Argentinean Prosecutor Investigates an Alleged Bitcoin Scam Ganancias Deportivas

Argentinean Prosecutor Launches Investigation on Alleged Bitcoin Scam Ganancias DeportivasIn Mendoza, Argentina, law enforcement launched an investigation against a sports-related investment site for presumably being a bitcoin scam. Among the inquiries, authorities are investigating if they’re involved in money laundering and tax evasion. Platform Claims to Invest Customer’s Funds in Placing Soccer Bets According to Clarin, Javier Giaroli, the prosecutor from the Public Ministry […]

Crypto Hedge Funds Defraud $100 Million From Investors, Founder Faces 20 Years in Prison

Crypto Hedge Funds Defraud $100 Million From Investors, Founder Faces 20 Years in PrisonThe founder of two cryptocurrency hedge funds has been charged in U.S. federal court for securities fraud. He has pleaded guilty and is facing up to 20 years in prison. His two funds cumulatively had over $100 million in investments. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that Stefan He Qin, a 24-year-old Australian […]

California Man Loses $27,000 in Bitcoin After Falling Prey to Crypto Scammers

Californian Man Loses $27,000 in Bitcoin After Falling Prey to SIM Swapping Crypto ScammersIn Daly City, California, authorities are investigating a crypto scam incident where a man lost $27,000 worth of bitcoin. A 48-year-old man claimed the scammers tricked him into giving them the keys to his wallet. Scammer Impersonated a Crypto Wallet Hardware Firm Ledger Representative Per KTVU FOX 2, the unnamed victim received a text message […]

Crypto Exchange Owner Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Multimillion-Dollar Scheme to Defraud Americans

Crypto Exchange Owner Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Multimillion-Dollar Scheme to Defraud AmericansThe U.S. has sentenced a cryptocurrency exchange owner to 10 years in prison. He “knowingly and intentionally engaged in business practices designed to both assist fraudsters in laundering the proceeds of their fraud and to shield himself from criminal liability,” the Department of Justice alleges. Crypto Exchange Owner Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison The […]

This Bitcoin Ransomware Rakes in $150 Million in BTC

This Bitcoin Ransomware Rakes in $150 Million in BTCA new report by two cybersecurity firms has revealed that one ransomware family is particularly successful, raking in over $150 million in bitcoin. The ransom payments “sometimes amount to millions of dollars and typically run in the hundreds of thousands range.” Ransomware Makes $150 Million in Bitcoin The Ryuk ransomware family has raked in $150 […]

South African Court Grants Order to Liquidate Mirror Trading International After Investors Fail to Withdraw Their BTC

South African Court Grants Order to Liquidate Mirror Trading International After Investors Fail to Withdraw Their BTCA South African High Court recently granted a provisional liquidation order against Mirror Trading International (MTI) following an application for relief by two investors who failed to withdraw their bitcoin. According to a statement released by lawyers of one of the aggrieved investors, this provisional order paves the way for the appointment of a liquidator […]

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Localbitcoins Trader Facing up to 40 Years in Prison Over Bitcoin Fraud Schemes

Localbitcoins Trader Facing up to 40 Years in Prison Over Bitcoin Fraud SchemesA trader on Localbitcoins and Paxful has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a couple of bitcoin scams. The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that the trader knowingly sold bitcoin to victims of fraudulent schemes. Bitcoin Trader Facing Jail Time The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last week that a Boston man has […]

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Massive Fake Celebrity-Endorsed Bitcoin Investment Campaign Duping Google, Facebook Traced to Moscow

A massive bitcoin ad scam campaign — which features celebrities and mainly targeted Australians — has been traced. The investigation’s findings point to a “highly organized” global business that relies on five addresses in Moscow’s center. Massive Bitcoin Ad Scam Campaign Traced to Russia According to The Guardian, the scam campaign’s magnitude has made it […]

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Massive Fake Celebrity-Endorsed Bitcoin Investment Campaign Duping Google, Facebook Traced to Moscow

A massive bitcoin ad scam campaign — which features celebrities and mainly targeted Australians — has been traced. The investigation’s findings point to a “highly organized” global business that relies on five addresses in Moscow’s center. Massive Bitcoin Ad Scam Campaign Traced to Russia According to The Guardian, the scam campaign’s magnitude has made it […]

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8,000 Bitcoin Scam Victims Get Refunds From US Regulator

8,000 Bitcoin Scam Victims Get Refunds From US RegulatorThe U.S. Federal Trade Commission is refunding about 8,000 victims who lost money from investing in two bitcoin scams. The fraudulent schemes promised that investors could turn their cryptocurrency payments of about $100 into $80,000 in monthly income. Bitcoin Pyramid Schemes’ Victims Get Refunds The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has started sending refunds to victims […]

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