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Scale of OneCoin Scam Unravels Amid Ongoing Court Hearings

With each passing day, the financial nitty-gritty associated with the cryptocurrency-related OneCoin Ponzi scheme continues to become of increasing interest to members of the global crypto community.  The U.S. government’s previous estimate of the scam that raked in a total of $4 billion seems to be well off the mark, as the figure could be…

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Victims of Mayweather-Backed Centra Scam Defend Themselves in Court

Investors in Centra Tech, a defunct crypto firm that was accused of fraud, defended their renewed class certification bid in a Florida federal court yesterday, after being denied in an initial motion. During its initial coin offering (ICO), Centra was promoted by celebrities like DJ Khaled and boxer Floyd Mayweather. The Charges Came Too Late,…

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Ethereum 2.0 Critics Call The Entire Network “a Scam”

While the deadline for the gradual launch of Ethereum 2.0 is just around the corner, critics express concerns over potential risks and even call Ethereum a scam. Skeptics Feel Misled Over Network’s Scalability Ethereum started as an ambitious idea of a global platform to host decentralized applications (Dapps) and smart contracts. While there are many…

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FCA Cryptocurrency Scam Probes Up 74% in 12 Months

UK regulators are increasingly shinning the spotlight on cryptocurrency businesses to root out bad actors. Combating Cryptocurrency Scams According to The Telegraph, the Financial Conduct Authority has initiated 87 investigations into cryptocurrency businesses over the last 12 months. This figure represents a 74% increase from the number of inquiries recorded as between October 2017 and…

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Korean Crypto Scam Fleeced Investors for Over $18.5 Million

Individuals behind a cryptocurrency scam in South Korea have cheated around 56,000 investors out of $18.5 million, police say. According to a report from Korea JoongAng Daily on Monday, the Seoul Special Judicial Police Bureau for Public Safety has arrested the CEOs of an online shopping website and a bitcoin firm, identified by their surnames…

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Police Arrest Four More Suspects in Alleged $14 Million Crypto Scam

Law enforcement in Mumbai, India have arrested four more suspects allegedly involved in a cryptocurrency scam that amassed an estimated 1 billion rupees (over $14 million). English-language daily media outlet The Times of India reported on the arrests on March 22. Per the report, the police arrested Ashok Goyal Jaipuria, Asif Malpani, Baljit Singh Saini and Pradeep…

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‘Endothermic Miners’ Scam From OnMiners Uses Fake Team, Office Photos

An self-styled cryptocurrency mining company from Luxembourg has fielded multiple scam accusations after it emerged its executives do not exist. Critics Say OnMiners Claims Too Good to Be True OnMiners, which purports to produce three mining rigs with vastly superior hash power to market competitors, used stock photos and likely fake names for its leadership…

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OneCoin Ponzi Scam Ringleaders Charged in United States

Following his arrest by authorities at LAX airport, Konstantin Ignatov, leader of the OneCoin ponzi scam, now faces charges. His sister, Ruja, who founded OneCoin, also faces multiple charges of fraud and money laundering — although currently remains at large.  OneCoin To Rule Them All Ruja Ignatova created OneCoin in Bulgaria in 2014 and it…

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Defunct Exchange QuadrigaCX Likely Did Not Plan Exit Scam

The CEO of United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase added to theories surrounding the downfall of Canadian platform QuadrigaCX in fresh social media comments on Feb. 21. In a series of tweets, Brian Armstrong suggested the exchange, which is currently undergoing restructuring procedures and owes creditors around $190 million, did not attempt fraud. “(QuadrigaCX) was one…

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Alleged Bitcoin Mining Scam Reported in Thailand

Victims of an alleged cryptocurrency mining scam have filed claims against the suspected perpetrator with the Technology Crime Suppression Division in Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports on Feb. 18. Per the report, 30 people have filed a complaint with police, stating that they were fooled into an alleged investment scam called “CryptoMining.Farm.” This purportedly led…

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