Tag: scam

  • Bitcoin

    Scammers Net Over $300,000 in Bitcoin “Sextortion” Attack

    According to research conducted by UK cyber crime investigation firm Digital Shadows and reported in The Next Web, cyber criminals have managed to generate around $332,000 in Bitcoin from an email-based blackmail scam. These funds were sent from over 3,100 unique Bitcoin addresses. The scam was first reported...

    Rick D. | February 22, 2019 | 11:00 pm
  • Bitcoin

    LocalBitcoins Users Scammed of Bitcoin in Phishing Attack, Forum Suspended

    Users of the peer-to-peer OTC Bitcoin trading service LocalBitcoins have been targeted by cyber criminals as part of a phishing scam, resulting in the user’s Bitcoin being stolen. Forum users were being redirected to a phishing site, which was prompting the users to input two-factor authentication codes that were...

    Tony Spilotro | January 26, 2019 | 1:37 pm
  • Crypto

    Is Apollo (APL) a Scam? Evidence Mounts to Suggest So

    According to a lengthy Reddit post from earlier today, Apollo (APL) has all the hallmarks of a massive scam to enrich its creators. The allegations, coming from Reddit user RossyRoffle, state that there are many red flags with the project, suggesting that the “all-in one cryptocurrency” is nothing...

    Rick D. | January 21, 2019 | 11:00 pm
  • crypto haven protocol

    Crypto Developer Quits Haven Protocol (XHV), Is it Dead?

    Privacy-focused, stable-coin-of-sorts crypto, the Haven Protocol (XHV), appears to have been disbanded. According to Tweets from those involved in the project, one of the lead developers has disappeared with the only access to the code repository, halting development for months. The news broke via the project’s Discord channel,...

    Rick D. | January 21, 2019 | 9:00 pm
  • bitcoin

    Bitcoin Scam Alert: Criminals Demand BTC Payment to Call Off Hit Man

    Scam artists have tried just about every trick in the book to relieve people of their Bitcoin in recent years. The latest effort is rather lacking in the sophistication department, however. A report in Bleeping Computer states that people have been receiving emails that are apparently from the...

    Rick D. | December 18, 2018 | 6:30 pm
  • Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Extortionists Turn From Blackmail to Bomb Threats

    Dozens of U.S. businesses, public buildings, and more have been evacuated in response to a string of bomb threats currently sweeping the nation. The person or persons making the threats, are demanding a sum of Bitcoin be sent to a wallet address, or are threatening to detonate a...

    Tony Spilotro | December 13, 2018 | 9:51 pm
  • 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

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