RCMP warning local businesses about bitcoin scam

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By Scott McLean, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Mounties are investigating multiple reports of a phone scam targeting local businesses using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
Police said that over the past two weeks three separate businesses in Fort McMurray, St. Paul and Vermilion have been targeted by fraudsters.
In each of the cases employees were contacted by an Ontario phone number. The caller pretended to be a high-ranking employee of the parent company of the business.
The caller then asked for an employee to...continued

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