B.C. lottery winner Scott Gurney says don’t send him Bitcoin — it’s a scam
If someone calling himself Scott Gurney asks you to send him Bitcoin, it’s almost certainly a scam.
One man has already told the real Gurney, who came forward this past week as the winner of a $55-million in a Lotto Max jackpot, that his name was used to con them out of $300 worth of Bitcoin.
“As the old saying goes, use the smell test on it. If it doesn’t smell right, throw it out,” Gurney said Saturday.
Gurney, who is 58 and lives in Sidney, said he told the man: “It’s not something you talk to me about. Your next call has to be to the RCMP.”
If something sounds too good to be true, it generally is, he said.
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