British Man Arrested in Connection With Last Year’s Massive Twitter Hack

Twenty-two-year-old Joseph O’Conner is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the crypto phishing scheme

News  ·  21 July 2021

Founders of South African Crypto Investment Firm – and $3.6B in Bitcoin – Are Missing

Africrypt investors were told not to inform police of the purported hack because it could slow the recovery of their funds.

News  ·  24 June 2021

UK Bank TSB Set to Ban Crypto Buying Due to E-Wallet Scam Concerns: Report

The company is the latest U.K. bank to act to crack down on cyber-crime.

News  ·  19 June 2021

Dutch Police Arrest Three in Pump-and-Dump Scheme Involving Self-Made Cryptocurrency

The arrests resulted from an investigation of the cryptocurrency exchange

News  ·  5 June 2021

People Behind Crypto Protocol DeFi100 May Have Absconded With $32M in Investor Funds

A not-so-classy message on the website told investors they'd been fooled and "you can't do [the slightest thing] about it."

News  ·  22 May 2021

New to Bitcoin? Stay Safe and Avoid These Common Scams

Welcome to the world of bitcoin, where you are your first and last line of defense against scammers and fraudsters.

Tech  ·  16 December 2020

‘Convincing’ Phishing Attack Targets Ledger Hardware Wallet Users

Ledger confirmed that for the last week some customers have been the target of a phishing attack.

Tech  ·  27 October 2020

SEC Moves to Freeze Assets of Alleged $12M Crypto Investment Scam

The SEC is trying to freeze the assets of a cryptocurrency mining and multilevel marketing scheme that it claimed bilked investors of $12 million.

News  ·  5 June 2020
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US Court Freezes Assets Linked to Alleged $9M ICO Scam

A federal court has frozen assets raised from investors in the Meta 1 Coin token sale.

News  ·  28 May 2020

Musk Impostors Hack Lawmaker, Publisher Accounts in New Crypto Scams

A number of verified Twitter accounts were hacked to look like Elon Musk's as part of an effort to defraud owners of bitcoin.

Markets  ·  5 November 2018

Twitter Promoted a Fake Elon Musk Crypto Giveaway Scam

A verified Twitter account masquerading as Elon Musk was used to publish and circulate a promoted tweet for a crypto scam Thursday.

Markets  ·  11 October 2018

India’s Ruling Party Accused of Involvement in ‘Mega Bitcoin Scam’

The largest political party in India is accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) of being involved in a bitcoin scam to launder money.

Markets  ·  6 July 2018

Scam Twitter Profile Impersonates 6 Different Crypto Accounts

Filmmaker Seif Elsbei's Twitter account has been hacked, and took on the personas of at least six different cryptocurrency developers and exchanges.

Markets  ·  18 April 2018

Vietnam Investigates ICO Fraud After $660 Million in Losses Reported

A team that conducted two token sales involving thousands of investors has gone dark.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 April 2018

Scammers Are Posing As Crypto Exchange Support Staff, Says FBI

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center warned against criminals who pretend to be tech support for crypto exchanges.

Policy & regulation  ·  29 March 2018