Domestic Diversions

Scammers fishing for cheaters

CNBC and others, like KrebsOnSecurity, are highlighting scammers spamming affluent neighborhoods with letters declaring “I know you cheated on your wife.”

Jennifer Schlesinger and Andrea Day write (excerpt):
“The amount of money is such that it’s not so much that someone might be willing to just pay that to make it go away,” said Patrick Wyman, a supervisory special agent with the FBI’s money laundering unit. “They’re hoping that they might get lucky with someone who actually … [has] some infidelity there. And if they hit that target, that’s a person who’s probably willing to pay.”

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