Tagged: scams

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

Over 300,000 Potentially Fraudulent Sites with Fake Celeb Endorsements Identified by UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, Half were Related to Cryptocurrency

During the past few months, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reportedly took down more than 300,000 website URLs that were related to fake celebrity-backed or endorsed investments. More than half or 150,000 sites involved potentially fraudulent cryptocurrency investment offers. The NCSC noted on August… Read More

Ethereum based Non-Custodial Exchange Uniswap Now has Over 2,250 Unique Markets, but Huge Potential for Scams due to Open Listing Policy

Although the decentralized crypto-asset exchange (DEX) sector is still in its early stages of development, it can be argued that there are some platforms that are beginning to take the lead when it comes to the number of digital assets they’re supporting. Ethereum (ETH)-based Uniswap,… Read More

Slam. Report States that Swedbank and SEB Enabled Fraud Networks Including Failed P2P Lender Envestio

A new report claims that established banks Swedbank and SEB enabled “suspected fraud networks” to operate in the Baltics and mentions bankrupt peer to peer lending platform Envestio by name. Envestio, and similar platform Kuetzal, recently filed for bankruptcy in Estonia. Earlier this year, both… Read More

Digital Banking Adoption Could lead to More Cyber Attacks and Security Issues, FBI Warns

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has warned that there could be an increase in financial crime due to the rise of digital banking. The warning is a reminder from the FBI that mobile banking providers and financial institutions must protect their clients from… Read More

Billions of Dollars in Illicit Cash Allegedly Laundered via Danske Bank, with Help of Licensed Crypto Firms in Estonia

Estonia, one of the world’s most developed nations with an advanced, high-income economy that’s among the fastest-growing in the EU, is reportedly caught up in one of Europe’s largest-ever dirty-money scandals. Estonia has been quite active when it comes to encouraging the adoption of digital… Read More

Crypto Scams, Frauds, Hacks etc. Stole $1.36 Billion in First 5 Months of 2020: Report

The cryptocurrency sector of finance has long been a hotbed for fraud, scams, hacks, and crimes. The relative anonymity (or perceived anonymity) along with the ability to seamlessly transfer value in seconds has been catnip for crooks. Industry participants have struggled in the ongoing cat… Read More

Scam Alert: Fintech Zopa Warns that Many Fraudsters are Using Emails and Texts to Find and Target Unsuspecting Consumers

Fintech Zopa, which offers online lending services in a fund based fashion, has warned that scammers have been taking advantage of the current situation. According to a report from Action Fraud, victim losses due to the fraudulent activity related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in March… Read More

Ripple Has Had Enough. Crypto Firm Sues YouTube for Allowing XRP Giveaway Scams

Ripple has been pushed to the edge, according to a blog post today. The crypto-firm is suing YouTube – part of Google. In a document filed in the US District Court, Northern District of California, Ripple Labs, and Bradley Garlinghouse, slammed YouTube for: “irreparable harm… Read More

The FBI: Crypto Scams are Coming

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is out with an ominous note predicting a rise in cryptocurrency-related scams fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FBI expects that the bad guys will take advantage of the FUD to steal your money and then launder it through the… Read More

Scam Warning: Zelle VP for Fraud Risk Prevention Shares Insight into Digital Traps Attempting to Harm Consumers

Yesterday (April 8, 2020), the US Department of Homeland Security issued an alert – warning consumers about COVID-19 related scams. The joint statement actually included the Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) due to the depth of the… 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

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

Ciphertrace: Crypto Criminals Stole $1.2 Billion in First Quarter

Cryptosecurity firm Ciphertrace has published their Q1 report tallying scams, frauds, and other nefarious acts in the crypto sector and the first three months of 2019 were productive ones for the bad guys. According to Ciphertrace, during the first three months of 2019, $1.2 billion… Read More

FBI: More Crypto Tokens, More Scams. Buyer Beware

Netherlands-based payments news outlet The Paypers has published an interview with an unnamed investigator from the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), America’s domestic intelligence and security agency, in which the agent suggested a direct correlation between the number of ERC-20 tokens in circulation and the number of… Read More

CipherTrace Report: Bad Actors Scammed and Stole $1.7 Billion in Cryptocurrency in 2018 – and the Fraud is Predicted to Get Bigger

CipherTrace is out with a report on cryptocurrency scams and fraud. It is widely known that crypto suffers from rampant acts of theft and cons as these digital assets have become the targets of global criminals seeking an easy payday or simply to launder illicit… Read More

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