Scam Type

CryptoCurrency Scam

Date Reported

2023-04-13 00:00:00

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

I recently reached out to lottery winner Becky Bell to congratulate she then said she is blessing a few families with some funds all right then said I am not asking for anything but surely could use the funds she sent me a link to a website to receive funds then what happened said to go to the nearest Bitcoin ATM and deposit funds to activate the account I did so I then went back to the website the funds appeared to be there I then uploaded my ID for proof of identity also as well as my bank account information for the withdrawal option I then tried to withdraw a small amount to my bank I’ve got an email from the website stating that I needed to pay tax fees and IRS fees before I can withdraw I then did that the account balance went to zero I then messaged Becky Bell and told her about my situation she’s then said let me see if I can reset your password I said I am not giving out my information to log into my account the next day I have logged in there it was again the funds were looking to be there I then try to make another bank transfer the account was then deleted then I reached back out what do you know it appeared again only this time with x amount of dollars that I tried to withdraw missing out of the account none of it which went to my account or I received in any kind of manner.