Unknown Scammer Says He's "Detective McCoy." Targets People On Probation & Asks For Bitcoins

Scammers Target People On Sex Offender Registry, Pretending They're Cops & Demanding Money  Type: Fraud Location:   Wasilla Dispatch...

Scammers Target People On Sex Offender Registry, Pretending They're Cops & Demanding Money 


Type: Fraud
Location: Wasilla
Dispatch Text:
On April 2, 2022 at approximately 1934 hours, a Wasilla resident contacted the Alaska State Troopers and reported that AST Detective McCoy had called him stating he was out of compliance with his conditions of probation and had a warrant for his arrest. The resident was told to make a bitcoin transaction of several thousand dollars and then drive to the Police Station to drop off the receipt in order to pay the bail. 

He did as directed, but upon arrival at the Police Station, discovered there is no "Detective McCoy" and that this was a scam. This scenario has taken place multiple times in the Anchorage/Mat Su area over the last several weeks and appears to be targeting those on the Sex Offender Registry. Residents are reminded that law enforcement will never ask for bail payments of BitCoin or ask for money over the phone. Questions regarding a probationer's warrant status can be directed to their Probation Officer.

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