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Thai Siblings Accused of $24 Million Crypto Scam Plead “Not Guilty”

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Thai Siblings Accused of $24 Million Crypto Scam Plead “Not Guilty”

On November 12, 2018, The infamous Thai siblings accused of duping a Finnish man for bitcoin worth $24 million have pleaded not guilty in court over money laundering charges. The siblings were first arrested in August this year for engineering a cryptocurrency scam. The Sequence of the Crypto Scam According to local news outlet Bangkok Post, the trio, Prinya Jaravijit,…

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Fake Elon Musk Account Promotes Bitcoin Scam on Twitter

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Fake Elon Musk Account Promotes Bitcoin Scam on Twitter

Cryptocurrency scammers have impersonated Tesla CEO Elon Musk, by hacking and compromising several verified Twitter accounts on November 5, 2018. According to Business Insider, while Twitter has previously attempted to stop impersonation scams, the hackers have managed to promote their tweets and capitalize on the cryptocurrency frenzy. Scammers Hack Verified Accounts On November 5, 2018, a scammer hacked Pathe UK,…

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Canadian Regulators Warn Investors about Scam Crypto Firms

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Canadian Regulators Warn Investors about Scam Crypto Firms

In a bid to sanitize the local finance ecosystem, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), one of the thirteen provincial financial watchdogs in crypto-friendly Canada, has warned investors to be wary of Eyeline Trading, an unregistered firm that claims to offer cryptocurrency trading and other bitcoin-linked investment products to clients, reported Finance Magnates on October 30, 2018. BCSC Wages War…

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$50,000 Bitcoin ATM Scam Surfaces in Australia

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$50,000 Bitcoin ATM Scam Surfaces in Australia

In Melbourne’s West, scammers posing as debt collectors conned victims to deposit over $50,000 into a Bitcoin ATM. According to The Sydney Morning Herald’s article published on October 5, 2018, the four victims who were believed to be migrants, were threatened with an arrest if they failed to pay the total amount. Victims Deposit Funds Into Bitcoin ATM According to…

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Hackers Steal $200,000 in Cryptocurrency from League of Legends Pro Gamer

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Hackers Steal $200,000 in Cryptocurrency from League of Legends Pro Gamer

Yiliang “Peter” Peng, best known as Doublelift in the eSports space, had almost $200,000 worth of cryptocurrency stolen from him in a sim-swap hacking incident, the gamer revealed in a September 14, 2018, YouTube video. Coinbase Account Looted Following a Sim Card Swap Yiliang “Peter” Peng. (Source: Dot eSports) Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, a professional League of Legends gamer, has allegedly…

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Finnish Bitcoin Scam Victim Withdraws Case against Thai Fraudsters

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Finnish Bitcoin Scam Victim Withdraws Case against Thai Fraudsters

Aarni Otava Saarimaa, a 22-year old Finnish national who fell victim to a bitcoin scam scheme organized by Thai fraudsters in June last year, has reached a “satisfactory” agreement with the criminals and has requested a withdrawal of the case, as first reported by Bangkok Post on September 4, 2018. Complaint Withdrawn According to the report, Saarimaa, a Finnish investor…

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Belgium Cracks down on Cryptocurrency Scams by Adding 28 Websites to its Blacklist

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Belgium Cracks down on Cryptocurrency Scams by Adding 28 Websites to its Blacklist

Belgium’s chief financial regulator, the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA), has issued warnings about the spread of illegitimate crypto and blockchain platforms, adding 28 new websites to its blacklist on September 4, 2018. A Sea of Scammer Crypto Platforms As fraudulent cryptocurrency trading platforms continue to present problems for Belgian investors, the country’s financial regulator has issued several warnings…

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Another Indian Bitcoin Scam Mastermind Arrested after Swindling Investors

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Another Indian Bitcoin Scam Mastermind Arrested after Swindling Investors

According to The Indian Express, Amit Bhardwaj, the Bitcoin scam mastermind, threw expensive parties and investor summits in Dubai and Macau only to deceive his investors of their funds. Bitcoin Scammer Tricks Investors by Throwing Lavish Parties Three of the 16 investors who lodged a complaint with the Chandigarh Police stated that they were cheated of almost Rs15 Crore (approximately…

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Busted: Indian Police Raids CoinX Trading Office, Unearth $1.43 Million MLM Scam

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Busted: Indian Police Raids CoinX Trading Office, Unearth $1.43 Million MLM Scam

Yet another cryptocurrency-based Ponzi MLM scheme surfaced on August 25, 2018, as the police caught five fraudsters in the city of Hyderabad, India. While raiding a local real estate firm, GRM Estates Pvt. Ltd, cops caught imposters, including the brain behind the fraud company CoinX Trading, Gardas Ramesh. The company duped innocent investors by promising them lucrative investment plans based…

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Brains behind $2.4 Billion Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Arrested in Delhi

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Brains behind $2.4 Billion Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Arrested in Delhi

The man behind the Asian branch of the $2.4 billion cryptocurrency scam operation Bitconnect has been arrested by police officers on August 18, 2018, from the Gujarat Criminal Investigation Department at Delhi Airport on his return to India. Divyesh Darji, who has reportedly been living as a fugitive in Dubai was apprehended at Delhi Airport as the investigation into the…

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