Tag: scam

  • pump and dump

    Study: Pump and Dump Schemes have Negligible Effect on Crypto Markets

    A study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has revealed that machine learning can identify crypto pump and dump schemes before they happen. It arrived at a figure generated by fraudulent trading which is a tiny fraction of the total trade volume. $7 Million Monthly Volume From Pump...

    Martin Young | December 6, 2018 | 3:00 pm
  • scam

    Bitcoin Blackmail Scam Terrorizing Paradise Valley Residents

    A local Arizona police department is warning residents in the area of a potential blackmail scam involving Bitcoin. Paradise Valley Residents Receive Threatening Letter Demanding Bitcoin Paradise Valley, Arizona police department is warning residents via its official social media accounts of a blackmail letter being sent around that...

    Tony Spilotro | November 14, 2018 | 7:00 am
  • Twitter

    Target Twitter Account Hacked, Platform Defenseless Against Crypto Scammers

    The official, verified Twitter account of a leading U.S. retailer has been compromised by hackers, who are leveraging the account to steal cryptocurrencies from investors in an apparent giveaway scam. Target Hit: Hackers Infiltrate Verified Retailer Twitter Account Determined cybercriminals have, reportedly, gained access to the verified Twitter...

    Tony Spilotro | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 am
  • Crypto

    Scammers Use Cryptocurrency ATMs to Target Potentially Vulnerable Victims

    Australian police have been informed of a scam in which the perpetrators are requesting people deposit funds for them at cryptocurrency ATMs. It is thought that those behind the scam are targeting newly-arrived migrants who are unsure if such requests are genuine since they are navigating an entirely...

    Rick D. | October 5, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • ICO

    NASAA Provides Update on ‘Operation Cryptosweep’ Crypto Crackdown

    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), announced today, August 28, that the regulatory organization is actively investigating more than 200 initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency investment vehicles as part of the previously revealed Operation Cryptosweep initiative. Operation Cryptosweep Takes Aim at Unregulated Crypto Investments Back in...

    Tony Spilotro | August 29, 2018 | 7:30 am
  • scam

    $24 Million Thai Bitcoin Scam Involves Renowned Investor and TV Actor

    Renowned stock exchange investor Prasit Srisuwan claimed to be a damaged party in the case of a $24 million bitcoin scam that victimized Finnish national Aarni Otava Saarimaa. Srisuwan recommended Saarimaa to invest in DNA 2002 Plc shares, a bitcoin-related business, for its high-growth potential. He brokered the...

    Ricardo Esteves | August 21, 2018 | 10:00 am
  • Bitcoin

    Researchers Identify 15,000-Strong Botnet Scamming Crypto Twitter

    Cybersecurity firm Duo Security has released an analysis of the botnets of Twitter. During a lengthy paper on the topic, the team behind the research identified over 15,000 bots devoted to scamming users out of cryptocurrency. Duo Security Provide the Tools to Fight Back Against Botnets Researchers at...

    Rick D. | August 10, 2018 | 8:10 pm

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