A Lincoln man called LPD around 10 a.m. Wednesday to report an online fraud.
The man told officers he received a message that appeared to be from someone he knew telling him about an online trading group. The message directed him to a social media page. He used his cryptocurrency Coinbase account and made two transactions.
He later returned to his Coinbase account and was locked out. When he was able log into his account had been emptied. His loss is $10,000.
LPD reminds residents to verify information on websites you receive through social media before making transactions. Scammers work hard to make the deal look legitimate so research them carefully before taking action.
The investigation continues.