Bitcoin Scams

US District Attorney Indicts Three for Laundering Millions With Bitcoin

The Manhattan district attorney has indicted a group of individuals with allegedly selling drugs and laundering $2.3 million with bitcoin

US Justice Dept. Convicts Two Romanians of Cybercrimes Including Cryptojacking

Two alleged Romanian hackers have been convicted by a U.S. federal jury of spreading malware to illicitly mine cryptocurrency

Singapore Police Secure First Convictions Against OneCoin MLM Scheme Agents

First related legal move by Singapore concludes in convictions for two OneCoin promoters

California Sentences Bitcoin Trader to 2 Years in Prison Over AML Compliance Failures

A California court case involving a LocalBitcoins trader has ended in a two-year jail sentence

Danish Man Faces Over 4 Years in Prison for Laundering $450K With Bitcoin

A 33-year old Danish man has been sentenced to four years and three months in jail for laundering over $450,000 in Bitcoin

Artificial Intelligence Helps South Korea Police End $18 Million Crypto Ponzi Scheme

The two CEOs of an alleged South Korean crypto Ponzi scheme worth $18.3 million have been caught by police using AI

Belgium’s Financial Watchdog Updates Crypto-Related Blacklist to Total of 120 Websites

Belgium’s major financial regulator has added seven new websites to its crypto-related fraud blacklist, previously updated in December 2018

Canadian Police Freezes Assets of FUEL Token Issuers due to Alleged $22 Million Fraud

Canadian police have frozen the assets of the Vanbex founders, who raised more than $22 million in an allegedly fraudulent Etherparty (FUEL) ICO

Android Malware Targets Users of 32 Crypto Apps, Including Coinbase, BitPay

New strain of Trojan malware for Android phones is targeting global users of top crypto and bank apps

Analysts Claim CoinBene Transactions, Recent Activity ‘Consistent’ With Exchange Hack

Elementus analysts have identified $105 million leaving crypto exchange Coinbene’s wallets, arguing that patterns are “consistent with how exchange hacks commonly play out”

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