An anonymous blackmailer has caught at least two YouTube creators in a scheme involving cash ransoms and esoteric copyright laws.
Last week, both creators shared stories of how their channels were being threatened with a third copyright strike â€” and the possible termination of their channels â€” from an anonymous extortionist. The scammer offered to reverse the strikes in return for payment to a bitcoin wallet (which, as of this writing, remains empty) or to an adjoining Paypal account (that has since been deleted).
â€œOnce we receive our payment, we will cancel both strikes on your channel,â€� the blackmailer wrote in a Telegram message to one creator â€” ObbyRaidz â€” who runs a small channel dedicated to Minecraft walkthroughs. â€œYou are free…
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