Bitcoin ATMs are spreading. They’re legal but can be tools for cyber crooks

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — Walk into a smoke shop or small convenience store in South Florida — anywhere from Homestead to Boynton Beach — and you might find not one, but two, ATM machines. Look closely before you try to get cash because there’s a big difference. One dispenses paper bills, greenbacks to spend. The other spits out a paper receipt for Bitcoin, far and away the most popular crypto currency. Nothing wrong with that if you’re comfortable with converting your honestly earned dollars into crypto. But South Florida’s cybercrime detectives also say crooks are using the growing number of Bitcoin machines …

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