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Vanuatu Extradicts Six Chinese Citizens Allegedly Involved in Crypto Scheme

News Vanuatu, a Pacific Island country, has extradited six Chinese citizens to the mainland, according to a report by Odaily Planet Daily on July 10. The suspects were reportedly arrested in the course of an ongoing investigation of the PlusToken cryptocurrency platform which, according to the Ya..

Monero Discloses Bug Allowing XMR to Be Stolen From Exchanges

News Several security vulnerabilities have been disclosed by Monero, including one that could have been exploited to steal xmr from exchanges, reports on the breach disclosure platform HackerOne revealed on July 3. The vulnerability theoretically enabled attackers to send counterfeit xmr to an exc..

Federal Judge Sentences Cryptocurrency Scammer to 86 Months in Prison

News A scammer has been sentenced to 86 months in prison for running a cryptocurrency-related scheme, the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) reports on July 1 In addition to the 86-month prison sentence, United States District Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein ordered 44-year old New Jersey reside..

Europol Arrests Six People Allegedly Behind $27 Million Bitcoin Theft

News Europol, in conjunction with the United Kingdom’s South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit, the Dutch police, Eurojust, and the U.K.’s National Crime Agency (NCA), has coordinated the arrests of six people suspected of stealing over $27 million in cryptocurrency, according to a press release on J..

CabbageTech Crypto Scheme Operator Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

News 46-year-old New York resident Patrick McDonnell admitted to stealing funds obtained from his clients instead of investing them in cryptocurrency, Bloomberg reports on June 21. Per the report, McDonnell — who calls himself the “coyote of Wall Street” — pleaded guilty to wire fraud on Friday in..

US Authorities Seek Extradition of Alleged Crypto Scammer

News The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has unsealed a fraud complaint against Swedish citizen Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson and associated firm Eastern Metal Securities (EMS), according to a press release on June 19. According to the DoJ Karlsson and EMS are charged with committing securit..

US CFTC Brings Action Against $147 Million Bitcoin Investment Scheme

News The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) launched action against a reportedly fraudulent $147 million bitcoin (BTC) scheme, the regulator announced on June 18. On June 17, the CFTC filed a complaint with the New York Southern District Court against now-defunct United King..

UK Financial Watchdog Blacklists Clones of Two Major Financial Firms

News The British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned investors of a fraudulent company posing as the Swiss Investment Corporation, an FCA-authorized firm offering crypto investments, and another company that is a clone of Goldman Sachs, the regulator announced on June 14. The financial re..

Dutch Billionaire John De Mol Files Lawsuit Against Facebook Over Fraudulent Crypto Ads

News John De Mol, a Dutch billionaire responsible for the local Big Brother and The Voice shows, filed a lawsuit against Facebook over crypto ads using his image without permission, Reuters reports on June 5. Per the report, the ads promoted cryptocurrency scams using Mol’s image, which allegedly ..

EU: Malta Needs to Improve Readiness to Respond to Cryptocurrency Crime

News The European Union has told Malta it needs to improve the resources it has to fight potential financial crime as a result of cryptocurrency popularity, local daily news outlet Malta Today reported on June 5. In a letter to member states advising how to spend EU funds, the European Commission ..

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