Tagged: fraud

SEC Obtains Additional Order to Freeze PlexCoin ICO Assets

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received an additional emergency court order freezing the assets of Dominic Lacroix. The freeze is part of an ongoing enforcement action that stems from some time ago. The SEC had previously sued for securities fraud and had obtained… Read More

Here is the Preliminary Injuction filed by the SEC Against Titanium Blockchain and their ICO

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, posted an update on the Titanium Blockchain enforcement action that reviewed the preliminary injunction filed against the firm. A quick review of the update indicated little new pertaining to the SEC’s move to shut down the… Read More

SEC Issues Another Emergency Order Pertaining to ICO by “Blockchain Evangelist” Michael Stollaire & Titanium Blockchain

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received a court approved emergency asset freeze and the appointment of a receiver for Titanium Blockchain Infrastructure Services (TBIS) pertaining to an initial coin offering (ICO). Between November 2017 through at least January 2018, the ICO succeeded in raising as… Read More

Hosho Founder: Regulators Must Crack Down on Cryptocurrency Fraud

Last week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced Operation Cryptosweep – an attempt to shut the door on scam initial coin offerings (ICOs) that have polluted the digital assets marketplace. The profound abuse and fraud has marred this new sector of finance harming… Read More

CFTC Argues in Court It Can Regulate Fraudulent ICOs as Commodities

Last Friday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission argued in a Boston courtroom that cryptocurrencies are tradable commodities that can be regulated under CFTC purview. The argument comes after lawyers for Randall Crater and Mark Gillespie of My Big Coin Inc. attempted to have fraud charges… Read More

Fiserv Teams Up With Rippleshot to Offer Early Breach Detection Solution

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced on Monday it has partnered with Rippleshot, a fraud analytics firm, to offer Card Risk Office Fraud Warning, an early breach detection solution that allows financial institutions to identify potential fraud events 30-60 days… Read More

Madoff Like: Shanlin Finance Cons $9 Billion in Ponzi Scam in China

According to a report in Xinhua, eight people were arrested in Shanghai for an astounding Ponzi scheme that rivals the Ezubao fraud and the Madoff scandal. Allegedly, more than 60 billion yuan ( or US $9 billion) was stolen from investors by Shanlin Finance a peer… Read More

Telegram Founder Pavel Durov is Latest Target of Twitter Spoofing Crypto Scam

This crypto spoofing scam has become almost predictable as it happens all of the time. Crooks attempting to steal cryptocurrency will try and spoof Twitter accounts to make it look like a trusted, known individual or business is giving away ETH or BTC only to… Read More

UK FCA Says Loan Fee Scams Now Most Common Fraud

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says that loan fee scams is now the most common scam in financial services topping investment fraud. The shift is largely due to the emergence of online lending as victims are targeting while searching for loans on the internet…. Read More

SEC Adds Charges Associated with Centra Initial Coin Offering Fraud, Says Raymond Trapani was “Mastermind” Behind the Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released additional fraud charges affiliated with the Centra Tech $32 million initial coin offering (ICO) that raised money in 2017. Ealier this month, the SEC filed a complaint against Centra Tech, Sohrab “Sam” Sharma and Robert Farkas regarding… Read More

SaveDroid Raises $50 Million in ICO, Company Disappears with Mocking Website as CEO Taunts Backers

SaveDroid appears to be the latest in a long line of initial coin offering scams. Adding insult to injury, the website home page posted a mocking image stating “aannnd its gone” while the CEO tweeted photo stating Thanks guys! Over and out … #savedroidICO –… Read More

ATM Coin Issuer Hit with CFTC Enforcement Action Alleging Fraud

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has fired off another enforcement action against a questionable cryptocurrency operation. The CFTC has charged multiple individuals, and several companies, with fraud involving ATM Coin (asset trading market coin) and binary options. The CFTC filed the Complaint in the… Read More

Renwick Haddow, a Cryptocurrency Con Man, Extradited to the US from Morocco

Renwick Haddow, a UK national, was extradited from Morocco to the US for committing fraud that saw over $36 million stolen from investors. The extradition is just part of a long criminal saga by Haddow. Last year, the SEC joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the… Read More

Centra Tech ICO Hit by Fraud Allegations, Defendants Charged Criminally and Arrested. This One was Pumped by Floyd Mayweather

So what is it with boxers and bogus initial coin offerings? The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a complaint alleging securities fraud with another ICO. This time it is Centra Tech, the creation of Sohrab “Sam” Sharma and Robert Farkas. The ICO reportedly… Read More

SEC Says Fintech Mozido was Just Another Scam to Enrich Founder Michael Liberty

The SEC has charged the founder of Mozido, Michael Liberty, as operating a Fintech scam. Liberty, along with his accomplices, allegedly stole the bulk of $48 million they raised. The money was apparently used to fund a posh lifestyle that included private jet flights, mansions,… Read More

Galileo Announces Expansion of Services; Launches Fraud AI Solution

Galileo, a U.S.-based payments processors and program management firm, announced on Monday it has grown and even expanded capabilities that address timely issues impacting the payments industry, including fraud and cryptocurrency. Founded in 2000, Galileo claims to be one of the largest payment processors and… Read More

Russia Follows USA to Tighten Cryptocurrency Regulation

The Russian Parliament has started finalizing a draft bill on cryptocurrency and digital tokens recognising them as assets that cannot be used in exchange for goods and services. The draft aims to define the scope of the regulations of cryptocurrencies, not their prohibition, according to… Read More

SEC Smacks Down Persistent Alleged Fraudster Steven Muehler Who at One Time Announced a “National Crowdfunding Stock Exchange”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against Steven J. Muehler, his wife Claudia M. Muehler, his associate Koorosh “Danny” Rahimi and and three companies under control. The SEC enforcement action alleges operating an unregistered broker dealer, facilitating unregistered securities, defrauding small businesses while promising… Read More

ID Finance to Incorporate Behavioral Biometrics to AI-Based Fraud Scoring Engine

ID Finance, the emerging markets fintech firm, announced on Tuesday it is incorporating behavioral biometrics into its AI-based fraud scoring engine to eliminate fraud while boosting loan approvals and reduce the incidence of non-performing loans. According to the company, the behavioral biometrics system studies the unique typing… Read More

Belgian Financial Services Markets Authority Warns of Fraud in Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms, Publishes List of Alleged Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Financial Services Markets Authority (FSMA) in Belgium has added its voice to the growing list of financial regulators warning consumers about fraud in the cryptocurrency realm. The FSMA says that recently a large number of new platforms offering the chance to invest in cryptocurrencies have… Read More