On the rise this year are calls to small business owners, the elderly, and others demanding payment in bitcoin for a “late” utility bill. The scammers will threaten you and may cause serious panic (which they are counting on). Solution: JUST HANG UP. For peace of mind, find the legitimate number of your utility company and call them for the status of your account.
Before you buy digital currency, please take a moment to read through this list and educate yourself on the type of scams affecting Bitcoin and ATMs. Awareness of these frauds is the best form of prevention.
Please be very careful following the directions in an official-looking email, especially where it concerns bitcoin. This scam targets Blockchain wallet users following Hurricane Irma.