Secret Service Reddit "AMA" Offers Some Interesting Insights and Confirms that the USSS Is Very Interested in Investigating and Prosecuting Crypto Crime
On Monday, May 15, 2023, US Secret Service agents based in the San Francisco Field Office and members of the USSS’s Bay Area Regional Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) hosted an Ask Me Anything (“AMA”) on Reddit
Here in San Francisco, we have a squad dedicated to keeping cryptocurrency and its users safe. We are comprised of Special Agents and Analysts who have embraced the future of money, and we’re eager to share our work with this cryptocurrency community and provide resources and education to help keep your money safe. We’re also eager to learn from you.
The REACT Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional team focused on the investigation of high-tech crimes. REACT works to disrupt criminal networks, identify emerging threats, and assist on cases requiring specialized expertise. In the past 12 months, our team has investigated “Pig Butchering” cryptocurrency thefts and we have recovered millions in stolen funds. We want to share resources and tips on how to protect potential victims from cryptocurrency scammers. Reddit
The USSS even shared, and verified, links to Reddit channels they expect to use to share information with the Reddit community: You can expect to see these two accounts on this thread:
u/SF-USSS - U.S. Secret Service | Digital Asset Technology Alliance | San Francisco
u/REACT-TF - REACT Task Force | Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
We’ll be here answering questions on May 15th from 11am PT until 1pm PT. Please feel free to submit questions in advance, and we’ll do our best to answer as many as possible.
The USSS even posted a job listing on the Reddit post for those with experience in crypto who might be interested in a career with the USSS:
Do you want to put your passion for cryptocurrency or cybersecurity to good use? We’re looking to hire 450 Special Agents this year. For more information visit www.secretservice.gov/join