A Salmon Arm woman lost $80,000 to a crypto investment fraud.
Salmon Arm RCMP Const. Andrew Hodges says: “On Dec. 14, a woman reported that she had clicked on a crypto currency investing ad on Google that requested her name, email address and phone number.
“The woman was then contacted by a person that claimed to be a senior crypto-investing agent.”
The fraudster convinced the woman to transfer $80,000 to a website.
Hodges continues: “The money appeared to be transferred to a cryptocurrency exchange, converted into Bitcoin, and then transferred to the fraudster.”
According to the woman, she also allowed the “investing agent” remote access to her computer, which allowed access to her personal information.
“Salmon Arm RCMP do not recommend sending e-transfers or money transfers to anyone you don’t know. Once an e-transfer is accepted by the recipient, it cannot be reversed,” Hodges advises.
The case remains under further investigation by RCMP.
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