I think our customers need to be aware that there are scammers out there that are robbing innocent people that are looking for a job. The company approaching you will look legitimate enough and usually will post on large employment sites to appear as though they are looking to hire lots of employee’s. Beware of the job that is too good to be true because it’s is an old employment scam that has been around forever but now has an updated twist using Bitcoin. This particular scam has been around for many years using traditional funding methods such as Western Union, Wire Transfers, Money Orders, Bank Drafts etc. but now in modern times, they have switched to Bitcoin or other Crypto Currency as the payment method.
If you get approached about a new job that entails someone sending you funds via an email transfer to your bank account you are probably the victim of a fraud. The thieves have figured out a way to send you stolen funds which will be charged back to your bank account later. Typically they will tell you that the job requires that you receive ETF deposits to your bank account which you then withdraw as cash and go to the local Bitcoin ATM. Then you put cash into the Bitcoin ATM and send Bitcoin to a QR code that they have provided you. It is important to remember that once Bitcoin’s sent it is gone forever no one can get it back. Never send Bitcoin to someone you don’t know and text us with questions or to set up an appointment at the office. To learn more about Crypto go to our free training sessions at the CryptoNutz Education Group.
Once you deposit the cash into the Bitcoin ATM and send the Bitcoin to the QR code, the scammers provided then tell you that you can keep a % of the money for your self. The next thing that will happen is they will step things up and try to get you to send more Bitcoin faster and faster. They do this because they know it is just a matter of time before people discover something is not right! Do not fall victim to this old con think “Why someone would pay me so much money for such an easy job?” They would never be able to pay an employee that much because no legitimate company would pay that well for such a simple job. So I will sum it up for you…
And Listen very carefully now…
NEVER SEND BITCOIN TO ANYONE YOU DON'T KNOW! THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T ACCEPT BITCOIN FOR TAXES!! NO POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKE'S BITCOIN FOR BAIL!!!
Important Links: Winnipeg Police Frauds & Scams Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Remember once Bitcoin or any Crypto is sent it’s gone forever!
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