Browsing the "Scams" Tag

Alabama: The Unlikely Frontline for America’s Crypto Fraud Crackdown

| Brady Dale

Alabama's securities agency has led the way on enforcement against ICO fraudsters, using investigation techniques pioneered chasing gun runners.

Police Arrest 8 Over Alleged $68 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme in Japan

| Yogita Khatri

Police in Tokyo have arrested eight men alleged to have run a cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that amassed about $68.70 million.

Official Google Account Hacked in Latest Twitter Crypto Scam

| Yogita Khatri

An official, verified Twitter account owned by Google has become the latest to be hacked to host a crypto "giveaway" scam.

Fake News Site Used New Zealand Prime Minister to Pump Bitcoin Startup

| Wolfie Zhao

A fake news site used images of New Zealand's prime minister in sponsored posts on Facebook to promote a bitcoin firm.

Belgian Government Issues Cryptocurrency Fraud Warning

| Anna Baydakova

Belgium's top financial regulator has issued a new warning about cryptocurrency scams.

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Kaspersky: Cryptocurrency Scammers Stole $2.3 Million in Q2

| Anna Baydakova

Cybercriminals earned more than $2.3 million from cryptocurrency scams during the second quarter of 2018, a new study reports.

Crypto Millionaire Lost 5,500 Bitcoins in Alleged Investment Scam

| Wolfie Zhao

A 22-year-old cryptocurrency millionaire has lost more than 5,500 bitcoins in an alleged investment scam in Thailand.

Researchers Discover Huge Crypto Scam Botnet on Twitter

| Daniel Palmer

Researchers have uncovered a large botnet that mimics legitimate accounts on Twitter to spread a cryptocurrency "giveaway" scam.

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Google Yanked MetaMask From the Chrome Store, Left a Phishing Scam Up

| David Floyd

Scams are an epidemic in the crypto space, and clumsy actions by big tech companies can open up the opportunities, as MetaMask learned recently.

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Is Pied Piper Serious? How HBO Inspired Crypto’s Most Confounding Coin

| David Floyd

What began as a parody quickly became a coin. Soon it might – might – become its own blockchain. What is happening?