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CDCROP: ROBINHOOD app on a smartphone (Shutterstock)
Robinhood’s Twitter Account Promotes Scam Token on Binance’s BNB Chain in Unauthorized Posts
Block explorer BscScan shows roughly $16,000 flowed into the promoted coin.
CDCROP: ROBINHOOD app on a smartphone (Shutterstock)

CDCROP: Binance Logo (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Binance Named as Counterparty in FinCEN Order Against Bitzlato
Bitzlato is accused of laundering $700 million by U.S. authorities.
CDCROP: Binance Logo (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

Crypto scammer (DALL-E/CoinDesk)
6 Kinds of Crypto Scams and How to Avoid Them
Crypto hacks and exploits have cost people billions of dollars each year. Here’s how to make sure you’re not among them.
Crypto scammer (DALL-E/CoinDesk)

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BitConnect Episode 2: Where Is Madeline Bigatton?
This week, we explore the intricate interplay of events that led to BitConnect’s dramatic decline, and the case of the missing woman just left of center of the scheme.
Crypto Crooks 4X3

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Multimillion Euro Crypto Fraud Operation in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Serbia Busted
Authorities searched four call centers and 18 other places and arrested five people.
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Crypto Crooks 4X3
BitConnect Episode 1: The Gujarati Connection
This week, we dig into the rise of BitConnect, the strange kidnapping case that ultimately helped unravel the scheme and an important Texas Securities Commission cease and desist order.
Crypto Crooks 4X3

CryptoNovo recent activity via OpenSea
Web3 Builders Lose Dozens of High-Value NFTs in Back-to-Back Attacks
Nikhil Gopalani, COO of an NFT project owned by Nike, and CryptoNovo, a prominent NFT collector, lost NFTs estimated to have been worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to scammers.
CryptoNovo recent activity via OpenSea

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
SEC Pursues $45M Scam Based in Fake Blockchain Technology
The U.S. securities agency is going after the people behind what it says was a massive fraud stealing from tens of thousands of investors.
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(Robert Levonyan/Unsplash)
Crypto Adds Unsavory Footnote to Dreadful 2022: Year of the Rug Pull
Fraudsters deployed over 117,000 scam tokens from January through Dec. 1, a 41% increase over the full 2021, according to study from Solidus Labs.
(Robert Levonyan/Unsplash)

Bitcoin Is Southern (Pete Alexopoulos/Unsplash)
US Prosecutors Charge 21 Alleged ‘Money Mules’ With Using Crypto to Launder Proceeds of Cybercrimes
The arrests are the result of a multi-year investigation by the U.S. Secret Service, the Postal Inspection Service and the Department of Justice.
Bitcoin Is Southern (Pete Alexopoulos/Unsplash)