He keeps saying the same story. He used to say the same things back on September 2017. He always asking from the victim to post something that would prove that this guy is really giving a decryption key. That way he keeps his reputation high and he continues "selling" decryption keys. You may know (or have read) that in almost 50% of the cases the victim pays and gets nothing at the end. So that way is self proved that he is not belonging on the half part of the hackers that give nothing.
Last September (2017) I reported the incident to the electronic crime dept of the German Police but they couldn't do a lot. After one month of investigation they ended up, doing almost nothing, because the relevant companies from USA (the one leasing him the virtual servers and the other providing him the email address) never replied to police's request. Although I exposed his IPs through his email headers and reporting it with details in the police, they had no luck.
So, if you are based in the US, I would recommend you not to pay anything and proceed with a report to the electronic crime dept of your local police. That would really help, because these companies are based in the US and they are obligated to conform with the US laws, although they didn't even reply to the German police.I am sure that this would more effective than throw out thousands of dollars and hopefully the police in the US will be able to help catching this guy. He really deserves to get in jail.
Edited by apitsos, 23 January 2018 - 02:54 AM.