Tag: Scams

  • Crypto
    Crypto

    Move over Twitter: Crypto Scams Have Infiltrated Facebook

    While cryptocurrency-related scams are commonplace on Twitter, Facebook users have started being targeted by scammers with fake cryptocurrency ads. Facebook Users Targeted with Fake Crypto Ads Twitter has been widely plagued with cryptocurrency-related scams, typically through phony giveaways that lure users into sending crypto in exchange for a...

    Tony Spilotro | November 28, 2018 | 5:00 pm
  • Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    Twitter Crypto Scammers Steal $150K by Posing as Elon Musk

    Scammers plaguing a popular social media platform have successfully stolen over $150,000 in cryptocurrency. They used the verified accounts of two prominent British businesses by posing as Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk. Two British Brands Targeted in Twitter Scam to Steal Crypto British fashion and home goods...

    Tony Spilotro | November 6, 2018 | 11:00 pm
  • XRP
    Technology

    Australian Woman Arrested Over Theft of AU$450,000 Worth of XRP

    A 23-year-old Australian woman has been arrested over the alleged theft of AU$450,000 worth of XRP tokens following a 10-month investigation. More than 100,000 units of the token were stolen from an electronic account belonging to a 56-year-old man. Australian Police Call for Multi-Factor Authentication to Add Protection...

    Ricardo Esteves | October 25, 2018 | 6:00 pm
  • Crypto
    Technology

    Hackers Find Goldmine by Cryptojacking Indian Government Websites

    As the Indian government further complicates their stance on whether or not citizens should be allowed to trade and own cryptocurrencies, hackers have found a way to exploit government websites in order to make a fortune in cryptocurrency through a popular hack called cryptojacking. A team of security...

    Cole Petersen | September 17, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • court ruling
    ICO

    US Court Ruling: Initial Coin Offerings Covered by Securities Law

    A new ruling by a federal judge in New York has put Initial Coin Offerings under the umbrella of securities law, in a first-of-its-kind legal case against a man charged with promoting digital currencies that were supposedly backed by non-existent real estate and diamonds. The case, being held in...

    Cole Petersen | September 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm
  • scammer
    Technology

    Extra Vigilance Needed for Hong Kong OTC Bitcoin Trading

    In the world of cryptocurrency, there are numerous issues to contend with. Scams are perhaps the biggest problem as of right now. In Hong Kong, cryptocurrency enthusiasts are trying to counter this threat in different ways. OTC Traders face a lot of risks when dealing with random strangers...

    JP Buntinx | April 12, 2018 | 10:00 am
  • scammer
    ICO

    Crypto Aware: $670 Million in Crypto Hacks and Scams in 2018

    Crypto Aware found that cryptocurrency hacks and scams in 2018 are worth about 40 percent of all incidents between 2011 and 2018. Hacks and Scams in 2018 Worth 40 Percent of $1.7 Billion-Worth Incidents of Last Seven Years Crypto Aware, a decentralized token investment-management community, has found that over...

    Ricardo Esteves | April 4, 2018 | 10:30 am
  • twitter
    Industry

    According to Unverified Reports, Twitter Is Following Facebook and Google in Banning Crypto-Related Ads

    Twitter may soon join Facebook and Google in cracking down on ads for cryptocurrency-related products, according to Sky News. The claims (not yet verified by Twitter) are that the social network will institute a worldwide ban against ads for initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrency wallets, and token sales within the next two weeks....

    Thomas Delahunty | March 18, 2018 | 10:30 pm

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