Manitoba of Canada Witnesses Another Bitcoin Scam
Winnipeg, capital of Canadian province Manitoba is now witnessing another Bitcoin (BTC) scam. A domestic food retailer has cautioned that several of his customers have become victim of the scammers.
As per Global News, Husni Zeid kept a huge sign board on the Bitcoin machine he has set up in the shop, suggesting people to remain cautious with respect to phone scams that solicit fraudulent Bitcoin investments.
Zeid informed the domestic news 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 continuously several times a week and mentions that they receive grievances from victims on a regular basis.
Aura Morissette, a staff of the grocery store, gave details of a woman who was deeply impacted by the scam:
“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 stated that when Bitcoin is bought using their machines while talking to someone on the phone, the scam could happen.
The news from Winnipeg is comparable with another scam reported two days earlier. In that case, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) blame that scammers pretended to be local officials with an intention to squeeze out Bitcoin from their victims.