Hotel in Apple Valley scammed in Bitcoin scheme

Employees at a hotel in Apple Valley recently fell victim to a Bitcoin scam, albeit the thieves were only able to get away with $316.

Apple Valley police says one of the scammers purported to be in charge of the chain that owns the hotel – which has not been identified – called an employee and said he was sending a shipment of fire extinguishers to the Apple Valley location.

Staff were told to expect the shipment, but the hotel had to pay $5,000 to FedEx for the shipping costs, with a woman then joining the call claiming to be from FedEx to confirm the sum.

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