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Two US Men Arrested For Stealing Social Media Accounts and Crypto via SIM Swapping

News The United States Department of Justice has arrested and charged two Massachusetts men for allegedly taking over victims’ social media accounts and stealing cryptocurrency. According to the announcement on Nov. 14, the two — Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington — were charged with one count of c..

OneCoin Co-Founder Pleads Guilty, Faces up to 90 Years in Jail

News Konstantin Ignatov, co-founder of alleged crypto scam OneCoin, has pleaded guilty to participation in the multi-billion dollar fraud. According to a BBC report on Nov. 14, Ignatov signed a plea on Oct. 4 and now faces up to 90 years in prison. The news was made public on Nov. 12, the BBC says..

Netherlands: Police Arrest Founder of Blockchain Startup That Raised Over $80M

News Dutch police have arrested the founder of blockchain game development startup Komodore64 that allegedly raised 78 million euros ($86 million) from investors, business-focused news outlet Sprout reported on Nov. Komodore64 — which launched in June with the objective to create a game platform ..

PwC Analyst: Blockchain Gives ‘Illusion of Traceability’ for Walmart

News Experts allege the biggest hurdle facing the blockchain systems being adopted by food retail giants such as Walmart and Nestlé has nothing to do with the technology itself. In an interview with Tech Wire Asia, published on Nov. 7, Craig Heraghty — Agribusiness Leader at “Big Four” auditor PwC..

New York Resident Indicted for Crypto Scam, Charged With Wire Fraud

News The Office of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and prosecutors for the Southern District of New York have indicted a man for allegedly participating in a cryptocurrency scheme dubbed Igobit. According to an announcement on Nov. 6, Asa Saint ..

Belgian Regulator Blacklists Another 9 Crypto Websites Suspected of Fraud

News Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has made an additional update to its blacklist of cryptocurrency-related websites associated with fraud. On Oct. 29, Belgium’s financial watchdog updated its list of cryptocurrency trading platforms for which it has detected indication..

NY Court Orders Veritaseum to Pay Back $8 Million From Illegal ICO

News The CEO of Delaware-registered blockchain firm Veritaseum LLC and New York-registered Veritaseum Inc., Reggie Middleton, was ordered to pay $8.4 million in disgorgement, according to a new court order. Additionally, Middleton is liable for a civil penalty of $1 million, fintech publication Fi..

‘Bitcoin of the Middle East’ Scam Lands Canadian Expat in Dubai Jail

News A Dubai-based Canadian expat has been arrested for peddling an allegedly fraudulent “Sharia-compliant” cryptocurrency and a host of other get-rich-quick schemes. As Gulf News reported on Oct. 30, Aziz “Com” Mirza had cultivated for himself a reputation as an entrepreneur, mentor and Instagram..

Fraudulent Transactions in Crypto, Explained

Fraudulent Transactions in Crypto, Explained Connor Blenkinsop 1 HOUR AGO 460 Total views 1. How does payment fraud happen? 2. Tell me more — what are the most common ways to be tricked? 3. I’m worried — can I track my crypto transactions? 4. How can payment fraud be avoided? 1. How does payment fra..

Victim of $24 Million SIM Swap Case Writes Open Letter to FCC Chairman

News SIM swapping victim Michael Terpin wrote an open letter to the United States Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai. In his letter, posted by Coindesk on Oct. 21, Terpin requested that the regulator take decisive action against SIM swapping and end this type of fraud. Terpin..

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