By Marc W. Polite
Good morning, my readers. The above article title is jarring, but it is not a joke. In what feels like a Black Mirror episode, it seems that I am being watched. It might be random, or several of my posts have ticked off someone. Go figure, ha! It came to my attention Monday evening that this site is the apparent target of Bitcoin hungry blackmail artists. I received the following message via my Contact page on this blog.
“Your reputation and business are at stake!
We on your behalf in the message your website address politeonsociety.com and your contact information (including in social. Networks and messengers) will send:
+ on 15,897,318 sites, threats with insults to site owners, US residents, Europeans, LGBT and BLM.
+ 790,000 messages to bloggers with threats and insults
+ 2 367 896 public figures and politicians (from the USA and Europe) with threats and insults
+ 70,000 negative reviews about you and your website politeonsociety.com
+ 23 467 849 contact forms of sites with threats and insults
+ 150,000 emails messages to people with disabilities with threats and insults, many of them will definitely sue you
+ 57000 emails of messages to veterans with threats and insults, FOR THIS YOU WILL BE EXACTLY SITTED
Following from all of the above, you will get a lot of losses:
+ an abuse from spam house, amazon and many webmasters (for spam, insults and threats) will come to your site politeonsociety.com, as a result, your domain will be banned and blacklisted
+ people will sue you because you threatened and humiliated them
+ in court you will not prove anything, everything will look as if you did it all, MOST YOU WILL GO TO PRISON
+ internet will be inundated with negative reviews about you and your website politeonsociety.com
+ threats and reprisals from BLM and LGBT community members, in fact, these are dangerous community guys
Total: you will lose your business, all your money, you will spend on lawyers and compensation for court decisions, you will go to jail, your life will turn to hell …
We already have everything ready to launch all of the above, but we decided to give you a chance to avoid all this, you can buy off a small amount of money.
Make a payment, transfer 0.39 Bitcoins to this address
We are waiting for the transfer from you until November 27, on Saturday November 28, if payment does not come from you, we will begin to destroy your business and you along with it.”
I have filed a report with the Federal Trade Commission, the Internet Crime Complaint Center, and shored up the digital defenses that I have available to me. I have no intention of complying with this blackmail effort, come what may. This site was hacked back in 2018, so I am erring on the side of caution. I am informing you of this all in advance in case this is for real, and you start to see messages from this site or other spaces that seem to be coming from me. Either I am about to become really infamous, or these folks are just out to get anyone they can. It truly is scamming season.
Someone really don’t rock with what I have to say, and is out to squash a small, independent Black run website. Even under this threat, I refuse to “Shut Up and Dance” If this site gets attacked Saturday, you’ll know why. Either way, this captain has to brace for impact.
Anyway, take care, and the countdown to this Saturday deadline begins. Tick, tock, tick tock.
-Marc W. Polite