Tagged: scams

Kava Labs, which Focuses on Democratizing Financial Services, Establishes Security of Assets Fund for Users

Brian Kerr, Co-founder of Kava, has published a blog post in which he revealed that his team is introducing the Kava SAFU Fund (Security of Assets Fund for Users). Kerr noted in the update, dated Wednesday (April 28, 2021) that Kava SAFU Fund is an… 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

Bridge Mutual, a “Decentralized” Discretionary Risk Coverage Platform for DeFi, to Make it Easy to Acquire Insurance Coverage for Assets

With over $40 billion locked into decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms (at the time of writing), according to DeFi Pulse data, it’s now clear that the era of DeFi has arrived, crypto analysts have argued. However, with many new exploits frequently taking place, there’s been significant… Read More

Top Crypto and Blockchain Predictions for 2021 and Beyond – Part 1

Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrency platforms such as Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Binance Coin (BNB), Chainlink (LINK), and Polkadot (DOT) are being increasingly adopted by a diverse group of users across the globe. Many more institutions and fairly large publicly listed companies… 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

YouTube related Cryptocurrency Scams are on the Rise, Gemini Security Team Reveals

The Security team at Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a digital currency exchange and custodian, has revealed that they’ve seen a significant increase in the number of crypto-related scams, as virtual currencies continued to gain popularity over the past year. Gemini Security explains that scams… Read More

UK’s FCA Issues Warnings about Loan Fee Fraud, Cryptoassets-related and Coroanvirus Scams, especially During Holidays

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued “Three Wise Warnings” for the nation’s consumers. The financial regulator has cautioned that customers should look out for loan fee fraud this Christmas or holiday season. The FCA notes that if you’ve been asked to pay some… Read More

Between May 2019 and September 2020, Belgian Securities Regulator Estimates €10 Million Lost by Individuals Due to Bogus Trading Platforms Including Crypto

The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) estimate that from May 2019 to September 2020, around €10 million was lost by investors who were scammed by bogus trading platforms – including cryptocurrency offerings. Belgium is a country with a population of around 11 million… 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

India’s National Security Adviser Warns that Fraudulent Activities have Increased as More Consumers are Conducting Online Payments

Ajit Doval, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the Prime Minister of India, recently warned that financial crime and fraudulent activities have increased significantly and could continue to rise, because more consumers are conducting transactions online following the COVID-19 outbreak. Doval said that the country… 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

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

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