Police are investigating the alleged Gulfport cryptocurrency theft of $45,000 from a Gulfport resident’s accounts.
According to the Gulfport Police Department, “the online suspects were able to gain access to the victim’s online account and somehow block the victim from the accounts.”
GPD Sergeant Thomas Woodman said case is “an active ongoing investigation” and is likely a scam.
Woodman also said police have not yet made any arrests.
Cryptocurrency, a type of digital currency, has other risks, too. According to Fidelity Investments, who does offer some cryptocurrency investment products, “crypto is highly volatile, can become illiquid at any time, and is for investors with a high risk tolerance. Investors in crypto could lose the entire value of their investment.”
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