Canadian scammers face 2-year sentence in U.S. federal prison for stealing 23.2 bitcoins

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has sentenced two Canadian scammers to two years in the U.S. federal prison for impersonating HitBTC employees on Twitter and stealing 23.2 bitcoins from an Oregon resident.

According to a statement by the DOJ, Karanjit Khatkar and Jagroop Khatkar used a fraudulent Twitter account, @HitBTCAssist, to pose as customer service representatives from cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC and trick a victim into revealing their email, HitBTC and Kraken login information. The pair then managed to transfer 23.2 bitcoins from the victim’s H