logo

Canada Bitcoin thieves impersonate police to operate

Canada Bitcoin thieves

Authorities are currently investigating Canada Bitcoin thieves who succeeded in scamming two unsuspecting victims of over $15,430 in Strathcona County RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police).

Reportedly, the Canada Bitcoin thieves who robbed two different victims both got in touch with their victim via a phone call impersonating police officers. One of the victims claimed the caller said he was with the Canadian Revenue Agency and was told they were facing arrest issues if immediate payments were not made.

Authority reacts to Canada Bitcoin thieves’ case

The victim claims he was told to make withdrawals and deposit into a Bitcoin machine. Helplessly he followed the scammer’s order and deposited $8,817 into the wallet address.

The other victim claimed he got a call from someone who claimed he was an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and told that their social insurance number had been compromised. The victim was then told he was in the middle of several fraud allegations, but any BTC deposit would be safe. The victim was convinced to withdraw his bank deposits and deposit it in a BTC machine.

Both victims lost all the money they deposited in the Bitcoin machine.

Constable advises what to do in a threat situation

Chantelle Kelly, a constable of the Strathcona County, said under no circumstance would the police like the Canda Bitcoin thieves get in touch with individuals asking for Bitcoin. He said the scammers get in touch, hoping someone falls victim. In line with the constable’s statement, no government agency will ask for immediate payment on a phone call via the crypto machine.

The constable explained that scammers rely on victims panicking and not making any effort to verify what they are being told.  He thereby warned that threats that one faces immediate arrest if they don’t make certain crypto payment either via Bitcoin machine or credit card are a red flag.

According to Kelly, the best thing that could be done is to get in touch with the necessary authorities.  Alongside this, in cases where one owes agencies a certain sum of money, such person would have received multiple notices in the mail or a letter to that effect before a phone call.

Muhaimin Olowoporoku

Muhaimin Olowoporoku

Muhaimin loves writing on crypto news aside from being a crypto enthusiast. He has a knack for analysing issues and updating people on what's happening around the globe. He believes that blockchain and cryptocurrency are the most useful systems of mutual trust ever devised.

Related News

Hot Stories

Avalanche price analysis: Price progresses to $12.99 level as a result of a bullish win
Chainlink price analysis: Bullish momentum slows as LINK touches $6.86
Polkadot price analysis: DOT/USD follows a bullish movement at $5.39
Dogecoin price analysis: Bulls take control as DOGE makes high of $0.09182
All about Prada's new NFT collection

Follow Us

Industry News

All about Prada's new NFT collection
3air: An Exciting Way for the Unbanked to Enter the World of Crypto
MicroStrategy, Micheal Saylor, and their Bitcoin Bet
Another Sign of Danger: 7-year-old 10,000 BTC moved
CZ grilled on Bloomberg TV, sets the record straight, and shows he is the boss

Add Your Heading Text Here