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Lincoln man loses $350,000 in cryptocurrency trading scam, police say_cryptoprice-today

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A 56-year-old man lost $350,000 in a cryptocurrency trading scam, Lincoln Police say.

In December, an unknown caller told the victim to join a group chat on the messaging app Telegram for cryptocurrency trading.

After making some trades, the man was asked to “up his investment to increase his return,” police say.

Once the victim invested $300,000, he got a notice that his account was under audit, according to police.

The owners of the group chat told the victim he could unlock his account by investing more money.

He then put in an additional $50,000, police say.

After being asked once again to invest more money, he reported the scam to police.  An investigation is ongoing.

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My name is Arjun and I am from Bangalore. I started off as a tour guide, but my desire to make more money led me to cryptocurrencies. Now trading has become my core business. My interest in finance grew out of a desire for a better life and I became fascinated by the opportunities that the world of cryptocurrencies offers.
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