Browsing the "Scams" Tag

Protestors Set Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Perpetrator’s Home on Fire

| Daniel Kuhn

Before shutting down, Bitcoin Wallets' "manager" promised 100-percent returns on investors' money in just two weeks. Then they burned down his house.

Tron Says Protestors at Beijing Office Invested in Imposter Scheme

| John Biggs

The price of Tron tanked Monday on inaccurate rumors of a "police raid" at the company's office in Beijing. The real story was more interesting.

Scammer Taunts Couple Who Lost Thousands in Bitcoin Fraud

| Daniel Palmer

An Australian couple lost over AU$20,000 in a bitcoin scam, and were even taunted by the perpetrator over their losses.

‘Moderation Bot’ Blacklists Telegram Users to Tackle Crypto Scams

| Daniel Palmer

Blockchain advisory firm AmaZix is launching a "moderation bot" to help stamp out cryptocurrency scams on popular messaging app Telegram.

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Irish Crypto Exchange Bitsane May Have Disappeared With Users’ Funds

| Daniel Palmer

Irish cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane may have done a runner with users' funds, according to a report.

Six Arrested Over Cloned Crypto Exchange That Stole €24 Million

| Daniel Palmer

Europol and police agencies have busted a cloned exchange operation that stole over $27 million in bitcoin from thousands of victims.

Scammers Target Would-Be Libra Crypto Buyers With Fake Site

| Daniel Kuhn

Buyer beware: the difference between ì and i can mean the loss of a few thousand dollars if you're not careful.

Security Researcher Tears Up a Binance Scam Site to Find the Hackers

| John Biggs

Harry Denley, researcher for MyCrypto, found and dismantled a clever phishing site that targeted Binance users.

Crypto and Forex Scam Reports Tripled in the UK Last Year, Watchdog Says

| Yogita Khatri

Reports of cryptocurrency and foreign exchange scams surged in the U.K. last year, while total reported losses dropped, says the FCA.

FTC Sues Smart Backpack Crowdfunder Who Spent Proceeds On Bitcoin

| John Biggs

The Federal Trade Commission is suing a crowdfunder who promised a smart backpack but instead spent the proceeds on bitcoin.