Here are a few examples of common cryptocurrency scams:
A “money manager,” old friend, or stranger reaches out to you about a zero-risk investment opportunity that will make you rich. They send you a link, QR code, or login and once your money is transferred, it disappears and you’re unable to access it.
Blackmail or Family Scams
Scammers will reach out to you saying they have compromising information about you or a loved one or that your loved one is in danger if you don’t send them money.
Sometimes scammers impersonate the federal government, law enforcement, or a business like a bill collector. They scare you into believing you owe money and will be prosecuted unless you buy cryptocurrency on the spot.
Scammers often prey on people who are looking for love, particularly on dating websites. They tell tales about needing a loan or offer get rich quick investment ideas. After getting your money, they’re gone.