Entry is short and early today because I'm out of town for a bit, shortly after I put this up.
Three more people paid into the scam. That's twelve people who've established themselves as "scared enough of blackmail to pay money given vague claims".
I wonder if it's possible to analyze payment patterns and track these down automatically. Like, here we've got a wallet with a small initial inlay, then repeated payments into it of a consistent USD amount, from wallets with no-to-minimal transaction history, and no outstanding balance.
I don't know if there's anything doing blockchain analytics, but that pattern of transactions seems like it should be a red flag.
Anyway, I'll be back later.