September 16, 2021
Scam/Fraud

‘Mastermind’ in Rs 2,000-crore Bitcoin scam receives extortion call; FIR filed » Scammer News

Amit Bhardwaj, the man who started his own bitcoin mining operations and allegedly cheated more than 8,000 people to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore from across the country, has lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police special cell, alleging that he received an extortion call and was asked to pay protection money.

An FIR under IPC Sections, 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) and 506 (threatening) has been registered and police have found that Amit Bhardwaj received a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call.

Bhardwaj alleged in his FIR, “I received a call and the caller started abusing me. He threatened me of dire consequences if I cut the line. He did not reveal his identity but asked me to give protection money to three men and claimed that he was calling me on their behalf. He also abused me and also threatened my family members.”

He also alleged that he had lodged an FIR last year…

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