Posted: Sep 14, 2020 / 06:20 PM CDTUpdated: Sep 14, 2020 / 06:21 PM CDT
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Police said a University of Illinois student was scammed out of nearly $3,000 last week.
Officers said the student got a call from someone claiming to be with the U.S. Marshals. The person said her social security number had been compromised and there was a warrant out for her arrest.
She was told to wire $2,900 in Bitcoin to an unknown account to fix the problem. Police said they were called after the scammer demanded more money.