Eau Claire police receive reports of scams regarding cryptocurrency

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - In a Facebook post, Eau Claire Police write that they recently received reports of people and businesses being targeted by scammers.

Eau Claire police write in their post that they should be careful with anyone soliciting payments via cryptocurrency.

The Facebook post reads: “ECPD has recently taken on several cases where individuals and businesses have been targeted by scammers. Scammers contact company employees and instruct them to withdraw money from business accounts and convert it into cryptocurrency to pay for a bogus business expense. People have been told that there is a security problem with their computer and that they must pay money to avoid further losses. This money is converted into cryptocurrency and sent to scammers via cryptocurrency stations. Be very careful with anyone requesting payments via cryptocurrency.”

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