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FBI Issues Crypto ATM Warning Amid ‘Increase in Scammers’

The FBI has issued a warning against fraudulent schemes that employ the use of cryptocurrency ATMs and QR codes for payment. 
“The FBI has seen an increase in scammers directing victims to use physical cryptocurrency ATMs and digital QR codes to complete payment transactions,” the FBI said in a public service announcement. 
According to the FBI, these fraudulent schemes involve online impersonation schemes, romance schemes, and lotteries. 
Regardless of the type of scheme involved, however, the FBI said the methods of using cryptocurrency ATMs and QR codes are familiar. 

The anatomy of a scam
According to the FBI, the scammer often requests payment from the victim and, in turn, directs them to a cryptocurrency ATM, equipped with a QR code associated with the scammer’s wallet. 
“Cryptocurrency’s decentralized nature creates challenges that makes it difficult to recover,” the FBI said, adding that once a victim makes a payment, the scammer “instantly owns the cryptocu

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