Victim of Brazilian Bitcoin Ransom Kidnapping Plot Rescued

A 32-year-old Brazilian woman was recently rescued by the Civil Police on the east side of São Paulo, Brazil. The woman, married to a bitcoin businessman, was kidnapped in Florianopolis on Wednesday. The ransom was demanded in bitcoin and another unnamed cryptocurrency, according to local publication Diário Catarinense.

The kidnappers approached the victim right after she dropped her daughter off at school, 50 meters away from where she lives. While on their way to the city, they kidnappers contacted the victim’s husband demanding the ransom, sending him a video of victim in which she said she didn’t know where she and that was being kidnapped.

According to Anselmo Cruz, the officer in charge of the investigation from Deic, a criminal investigation unit, this is the first time kidnappers in Brazil demand a cryptocurrency ransom. Access to bitcoin, according to the police, would be given by the victim’s husband.

In a translated Statement, Mr. Cruz said:

“Early on in the investigation, I spoke with a few colleagues from all over Brazil and there was

Read more ... source: CryptoCoinsNews

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