Police Investigations

Huobi Denies Rumors a Senior Executive Was Arrested

Huobi said Monday the rumors alleging one of its senior executives had been arrested were false.

Policy & regulation  ·  2 November 2020

Wave of Bitcoin-Seeking Bomb Threats Sparks Probe by Austrian Police

Police say "numerous" Austrian companies got $20,000 bitcoin ultimatums in the mass extortion campaign.

News  ·  25 August 2020
Police Investigations

Chinese Police Freezing OTC Traders’ Bank Accounts Over ‘Tainted’ Crypto Transactions

Thousands of cryptocurrency over-the-counter merchants and their clients may have been affected as police in China freeze bank accounts over tainted crypto and fiat assets.

News  ·  8 June 2020

Criminal Case Against Failed WEX Crypto Exchange Points at Russian Law Enforcement

The administrator of failed crypto exchange WEX has reportedly told Russian police that he was forced to hand over users' holdings to the FSB.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 November 2019
Police Investigations

US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to take.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 December 2018
Police Investigations

Tea Tokenizers Arrested in China for Alleged $47 Million Crypto Fraud

Another cryptocurrency project has been busted by law enforcement in China for allegedly soliciting money from investors with fraudulent claims.

Markets  ·  18 May 2018
Police Investigations

NSFW? Australian Police Probe Government Staffers Over Crypto Mining

Misused office equipment gets IT staff in trouble.

Policy & regulation  ·  8 March 2018
Police Investigations

Canadian Police Issue Warning Over Bitcoin Tax Scam

Police in York, Canada, have warned of a tax scam after over 40 people were convinced to send money via bitcoin ATMs.

Policy & regulation  ·  9 November 2017