On the 5th local time, US Secretary of state pompeio announced a reward of US $10 million for information on foreign forces’ intervention in the US general election. Subsequently, the U.S. Embassy in Russia confirmed that the U.S. government began to send short messages with the reward message to Russian residents.
on the 5th, Russian media “newspaper” sought confirmation from the US embassy in Russia on the receipt of short messages offering rewards to Russian residents. The latter said that “sending text messages is part of the” justice Reward Project “of the US State Department. It is understood that the “justice Reward Project” is a plan authorized by the U.S. government to the U.S. Department of state to encourage reporting.
the U.S. Embassy in Russia also pointed out that the trump government “cannot tolerate foreign interference in the general election and is always ready to deal with any threat that may lead to serious consequences.”. As for the selection criteria, the embassy did not disclose.
it is reported that since August 6, Russian residents have continuously received the following text messages: “the U.S. State Department has offered a reward of US $10 million for providing information on intervention in the general election. If you have any information, please contact us.” There was also a twitter link to the Russian version of the justice reward project.
according to the newspaper, at present, Russian residents from Moscow, Samara and other places have received relevant short messages offering rewards, including members of Parliament, ex army officers and former officials of the Russian Ministry of Finance in the city of Ekaterinburg. It’s worth noting that the message was sent to the recipient via a program called centrsoobsh, which is usually used to send spam or spread fake messages.
according to the previous news, on the 5th local time, US Secretary of state pompeio announced a reward of up to 10 million US dollars, hoping to prevent other countries from “interfering” in the US election. For pompeio’s reward, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman zaharova scoffed on her Facebook account, “everyone gives it?! The U.S. State Department’s website should be paralyzed by the public reporting on their neighbors? ” Russian players in the U.S. Open welcome and retreat: security is not guaranteed, going to the United States is uncomfortable