Crypto catfishing: When online dating turns into Bitcoin scam

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Cybercrime experts are warning about the rise of a new kind of scam threatening people who use online dating platforms like Tinder and Bumble. It typically happens like this: Someone you’ve met online and been chatting to for weeks or months is dropping hints that they’ve made lots of money investing in a certain cryptocurrency. Things soon turn into Bitcoin investment advice, and the victim is left out in the cold after transferring their savings to a seemingly professional-looking crypto investment website. More and more cybercrime experts are reporting cases of people being scammed into sen…

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