Tagged: fraud

New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority Warns Public of Potential “Profit Bitcoin” Scam

New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority (FMA) announced on Monday it has concerns about the website “Profit Bitcoin” has the hallmarks of being a scam. The organization revealed it was made aware that the digital currency platform is advertising on Facebook by promoting false news about… Read More

Gobbill, a Fraud Detection and Payment Automation Firm, and AirPay Integrate AliPay, WeChat Payments into Today Australia Media Platform

Australia-based Gobbill, a fraud detection and payment automation firm, and AirPay, a Chinese mobile payment company, have integrated Alipay and WeChat payment functionality into a media platform, called Today Australia. The integration will allow users to make payments via a feature called “ToPay,” which comes… Read More

Bitclub Fraud Suspects Look for Early Release Due to Coronavirus Fears

The alleged fraudsters involved in the BitClub $722 million crypto fraud are looking to be released from the county jail over fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. In December of 2019, the US Justice Department announced the indictment of three individuals. Matthew Brent Goettsche, 37, of… Read More

Asset Freeze: SEC Shuts Down Alleged Meta 1 Coin Digital Asset Scam the Involved Former Washington State Senator

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has shut down an alleged “ongoing securities fraud” orchestrated by former Washington state Senator David Schmidt along with two Florida residents, Nicole Bowdler and Robert Dunlap – who was doing business as Clear International Trust. The SEC said that… Read More

Canadian Securities Administrators Caution on COVID-19 Scams

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is the latest regulatory group to caution against the rise in Coronavirus, or COVID-19, scams. Nefarious actors and fraudsters are always looking for another angle to fleece the unsuspecting. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic is no different. The CSA… Read More

SEC Enforcement Action Alleges Bogus Websites Fleeced Investors Out of $26 Million

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Denis Georgiyevich Sotnikov and entities he controlled for allegedly participating in a scam to trap U.S. investors into buying fictitious Certificates of Deposit (CDs) via “spoofed” websites.  The SEC states that $26 million was stolen from investors…. Read More

Kuetzal and Envestio Update: Group of Impacted Investors Look to Mitigate Collapse of Estonian Peer to Peer Lending Platforms

Earlier this year, to Estonia-based peer to peer lending platforms, Envestio and Kuetzal, collapsed leaving investors holding empty promises and possibly a complete loss. At the end of January, the Estonian Police and Border Guard posted a notice asking what may end up being a… Read More

Zurich UK Teams Up With Carpe Data to Combat Fraud & Increase Claims Efficiency

Zurich UK, a company that provides a suite of general insurance and life insurance products to retail and corporate customers, announced on Tuesday it is now working with U.S. data group Carpe Data to improve claims processing efficiency and fight fraud. Zurich UK reported that… Read More

UK-based Featurespace, a Firm Focused on Fraud Prevention, Partners with Fintech Enfuce to Protect Customers from Cyberattacks

UK-based Featurespace, a firm that focuses on fraud prevention, confirmed on February 26 that Finland’s Enfuce, an open banking Fintech firm, will be using the Featurespace ARIC Risk Hub in order to protect its customers from online security threats. Established in 2016 by Denise Koskinen… Read More

Michael Terpin’s SIM Swap Lawsuit Against AT&T Moves Forward

According to a release, Michael Terpin’s lawsuit targeting mobile service provider AT&T will move forward. The case involves a SIM Swap fraud that Terpin believes AT&T could have easily halted. This week, Judge Otis Wright II ruled that plaintiff Michael Terpin can proceed with statutory,… Read More

Fake Regulators and Bogus Offerings: SEC Updates List Naming Fraudulent Websites

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has updated its “PAUSE” list or Public Alert: Unregistered Soliciting Entities. The list highlights bogus offering sites and fictitious regulators. In the internet era, both are rampant as anyone, anywhere can cobble together a pretty slick looking website making… Read More

Black Eye: Estonia Hit by Shuttered P2P Investment Platforms, Impacted Investors Look for Answers

Last month, Crowdfund Insider reported on two debt-based investment platforms based in Estonia closing their doors leaving investors with many questions and apparently no money. Envestio tweeted that the problem had to do with a “well-planned set of actions aimed to cause significant financial and… Read More

CFTC Joins SEC in Enforcement Action Targeting Michael Ackerman and Charges of Fraud Regarding Digital Assets

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against defendants Q3 Holdings, LLC and Q3 I, LP and their principal, Michael Ackerman. As was previously reported, the Securities and… Read More

SEC Charges Ohio Businessman, Michael W. Ackerman, in Alleged Crypto Trading Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against Michael W. Ackerman, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, who allegedly organized a cryptocurrency trading scheme that raised approximately $33 million. The SEC said that about 150 investors including many physicians, lost money in the alleged fraud…. Read More

Bitmain Addresses Fraudulent Use of Websites Bitmain.farm & Antminersmiling.com

Bitmain Technologies, a China-based consumer-grade ASIC miner, recently address fraudulent usage of websites Bitmain.farm and Antminersmiling.com. The company reported it discovered some websites that have been impersonating Bitmain and have been communicating with its existing customers under false pretense. “In order to protect the legitimate… Read More

Digital Payment Platform SafetyPay Teams Up With Feedzai to Protect Customers From Fraud By Using AI

SafetyPay, a U.S.-based digital payments platform, announced last week it has teamed up with financial AI crime platform Feedzai to offer extra protection against fraud risk to its customers. Founded in 2007, SafetyPay notably provides a secure e-payment method that enables cash sales through a… Read More

The SEC Charges Opporty International & Founder Sergey Grybniak with Fraudulent ICO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Sergii “Sergey” Grybniak and his company Opporty International, Inc. for an allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering. According to the SEC, Grybniak and his company raised $600,000 from around 200 investors during the sale of unregistered “digital asset… Read More

Fake Banks: What Do You Do If You Encounter a Fake Bank Online?

The internet has disrupted so many different industries mainly for the better. Fintech, or financial technology, is really the digitization of financial services that previously leaned in an analog direction, lending, trading & investing, payments, banking and more. While the benefits to consumers and business… Read More

BitClub Network Cryptomining Promoter Detained in Florida Until Trial

Citing a “serious risk of flight,” Judge William Matthewman has ordered the pre-trial detention of Jobadiah Sinclair Weeks in Florida. Weeks is one of three men arrested in different parts of the U.S. in early December for allegedly carrying out a $722 million USD cryptocurrency “mining”… Read More

Extradition of Alexander Vinnick, Alleged Bitcoin Launderer, Halted in Greece Pending Appeal

Lawyers for alleged stolen-bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnick have successfully lobbied for suspension of the Greek Justice Minister’s orders compelling Vinnick’s extradition to France, Greek Reporter writes. For the past two-and-a-half years since his arrest in Greece, Vinnick has been at the centre of an extradition… Read More

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