Published On: Sun, Jul 31st, 2016

Floridian Thieves use Local Bitcoin Exchange to Rob Customers

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With all the coverage surrounding massive Crypto Theft and Scams recently, whether it’s The DAO, OneCoin, or questionable ETC ownership policies on major exchanges, it’s easy to ignore the more mundane events in this arena. Luckily, Steve Manos, A man in Lake Worth Florida, was brave enough to ignore best practices and common sense to bring us this gem of an example of how not to buy Bitcoin.
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Manos apparently needed several thousand dollars in Bitcoin, and quickly. Instead of waiting a few days on the verification process integral to services like Circle or CoinBase, he tried to source his Crypto locally, and all in one place. This unfolded with disastrous results according to the original article at the Sun Sentinel:

Andre Allen, Arrested for Theft of Manos’ 28K
“The exchange took place outside the restaurant at 2024 Military Trail. One of the men got into the front passenger seat of Manos’ car, while the second man sat behind Manos, according to the report.
Manos handed over 28 bundles of $1,000 in a gift bag. The front seat passenger …

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    Floridian Thieves use Local Bitcoin Exchange to Rob Their “Customers” – https://t.co/vxE3jNXfe6

  2. Bit Whizz Bit Whizz says:

    RT @ABITCOINnews: Floridian Thieves use Local Bitcoin Exchange to Rob Customers – https://t.co/lRhXaKcdqt

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