Category: cryptocurrency scam

Mastermind of $147 Million Crypto ‘Scam of Epic Proportions’ Sentenced to 10 Years in US Prison

Mastermind of $147 Million Crypto ‘Scam of Epic Proportions’ Sentenced to 10 Years in US Prison

The mastermind of what the U.S. Department of Justice calls a scam of “epic proportions” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. His crypto scheme collected over $147 million, duping 72,000 investors. He is also ordered to pay the U.S. Internal Revenue Service more than $1.8 million for tax evasion. Scam Involving Fake Cryptocurrency […]

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Mastermind of a Cryptocurrency Scam Arrested in India

Mastermind of a Cryptocurrency Scam Arrested in India

An alleged mastermind of a cryptocurrency scam has been arrested in India after he fled the country to Dubai. Investors were duped into investing in a cryptocurrency linked to a crypto exchange he established. The scheme also promised investors a monthly return of 20%-30% on investments. Alleged Kingpin of Crypto Scam Arrested An alleged mastermind […]

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Mastermind of $25 Million Crypto Debit Card Scheme Sentenced to Prison

Mastermind of $25 Million Crypto Debit Card Scheme Sentenced to Prison

The mastermind behind a $25 million cryptocurrency debit card scheme has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison, in addition to three years of supervised release. The authorities have also seized his cryptocurrency. $25 Million Crypto Credit Card Scheme The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that Robert Joseph Farkas, also […]

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8,000 Bitcoin Scam Victims Get Refunds From US Regulator

8,000 Bitcoin Scam Victims Get Refunds From US Regulator

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is refunding about 8,000 victims who lost money from investing in two bitcoin scams. The fraudulent schemes promised that investors could turn their cryptocurrency payments of about $100 into $80,000 in monthly income. Bitcoin Pyramid Schemes’ Victims Get Refunds The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has started sending refunds to victims […]

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