The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “If you’re on social media or on dating apps and someone starts developing a relationship with you, be very careful,” warned an FBI specialist.
FBI Warns of Pig Slaughter Cryptocurrency Scam
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has updated its warning about the “Slaughter of Pigs” cryptocurrency investment scam. Frank Fisher, a public relations specialist in the FBI’s Albuquerque division, has warned that a pig slaughter cryptocurrency scam is “taking the nation by storm,” CNN reported Monday, quoting him:
Someone on social media or a dating app wants to start building a relationship with you and start investing in you… Don’t be bullied.
In the pig slaughter scheme, scammers “fatten pigs by tricking victims into thinking they are investing in something and moving their money into cryptocurrency,” said Santa District Attorney Jeff Rosen. explained. Clara County, California. He added that criminals in pig slaughter schemes “bloat” victims’ digital wallets before stealing money.
Rosen’s office manages a multi-agency task force to combat technology-related crime. Based on research conducted by his team, he said these crypto investment scams typically take place abroad, such as in Cambodia and China.
The district attorney warned that scammers are especially active during the holidays, as they often prey on victims who may be feeling lonely.
According to Rosen, pig slaughter operations involve very sophisticated methods, and scammers are “discussed by psychologists to try to find the best way to manipulate people.” trained.” He emphasized that:
You are people who use various psychological techniques to make you vulnerable and interested in giving up money. are trading with
US officials warned in August that pig slaughter cryptocurrency scams have become alarmingly common. In November, the Department of Justice (DOJ) seized seven of his domain names used in a pig slaughter scheme.
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