Don’t Fall for Scams!

Police Departments in our area have heard of recent calls relating to bitcoin ATM scams. Typically, a victim is contacted through their phone or malware on their computer. They are then told that they owe money, and if they do not pay it immediately, there will be a consequence. Many times, the consequence threatened is in the form of an arrest or higher fees.

The suspect often legitimizes the claim by providing the victim with personal information that has been collected through public information or personal information that has been compromised on the internet. The suspect then instructs the victim to withdraw money from their bank account and take that money to an ATM and deposit it into a bitcoin “digital wallet” owned by the suspect.

Please review the tips at the link below to avoid falling victim to a scam similar to this.…/consumer…/cybersecurity.html…