The Bangor Police Department has alerted the city’s citizens of a phone scam in which the caller requests money to be placed in a Bitcoin kiosk. In an attempt to get people to release someone from police custody, scammers posing as police call victims and claim that their identities were improperly utilized. After that, con artists trick their victims into depositing money into a Bitcoin machine under the pretense of clearing up any identification question.
A recent police report states that a Bangor resident lost $9,000 as a result of falling for this fraud. There is little hope of getting the misplaced money back, according to the authorities. According to the Bangor Police Department, its officers never ask for money over the phone for any reason. Rather, the court system handles all penalties and warrant processing directly.
Refusing to give in to a questionable caller who demands money is advised. To report the fraud attempt, residents should use the publicly available contact information provided by the Bangor Police Department. The elderly and other possibly vulnerable individuals should be made aware of this warning, the authorities ask the community.