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Israel Citizen Charged With Money Laundering, Used Bitcoin

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Israel Citizen Charged With Money Laundering, Used Bitcoin

Halmi Git was charged Monday for credit card fraud of 1 million NIS and 31 million NIS of money laundering through bitcoin. 800 Cards, 20,000 Transactions   Git obtained his funds through running illicit forums, sharing and selling credit card details for over a decade. Over 800 credit cards were affected in over 20,000 transactions, resulting in nearly $3,000,000 of…

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China’s Cybercrime Watchdog Finds 421 Fraudulent Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Finance, News, Regulation

China’s Cybercrime Watchdog Finds 421 Fraudulent Cryptocurrencies

In recent years, the cryptocurrency space has undoubtedly drawn considerable attention, with media reports generally focusing on the monetary aspect of digital assets, as opposed to its underlying blockchain technology. However, investors looking to make a quick buck have been targeted by hackers and scammers, either with the lure of a fraudulent digital currency or with a pyramid scheme disguised…

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SEC Unveils Fraud ICO to Educate Investors

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SEC Unveils Fraud ICO to Educate Investors

 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has created a scam Initial Coin Offering to teach would-be investors what they should look out for before investing in such projects. The regulator has launched a fake coin offering website dubbed “Howey,” all in the effort of warning investors about fraudulent cryptocurrencies. SEC Launches Howey Coins HoweyCoins.com mimics a bogus coin offering in…

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Texas Regulator Issues Emergency Cease-and-Desist to Houston-based Crypto Firm

Category: Altcoins, Business, Crime, Finance, News, Regulation

Texas Regulator Issues Emergency Cease-and-Desist to Houston-based Crypto Firm

On May 15, 2018, the Texas State Securities Board entered into an emergency cease-and-desist order against cryptocurrency investment firm Wind Wide Coin for illegal, deceptive, and fraudulent behavior. Blowing in the Wind Wide Coin Scam The Houston-based firm was illegally offering a securitized cryptocurrency program while engaging in misleading practices. These included false endorsements from high profile celebrities, members of…

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British TV Star Sues Facebook for Defamation over Fake Bitcoin Ads

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

British TV Star Sues Facebook for Defamation over Fake Bitcoin Ads

British TV star Martin Lewis is suing social media giant Facebook. He claims that online scammers are using his reputation in more than 50 fake get-rich-quick schemes. Outrage and Delays Although Lewis reported the fake ads, he’s outraged that Facebook has taken days and in some cases weeks to remove them. Lewis also notes that even if the original ad…

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Texas State Securities Board Investigation Uncovers 32 Illegal Cryptocurrency Schemes

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Texas State Securities Board Investigation Uncovers 32 Illegal Cryptocurrency Schemes

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) published a report on April 10 based on afour-week investigation concerning cryptocurrency fraud in which 32 illegal schemes were discovered. The probe was conducted owing to the upswing in the cryptocurrency investment opportunities flogged to Texans. According to the report published by the TSSB, cryptocurrency frauds have been identified as  “widespread.” Unregistered Crypto Businesses…

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Website Threatens To Make Email Password Public, Demands Bitcoin as Ransom

Category: Altcoins, Ethereum, News

Website Threatens To Make Email Password Public, Demands Bitcoin as Ransom

In another attempt to leak confidential personal data, an anonymous developer has built a malicious copy of the famous breached passwords database “Have I been pwned.” Fraudsters ‘Hijack’ Passwords Similar to “Have I Been Pwned,” the malware initially lets one check if his/her associated email address has been breached previously. However, it also shows leaked passwords of the breached accounts,…

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Cryptocurrency Laws Get Stringent after Ontario Securities Commission Receives Complaints

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Cryptocurrency Laws Get Stringent after Ontario Securities Commission Receives Complaints

After receiving multiple complaints about crypto trading platforms, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is examining these businesses to decide on their legality, as suggested by a report. Crypto-Exchanges May not Be Compliant The buying and selling of digital tokens on cryptocurrency exchanges may conflict with the security laws, according to Ontario’s regulatory body. A spokesperson of the commission, Kristen Rose,…

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Polish News Hints at Bitfinex, Bitcoin, and Colombian Cartel Connection

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Polish News Hints at Bitfinex, Bitcoin, and Colombian Cartel Connection

The Polish media have made a tenuous link between the arrest of two companies on suspicion of money laundering, and the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. The news comes two months after it emerged that Polish Central Bank had funded a social media campaign against crypto. But is this latest scandal another smear campaign, or a legitimate claim? Verifying a Network of…

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Trademark Lawsuit Filed by Alibaba over Dubai Firm’s ‘Alibabacoin’

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Trademark Lawsuit Filed by Alibaba over Dubai Firm’s ‘Alibabacoin’

You’d be forgiven if you came across “Alibaba Coins” and considered it to be another of Jack Ma’s brainchild. Truth be told, the actual Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA.N) sued the Dubai-based firm who were profiting from their name. The profits are no joke either, as the fraudulent company used Alibaba’s trademarked name and since have raised more than $3.5…

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