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Take care of your personal data which can be stolen by Bitcoin spam


Scammer is utilizing the text messages to steal personal data from the phone owners. They are sending text messages that tell the owner that they are eligible to win Bitcoin which is waiting in their account without ever investing in cryptocurrency. If they click on the link given in the message, that will take them to a website and con artist will trick you and steal your personal data.

Just for the increasing market figure of Bitcoin, it is in the headline and is a controversial term in these days. Bitcoin being a digital currency was created by an anonymous computer whizz in 2009 by utilizing alias Satoshi Nakamoto. With the help of computer code, a single Bitcoin is created which were costing $0.39 in 2010. Now the cost has raised to $16897 which is £126,50.

Now the value of Bitcoin has raised so, those who have invested $10 in Bitcoin in 2010 now cost $65,898. As per the post on the-sun.co.uk on 12/12/2017, scammers are gaining the trust of vulnerable people and forcing them to believe that they are eligible to a little fortune.

Few people have got a text message stating that they are eligible to claim their Bitcoin by signing in to their account, though they don't have any. The text message asks to open the link and verify their account by claiming a figure and confirming that as the current exchange percentage of Bitcoin. People are warned through twitter about this scam. One individual asked whether this is the new PPI or not.

It is unsure about how many people have been victimized by receiving this type of messages regarding Bitcoin however, scammers are aware how to victimize people through their phones.

Direct Marketing Association's John Mitchison cautioned: "If you receive any text message offering you something that appears to be unrealistic, at that point it most likely is. If you failto perceive the sender or aren't expecting the text message, then be cautious and don't share any personal data.

"To be in safer side, don't reply to any such message not even STOP."

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