In Daly City, California, authorities are investigating a crypto scam incident where a man lost $27,000 worth of bitcoin. A 48-year-old man claimed the scammers tricked him into giving them the keys to his wallet.

Scammer Impersonated a Crypto Wallet Hardware Firm Ledger Representative

Per KTVU FOX 2, the unnamed victim received a text message from someone impersonating a representative of T-Mobile, a telecommunications provider in the United States. In the SMS, the scammer told him that there were suspicious activities in his T-Mobile account.

In fact, the fake mobile provider representative claimed there were attempts to change his account’s password. The scammer asked him to call a phone number, claiming it was an official phone line of T-Mobile.

However, the impersonator just used such an instance to elaborate on the scam. In fact, he received a new passcode to an old email address he used for a bitcoin wallet he held. Police believe that scammers also managed to hack the email account of the…

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