A 32-year-old Cambridge man reported to police April 28 that $250,000 was stolen from his cryptocurrency pockets.
The Donnell Avenue resident stated he bought $65,000 of cryptocurrency by means of an internet site that was not recognized within the Cambridge Police report. He had bought from the web site earlier than, however grew to become suspicious when he didn’t obtain a receipt.
The corporate responded to his inquiry, saying it was an info expertise problem and his cryptocurrency pockets wanted to be up to date. He was directed to a different firm, whose title was additionally redacted within the report, to replace his pockets.
After offering his account particulars and getting the “runaround,” his credentials had been reportedly stolen. He found that the corporate had stolen not solely the $65,000 funding, however had damaged into his account and brought $185,000 in different cryptocurrency. The pockets contained a number of various kinds of cryptocurrencies.
The person performed his personal analysis and was in a position to present police with names of individuals and corporations he suspected.
CPD’s Cyber Crimes Unit is investigating.