The CNMV, the Spanish securities regulator, has warned that an unknown person is asking for information and offering to sell bitcoin on the behalf of another person who wants to buy it. The scammers are said to call people and ask for personal information, then offer to sell them bitcoins that are said to have been taken from a company that has been convicted by Spanish courts.
Unknown Party Impersonating Spanish Securities Regulator
There are a lot of people who are impersonating the group and asking for information in its name. The Spanish securities regulator, the CNMV, has told people to be careful. According to the warning, a person or group is using phone calls to contact and ask for personal information from people in Spain with a fake offer to sell bitcoin. The claim that the bitcoin was taken from a company that was indicted by Spanish courts isn’t true. Phone calls: They also explain that a fake anti-fraud department of the company is calling the citizen.
It says that in its warning, the CNMV says that it has already told the authorities about this irregularity so that they can find the people who did it and stop these plans from happening. It said:
“As soon as it became aware of the facts, the CNMV has carried out various actions, including alerting the State Security Forces and Corps.”
The head of the Spanish regulator, Rodrigo Buenaventura, says that the people who are trying to scam people will be prosecuted.
Make sure you don’t get scammed
The CMNV also made a list of suggestions and asked the people who have been contacted to report these activities to the government. Citizen: The organisation asked people to keep an eye out for phone calls made on its behalf, and to contact the regulator if there were any suspicious situations or unusual requirements.
Also, the Spanish securities regulator told people to make sure that CNMV emails come from the cnmv.es domain and that the source of the email is clear. This way, they could rule out strange links that are not connected to the institution.
Also, the institution said that it will never contact any citizen to offer an investment opportunity, or to charge the citizen for this information, at the same time. There should be a report made to the authorities if there is any kind of contact that is suspicious. They will then follow up on the report.
Disclaimer: These are the writer’s opinions and should not be considered investment advice. Readers should do their own research.