Altcoins

FBI: Watch Out for Fake Cryptocurrency Exchange ‘Support Staff’

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has noted a drastic increase in online crime, with crypto holders being targeted by dodgy helplines and tech support centers. Most companies...

Nikita Blows | Apr 01, 2018 | 09:00
Bitcoin

5 Steps to Avoid Cryptocurrency Scams and ‘Fake Vitaliks’

If you are the average cryptocurrency enthusiast, chances are that the majority of your portfolio is sitting in the wallets of a crypto-exchange. While it does seem safe, your hard...

Shaurya Malwa | Mar 06, 2018 | 18:00
Ryan Gosling image used in ICO scam
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If ‘Ryan Gosling’ is on the ICO Team, You Probably...

A shady cryptocurrency ICO has been caught using stock photos for their team members, including actor Ryan Gosling as a graphic designer. There’s a long history of companies...

Jeff Francis | Mar 06, 2018 | 06:45
Optioment Bitcoin scam
News

Optioment Bitcoin Scam Triggers Europe-Wide Manhunt

After possibly thousands of investors got burned by arbitrage-trading company Optioment last year, Austrian authorities have asked Interpol to help track down the fraudsters...

Adam James | Feb 16, 2018 | 10:30
Bitcoin scam artist arrested in UAE
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Bitcoin Scam Artist Who Conned $545K Arrested in UAE

A Bitcoin scam artist in the United Arab Emirates who fleeced a victim of $545,000 was arrested, and the stolen money was actually recovered. It seems that some new Bitcoin scam comes...

Jeff Francis | Feb 14, 2018 | 12:00
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FBI Warns About Bitcoin Murder Scam

A new extortion scheme has caught the attention of the FBI in which a Bitcoin scam is undertaken through an emailed death threat. There are lots of ways that crooks try to extort money...

Jeff Francis | Jan 27, 2018 | 07:00
See Dick. See Dick Call Bitcoin a Pyramid Scheme. Wrong, Dick. Wrong.
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Russian Pyramid Scheme Mastermind Hawking Mavro Crypto

Sergei Mavrodi, the man behind the MMM pyramid scheme in Russia that resulted in at least 50 suicides, is back and relaunching his Mavro cryptocurrency. The crypto world can be a...

Jeff Francis | Dec 24, 2017 | 13:00
News

SEC Cyber Team Shuts Down Fraudulent ICO

Initial coin offerings have become one of the most popular and easy ways to raise money online through cryptocurrencies. But ICOs have also become a popular way for fraudsters to scam...

Ashour Iesho | Dec 05, 2017 | 00:30
Bitcoin Hasn't Lost Its Way - Its Just Getting Started
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Bitcoin Gold Releases Statement on MyBTGWallet Scam

The developers of Bitcoin Gold (BTG) have released an official statement on the MyBTGWallet scam that resulted in millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency being stolen. While the...

Jeff Francis | Nov 23, 2017 | 09:00
onecoin
News

OneCoin Ponzi Steals $145K From Wrongfully Imprisoned Man

Perhaps the saddest example of how OneCoin’s fraudulent activities can negatively impact people’s lives has surfaced in Chinese investor Chen Man. OneCoin Inhales $145k...

Wilma Woo | Feb 28, 2017 | 04:00
Nigeria
Bitcoin

Clueless? Nigeria’s SEC Says Bitcoin, OneCoin Pose Equal Risk

The Securities and Exchange Commission in Nigeria has issued a public notice in which caution is advised with regards to ‘cryptocurrency’ investments. WARNING...

Antonio Madeira | Jan 14, 2017 | 09:00
The Plagued Industry
Altcoin News

Dash-Wallet.com: The Scam that Keeps on Keeping On

Phishing site, Dash-Wallet.com, is still defrauding unexpecting users of their Dash despite having been outed as a fraudulent website years ago. Also read: MBit Casino Issues $60K...

Trevor Hill | Sep 07, 2016 | 18:20

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