2 Canadians Sentenced To Jail For Allegedly Stealing 23 BTC Via A Twitter Scam

Two Canadian nationals have been sentenced to two years in jail in the United States over a bitcoin scam run via the microblogging platform Twitter.

The alleged scammers, Karanjit Singh Khatkar, and Jagroop Singh Khatka, were sentenced to 24 months in federal prison with three years of supervised release for conspiring to commit wire fraud and money laundering.

press release published by the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney’s Office details that the case was investigated by the FBI, and saw the Canadian duo trick victims into believing they were speaking with customer service representatives of crypto exchange HitBTC via the Twitter account “HitBTCAssist.”

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