Økokrim issues a warning against withdrawing money from a specific bitcoin account. Økokrim believes that 1.7 million kroner has come from corona fraud.
According to E24, this is the first time Økokrim goes public and asks people to stay away from a specific bitcoin account. This happens after two people were arrested earlier this autumn and charged with fraud of Nav’s wage compensation scheme.
Chief State Attorney Petter Nordeng says that 1.7 million kroner resulting from this fraud was transferred to a bitcoin account. This account now warns people against withdrawing money.
“By going public with this bitcoin address, the entire cryptocurrency industry gets an equal opportunity to help uncover who controls these funds,” says Nordeng.
The account being warned about has the following address: 3NHUzkphkm3PTdCdg5Gg9nqBp5oUFLLEkX.
On their website, Økokrim writes that they want information about people who try to exchange funds originating from this address.
Anyone who receives funds from this account is encouraged to contact local police as soon as possible and not touch the money.
“Collection of proceeds from criminal activity has a high priority. Økokrim also has a clear expectation that these funds will not be converted or transferred to persons connected with the current offense,” says Nordeng.
Nordeng also asks people who have received funds in good faith from the account to contact the police.
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