doctorow at June 27th, 2014 21:01 — #1
newliminted at June 27th, 2014 21:19 — #2
BoingBoing, I did hacked @newliminted's acount to send you a extortion letter. If you do not deposit 1BTC into @Boundegar's account by Monday I will do a bunch of stuff to masacre your reputation and cuase ireprable harm to your buisness. Snicerely,
Not @newliminted or @Boundegar
(@Boundegar we split it, kk?)
lexicat at June 27th, 2014 22:19 — #3
Three ways even, or I tip them off as to who you are...
ldobe at June 27th, 2014 23:00 — #4
pixleshifter at June 28th, 2014 04:11 — #5
Print the extortion note in the local paper. The more people who know about the threat, the greater the probability for doing even more brisk business.
cowicide at June 28th, 2014 04:40 — #6
Yeah, but I read on Yelp that the local paper is full of shit.
pixleshifter at June 28th, 2014 05:01 — #7
Yeah, I don't really know anything about this place. Could even be that the food's pretty shit too.
aetius at June 28th, 2014 06:25 — #8
So, should we start referring to crimes like the Nokia job as "dollar extortion"? I just want to make sure I get the terminology right.
boundegar at June 28th, 2014 06:49 — #9
Just don't blame me for your spelling dude.
walterplinge at June 28th, 2014 08:10 — #10
Ah, now here's something that Bitcoin is ideal for.
hungryjoe at June 28th, 2014 08:33 — #11
Wonder if this will get the same level of attention from the feds as Silk Road.
tradertimm at June 28th, 2014 13:01 — #12
Oh noes, Bitcoin extortion! That kind of thing never happens with cash! Er, umm... well, ignore that part, right Cory?
Its okay, I'm sure there will be another Haunted Mansion related post in your future so you can go back to crooning about Benevolent Corporations like usual. Or perhaps a "makies" self-promotional blogvert?
kenmce at June 28th, 2014 15:27 — #13
I wonder if you can subdivide a bitcoin down far enough to make a payment of .02¢, just to screw with them?
ldobe at June 28th, 2014 19:26 — #14
At the current rate of $595.90 USD to 1 BTC, and the Satoshi equal to 1/100,000,000 of a Bitcoin, you can subdivide 1 Bitcoin down to 0.0005959¢ units if you'd like to.
flyingtigercomx at June 29th, 2014 02:29 — #15
"bitcoin" extortion still seems more competitive for the victim than the "no opt out" dollar extortion of eg banks, bail-ins and graduated income tax which is not spent on the purposes for which it was extracted.
As for bitcoin for being a dream currency for crooks- money used to be too before it had more strings attached than a marionette.
jerwin at June 29th, 2014 07:55 — #16
Quite the idée fixe you have there.
walterplinge at June 29th, 2014 09:19 — #17
Have you considered switching to Bitcoin for all your extorting needs? Bitcoin: the "con" is already built in!
jerwin at June 29th, 2014 10:38 — #18
I prefer the old ways
BEHIND THE HOT WATER PIPES
THIRD WASHROOM ALONG
mister44 at June 29th, 2014 22:59 — #19
Lazy ass kids. In my day we'd at least send some of the boys down to the Pizzeria and offer to sell them insurance for protection against this sort of thing. It might take a little hands on motivation, but back then people weren't afraid of real work.
l_mariachi at July 2nd, 2014 01:24 — #20
Public knowledge of this sort of shit going on is going to do more to damage the credibility of Yelp, health and police departments than any retail establishment. Taking anonymous reports of meth production in a pizza joint seriously doesn’t exactly make your cops look competent. Or even employable.
next page →