Shreveport Police Warn of a New Cryptocurrency Scam
One of the best things that I ever did was follow some of my favorite Shreveport CLO's. They always keep our community up to date on what's happening and they also give us updates on trending scams.
The Latest Scam is Targeting Us Using Cryptocurrency.
Although you may think it is safe to use cryptocurrency to pay the "government" the government won't ever ask us to pay in cryptocurrency.
Shreveport Police Officers Took to Their Facebook Pages to Warn Us of the New Scam Targeting Shreveporters.
"There's a new spin on scammers asking people to pay with cryptocurrency. It involves an impersonator, a QR code, and a trip to a store (directed by a scammer on the phone) to send your money to them through a cryptocurrency ATM.
It works like this: someone might call pretending to be from the government, law enforcement, or a local utility company. Maybe a romantic interest you met online calls, or someone calls to say you’ve won the lottery or a prize. They’ll wind up asking you for money.
Here’s the main thing to know: nobody from the government, law enforcement, utility company, or prize promoter will ever tell you to pay them with cryptocurrency. If someone does, it’s a scam, every time. Any unexpected tweet, text, email, call, or social media message — particularly from someone you don’t know — asking you to pay them in advance for something, including with cryptocurrency, is a scam."