Marlborough Police issues alert about Bitcoin scam

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Marlborough Police issues alert about Bitcoin scam
The Marlborough Police Department has been investigating multiple scams involving Bitcoin machines. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Police Department has been investigating what they call “multiple scams” involving Bitcoin machines in the city. 

Similar to an ATM, these machines accept cash, which can then be transferred to another person’s Bitcoin account “wallet.” 

Scammers are calling and emailing people, alleging that they’ve been involved in crimes etc. Scammers will then instruct people to go to their bank and withdraw large sums of cash. As they walk into the bank, scammers will call and listen to the bank transaction. After this, the scammers will instruct the person to go to a Bitcoin machine and deposit the cash into a specific Bitcoin account “wallet.” 

Several people have fallen for this scam, including the elderly. Marlborough Police have intercepted/prevented a $20,000 cash deposit today from an elderly victim who was having difficulty using the machine. 

If you receive such a phone call or email, contact Marlborough Police at 508-485-1212.

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