Tag: scam

ASIC
March 24, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

ASIC warns against impersonation scams

ASIC said: ASIC is aware of scammers impersonating legitimate companies and then use convincing reasons for the victim to give them remote access (i.e. the ability to log into the victim’s computer or phone from their location). If someone asks you for remote access it is probably a scam. The Australian regulator has also observed…

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Virtu Financial
January 11, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Virtu Financial warns against crypto scams

Virtu continued: If you have been contacted by any person(s) purporting to be acting on behalf of or in connection with Virtu to trade cryptocurrency, be aware that these individuals are not authorized representatives of Virtu. The company also noted that victims of such fraudulent actions can contact their local FBI office. Virtu Financial highlighted…

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December 10, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

SEC obtains judgments against BitConnect

Arcaro has already pleaded guilty to BitConnect-related activity, including to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. BitConnect was one of the largest crypto scams. It is estimated that it cheated investors out of $2 billion during its 2017 ICO peak. Arcaro and Future Money have agreed on the entry of judgments. Arcaro is permanently…

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Brokeree Solutions issues a warning about imposters
September 21, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Brokeree Solutions issues warning against imposters

The company said: When reaching out via Skype please ensure that the account you are talking to has Skype name: brokeree before exchanging any financial or other private information. Brokeree also noted that it accepts payments in EUR or USD via bank transfer. Its contracts are signed, discussed and exchanged only via email. Brokeree employees…

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Australia
June 09, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Australian consumers lose $400,000 to smartphone app Ponzi scheme

An ACCC spokesperson stated: The ‘Hope Business’ app is a scam. Victims were encouraged to transfer funds in a Ponzi scheme. They were initially able to withdraw funds which encouraged them to recommend the application to family and friends, but they were subsequently unable to access their money. The same spokesperson then stressed that anyone…

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Australia
June 07, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Australians lost $328 million to investments scams in 2020

The ACCC said in the report: It is not surprising that in 2020, 25% of all scam reports involved the loss of personal information, up from 16% in 2019. Loss of personal information was even higher among Indigenous consumers, where 36% of all scam reports involved the loss of personal information. The increasing value of…

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CFTC
January 27, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CFTC files charges New York man in a multi-million dollar Bitcoin and Ether Ponzi Scheme

He allegedly engaged in various efforts to conceal his misconduct – he misrepresenting his trading profitability and the amount of assets he had under management, misappropriated customer funds, and issuing false performance statements. The complaint stated that Spence eventually admitted to his customers that he had engaged in “lies and deceit.” Acting Director of Enforcement…

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