Man Scammed into ‘Paying Taxes’ with Bitcoin
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.
— CanadaRevenueAgency (@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.
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