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$5.7 Billion+ Cryptocurrency related Scam, Plus Token, Targeting Millions of Investors, Leads to Over 100 Arrests

Authorities in China have reportedly arrested 27 suspects who are allegedly responsible for conducting one of the largest cryptocurrency related scams, which is now well-known as the Plus Token Ponzi scheme. The arrests were made following extensive investigations by local agencies including China’s Ministry of… Read More

Chinese Scammers are Impersonating Central Bank Digital Currency Testers in order to Lure Victims into Fraudulent Investment Schemes

Cities throughout China are planning to begin testing (or already are) the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC). Scammers have reportedly been impersonating CBDC testing groups. Tencent QQ reports that criminals have been promoting a scam that asks unsuspecting Chinese residents to sign up for… Read More

New York District Judge Says Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuit Targeting OneCoin Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme May Proceed

Judge Valerie Caproni has lifted the stay on a lawsuit filed against OneCoin, one of the largest cryptocurrency Ponzi schemes. An order recently signed by the New York District judge requires all concerned parties to provide a schedule, which will request the defendants to submit… Read More

Bitcoin Scam: 14 Chinese Men Arrested in Malaysia for Allegedly Luring Investors into Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Investment Scheme

  Authorities in Malaysia have arrested 14 Chinese citizens because of their alleged involvement in a Bitcoin-related scam, which reportedly targeted unsuspecting investors in their home country. Dzulkhairi Mukhatar, the assistant commander in Malaysia, confirmed that the men were taken into police custody on April… Read More

US Federal Court Unseals Indictment Against Billion Dollar OneCoin Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scheme Promoter

In February 2018, US prosecutors had indicted Karl Sebastian Greenwood, who allegedly promoted the fraudulent OneCoin digital currency scheme. OneCoin was one of the largest cryptocurrency pyramid schemes. As noted in a recently unsealed complaint, Greenwood was charged with committing wire fraud, securities fraud and… Read More

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