- A recent report said that a student from the University of Kent in London was robbed for $93K BTC in his own campus.
- This student just started the year as a freshman when eight (8) thugs stormed his dorm room and demanded his crypto credentials.
- According to reports, after this horrifying incident, the student immediately left the campus and moved back home.
A recent report says that a London college student was robbed at knifepoint for his bitcoin. This student, moreover, attended the University of Kent and left the campus immediately after the incident.
According to the student’s mother, her son briefly discussed cryptocurrencies with his friend. The entire discussion went from finance to cyber currency. Then, this so-called friend allegedly brought in more of his friends from East London to come to her son’s room. She reiterated that her son immediately knew “he was in trouble” when eight more people arrived.
True enough, these “thugs” stormed into the student’s dorm room and then demanded his crypto credentials and passwords at knifepoint. The student’s bitcoin stash was worth £6,000 ($8.2K) at the time. But now, the same stash is already worth £68K ($93,000). Not only this, but the thugs also stole his school grant money which was worth £3,000.
Furthermore, the student immediately called the police and ran to the security but the guards didn’t even go to the crime scene. The mother added that the police also never arrived because there were more “important matters to attend to that night.”
To add on, the student’s mother emphasized that,
The only action the university took was moving him to different accommodation. He was too traumatised so he moved back home even though he had safer and better accommodation.
To make matters worse, the student never got the money back. What’s more, the police dropped the case eight months later. The lack of response from Kent’s security guards and even the police disappointed the mother greatly.
She also detailed that she warned other freshmen students that they could experience the same thing. She added, “The police commonly call Freshers’ Week ‘fishing week’ because all the criminals come down. They know the students have got grants, laptops, and new stuff. Attacks, assaults, and muggings are quite common.”
To close, it is not wise to tell anyone about your crypto credentials — unless you trust them. Bitcoin scams and robberies are already rampant through the years and are much more increasing, because of the rapid growth of cryptocurrencies. Be vigilant at all times and be careful with who you share such information.