Tag: ICO scam

  • ICO
    Crypto

    North Dakota Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order Against Union Bank ICO Fraud

    The North Dakota Securities Department, responsible for the enforcement of the securities laws in the U.S. state, has issued a cease and desist order against Union Bank Payment Coin (UBPC) for allegedly promoting a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO). The financial watchdog accuses the firm of being a copycat of...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 20, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • australia
    Industry

    Report: Crypto Scams a Tiny Percent of Fraud in Australia

    Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has shown in a report that crypto related fraud makes up a tiny percent of scam activity in 2017. Crypto Scams Make Up a Tiny Part The watchdog’s report entitled  Targeting scams: Report of the ACCC on scams activity 2017 researched over 200,000 scams...

    John McMahon | May 21, 2018 | 9:00 am
  • Industry

    Wall Street Journal Investigates Hundreds of Fraudulent ICO Projects

    The Wall Street Journal reviewed 1,450 ICO presentation and found 271 one of them show indications of being scams. Initial coin offerings are a popular and potently succesfull way for startups to fund their companies growth. They are also essentially unregulated and becoming more and more popular for scammers...

    John McMahon | May 18, 2018 | 6:35 am
  • howey coins
    ICO

    SEC Educates Investors by Launching Fake Crypto Site

    The SEC’s spoof ICO launch, HoweyCoins website breaks down the red flags of fraudulent fundraising to educate potential victims. SEC Launches Fake ICO to Educate Investors The Securities Exchange Commission, a US regulatory branch charged with investigating fraudulent ICOs, has created their own ICO web page to show potential...

    John McMahon | May 17, 2018 | 6:00 am

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