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UK Arrests Eight in SIM Swap Hack of Celebrities Where Bitcoin and Money Were Stolen

The UK National Crime Agency (NCA), working in concert with the US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Santa Clara DA’s Office, have arrested eight men, aged 18 to 26, in England and Scotland in regards to SIM Swap hacks… Read More

European Online Lending Platform October Warns Financial Crimes are on the Rise following COVID Outbreak including Money Mules

European online lender October recently alerted consumers about the money muling fraud. The company explained what usually takes place when bad actors carry out these fraudulent activities and shares tips to avoid getting scammed. October notes that if you’re being offered “opportunities” to make easy… Read More

Police Bust Crime Syndicate Selling Counterfeit Euros for Crypto

Police in Portugal have arrested five members of a criminal gang accused selling counterfeit euros for cryptocurrencies via websites on the Dark Net, Reuters reports. The group’s alleged “ringleader” has now been extradited from Colombia to Portugal to face charges. According to police, during the… Read More

Europol: Police Arrest Six Who Used “Typosquatting” to Divert Bitcoins to Fake Exchanges

Europol has announced that a 14-month-long investigation into a €24 million “typosquatting-based” cryptocurrency theft has netted 6 suspects in the UK and Netherlands. The five men and one woman were arrested “in simultaneous warrants” in Bath Staverton, Amsterdam and Rotterdam yesterday morning. An estimate 4 000… Read More

Europol Announces New Training Game for Tracing Crypto Transactions at Continent’s Largest Crypto Law Enforcement Conference

Europe’s largest cryptocurrency law enforcement event took place this week, June 12th to 14th, at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, where pan-continental police force also announced it is developing a “serious game” to train investigators in the tracing of cryptocurrency transactions. Over 300 cryptocurrency experts from… Read More

Europol Hosts 3rd Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies

Europol, Interpol and the Basel Institute on Governance will host the 3rd annual Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies in the Hague, Netherlands, March 6th and 7th. This year’s conference will be distinct from previous ones, says Europol, in that focus will be placed on… Read More

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