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I lost £278,000 in cryptocurrency scam after being tricked by fake trading app that gave hackers my ‘digital wallet’ » Scammer News

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A MAN lost £278,000 in a crypto scam after he handed over his digital wallet to a hacker on a fake app.

Brandon Larsen, from Utah, was left devastated after ruthless hackers wiped more than half of his £506,000 (USD$700,000) crypto fortune in minutes.

Brandon Larsen is an amateur crypto traderCredit: KUTV

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It took less than three minutes for hackers to steal Brandon’s cypto stashCredit: KUTV

“Unfortunately it was a lookalike app and I gave access to my digital wallet to a hacker,” he told KUTV.

“I’ve shed a lot of tears, I’m not going to lie,” said Brandon.

The trader wanted to download the app for 1inch, an exchange for Ethereum – a type of blockchain currency – but unfortunately the actual app he downloaded was a similar-looking scam.

It took hackers three minutes to steal £278,000 (USD$384,006) from his account in March this year, according to Brandon’s website.

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