Texas Warn Locals About Crypto Scam Impersonating FBI

FBI alert scam

Residents of El Paso have been cautioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about a cryptocurrency scam. The scam involves convincing individuals to send cryptocurrency and other funds by falsely claiming that they have fallen victim to identity theft.

According to the El Paso Times, criminals have been impersonating the FBI to send letters to residents of the city. The content of these letters asserts that residents are engaging in suspicious transactions at the border and urges them to contact investigators for assistance. The letters contain the phrase “UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY,” details of the FBI branch in El Paso, and the signature of Special Agent John S. Morales, an FBI officer, to make them appear more credible.

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The scam letter provided by El Paso authorities.

Once the victims fall into the trap, the fraudsters guide them to transfer money through fake websites controlled by criminals to steal personal information and deposits from customers. Authorities only discovered the scam promptly after a resident of El Paso reported it to the FBI branch last week. The FBI advises the public to be cautious of unidentified letters and recommends users verify the legitimacy of such content before providing any personal or financial information.

Scams in El Paso are spreading, with perpetrators increasingly using tactics that impersonate various government agencies and legal entities to deceive unsuspecting individuals.

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Chi Do is a content writer at CoinMinutes, responsible for creating most of the content on the website, including news related to Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Blockchain, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), and more. With a keen interest in cryptocurrencies since the 2020s, Chi has acquired extensive experience and knowledge in this field. Chi holds a Bachelor's degree in communication from Academy of Journalism and Communication in Vietnam.

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