Scam artists are attacking Canadian users of Bitcoin vending machines (BTC) by pasting an "out of order" poster. On August 29, police issued a warning on this message. She explains that following the instructions on the poster causes an irreparable loss of their Bitcoin (BTC).
Very simple hacking
Even with a digital currency like Bitcoin (BTC), security is ultimately in the hands of the user. A simple attack can often be the most effective!
This is exactly what the crooks of Winnipeg, Canada did. They stuck a printed message on the machine. The latter explained that the machine was the subject of a software update. For this reason, users should not deposit their Bitcoin (BTC) in their wallet, but rather use a QR code provided on the poster.
The posters were found on two of the city's twenty Bitcoin ATMs. Fortunately, the police said no one admitted to being a victim of the scam.
Canada also touched
In Fredericton, the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, a restaurant owner was scammed by a fraudster who claimed to be from an electric company. He was told that his last bill payment had not been received and that he had to deposit money in a Bitcoin cash machine (BTC), otherwise he would cut off electricity from his restaurant.
After depositing $ 1,000 CAD, he was told that the payment was not made and that he must deposit an additional CAD $ 800.
Police reported a series of similar calls to local restaurants on Wednesday. A representative of an electric utility said he never asks a customer to deposit cash in a Bitcoin ATM (BTC) under the threat of an immediate cut.
Earlier this year, Canadian police sought help identifying fraudsters who targeted Bitcoin vending machines (BTC) with double-spend attacks.
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