Strattanville, PA – A woman was scammed out of $5,000 when she gave money to unknown person, thinking that she was investing in Bitcoin.

The 69-year-old Strattanville woman wired $5,000 to the person in January. Later, the unknown suspect was unable to provide any evidence that they had actually purchased Bitcoin for the woman.

Although there are legitimate ways that you can invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, you should not send money to anyone you don’t know and should always heavily research any organization that is handling your money.

Click Here to read the online police report. (You’ll need to scroll down to page 7 to see this specific report.)