Man loses $2.5K in online Bitcoin scam | Top Stories

A Fieldstone Drive man told police Nov. 22 he responded to a command on his computer telling him to “Call Microsoft” and was soon connected to a scammer to whom he granted access to his computer, resulting in substantial financial loss. He followed a series of directions involving his purchase of Bitcoin before realizing he was being scammed. He told police he’s only out $2,500, which is fortunate as he withdrew $15,000 from one of his accounts before realizing what was happening. He has since contacted Bitcoin to file a fraud claim. A police report was made for documentation only.