Westport PD: $3.2 million recovered for resident bilked in Bitcoin scam

Police say in Jan. 2023, the victim was convinced to move the money from a retirement account into a “Kraken” crypto wallet they did not control.

Robyn Karashik

Oct 2, 2023, 4:29 PM

Updated 289 days ago

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Westport police say they've recovered $3.2 million in Bitcoin stolen from a resident.
Police say in Jan. 2023, the victim was convinced to move the money from a retirement account into a “Kraken” crypto wallet they did not control.
Police were able to track the scam to individuals in Pakistan. They say an arrest is unlikely, but the money has been returned to the victim.


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