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Thats why you do not use btc atm


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford Police Department’s Fraud Unit seized $20,000 from a Bitcoin ATM from 71 Market St. on Wednesday.

Police say this fraud investigation began after an elderly victim was tricked using an online fraud scheme, and was instructed to place funds into the machine.

Hartford PD warns the public to not follow instructions of someone they never met and send payment via a cryptocurrency ATM.

Please do not respond to a caller from an unknown number who claims to be a company representative and demands cryptocurrency.

If you believe you were a victim of a cryptocurrency ATM scam, contact your local police department.

This is an active investigation. Stay up to date at WTNH.com and the News 8 app.



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  1. I’m no fan of using BTC ATMs, but this isn’t the fault of the ATM. Just someone fell for a scam. Happens all the time, and it’s not exclusive to BTC. Unfair to blame BTC and/or the ATMs. It could have just as likely been Western Union.

  2. Correction: This is why you don’t send currency to people you don’t know.

    This post is like saying regular ATMs are not to be trusted because someone’s grandma was tricked into mailing cash from an ATM to a PO Box of some scammer.

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