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Bitcoin Ponzi Scammer Amit Bhardwaj Offers to Return Money to Victims

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Bitcoin Ponzi Scammer Amit Bhardwaj Offers to Return Money to Victims

In a somewhat surprising twist, Amit Bhardwaj, the man behind the notorious Bitcoin Ponzi scheme, has pledged to pay back his victims in Indian rupees (INR) according to report on July 18, 2018. The Schemer’s Path Towards Prison Bhardwaj caught the attention of police and global media houses in April 2018, when the police arrested him for setting up an…

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Crypto Markets Rally as Bitcoin Moves Above $6,600 Mark: Week in Review July 16

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Crypto Markets Rally as Bitcoin Moves Above $6,600 Mark: Week in Review July 16

After a week of positive developments and rallying crypto prices, the market closed at $6,600 mark.  The main bitcoin-negative news this week was the announcement by U.S. Department of Justice that Russian intelligence offers, who allegedly tampered with the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign by hacking the DNC and the Clinton campaign, were using bitcoin (BTC) to fund their operations. In…

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Crypto Scam Epidemic on Twitter Draws Elon Musk’s Attention

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Crypto Scam Epidemic on Twitter Draws Elon Musk’s Attention

A rampant epidemic of cryptocurrency fraud plaguing Twitter for the past several months has now drawn the attention of Elon Musk. Musk took to Twitter on July 8, 2018, to speak out against the scam after he found himself in the whole mess. Musk Drawn into the Crypto Scam “I want to know who is running the Etherium scambots! Mad…

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Founder of PlexCoin ICO Finally Transfers 420 Bitcoins to a Quebec Court

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Founder of PlexCoin ICO Finally Transfers 420 Bitcoins to a Quebec Court

Back in September 2017, when the cybersecurity arm of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established to checkmate crypto-related crimes, PlexCorps, the parent company of PlexCoin ICO and its founder, Dominic Lacroix was among the first illegal virtual currency projects to be shuttered by the watchdog. In the latest development, authorities have successfully retrieved $3.724 million worth…

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The Rise and Rise of the ICO Scammer

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The Rise and Rise of the ICO Scammer

This was originally published by IC Sherlock on his medium blog. He gave us permission to share this with you. It does not express our views or opinions. The 20th century certainly was full of scammers. One would think that by the 21st century we would be far more adept at preventing and catching these scam artists. While the 20th…

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India: Congress Alleges Ruling Party Involved in Bitcoin Scam Worth $763 Million

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India: Congress Alleges Ruling Party Involved in Bitcoin Scam Worth $763 Million

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s ruling political organization, was accused by their predecessor Congress for alleged involvement in a “multi-tiered” bitcoin scam estimated at $763 million. Scam May Cross $12 Billion As reported by local news NDTV on July 6, 2018, the Congress Party in the state of Gujarat demanded a Supreme Court intervention after party workers claimed several…

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YouTube Faces Heat after Court Observes its Failure to Identify Fraud Propagated by Bitconect

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YouTube Faces Heat after Court Observes its Failure to Identify Fraud Propagated by Bitconect

Legal proceedings are fast gaining traction several months after the infamous cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme Bitconnect was shut down in January 2018. YouTube to Testify Against Bitconnect In the latest development, video-streaming platform YouTube has been added as a defendant in a class action lawsuit against Bitconnect, as observed in a court filing dated July 3, 2018. Initially filed on January…

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SEC Settlement: Illegal Cryptocurrency Stock Sellers to Return Ill-Gotten Profits

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SEC Settlement: Illegal Cryptocurrency Stock Sellers to Return Ill-Gotten Profits

A lawyer and his firm’s business affairs manager in the state of Nevada have reached an agreement with the Security and Exchange Commision (SEC) to settle their ongoing illegal stock sale case. Attorney T.J. Jesky and his right-hand man Mark F. DeStefano were named in a lawsuit by the SEC, accused of reaping profits of about $1.4 million through the…

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Eight People Scammed out of $100,000 By Fraudsters Claiming to Work with The CRA

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Eight People Scammed out of $100,000 By Fraudsters Claiming to Work with The CRA

In less than one week, eight people were scammed out of $100,000 after being targeted by fraudsters who pretended to be the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). Victims were told to deposit money into Bitcoin ATMs According to a Canada’s CBC News, Waterloo Regional Police are warning the general public to be cautious and vigilant after eight people were reportedly scammed…

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Bitcoin Scam Threatens to Reveal Personal Secrets

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Bitcoin Scam Threatens to Reveal Personal Secrets

In San Francisco, Daniel Levinson received a letter that threatened to reveal Levison’s secrets to his wife and her friends if he did not pay $8,150 in bitcoin. Picture-Perfect Marriage According to ABC News, the letter was addressed to Levinson with his home address. It stated the following: “My name is BlackDoor-82 and I know about the secret you are…

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