FBI warns of scammers posing as tech support employees of cryptocurrency exchanges
Warning received of Internet Crime Reporting Center (IC3) at FBI – they are consider the current situation to be “problematic and pervasive fraud”. According to the Center, in 2017 year consumers submitted about 11 thousand complaints and stated about the loss more eleven million dollars due to fraudulent technical support scams.
The fraud looks like this: information about fake support staff is published on the Internet, after what their find potential victims, which just looking for such information. In time conversation, the fraudster asks the victim to transfer the cryptocurrency to a “temporary” wallet on period solutions Problems. As a result, translated funds never come back.
“Fake staff support requests access to cryptocurrency the victim’s wallet, and then transfer their cryptocurrency to another wallet for temporary storage for the period of fixing problems, explains IC3. – Virtual currency is not returned to the victim, and the offender stops communicating with her “.