LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A Louisville woman said she lost thousands of dollars in a cryptocurrency scam involving Bitcoin.
Ticole Holt said she thought she was speaking with her friend on Instagram about investing in Bitcoin and following trusted instructions for how to invest her money. Last week, Holt said she learned the account was fake, but not before hackers stole $13,000 from her.
“It was real professional,” Holt said. “They sent me stuff to log in and watch the trade. Money was moving. It moved from one point to another. I could see all of that.”
Holt said hackers made it look like her investment was quickly paying off, first with more than $50,000 in her account. And in less than three hours, she believed she had made over $99,000. In her excitement, Holt said hackers told her to make a video to show her social...