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Se está presentando una nueva variante en los estafadores quienes están pidiendo a las personas que paguen con criptomonedas. La estafa involucra un impostor, un código QR y un viaje a una tienda (dirigido por teléfono por un estafador) para que le envíes dinero a través de un cajero automático de criptomonedas.

Funciona de la siguiente manera: alguien podría llamar haciéndose pasar por un representante del gobierno, de la policía o de una empresa local de servicios públicos. Podría llamar una persona que conociste en línea con quien tuviste un interés romántico o bien una persona diciendo que ganaste la lotería o un premio. Estas personas terminarán pidiéndote dinero. Si crees la historia que te cuentan y pareces estar dispuesto a participar, se quedarán en el teléfono para indicarte que retires dinero del banco, de tus inversiones o de tus cuentas de jubilación. Luego te dirán que vayas a una tienda con un cajero automático de criptomonedas (y permanecerán en el teléfono todo el tiempo). Una vez allí, te dirán que insertes tu dinero en el cajero automático y que compres criptomonedas. Aquí es donde entra el código QR: el estafador te envía un código QR que tiene su dirección integrada. Una vez que compras las criptomonedas, te pide que escanees el código y el dinero se transfiere a él. Para ese entonces tu dinero ha desaparecido.

Esto es lo más importante que debes saber: nadie del gobierno, de la policía, de una empresa de servicios públicos o un promotor de premios te pedirá que le pagues con criptomonedas. Si alguien lo hace, es una estafa, siempre. Cualquier tweet, mensaje de texto, correo electrónico, llamada o mensaje de redes sociales inesperado, en particular de alguien que no conoces, que te pida que le pagues por adelantado por algo, incluso con criptomonedas, es una estafa.

Si detectas algo como esto, informa a la FTC de inmediato en ReporteFraude.ftc.gov. Y para obtener más información sobre cómo evitar una estafa de criptomonedas, visita ftc.gov/criptomonedas.

12 Comments

Mike
January 10, 2022
This info should be available for everybody to see.TV should run them as Public service announcements.
khairulkhitam
January 10, 2022
I'd like to ask ? about payment fraud with crypto cureency. what if someone from government law enforcement requests a deposit payment from someone who accepts money transfers from foreign banks for example wells fargo from USA to BCA Indonesia, so that the deposit payment is to delete the account to avoid illegal international transactions, and the payment will be re-released to the government (IRS) back to the recipient with the money transferred from the sender. My question is whether there is a legal basis, which makes the money back to the recipient, if it has been paid. if not paid then the sender will be caught by the police. So my question is, is this some kind of fraud or is it really a government regulation or law enforcement. thank you please explain.
KnowerOfThings
January 11, 2022

En respuesta a por khairulkhitam

That's fraud, the government wont take bitcoin for a payment for anything. If you ever have a doubt, hang up on the caller, look up the return number for the agency in question, and call them. see if they have any record of calling you.
Nighthawke
January 10, 2022
I was scammed on line to invest money in crypto currency. I also fell for other scam on dating site which unfortunately lost me my life saving. You can't trust anyone on the internet especially when they ask you for Money. I wish we lived in the 70's before internet was created. You just go to your bank to pay your bills & deposit your paycheck. I could say alot more but what's the point. Don't trust anyone online.
Brianlizardking
January 22, 2022

En respuesta a por Nighthawke

This there anyway to recover money from Bitcoin scam?
Trust nobody
January 29, 2022

En respuesta a por Nighthawke

Same thing has happened to me, and it hurt other people in the mist. I feel so embarrassed, this is my lively hood and I don’t want to put nobody else’s in danger. I will never go on an online dating website ever again.
Psalms of victory
January 10, 2022
Sad when people believe that they will get something for doing what they ask
DeeDee
January 11, 2022
This shenanigans is never going to end, is it? In my 61 years I've seen, read about, heard about so many different types of scams and cons. My knowledge of such things come from the people who were victims of these crimes, and they chose my shoulder to lean on and hear them express their anger and pain. These thieves have no idea, and surly wouldn't care at all, how bad they hurt their victims. It boggles the mind that time after time it is the everyday person, not rich in any way that keep being the targets of these crimes. It's tragic. I want all our there to be aware, be so very aware and protect yourselves. 99% of every text, email, and calls are attempts to scam you and take your money. They do not care about you. Trust NOBODY.
Anna
January 13, 2022
so I fell victim to such a fraud and nowhere can I get help to recover the lost money. the naivety of getting rich quickly leads to even more poverty
Shield
January 18, 2022
How about being scam with bitcoin to trade and get profits ?
Pmingib
January 23, 2022
Can you track down these scammers
Pmingib
January 23, 2022
I definitely was scammed, silly me all I want is my money back, first time experience this situation