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Australia Records Over $14 Million Losses to Crypto Scams in 2019

Australia Records Over $14 Million Losses to Crypto Scams in 2019

Scamwatch, an Australian website dedicated to reporting scams saw an increase in crypto relating scams amounting to $14 million

Chainalysis Partners with Wyoming Watchdog to Fight Cybercrime and Crypto Laundering Scams

Chainalysis Partners with Wyoming Watchdog to Fight Cybercrime and Crypto Laundering Scams

Chainalysis has announced partnered with Wyoming’s Division of Banking to fight cybercrime, crypto laundering, crypto scams, sanctions violations, and more.

Crypto Scams Took in More Than $30 Million in Taiwan in 2019

Crypto Scams Took in More Than $30 Million in Taiwan in 2019

Blockchain and cryptocurrency investment scams have risen and have reached $900 million New Taiwan dollars ($30 million) in Taiwan last year, according to Gao Hongan, a political figure in the country.

Tackling DeFi Scams: Making Pre-sale Ecosystems Safer

Tackling DeFi Scams: Making Pre-sale Ecosystems Safer

Investors are aware that “rug pull” scams have negatively affected the reputation of the DEFI/DEX space in recent times. But liquidity protocols could be an effective solution.

Following Investigations in Brazil for Crypto Scams, Ronaldinho Faces Arrest for Using Fake Passport

Following Investigations in Brazil for Crypto Scams, Ronaldinho Faces Arrest for Using Fake Passport

Ronaldinho, the widely celebrated football player faces arrest for attempting to use fake passports to enter Paraguay after the scandal of his involvement in cryptocurrency scams.

New Darknet Markets Launch Despite Exit Scams as Demand Rises for Illicit Goods

New Darknet Markets Launch Despite Exit Scams as Demand Rises for Illicit Goods

Despite the recent amount of exit scams on dark web platforms, the darknet sector has seen increasing growth, with new marketplaces launching every year.

Chainalysis Launches Operation Spincaster to Combat Crypto Scams

Chainalysis Launches Operation Spincaster to Combat Crypto Scams

Chainalysis has introduced Operation Spincaster, a collaborative initiative aimed at disrupting and preventing crypto scams through public and private sector cooperation.

Coinbase Rolls Out AI-Driven ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System

Coinbase Rolls Out AI-Driven ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System

Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal unveils Coinbase's ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System, combining smart contract auditing with machine learning to tackle crypto scams. Disclosed on October 6, 2023, this initiative enhances security and trust in token listings on the platform.

CertiK: Crypto Social Media Scams Surge

CertiK: Crypto Social Media Scams Surge

CertiK discusses the growing threat of crypto scams on social media, citing a FTC report revealing over $1 billion lost in the 18 months leading to June 2022, with nearly half coming from social media interactions. It suggests preventive measures like hardware wallets and smart contract security audits.

CBI and Liminal Collaborate for Digital Asset Security in India Amid Crypto Scams

CBI and Liminal Collaborate for Digital Asset Security in India Amid Crypto Scams

The Central Bureau of Investigation of India is partnering with Singapore-based Liminal to secure digital assets seized during investigations amid rising cryptocurrency frauds in India.

Hong Kong Suffers Surge in Crypto Scams in 2022

Hong Kong Suffers Surge in Crypto Scams in 2022

Hong Kong police reported a surge in crypto-related scams in 2022, with losses amounting to HK$1.7 billion ($216.6 million), up 106% from the previous year. The number of crypto-related scam cases reported in Hong Kong also surged by 67% from 2021. Such scams accounted for over 50% of the HK$3.2 billion ($407 million) stolen from city residents in technology crimes. The Hong Kong police CyberDefender website reported almost 23,000 cases of technology-related crimes in 2022. The use of cryptocurrency has made it more complicated for enforcement to track criminal funds, as fraudsters can hide their identities, transactions, and final destination.

Scammers adapt to survive during crypto winter

Scammers adapt to survive during crypto winter

While crypto scam revenue dropped by 46%, scammers adapted and shifted their strategies to prey on people's emotions, with romance and giveaway scams on the rise.

Whale Alert Analysis: Scammers Have Bagged Bitcoin Worth $24 Million in the First Half of 2020

Whale Alert Analysis: Scammers Have Bagged Bitcoin Worth $24 Million in the First Half of 2020

Leading blockchain tracking and analytics provider Whale Alert has revealed that scammers have been on a stealing spree as they have made away with $24 million in Bitcoin so far in 2020. Cumulatively, they have siphoned Bitcoin valued at $38 million over the last four years, and this excludes Ponzi schemes as they are a billion-dollar sector on their own.

BNB Chain Dominates Q1 2023 Rug Pull Scams

BNB Chain Dominates Q1 2023 Rug Pull Scams

According to a report by blockchain security firm Immunefi, BNB Chain saw 73.3% of all rug pull scams in the crypto ecosystem during Q1 2023. The report also revealed that BNB Chain and Ethereum were the two largest targets for hackers and scammers, with 68.8% of total losses from these networks combined.

Binance Co-Founder Yi He Champions Transparency and Security Amidst Crypto Evolution

Binance Co-Founder Yi He Champions Transparency and Security Amidst Crypto Evolution

Binance Co-Founder Yi He addresses the crypto community with vital announcements on enhancing listing transparency and security measures, showcasing Binance's proactive approach in combating scams and ensuring a trustworthy trading environment.

Facebook Sues Bangkok 'LeadCloak' Software Developer Over Alleged Crypto Scams and Bogus COVID-19 Data

Facebook Sues Bangkok 'LeadCloak' Software Developer Over Alleged Crypto Scams and Bogus COVID-19 Data

Facebook has sued a Bangkok software engineer whose firm offered software designed to bypass ad review systems and push deceptive ads to run on the media platform.

FBI Arrests 2 Hackers for Ransomware and “Crypto-Jacking” Scams, 5 Chinese Suspects Still at Large

FBI Arrests 2 Hackers for Ransomware and “Crypto-Jacking” Scams, 5 Chinese Suspects Still at Large

The DoJ and the FBI seized two criminals connected to a cybercrime targeting over 100 companies in the US and abroad with ransomware, crypto jacking and more.

Ripple Files Lawsuit Against YouTube Over Cryptocurrency Investment Scam

Ripple Files Lawsuit Against YouTube Over Cryptocurrency Investment Scam

Ripple crypto firm has hit YouTube with a lawsuit accusing the streaming platform of failing to take action against crypto scams that impersonate the cryptocurrency company.

California Governor Gavin Newsom Warns Bitcoin Scams are Targeting Public In COVID-19 Market

California Governor Gavin Newsom Warns Bitcoin Scams are Targeting Public In COVID-19 Market

In his official address, Gavin Newsom California governor cautioned the public against individuals asking for advance payment in Bitcoin with the promise of delivering essential commodities.

Ugandan Government Forms an Expert Task Force to Delve into Crypto Usage

Ugandan Government Forms an Expert Task Force to Delve into Crypto Usage

The Ugandan government has formed a team of experts to research and offer guidance on digital financial operations, such as cryptocurrencies in the wake of recent crypto scams.

Billionaire Chris Kirubi Warns Followers of Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Kenyan Tycoon

Billionaire Chris Kirubi Warns Followers of Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Kenyan Tycoon

Dr. Chris Kirubi continues fighting against Bitcoin scams using his name as an endorsement.

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