Tagged: crime

Australian Police Arrest Drug Dealer and Close Two Associated Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms

Police in Australia have arrested a 27-year-old man and charged him with 14 counts related to possession and distribution of hard drugs and steroids. As a related aspect of the drug bust, police have also, “suspended the registration of two digital currency exchange businesses where… Read More

Consulting Firm PwC Says Crypto Increasingly Facilitating Crime and Not “Decentralized” Economy

In its latest “Strategic Alliance Bulletin,” auditing firm PwC (formerly-known-as PricewaterhouseCoopers) has countered the sanguine narratives in crypto by stating unequivocally: “Cryptocurrency has increasingly been associated with serving criminal and nefarious purposes, rather than supporting the decentralisation of ‘traditional’ currency.” That said, the company does… Read More

Norwegian Police Seeking Public’s Help in Kidnapping Case; Monero Ransom Demanded

Police and Norwegian media are reporting that the wife of one of Norway’s richest people went missing from her home October 31st, and hasn’t been seen since. According to Norwegian police, “the main hypothesis” is that 68-year-old Anne-Elisabeth Hagen was abducted. Police say they found… Read More

FBI Investigating “Call of Duty” Players Suspected of Stealing $3.3 Million in Cryptocurrency

A man in Bloomington, Indiana claims he was coerced into cooperating with a group of “Call of Duty” players that “cryptojacked” (stole) $3.3 million dollars of cryptocurrency from various victims, Chicago Sun Times reports. Though no charges have yet been laid, unsealed court documents show… Read More

UK Fintechs Collaborate to Prevent Financial Crimes

Since the 2017 launch of the United Kingdom Fintech Financial Crime Exchange (FFE), the group has accumulated seventeen Fintech market leaders. The Exchange allows for Fintech firms to share information and work together in order to prevent the prevalence of financial crimes. The FFE was founded… Read More

Software, Hardware & Humans: Knightscope Seeks $20M on SeedInvest

It has been two weeks since Knightscope announced its “mini-IPO” Reg A+ equity crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest where the company is seeking to raise $20 million.  Based in Mountain View, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the startup says that it is currently worth $80 million…. Read More

London’s Facewatch Successfully Raises Nearly £350,000 on Crowdcube to Expand Its Multi-Functional Crime Reporting Platform

Seeking to put more criminals behind bars, London-based Facewatch recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to capture £500,000 for its multi-functional reporting platform. Founded in March 2010, Facewatch’s platform allows businesses, the police and the public to work together to help reduce high volume low-level acquisitive crime…. Read More

Gosnell Production Team Names Nick Searcy Director; Asks For More Funds

Ready to started on the film Gosnell, the production team of the highly anticipated Indiegogo-funded project has announced that Justified star, Nick Seary, has taken the role as its director. Last year, producer Phelim McAleer, and his wife, Ann McElhinney launched the campaign on the global crowdfunding platform,… Read More

Gosnell Movie Breaks $2 Million in Crowdfunding on Indiegogo

Film About Kermit Gosnell Stands to be the Most Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Ever on Indiegogo The crowdfunding campaign for the movie about “America’s biggest serial killer” Kermit Gosnell has surpassed the $2 million amount crowdfunding on Indiegogo.  In the final stretch of the campaign, the… Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Funds for Jonathan Fleming, Wrongly Convicted of Murder

Jonathan Fleming spent a long time in prison for a murder he did not commit.  There is a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that has raised over $34,000 to help right this egregious judicial error that punished a man incorrectly. Fleming spent 25 years in prison… Read More

On Indiegogo: Clinic Vandalized For Providing Abortions Raising Money For New Location, Transition

A family healthcare facility in Montana was recently vandalized and suffered extreme losses including extensive damage to medical records and property. That facility is now seeking donations via Indiegogo, and the campaign is fully-funded with almost a month left to go. All Families Healthcare provided… Read More

Kickstarter Campaign Results In Embezzlement Allegations, Backers To Be Refunded

In late September of 2013 a group of gaming enthusiasts launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring a gaming and comic book convention to the South Bend, Indiana area. It was to be called River-Con. The group was able to raise $4,000 on a goal of… Read More

Glam Ukranian Who Stole from Nikki Hilton’s Ex Ordered to Pay, Or Go to Jail

“Sexy Ukrainian” attempted to raise restitution by Crowdfunding Over $800,000 on GoFundMe. Renata Shamrakova who was convicted of stealing from Todd Meister while working as his personal assistant in 2011 has been ordered to pay up – or go to jail.  The sentencing judge has… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 3, 2013

True PC Gaming | TPG Asks About: Crowdfunding Recently the staff writers at True PC Gaming shared their thoughts on crowdfunding as a way to fund and finance video games. What transpired is a pretty fascinating discussion of the risks of rewards-based crowdfunding. WPRO 630… Read More

Oakland Citizens Fed Up With Crime Crowdfund Private Police Forces On Crowdtilt

Enough is enough.  The crime in lower Rockridge north and west of the Rockridge BART station is completely out of hand.  My neighbor two doors down was mugged walking home from BART at night.  My neighbors next door were mugged midday.  My neighbors across the… Read More

BBB Cautions Public On Campaigns For Victims In Cleveland

This week YouveGotFunds.com announced via a press release that they had launched a crowdfunding campaign seeking donations for Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. Berry, Knight and DeJesus were victims of Ariel Castro, a Cleveland man that kidnapped the three girls and imprisoned them… Read More

Thieves Launder Money by Crowdfunding Themselves

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are a great way for people with great ideas to get money while circumventing the traditional hurdles of appealing to venture capitalists. Turns out they are also a great way for people with stolen money to get around the law. On… Read More

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