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Scam victim told to purchase crypto at Kroger

After allegedly receiving a call from a Livingston County Sheriff's Office imposter, a woman from Oak Park was scammed on Wednesday, March 13, out of $6,000 in cryptocurrency purchased at the Birmingham Kroger located at 685 E Maple Road. 

According to the woman, the scammer called and stated she had multiple warrants out for her arrest and owed money due to missed court dates. She purchased $6,000 worth of Coinme cryptocurrency at Kroger, but was still told by the poser that she needed to make more payments. 

The woman stated she called the police afterward and was told she did not have any warrants, but was the victim of a phone scam. Birmingham police officers report an investigation is ongoing. 


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