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  • Crypto scams enter the fold as fraud rises in Gillette

    Bailey Wilson, Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 11, 2024

    GILLETTE — In June, someone claiming to be Lt. James Davis with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office contacted a Gillette woman, saying there was a warrant for her arrest. The problem was that no one under that name and title works with the sheriff’s office, and the 62-year-old woman was scammed out of $1750 in Bitcoin the caller instructed her to send. Almost two weeks before that, this fictitious Lt. Davis called a 76-year-old man in Gillette and told him that he had to pay a $3500 fine — in Bitcoin — for missing jury duty. The man sent the c...

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