Tag: fraud

  • upbit

    Audit Results: South Korea’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Upbit Cleared

    Upbit, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, has conducted an internal audit amid suspicions of fraud from national authorities. The audit results allegedly disprove the claims that the exchange has falsely reported the amount of funds it holds. South Korea’s Upbit Exchange Claims Internal Audit Disproves Suspicions of...

    Ricardo Esteves | May 16, 2018 | 1:00 pm
  • Malware

    Cryptocurrency-Targeting Malware Spreads via Facebook Messenger

    A malicious Chrome extension discovered by Kaspersky Labs in August 2017 which targets cryptocurrency trading platforms has resurfaced with a spike in April 2018. The malware reportedly made attempts in a number of countries including Japan and South Korea. Malicious Chrome Extension Spreads Via Facebook Messenger to Target...

    Ricardo Esteves | May 2, 2018 | 6:00 pm
  • Altcoins

    Telegram Copycat Company Exposed as Fraud

    Someone has registered a company in the UK that has plagiarised the global instant messaging app Telegram’s ICO project name. According to reports in Quartz, the Telegram Open Network Limited was incorporated in late February. UK Company Listing an Obvious Fraud According to documents from Companies House, the...

    Rick D. | April 11, 2018 | 11:49 pm
  • ICO

    Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled Risk Lawsuits Over Alleged ICO Scam

    Celebrities who have endorsed initial coin offerings are at risk of legal action from regulators and investors, following a fraudulent ICO promoted by champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and musician DJ Khaled. SEC May Pursue Celebrities Who Have Endorsed Alleged ICO Scam Legal experts in the US have warned that boxer...

    Ricardo Esteves | April 9, 2018 | 1:47 pm
  • texas

    Texas Securities Board Issues Another Cease-and-Desist, This Time Against LeadInvest

    This week, the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) issued another cease-and-desist order: This time to a “company” called LeadInvest. The agency contends that LeadInvest fabricated its management team and illegally solicited investors for a cryptocurrency mining operation and lending program. On February 26th 2018, the Securities Commissioner of...

    Thomas Delahunty | February 28, 2018 | 8:00 pm
  • wozniak

    Steve Wozniak: “I Had Bitcoins Stolen From Me Through Fraud.”

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told the Economic Times’ Global Business Summit that he had seven Bitcoin stolen from him through credit card fraud. The 67-year-old recounted the incident to a packed room at the event in New Delhi on Saturday 24 February. Bitcoin’s Purity Appealed to Wozniak Wozniak...

    Rick D. | February 27, 2018 | 1:30 am

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