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Customer Support > Bitcoin Scams > Government Impersonation Bitcoin Scam
Many scams seen today involve people impersonating government officials or officers of policing organizations. The most common that we see are customers being contacted by scammers pretending to represent the Social Security Administration, the US Marshals/local police, and the IRS (especially around tax season).
Does the federal government call you for Bitcoin? No, none of these organizations will EVER call you to ask for Bitcoin for any purpose! The US government does not recognize Bitcoin as an official currency, nor do any governmental organizations. Police or any agents of policing organizations will never call you directly and threaten arrest, demand money, or promise to keep your funds safe as Bitcoin.
Anyone who contacts you with such claims should be disregarded and reported to local law enforcement as it is a scam.