A 71-year-old Lincoln man is out $106,000 after falling victim to a scammer who claimed to be with the U.S. Treasury Department, police say.
Officer Erin Spilker said between May 21 and June 2, the victim was asked to send money through Bitcoin and to leave money in a location to be picked up by an “agent.”
The man said he was told his Social Security number was being used for drug trafficking and to empty his accounts and give it to “agents” so they could start new accounts for him, Spilker said.
Investigators are analyzing video, digital evidence and working on tracking the transactions.
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