The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned consumers about scams involving cryptocurrency ATMs. “There’s a new spin on scammers asking people to pay with cryptocurrency,” the FTC described.
FTC’s Warning About Scams Involving Cryptocurrency ATMs
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a scam alert involving cryptocurrency ATMs Monday. The consumer notice, posted by Cristina Miranda from the FTC’s division of consumer and business education, states:
There’s a new spin on scammers asking people to pay with cryptocurrency.
“It involves an impersonator, a QR code, and a trip to a store (directed by a scammer on the phone) to send your money to them through a cryptocurrency ATM,” the notice details.
The scammers might call the victims pretending to be from the government,