ALERT: Bitcoin Text Message Scam

Online Investigations is warning Australians and New Zealanders about a new text messaging scam.

The text message has been sent out in volume and requests readers to confirm their “Bitcoin Account” by going to

The full message states:

“You have (1) Bitcoin in your account. Confirm your account here: ttp:// Current market value 8876.85 AUD”

By clicking the link, receivers of this message are inadvertently giving scammers permission to use their phone as a tool to mine Bitcoin for profit through an effective crowd sharing operation.

Personal information may also be put at risk.

Any unsolicited text messages from Bitcoin should be ignored and deleted.

ID Care requests anyone who may have responded to the scam to contact them on AUS 1300 432 273 or NZ 0800 201 415.

Have you received this message? Let us know when and where you are in the world so we can track this scam:

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