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Big Island Police warning public of cryptocurrency scam

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Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies pictured here, on February 14, 2018 are plunging, and two of the world's biggest cryptocurrency platforms have restricted activity as the market meltdown continues apace.

Hawaii Island police are warning the public about a cryptocurrency scam that is targeting individuals via text message. 

According to police, some have received text messages from people claiming to be from their financial institution, falsely stating that their bank account has been compromised.