The Peterborough Police Service say its fraud department launched an investigation after a resident reported investing more than $100,000 in cryptocurrency before learning that it was a scam.
City police, with assistance from the OPP, were able to determine the funds were still electronically accessible as they had not yet reached the point of not being attainable.
Police say as a result, with the assistance of a crypto exchange, the investigators were able to return the funds to the city resident.
“While Peterborough police is thrilled to be able to return the money to the resident, it is recognized that this is not the norm, and the return of funds is not considered a seizure by police,” police stated Friday.
Visit Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for more information on crypto currency investment scams. Police advise anyone who believes they have been victimized to call Peterborough police at 705-876-1122 or file an online fraud report.
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