Reports say an alleged Bitcoin fraud (BTC) is targeting residents of Winnipeg, Canada. The owner of a local supermarket warned that many of his customers were victims of fraud.
According to Global News, Husni Zeid has put a large poster on the Bitcoin machine that he has in his shop. Ask people to beware of phone fraud and ask about fake Bitcoin investments.
Zeid told the local media:
“A lot of people get calls saying they have to transfer the money to Bitcoin by posing as a CRA. We also had Manitoba Hydro.”
He stressed that fraud had occurred several times a weekand states that they receive constant complaints from victims.
Aura Morissette, an employee of a grocery store, He spoke of a woman deeply affected by this fraud:
“A mother was here yesterday and said she gave them all her savings and she just cried. It was heartbreaking that she fell for it; it was sad and all she said was ‘I have children’, it was dreadful.”
The employee also said that if someone buys Bitcoin on their computer while on the phone, They often warn people against falling victim to fraud.
Related to the Alberta Bitcoin Scam?
The Winnipeg reports are similar to another scam that we reported on June 19. In this case, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) claims the fraudsters pretended to be local authorities to extort Bitcoin from their victims.