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Australian Hacker Pleads Guilty to Stealing $450,000 in XRP Last Year

News Australian citizen Katherine Nguyen has pleaded guilty to stealing $450,000 in XRP — over 100,000 tokens — in January 2018. Local news channel 7News Sydney reported the latest about the case on Aug. 23. According to the report, Nguyen hacked into the email account of a man with the same last ..

US Charges Two Canadian Nationals Over Alleged $230K Bitcoin Fraud

News Two Canadians of Indian origin were charged in the United States with a $233,220 Bitcoin (BTC) fraud using a fake HitBTC account on Twitter. Scammers posed as HitBTC customer service on TwitterKaranjit Singh Khatkar, 23, and Jagroop Singh Khatkar, 24, of Surrey, British Columbia, allegedly st..

Saudi Arabia Warns of Crypto Scammers Posing as Gov’t Projects

News Saudi Arabia’s Finance Ministry has warned against crypto tricksters using the kingdom’s official emblem to promote tokens that purport to be tied to government projects. Arab News reported on Aug. 21 that the ministry has identified a Singapore-based company promoting two fraudulent cryptocu..

Bitfinex and Tether Respond to New York Judge, Will Pursue Appeals

News Bitfinex and Tether have replied to Judge Joel Cohen’s recent ruling in the New York Attorney General (NYAG) ongoing case against companies. Cohen dismissed Bitfinex’s motion to throw out the case due to lack of jurisdiction, so the NYAG will continue to prosecute the companies via the Martin..

SEC Asset Freeze Caused ‘Significant Harm’ to Holders, Says Veritaseum

News The chief defendant in an alleged $15 million initial coin offering (ICO) fraud case has submitted a formal reply to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On Aug. 20, Reginald Middleton shared a copy of a memorandum of law against the agency’s application for a prelimin..

Judge Rejects Multimillion Dollar Asset Plea in Crypto Fraud Case

News A Supreme Court judge in British Columbia (BC), Canada, has denied a motion to set aside an asset freeze, which was requested by the defendants in a multimillion dollar cryptocurrency fraud case. The defendants had filed to set aside an interim preservation order that was issued by the Britis..

$240M in Suspected Scheme Assets Moves in Four Bitcoin Transactions

News Over $240 million in proceeds from the alleged crypto scheme PlusToken have reportedly moved through four Bitcoin (BTC) transactions. Whale Alert — a Twitter account dedicated to reporting large cryptocurrency transactions — posted on Aug. 17 that four transactions totaling 22,923 BTC were li..

CoinGecko Joins AMLT Network to Combat Exchange Fraud, Scams, Hacks

News Crypto market aggregator CoinGecko has joined the network of blockchain analytics and anti-money laundering (AML) company Coinfirm. This partnership will reportedly allow CoinGecko to improve its exchange Trust Score algorithm, as well as provide users with a means to report scams and hacks. ..

Luxembourg Financial Watchdog: Crypto Entity Lied About Licensure

News Luxembourg’s financial regulator, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), says that a seemingly crypto-related entity called Cryptominingoptionsignal claims to be licensed in Luxembourg, but is not. In a warning notice dated Aug. 13, the country’s watchdog simply wrote: “..

US Court Temporarily Freezes $8M in Response to SEC Request Yesterday

News A United States District Court has entered an emergency freeze to preserve $8 million of a New York citizen and two of his entities’ related assets following the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) complaint filed on Aug. 12. Per the SEC's announcement published on Aug. 13, the..

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