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Cyber Alert - Crypto Investment Scams

Alert message sent 24/09/2019 09:27:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

The Cyber Crime Unit would like to make you aware of Crypto investment scams that are increasing and becoming a real problem. Social media adverts are being used to lure people into depositing small amounts of investment money with malicious trading sites. Scammers then pretend the investment has made a profit & convince victims to deposit more

Once the victim has committed more funds the scammers pretend to personally manage the victims trading account. Shortly after the investment makes a loss and the victim is told they need to pay the shortfall. If the victim ever tries to withdraw funds they find no option to do so

There are many malicious sites being used for this but the most prominent ones encountered recently are http://coinipop.com and http://coin-bits.com. These sites are linked and work together to facilitate the fraud. They have positive fake reviews and social media pages

These help to trick people into believing they are legitimate. DO NOT USE THESE SITES. They are fraudulent. Please help to protect other people from becoming victims by raising awareness of these fraudulent sites: http://coinipop.com and http://coin-bits.com
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Jodie Nevin (Police,Cyber Protect Officer,Derbyshire)

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