November 16, 2021
Scam/Fraud

‘It’s all I had’: Kelowna, B.C. senior shares details of elaborate scam

After seeing an ad for bitcoin and pondering the possible investment, 77-year-old Lynda Krauza decided she wanted to get into the cryptocurrency market.

Krauza said her husband has been in and out of Kelowna’s hospital, and she could use the money.

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“My kids have helped me tremendously, and I just wanted to be able to pay them back,” she said.

It all started in June, when Krauza entered her email and phone number into a bitcoin website.

She said it didn’t take long for the phone calls to start rolling in.

Krauza said she started out by investing $250 at first.

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“It snowballed from there,” she said.

Krauza said she was soon e-transferring $3,000 lump sum payments…

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