Local Man Scammed Out of Nearly $7K Through Bitcoin App

| January 24, 2023

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A local man was scammed out of nearly $7,000 through Bitcoin, police say.

According to Franklin-based State Police, the incident happened at 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, January 22, near Fletcher Lane in Cranberry Township, Venango County.

Police say a known victim sent $6,700.00 to an unknown male using a Bitcoin app.

The victim was “unsure” of the scammer’s real name, police said.

The victim is a 62-year-old Seneca man.

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Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group based in Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to TheHockeyWriters.com as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 5 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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