Vancouver Island resident duped out of $12,800 after clicking link that led to fraudster
An Oak Bay resident is out $12,800 after clicking on a bogus computer link.
Oak Bay police said the resident clicked on a link called “Millionaire that died” and a second link opened that appeared to be from Microsoft. That link said the computer had been hacked.
A phone number was provided, and the resident called and spoke with a person they believed to be from the CIBC fraud department.
The resident was convinced to go to the bank, withdraw $12,800 and deposit it in three different bitcoin ATMs.
The resident eventually suspected the story was false and contacted the bank, learning they had been defrauded.