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Scammers Send Fake Ledger Wallets to Users


Scammers are sending fake hardware wallets to people whose data was collected through a 3rd party data leak. Those are fake wallets for stealing crypto. The scam first appeared in May. Cybercriminals mailed people packages that include a fake Ledger Nano wallet. On June 17, Ledger explained the...


Australian nurse lost all savings due to cryptocurrency scam


A Sydney resident spoke about the loss of all her savings due to a fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme. She announced this on the air of the local radio station 2GB. A woman who has worked as a nurse all her life saw an advertisement offering to invest in bitcoin on the Internet. The project was...

Elon Musk

Investor sent 10 BTC to fake Elon Musk


An anonymous user sent 10 BTC to scammers, who promised to double the amount sent from Elon Musk's fake Twitter account. It is reported by the BBC. The interlocutor of the publication followed the cybercriminals' link in the comments to the publication of this chapter of Tesla. On a fraudulent...


YouTube scammers cheated users and gained about $150,000


Several scammers hacked into legitimate YouTube accounts and modified the content to mimic the “SpaceX channel from Elon Mask.” The Channel broadcast archived footage with Mask to ask viewers to send bitcoins to the specified addresses. Also, there were at least 80,000 views of the fraudulent...


Huobi cryptocurrency exchange scammers arrested in China


Chinese law enforcement officers arrested a group of scammers who impersonated employees of the Huobi cryptocurrency exchange. Local news outlet Jinse reports that police detained 12 people. These people, through various cryptographic groups on WeChat, spread calls to invest in some kind of...

WoToken pyramid

Chinese police arrested WoToken pyramid organizers


Chinese law enforcers arrested the organizers of the second largest crypto pyramid WoToken. This is with reference to local media reported the managing partner of Primitive Ventures Dowey Wan. According to court documents, the organizers of the Ponzi scheme raised $1 billion of user funds,...

Fraud Adygea retiree Bitcoin

$22.000 to fraudsters: retiree tried to invest in bitcoin


The police began an investigation into the theft of 1 million 660 thousand rubles ($22.000) from a 65-year-old resident of Adygea under the guise of investing in cryptocurrency. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The victim was going to purchase shares of one of...

Con Edison scam

Bitcoin scammers impersonatе employees of an energy company


NYPD warned US citizens of fraudsters posing as employees of energy company Con Edison and demanding payment of bills in bitcoins. Beware of scammers visiting, emailing, or calling about @ConEdison bills or disconnecting service. @ConEdison will not turn off service during #coronavirus pandemic....

Teshuater scam

SEC accuses a couple of fraud with tokens provided by water


The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused a Texas couple of tricking hundreds of people through several fraudulent investment offers. According to SEC, former pastor Larry Donnel Leonard and his wife Shuwana Leonard raised nearly half a million dollars from 500 investors through...

Brad Garlinghouse scam

Fake Brad Garlinghouse gives away 50 million XRP on Youtube


On a YouTube video hosting service, was found a fake account of the head of Ripple Brad Garlinghouse, on behalf of which scammers announced the distribution of 50 million XRP tokens in exchange for users' coins. The video itself is not fake this is a February interview of Garlinghouse. However, in...

BitMEX scam UK FSA

The British regulator classified BitMEX as potential scam


The UK Financial Conduct Authority has warned investors that the BitMEX cryptocurrency derivatives exchange has not received permission to operate in the country and could potentially conduct fraudulent activities. The regulator recalled that almost all companies and individuals offering financial...

Wissam Al Mana sued facebook

Qatari Billionaire sues Facebook over cryptocurrency scam


Qatari billionaire and former husband of famous American singer Janet Jackson Wissam Al Mana sued Facebook, accusing the social network of not responding in time to advertising a fraudulent cryptocurrency project using his photo. About it writes The Times. The lawsuit was filed with the Dublin High...

McAfee Elon Musk scam

Elon Musk complained about crypto scammers: McAfee replied


Famous entrepreneur John McAfee believes that the problem of cryptocurrency fraud on the social network Twitter can be solved in a day. So he replied to the head of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, who said that the attackers reached a new level. Musk takes Twitter to task over fake accounts...

Maxim Zaslavsky scam

ICO organizer of REcoin is sentenced to a real prison term


Brooklyn-based 39-year-old Maxim Zaslavsky, who was found guilty of fraud in organizing two ICOs, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. This was reported by the attorney of New York. Zaslavsky and his associates deliberately misled about 1,000 investors that the REcoin crypto coin they created was...

MCT exit scam

Turn on VPN: a married couple from Austria made an exit scam


The founders of the cryptocurrency trading platform My Crypto Trade (MCT) completed an exit scam by stealing user funds from the platform. The total damage, according to minimal estimates, amounted to 100 thousand euros in cryptocurrency. Being the moderator of MCT Discord chat for over a year and...

Report: since 2019, scammers stole $4.3 billion in crypto

Report: since 2019, scammers stole $4.3 billion in crypto


Since the beginning of 2019, cybercriminals have stolen $4.3 billion in cryptocurrencies. This is evidenced by the CipherTrace company's new report on cybersecurity and analytics of blockchain networks, reports Cointelegraph. Researchers analyzed types of crime using digital currencies such as...

NovaChain is suspected in being exit scam: website and social network accounts stopped working

NovaChain is suspected in being exit scam: website and social network accounts stopped working


The team of the NovaChain cryptocurrency platform, which offers passive income from trading bots, could escape with the funds of its clients. So, at a certain point, the NovaChain website and social network accounts stopped working. Reported by The Coins Post. A year ago, NovaChain used quite...

Bitsane's scam: disappeared with money

Bitsane cryptocurrency exchange's management has vanished with user's money


Ireland-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane ceased operations, and its management stole deposits of almost 250 thousand users, reports The Forbes. As the newspaper notes, Bitsane LP in the past was listed as one of the trading platforms approved by Ripple. In addition, in January 2018, CNBC...