According to a report, an insurance agent that took revenge to another level when he targeted former and potential clients who rejected his business last year ‘demanding Bitcoin’ under the guise of Lord Voldemort, has been sentenced to jail in Singapore for two years and five months.
The court heard that Myanmar national and Singapore permanent resident, Ye Lin Myint, 36, sent them threatening letters and signed them off as ‘Lord Voldemort’. He sent letters to 33 people and demanded that they each send him one Bitcoin, which at the time was worth between US$6500 to US$9900.
Lord Voldemort Used His Wife’s Laptop To Demand Bitcoin
In July 2017, he used his wife’s laptop to create an email account with a Swiss-based email service that did not ask for personal information. He also opened a Bitcoin wallet. He then sent emails to current clients who had missed appointments with him, clients who cancelled policies that they’d previously bought from him and potential clients who did not buy his policies.
After sending a number of these letters to people, he upped his game after reading about moneylenders pressuring debtors by hounding their neighbours, so began sending letters to his client’s neighbours as well. He threatened that if they did not “urge” his clients to pay what he asked for, they would pay the consequences.
The distressing letters disturbed people for obvious reasons. Some contained phrases such as: “For the past few months I have been monitoring you and your wife and I know everything about you and your family. I know where you live, where you work. I can make your life total humiliated and miserable (sic) in your Myanmar community. I can make you become jobless. I can even physically harm you and your wife and your parents if I want to”.
The Singapore Police Force and Nee Soon Member of Parliament, Lee Bee Wah, issued advice to warn those who received such letters not to respond to them.
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