Schemers Leverage El Chapo’s Son’s Arrest To Steal Bitcoin via Threatening Emails
Scammers use every opportunity to steal from people and another example of that was just given some days ago. The arrest of Ovidio Guzman Lopez, the son of the notorious criminal El Chapo, has caused a lot of trouble in the city of Culiacán. Now, scammers are taking advantage of the chaos.
According to reports from the New York Post, scammers are sending out emails with violent threats. Eight people were killed in the conflict so far, so the citizens are obviously scared. The scammers demand Bitcoin in order not to harm them and several victims are believing the fake threats.
Local police enforcement is telling residents to ignore these messages, as they are being sent out to people randomly to capitalize on the recent violent incidents. The scammers are also accused of sharing fake videos to make people more afraid. Most of the videos, however, were not even filmed in the city, they were just found on the internet.
El Chapo And His Son
El Chapo (Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera) is one of the most famous drug dealers in Mexico. He is known as the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, which acted internationally, and can be considered one of the most influential drug criminals in the whole world. He was once the 10th richest man in Mexico and he is notorious for escaping from a maximum-security prison as well.
His son Ovidio took over the leadership of the cartel back in 2017 when his father was arrested and extradited.