Sirin Labs founder falls victim of a Bitcoin [BTC] scam in an attempt to buy Grin tokens
The CEO and founder of Sirin Labs, Moshe Hogeg, has been reportedly scammed out of a large amount of Bitcoin. This happened when Hogeg was trying to purchase a huge amount of Grin with Bitcoin.
After dealing with a trusted over-the-counter service for crypto trading, hee was scammed out of BTC, an Israeli news website reported. The Sirin Labs CEO was directly in contact with the Grin seller via Telegram. The seller coordinated with him through Telegram and how the transaction will go forward. However, the seller was recommended to the Sirin Labs founder by a third-party.
To gain Hogeg’s trust, the seller reportedly sent him an amount of cryptocurrency that Hogeg asked for as a proof to know that he holds the requested Grin tokens. After the request was fulfilled, Hogeg sent a certain amount of Bitcoin to trade for Grin tokens. The Bitcoin amount was reportedly transferred through unknown escrow service.
Hogeg waited for his Grin tokens to arrive but it never did. Unfortunately, the escrow trustee as well as the seller took off and was never seen again. The new broke just a few days after the Sirin Labs launched its very first blockchain mobile phone store in the world. Hogeg shared the news on Facebook on Tuesday warning members about the same.
Hogeg wrote in the post that on Monday a “large sum” was stolen from him while trying to buy GRIN coins. “Both the seller and the trustee were in on the sting,” Hogeg said. He further goes on to say that “no one” should be trusted. “Personally I am a man of faith,” Hogeg wrote. “(God) has decided to taketh and perhaps tomorrow he would decide to giveth, and the value of Bitcoin will go up.”
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