Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping to Steal $1,150,000 Worth of Bitcoin

Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping to Steal $1,150,000 Worth of Bitcoin

Venezuela's largest national police agency is looking for a 23-year-old man who allegedly staged his own kidnapping in order to steal $1.15 million worth of Bitcoin.According to the authorities, Andrés Jesús Dos Santos Hernández told his victims that their funds had been stolen.He came up with a sham story about his captors forcing him to transfer his holdings from Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange, to numerous wallet addresses. This, of course, was just a charade for his fraud.So far, the scammer’s whereabouts remain unknown.

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