Howick Resident Gives Scammer $50,000 In Bitcoin

(HURON COUNTY, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is sending out a scam warning to residents after police investigated a recent scam that victimized a Howick resident for over $50,000.

The scammer in this case called the victim to inform him that his Social Insurance Number had been compromised. The scammer identified himself as a Private Investigator” and assured the victim he could rectify the matter. He advised he could secure his account from further fraudulent transactions if he transferred funds to him.

The victim followed the scammer’s instructions and proceeded to send multiple Bitcoin transactions to the scammer totalling a sum of over $50

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