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Crypto Scammers Con Bitcoin from Darien Woman by Threatening Her with Jail

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Tue, 08/25/2020 - 08:45
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Yuri Molchan
Bitcoin malefactors keep scamming cryptocurrency from average people, impersonating civil servants and even police officers
Crypto Scammers Con Bitcoin from Darien Woman by Threatening Her with Jail
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According to a report by news outlet Daily Voice, a woman from Fairfield County, Connecticut, gave more than $1,000 in Bitcoin to scammers after falling for their fraudulent trick of pretending to be government agents.

Threatening the victim with imprisonment

The event took place on Aug. 10 in Darien, Connecticut. A local woman, whose name remains undisclosed, was contacted by someone who introduced themselves as a government agenta representative of the Social Security Administration.

The con artist insisted that the woman had a debt to pay to the administration and that avoiding this payment further would force stronger measures to be implemented, such as jail time.

The scammer stated that the Darien police were already on the case and an officer would contact her soon.

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Call from a fake Darien police officer

A phone call then followed about 15 minutes later, and a man on the other end of the line said he was working for the Darien Police Department.

The caller gave the victim directions as to which Bitcoin ATM in the area to use and demanded that she wire two transactions worth $300 and $900 in Bitcoin. After that the police impersonator hung up and never contacted the woman again.

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.