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US District Cour Enters Default Judgment Ordering David Gilbert Saffron and Circle Society Corp. to Pay $32 Million for Crypto Fraud

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reports that the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has entered a default judgment against defendants David Gilbert Saffron and Circle Society, Corp. for a cryptocurrency fraud and a misappropriation scheme. The final judgment is the result… Read More

SEC Concludes Fraud Case Against Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform iFunding and Co-Founder

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained final judgment concluding the fraud case against real estate crowdfunding platform iFunding and defendant William C. Skelley. iFunding was an early entrant in the real estate crowdfunding market that issued securities under Reg D 506c, a new… Read More

$600,000 in Bitcoin Allegedly Stolen from Investor via Fake Treznor App Downloaded via Apple’s App Store

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly being accused of enabling or supporting a fraudulent app which allegedly stole $600,000 worth of Bitcoin from an unsuspecting user.  A man is claiming that Apple had listed the scam app in its App Store that was posing or pretending to… Read More

CFTC: US District Court Orders UK Man to Pay $571 Million for Bitcoin Related Fraud

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a default judgment against Benjamin Reynolds, of Manchester, England. According to the judgment, Reynolds operated a fraudulent scheme to solicit Bitcoin from members of… Read More

Once a High Flying Biotech Startup, uBiome Went Bust and Now Founders Have Been Charged with Fraud

uBiome was once a promising biotech startup that generated over $350,000 from over 2,500 individuals in a rewards offering in 2013, The company went on to raise capital on AngelList. Soon, uBiome was accepted into Y Combinator. Almost immediately uBiome raised a Series A funding… Read More

Bitcoin Fraud: Teenager Graham Clark Accepts Plea Deal after Being Charged for Acquiring $100K in BTC via Twitter Scam

A teenager who’s responsible for taking over many high-profile Twitter accounts, as part of a huge Bitcoin scam last year, has now agreed to serve 3 years in prison in a plea deal. Graham Clark, 18, has confirmed that he’ll be pleading guilty to State… Read More

Money Laundering via Global Financial System Estimated at Up to $2T Annually, AI Models May Address Issues, Banking Circle Explains

Banking Circle, a financial infrastructure developer, notes that McKinsey has found that around $800 billion to $2 trillion has been laundered annually via the international banking system. Banking Circle reveals that criminals keep using more sophisticated methods to launder funds, which may put the reputations… Read More

SEC Obtains Temporary Restraining Order and Asset Freeze Against Shawn C. Cutting Regarding Allegations of Digital Asset Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against Shawn C. Cutting. The SEC alleges that Cutting raised millions of dollars by falsely claiming to be a financial adviser with securities licenses, overstating… Read More

Crypto Advocate John McAfee Indicted for Fraud and Money Laundering. McAfee Allegedly Engaged in Crypto Pump and Dump Scams

John David McAfee, a well-known crypto proponent and founder of the McAfee antivirus firm, has been indicted in Federal court for fraud and money laundering. According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, McAfee and Jimmy Gale Watson, Jr,… Read More

Crypto Fraud: Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson Pleads Guilty to Securites Fraud, Money Laundering in Scam that Pilfered Over $16 Million

Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, 47, has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and money laundering pertaining to a scam that defrauded more than 3,500 victims of more than $16 million, according to the US Department of Justice. Karlsson apparently directed his victims to make investments using virtual… Read More

FCA Returns £3.42 Million from Digital Wealth Limited Scam

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that it has obtained High Court Approval to return £3.42 million to victims of an unauthorized deposit-taking and collective investment schemes. The FCA states that Digital Wealth Limited, aka Digital Wealth Society (DWS), and Outsourcing Express Limited (OEL)… Read More

Tel Aviv based Digital Identity Firm BioCatch Acquires Another US Patent for Method It Uses to Verify Users’ Credentials

BioCatch, a digital identity firm, has revealed that it has acquired a registered US patent for the method it uses to verify a user’s identity and for detecting fraud. According to BioCatch, the verification process is based on the manner in which the user holds… Read More

US Department of Justice Outlines Thefts Performed by North Korean Hackers, Involved Over $1.3 Billion of Money and Cryptocurrency

The US Department of Justice has announced an indictment of three North Korean hackers said to be involved with the Korean military regarding   to cyberattacks and financial including theft of money and cryptocurrency.  The indictment is an expansion of a 2018 case outlining similar nefarious… Read More

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

Collateral Damage: Wirecard Fallout Continues in Germany as Finance Minister Takes Heat, Former Wirecard COO Still Missing, Sale of Core Assets Completed

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is taking some heat from various politicians as fingers look for somewhere to point blame. Social Democrat Scholz, along with his deputy Joerg Kukies continue to deny responsibility for the collapse of Wirecard AG (WDI.F), a Fintech that was once… Read More

SEC Charges Three Individuals with Digital Asset Fraud Regarding Start Options, Bitcoiin2Gen

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against Kristijan Krstic, founder of Start Options and Bitcoiin2Gen, and John DeMarr, said to be the primary U.S.-based promoter for these companies, for fraudulently induced investors to buy digital asset securities. The complaint states that Krstic… Read More

CFTC Files Charges Against Jeremy Spence of Coin Signals Alleging Digital Asset Ponzi Scheme

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York charging Jeremy Spence of New York, alleging fraud for operating a Ponzi scheme involving digital assets such as Bitcoin and… Read More

Burak Yildirim from Global Fintech Adyen Explains how they Open-Source their Technology Stack and Build Secure Financial Solutions

Payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) explains that their approach to engineering and development involves open-sourcing their technology stack or building various solutions in-house. Burak Yildirim, Team Lead, Adyen, writes in a blog post that being the most “money-involved domain” of Fintech, payment processing platforms such… Read More

DOJ: Cryptocurrency Exchange Owner Sentenced to Prison for Money Laundering

The US Department of Justice has announced that Rossen G. Iossifov, 53, formerly of Bulgaria, has been sentenced to 121 months in prison for money laundering via RG Coins, a cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria. Under federal law, Iossifov must serve 85 percent of… Read More

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