Canadian Bitcoiner Scams the Scammer, Donates Proceeds to Bitcoin Venezuela | BTCMANAGER
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Ben Perrin, a Calgary-based bitcoin enthusiast who runs an educational YouTube channel dedicated to enlightening the masses on all things cryptos, has succeeded in beating scammers in their own game and he’s donated the proceeds to Bitcoin Venezuela, a platform that helps Venezuelans buy groceries with cryptos, reports CBC on August 7, 2019.
Perrin Beats the Bitcoin Thief
As bitcoin and other cryptoassets keeps growing in value and use case, fraudsters keep advancing their “crypto-thieving” skills and expanding their networks to both online and offline channels in order to defraud others.
However, in the latest development, Ben Perrin, a bitcoin enthusiast and marketing director for a bitcoin trading venue who also runs an educational YouTube channel that teaches the public about blockchain-based digital assets, has proven too hot to handle for the fraudsters.
Specifically, an unnamed scammer messaged Perrin via Instagram, offering to double every bitcoin he sends to their wallet every 24 hours.
The scammer said:
“It’s a bitcoin mining investment platform for investors interested in starting their own bitcoin mining business but are unable to do so because they do not want to go through the difficulties and stress associated with setting up a bitcoin mining venture.”
The fraudster further promised Perrin that the proceeds from the fake crypto mining scheme would be sent to his bitcoin wallet automatically on a daily basis.
Perrin Plays Along
Instead of ignoring the scammer,