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Waukesha County Bitcoin scam; man lost $17,000 – FOX 6 Milwaukee

Waukesha County Bitcoin scam; man lost $17,000 – FOX 6 Milwaukee

A gas station is the last place you might expect to lose $17,000. But that is what Waukesha County investigators say happened to a man two weeks ago. 

According to a search warrant, Waukesha County sheriff’s deputies say a man noticed a false payment of $19.98 on his Apple account. Detectives say the man called Apple support. It is not clear what happened next. But the person on the other end of the phone, “Alex,” was not with Apple at all. “Alex” told the man his Apple account was compromised. 

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There is warning right on the kiosk help people avoid scams. But detectives say “George” assured the man his money would be wired back to him within “four to six hours.”

Last month, FOX6 News introduced you to Lee Ann Malex. She lost $24,000 in a similar Bitcoin scam in Oconomowoc.

According to data from the Federal Trade Commission, Americans lost nearly $1.1 billion in cryptocurrency fraud cases in 2023. 

On April 27, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will hold a cybersecurity class for the public that will cover topics like phishing and safe browsing habits. FOX6 News reached out for an interview but did not hear back. FOX6 News also reached out to Town Bank for an interview – officials declined.

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