“Lyon County deputies are hot on the trail of a Bitcoin scam, unravelling the intricate web of deceit and exposing the culprits behind this digital con game.”
Lyon County deputies are currently investigating a Bitcoin scam that has been targeting victims over the past few months. According to Deputy Eric Williams, the scam starts with scammers remotely accessing a computer and displaying a warning screen claiming that the computer has been compromised. The potential victim is then instructed to call a number provided on the screen.
Once the victim calls, the scammer poses as a representative from a bank or computer company and informs the victim that their bank account has been compromised. The scammer then advises the victim to withdraw money from their bank account and transfer it to a Bitcoin ATM at a specific location mentioned by the scammer.
Unfortunately, once the money is transferred, it becomes difficult to track. Williams urges people not to give out their bank information or Social Security number over the phone, even if the caller claims to represent a legitimate financial institution. Instead, if individuals have any questions or concerns, they should hang up and contact Lyon County Emergency Communications at 620-343-4225 to speak with a deputy. For inquiries regarding their bank accounts, Williams advises victims to visit their bank in person to speak with a representative.
It is essential to remain vigilant and cautious when dealing with phone calls requesting personal or financial information. Scammers often employ sophisticated tactics to deceive their victims, so it is crucial to verify the authenticity of any communication before taking any action. Stay safe and protect yourself from potential scams.