Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Police issue ‘Bitcoin’ fraud alert

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: The Chatham-Kent Police Service wishes to remind the public about a telephone Bitcoin fraud.

The person calling identifies himself or herself as an officer with the Chatham-Kent Police Service.

The caller advises that someone has set up fake accounts in your name and that there is going to be a warrant for your arrest. To prove your innocence you are required to send a specific amount of Bitcoin, which will be returned to you later.

Do not send any money to anyone calling indicating that you will be arrested if you do not send money.

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