Henderson County Sheriff’s Office warns of Bitcoin scam

From the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office: 

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office has recently received numerous reports concerning fraudulent Bitcoin transactions and scams.  The scam currently being reported involves the threat of social security numbers being compromised with the victims being told they owe money to the IRS or other entities.  The victims are being told to remove all money from their bank accounts and deposit it into Bitcoin ATMs for safekeeping until the social security information is corrected.  No Federal, State or Local government institutions utilize Bitcoin or Blockchain transactions to conduct business.

About Community Bulletin
Mountain Xpress posts selected news and information of local interest as a public service for our readers. To submit press releases and other community material for possible publication, email news@mountainx.com.

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.