New Bitcoin scam hits Canada
According to a report, a supposed Bitcoin (BTC) scam is now targeting residents of Winnipeg, Canada. A local grocery store owner informed that a large number of customers were victims of scammers.
As reported by Global News, Husni Zeid pasted a large sign on the Bitcoin machine in his store, urging people to practice caution with respect to phone scams that ask for fake Bitcoin investments.
Zeid told the local media outlets:
“A lot of people are getting phone calls saying that they have to transfer the money to Bitcoin regarding CRA; we’ve had Manitoba Hydro as well.”
He emphasized that the scams have taken place multiple times a week and claimed that they continuously receive complaints from the victims.
Aura Morissette, an employee of the grocery store, spoke about a victim:
“Yesterday (a) mom was in here and she said she gave all her savings to them and she was just crying. It was heartbreaking that she fell for it; it was sad, and all she kept saying was ‘I have kids.’ (It) was awful.”
The employee also said that when people are buying bitcoin at their machine while on the phone, they often warn them that a scam may be happening.