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Kraken Security Labs Rebuilds Ledger Hardware Wallet Phishing Attack to Show Sophistication of Crypto Scammers

The team at digital assets firm Kraken recently alerted users that modified hardware wallets were “spotted in the wild.” Recently, someone on the Ledger subreddit had reported getting an unsolicited package with a Ledger Nano X accompanied by a letter from “the CEO” at Ledger…. Read More

Wirecard fallout: Lithuania’s Central Bank Revokes Fintech Finolita’s License

Lithuania’s central bank has revoked the license of UAB Finolita Unio, a local Fintech, on charges of violating anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorist financing rules. Finolita had received a license in 2019 from the Lithuanian central bank to execute “payment transactions” and issue, distribute and redeem electronic… Read More

Fraud Awareness App Introduced by HSBC UK, Allows Businesses to Track Suspicious Activities, Potential Scams

HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC), a British multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, recently revealed that its UK division had introduced a fraud awareness app to offer businesses or companies up-to-the-minute or the latest updates on potential scams. HSBC, which is the second… Read More

NatWest to Allow UK Consumers to Set their Own Daily Digital Bank Transfer Limits to Reduce APP Scams

NatWest, a major retail and commercial bank in the UK, will reportedly be letting clients set up their own daily digital bank transfer limits – which should help reduce the potential damage done by authorized payment push (APP) scams. NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and… Read More

Fraudulent Activities: Which? Requests UK Banks to Release Figures on Percentage of Clients Refunded for Authorized Push Payment Scams

UK-based consumer group Which? has asked local banking institutions and building societies to release figures on the number or percentage of clients they refund for authorized push payment (APP) fraud. APP scams have been increasing during the Coronavirus crisis, with losses reaching almost half a… Read More

UK Finance, Which?, City of London Police Sign Letter Asking Government to Add Online Scams to “Online Safety” Bill

UK Finance (a trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector that represents around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services), Which? (an organization that reviews products and services, so that you “make the best purchase decisions” for your… Read More

Turkish Regulators are Working on Updating Crypto Regulations, as Another Major Exchange Faces Major Issues

Crypto investors in Turkey have been dealing with major issues lately. Another major digital currency exchange has collapsed in the country and its CEO is being detained by authorities. Turkish crypto exchange Vebitcoin has suspended its operations and claims that it decided to do so… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut Reveals its Virtual and Physical Debit Cards are Widely Accepted, Shares Tips to Avoid HMRC Scams

Digital banking challenger Revolut notes that whether you are just opening your doors to clients, growing a company or investing in a new initiative, let’s “launch into action” during this spring season. Revolut writes in a blog post that Revolut‘s virtual and physical debit cards… 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

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

Coinbase Security Team Shares Tips to Avoid Crypto related Phishing Attacks, SIM Swapping Tactics, and Damaging Security Breaches

Digital asset exchange Coinbase notes that its Security team regularly monitors the safety of its trading platform and customers’ funds. The US-based exchange also keeps a close eye on security threats and “abuse trends” affecting the larger crypto-economy. In December of this year, personal information… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Issues Warning Against Unauthorized Fintech Firm Lanistar

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently issued a warning regarding Fintech firm Lanistar Ltd. The financial regulator has cautioned that they believe the company has been offering financial products or services in the UK without its authorization. The FCA noted that would-be investors must… Read More

Bank of America Shares Tips to Prevent Financial Fraud During October, the Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Bank of America or BoA (NYSE: BAC), one of the largest US banks in terms of total assets and scope of operations, has noted that the month of October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The BoA, which recently reported that around 97% of its transactions are… Read More

CFTC Charges Four Individuals with Fraud Pertaining to Digital Assets

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed charges against four individuals pertaining to “fraudulently soliciting funds from customers to speculate in Bitcoin price movements.” Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the CFTC alleges that Texas residents Mayco Alexis Maldonado… Read More

Self-Custody Crypto Exchange Deversifi CEO Disagrees with Idea that you’ve Joined the “Dark Side” for Not Condemning DeFi Protocol SushiSwap

Will Harborne, CEO at Deversifi, a self-custody digital asset exchange for “serious” traders, has said that he disagrees “very strongly” with the idea that anyone who does not “condemn” SushiSwap has joined “the Dark Side.” SushiSwap is a recently launched decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol that’s… Read More

Binance CEO Admits Exchange has to List Risky DeFi Coins, otherwise Traffic Goes to Others, Making them “Obsolete”

Zhao Changpeng

Changpeng Zhao or “CZ”, the CEO at Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange, has admitted that the trading platform must list new coins, regardless of whether it’s completely sure of the legitimacy of their business model, in order to remain competitive. Zhao noted: “If… Read More

Bithumb Keeps Listing New Cryptos like Polkadot (DOT), Seems like Business As Usual, but it’s Being Investigated for Fraud by South Korean Authorities

It seems like business as usual at South Korea’s largest crypto exchange Bithumb, as it recently added trading support for Polkadot (DOT) tokens, which now have a market cap of more than $5.6 billion, making it one of the largest digital assets in terms of… Read More

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Claims Apple has been “Very Restrictive and Hostile” to Cryptocurrency

Brian Armstrong, CEO at San Francisco-based Coinbase, a leading digital asset exchange, claims that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been “very restrictive and hostile” to cryptocurrency during the past few years. Armstrong says that Apple is “still blocking some functionality right now, including the ability to… Read More

$115 Billion in Losses Reported due to Scams Involving China’s P2P Lending Platforms

Peer to peer (P2P) investors based in China are reportedly facing losses of over 800 billion yuan (appr. $115 billion) in unpaid debt, due to failed lending platforms, according to the head of the nation’s banking industry regulator. Guo Shuqing, chairman of the Chinese Banking… Read More

$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

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