Scammers in Winnipeg, Canada, have targeted Bitcoin ATM users. They sticked a notice to the machine which explained that the ATM was undergoing a software upgrade. Due to this, users shouldn’t deposit their bought coins into their own wallet, but instead use a QR code provided.
According the police, nobody had admitted to falling victim to the scam. Police has issued a warning that following the instructions on the poster will lead to an irretrievable loss of their Bitcoin.
Earlier this year, Canadian police were asking for help identifying fraudsters who targeted Bitcoin ATMs with double-spend attacks.