A man in Vancouver, Canada just lost $3,000 in a Bitcoin telephone tax scam.
The scammer told the victim he would be thrown in jail if he didn’t send $3,000 in unpaid taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency immediately. The thief then sent the man to a bitcoin ATM to complete the transaction.
The scam led local law enforcement to release a statement confirming that you can’t pay your taxes using digital currencies. According to an announcement on Twitter, these types of schemes first started happening in December 2017.
Fraudulent text messages claiming to be from the CRA are circulating! Learn how to protect yourself. https://t.co/eoN93eOePg #scam pic.twitter.com/yD2duYYK8x
— Canada Revenue Agency (@CanRevAgency) December 14, 2017
The Canadian Revenue Agency is asking anyone who thinks they’ve been contacted by a scammer to call 1-800-959-8281.Don't Miss a Beat – Subscribe to get crypto email alerts delivered directly to your inbox
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