A resident of the 1300 block of Cambridge Boulevard told Grandview Heights police May 2 that he received a typed letter in the mail threatening to expose his "secret" unless he sent $21,000 to the sender's Bitcoin address.
Further investigation revealed that over the past year, the scam letter has been sent to men in various locations across the country, reports said.
The letter was forwarded to the detective bureau for further analysis and a complaint was filed through the United States Postal Inspector's website, according to reports.
In other recent Grandview police reports:
* A resident of the 1400 block of West First Avenue reported May 2 someone stole a bicycle from her garage. The theft occurred the previous night, reports said.
* A resident of the 1300 block of West Second Avenue reported May 6 someone attempted to open two credit-card accounts using her personal information.
Both fraudulent transactions were discovered before the cards were issued, reports said. No other unauthorized transactions were found on the victim's credit report.