May 22, 2018, 9:09

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Reveals How He Was Scammed Out of $70K in Bitcoin Fraud

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Reveals How He Was Scammed Out of $70K in Bitcoin Fraud

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Reveals How He Was Scammed Out of $70K in Bitcoin Fraud
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Sputnik/ Alexey KudenkoBusiness11:21 27.02.2018(updated 11:25 27.02.2018) Get short URL112

Dealing in bitcoin could be a risky business and some people have learned this the hard way.

Like a growing number of people, Steve Wozniak has been stung by a cryptocurrency fraud with the scammers using a stolen credit card to swindle the tech legend out tens of thousands of dollars.

“The blockchain identifies who has bitcoins… that doesn’t mean there can’t be fraud, though. I had seven bitcoins stolen from me through fraud,” Wozniak was reported to have told participants of a global business summit organized by the Economic Times of India daily earlier this week.

He said that someone had bought the bitcoins from him online through a credit card and then cancelled the credit card payment.

“It was that easy. And it was from a stolen credit card number so you can never get it back,” Wozniak noted.

He added that he had initially bought the seven bitcoins at $700 each as an experiment, but at today’s price of around $10,200 a bitcoin his financial loss is now calculated to be in the ballpark of $71,400.

With an estimated net worth of $100 million, Steve Wozniak doesn’t really need to worry much about the lost money though.

READ MORE: Bitcoin Bandit: Chicago Trader on Trial For Stealing $2 Mln in Cryptocurrency

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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