Police probing $80,000 fraud related to cryptocurrency

Oxford OPP are investigating an $80,000 fraud after an Ingersoll resident invested in Bitcoin, a digital currency.

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Oxford OPP are investigating an $80,000 fraud after an Ingersoll resident invested in Bitcoin, a digital currency.

Police were called to a home on John Street at about 10 a.m. Wednesday where the Ingersoll resident stated they had invested in Bitcoin with an individual they met through a social media messenger site.

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“Frauds can occur many ways and we remind the public to remain vigilant when they receive unsolicited responses and requests. If it feels wrong, it usually is,” police said in a statement. The investigation is continuing.

If you have been a victim of fraud, the OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122.

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