Tag: fraud

July 14, 2023 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Celsius founder Alex Mashinsky arrested for crypto fraud

Likewise, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) brought similar charges against the crypto lender and its founder. The CFTC asserted that Celsius and Mashinsky operated an extensive commodity pool scheme involving digital asset commodities. The derivatives regulator announced a settlement agreement with Celsius, which includes a court order permanently prohibiting the company from engaging in…

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May 19, 2023 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CySEC warns against impersonators of representatives

The regulator further outlined that such in scams usually fraudsters claim to be officers or representatives of CySEC or real or fake authorities. The scammers usually claim to be CySEC officers or representatives or other real or fake bodies. The scammers usually approach investors via email which contains the name, address, official stamp and logo…

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March 01, 2023 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CFTC and SEC file fraud charges against FTX co-owner Nishad Singh

According to the court filings, between May 2019 and November 2022, FTX’s customer assets were not separated from the company’s as represented to the customers. Furthermore, they were “routinely held by FTX’s sister digital asset trading company, Alameda” and misappropriated for “luxury real estate purchases, political contributions, and high-risk, liquid digital asset industry investments.” The…

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February 23, 2023 BY Steffy Bogdanova

US court indicts founders of $340 million Forsage crypto Ponzi scheme

Assistant Director Luis Quesada of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, said: While advancements in the virtual asset ecosystem bring new opportunities to investors, criminals are also finding new ways to orchestrate illicit schemes. The FBI remains committed to working alongside our domestic and international law enforcement partners to investigate and pursue subjects who orchestrate these…

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February 22, 2023 BY Steffy Bogdanova

ASIC brings charges against third person involved in Courtenay House $180 million FX Ponzi scheme

The allegations against Sipina are related to Courtenay House's illegal activities, which took place between June 2015 and April 2017. The regulator called Courtenay House's operation, a Ponzi scheme. The court alleges that the group convinced at least 585 investors to invest more than $180 million based on false representations that their money would be…

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January 10, 2023 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CFTC charges Mango Markets manipulator with fraud in a $110 million scheme

Acting Director of Enforcement Gretchen Lowe, said: The CFTC will use all available enforcement tools to aggressively pursue fraud and manipulation regardless of the technology that is utilized. The CEA prohibits deception and swap manipulation, whether on a registered swap execution facility or on a decentralized blockchain-based trading platform.” The scheme According to the official…

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