Bitcoin fraud (BTC) is believed to target residents of Winnipeg, Canada. The owner of a local grocery store warned that many of his customers were victims of scams.
According to Global News, Hosni Zayed made a big mark on the Bitcoin machine in his store and asked people to be wary of phone fraud, which requires a fake Bitcoin investment.
Zayed told local media:
“Many people receive phone calls saying they have to transfer money to Bitcoin in connection with the CRA; we also had Manitoba Hydro. ”
He emphasized that fraud occurs several times a week, and stated that he continuously receives complaints from victims.
Aura Morissette, a grocery store employee, tells of a woman who was seriously affected by the scams:
“Yesterday my mom was here and she said she gave them all her savings and she just cried. It was sad that she fell in love with her; it was sad, and all she said was, “I have children. “(It was horrible.)
The employee also said that when someone buys Bitcoin from their device while on the phone, people often warn that fraud may occur.
Linked to Bitcoin scams in Alberta?
Messages from Winnipeg are similar to other scams we reported on June 19. In this case, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) claim that scammers pretended to be local authorities to extort bitcoin from their victims.