kind of money. Not enough gold or silver back up any kind of money. Last bank crisis the loss was more than what the earth was worth.

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Waves of bomb threats across America and Canada caused evacuations and anxiety nationwide.

[nbcnews.com]

LiterateHiker Level 8 Dec 13, 2018
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