SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Sioux Falls police are investigating after two folks misplaced cash to a telephone rip-off that required a novel cost type.
Police say a person and a enterprise acquired the identical type of name. Somebody claiming to be Xcel Vitality saying they had been late on funds and wanted to pay immediately or their energy can be shut off. Police say the scammers had the victims make a cost via a BitCoin kiosk.
“The top end result is identical, that we would like folks in the event that they get a name from a utility firm or someone claiming to be with the federal government or whoever, particularly in the event that they mentioned they’re owed cash and have to pay immediately, get some contact info, get the data from that particular person, cling up, then do your personal unbiased analysis,” Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens mentioned.
Police say each victims didn’t understand it was a rip-off till they known as Xcel the following day.