Category: Crypto Scams

Crypto and Lambos Had a Man from New Zealand End Up With 30 Criminal Charges

A 40-years-old man from Auckland has been arrested because of an alleged money laundering scheme he orchestrated. He has been served with multiple charges, amongst which dubious cryptocurrency transactions and purchases of luxury goods. Thousands Of New Zealand Dollars To Buy Cryptocurrency According to a recent news report, the arrested man faces a pile of 30 […]

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10 Million Euros Lost to Crypto Frauds in Belgium in One Year

This week, Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority made a startling revelation. Cryptocurrency fraud victims have lost at least €10 million between May 2019 and September 2020, the financial regulator said. Belgians Have Lost €10 Million In Cryptocurrency Fraud Belgian citizens have lost almost 10 million euros to fraudulent crypto investment schemes. Belgium’s apex financial […]

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SEC Commissioner Peirce Weighs in Defi Token Regulation Debate: Panel Predicts Defi Will Self Correct in Twelve Months

SEC Commissioner Peirce Weighs in Defi Token Regulation Debate: Panel Predicts Defi Will Self Correct in Twelve Months

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner, Hester Peirce says while defi tokens carry some equity-like benefits, she believes that giving something away is distinct from selling something. As a result of this lack of clarity, Peirce says questions about the regulatory structure and how these tokens could affect corporate governance will continue to linger.Speaking at […]

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US DOJ After $7.2 Million Crypto Ponzi Banana Fund

US DOJ After $7.2 Million Crypto Ponzi Banana Fund

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a complaint against an alleged cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme to forfeit over $7 million in Bitcoin and Tether. The administrator of the scam called the “Banana Fund” has used some of the raised funds for personal benefits, including purchasing a house. DOJ Against Banana Fund Ponzi Scheme […]

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Russian Crypto Fraudster Trialed Over Billions in Laundered Bitcoin

Russian Crypto Fraudster Trialed Over Billions in Laundered Bitcoin

Forty-year-old Russian computer expert, Alexander Vinnik, allegedly supervised and operated a Russian cryptocurrency exchange called BTC-e from 2011 to 2017. The alleged fraudster is also wanted by Washington and Moscow, according to statements from his lawyer and recent reports. Extradition Tussle: France, Russia, and America Vinnik was arrested in Greece in 2017 at the request […]

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