January 17, 2022

Troy couple lose $44K in Bitcoin from crypto scam

“Anytime it’s ‘You need to give me something first, and I’ll give you something bigger in return, that is a big red flag,'” said David Derigiotis.

But people are still getting duped by this get-rich crypto currency scheme — including a couple in Troy – who police say was contacted by two people via  WhatsApp and Telegram.

The predators promised they could make them a lot of money by trading Bitcoin. Over six weeks and several transactions later – they invested $44,000 worth of Bitcoin into websites that turned out to be a scam.

Police say the victims believe to be making profits from their investments, but when they attempted to access their funds, they were told the accounts were “frozen”…

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