NYPD: Bitcoin thieves posing as government officials have stolen over $2M36

New York’s Police Department (NYPD) is alerting the public about phone scammers posing as Social Security Administration officials and requesting payment in Bitcoin, prepaid gift cards, and bank wire transfers. NYPD noted the scammers have already thieved millions of dollars by exploiting the trusted reputation of government agencies. Such scams are on the rise, NYPD said. So far this year, the NY...

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