SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – You’ve probably heard of scammers trying to get you to send gift cards or reloadable credit cards. But what about Bitcoin? Sioux Falls police say that’s happened to a local business over the weekend, a first of its kind scam in the area.
Sioux Falls police say a scammer convinced an employee of a business on the east side of the city to give them $3,600- in Bitcoin.
It happened Friday afternoon.
“Had an employee that received a phone call, ended up being a scam but the person that called claimed that they were essentially a regional manager,” Sioux Falls Police Department, Sam Clemens said.
Police say the person on the phone was able to convince the employee to take cash from the business, and then go to a kiosk and buy bitcoin. The employee then gave information for the Bitcoin to the scammer.
“The real challenge with this is once they purchase that bitcoin and give the…