Seccour, a Self-proclaimed Bitcoiner, and Crypto-anarchist on January 27 alleged that three men robbed his friend in Oman. According to him, the robbers made away with over 3,000 BTC, 6 million AED, physical BTC, and some paintings.
Based on his series of Tweets, three men attacked his friend and made away with valuable possessions. Named among these goods are over 3,000 BTC, physical BTC, paintings, as well as a bag which holds some money, documents, hard drive, and a ring. Of them all, the ring is the most priceless possession, said the Bitcoiner.
Accordingly, the Crypto-anarchist has put up a bounty that anyone who can help him recover what he has lost, will be rewarded with 250 BTC. More specifically, the bounty will be paid for each aggressor that will be discovered. He has also promised to reward the bounty hunter with 25% of the cash that was stolen.
To help the community and those that may be interested in helping him on his quest, the descriptions of the accused have been outlined. Despite the claims, the Bitcoiner has noted that these descriptions are too vague to help anyone find the actors behind the crime. That being the case, he stated that the aim of the publication is to create an awareness of what’s really out there.
In that regards, Seccour has thrown more light into the events that may have led to this crime. According to him, he was followed by some unknown persons prior to when his friend was attacked. He also said that he recently noticed some attempts to change the passwords on his personal accounts on exchanges.
While this narration may rather be alarming to some people, others may consider it as another field day in the crypto industry. The latter can be attributed to the rise in crime ranging from SIM swapping to money laundering which is targeted at individuals or exchanges.
Therefore, it’s important to remember that disclosing the number of bitcoins you hold is inadvisable and an indirect invitation for thieves, and you should always take great precaution when participating in meet-ups or buying coins from unknown people.
The case of Seccour is definitely interesting, but it’s very unlikely for the bitcoins to ever return to their rightful owner. Unfortunately, such cases may be expected more as cryptocurrencies gain popularity.