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U.K. Woman Named “Lisa” Loses Tons of Money to Crypto Scammers

A woman in Somerset in the U.K. has fallen victim to a scam after investing in BTC. The scam cost her nearly 40,000 pounds. Going by the name “Lisa,” the victim was led to believe the crypto platform she was pumping her money into was backed by Martin Lewis, an alleged Money Saving Expert in her area. A Woman Named Lisa Loses Money After BTC Investments Instead, she claims she was “groomed” by online scammers who ultimately filed for several loans in her name. In...

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British Columbia Gangs Are Heavily into Crypto

British Columbia, Canada has been a hotspot for crypto crime as of late. One of the big things that’s happening is crypto is being used to launder illicitly funds garnered by organized crime rings. British Columbia: The Biggest Crypto Crime Spot? In a recent interview, Hilary Morden – an expert on gangs in British Columbia – shared the information she had on the topic. She has spoken with more than 100 individual gang members, mostly in 2016 and 2017 through a...

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Police Save Elderly Woman from Crypto Scam

A woman nearly lost $16,000 after falling victim to a crypto scam. The money likely would have been gone forever if it wasn’t for the police force at Stevens Point, as well as the firefighters of the region and UPS. Woman Nearly Loses Money to Crypto Thieves The woman, who remains unnamed at the time of writing, is 79 years of age. Many crypto scammers are under the impression that they can victimize people who are elderly given they’re less likely to understand...

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Two Victims of Crypto Scams Lose More Than $30K

Crypto scams are more prevalent today than ever. Not long ago, two residents of Southborough were scammed out of more than $31,000 in bitcoin by individuals posing as federal authorities. Crypto Scams Keep Happening One individual lost $30,000 in crypto, while the other lost $1,800. Police lieutenant Sean McCarthy, who oversaw the investigation of the incidents, commented in a recent interview: We’re working with local and state authorities, as well as forensic...

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Crypto Crime in the United Kingdom is on the Rise

11 members of a drug operation have been arrested and jailed after taking part in an operation through which they sold 40 kilograms of cocaine on the streets of the United Kingdom. Crypto Crime in the United Kingdom is Getting Bigger However, once they were placed behind bars, their crimes didn’t end. They got in touch with friends and family members and used them to launder their criminal funds through Coinbase, one of the biggest and most popular digital...

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Crypto Money Launderers Heather Morgan and Ilya Liechtenstein to Plead Guilty

Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein were a couple back in New York last year that tried to launder as much as $4.5 billion in bitcoin stolen from a hack on the Bitfinex crypto exchange that occurred in the year 2016. They were arrested for their roles in the incident in 2022 and now appear all set to plead guilty in the case. Heather and Ilya Are not Going to Fight the Charges News of this first came to light when it was discovered that they were newly charged in...

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North Korea Hacks Crypto Software Platform Jump Cloud

Hackers in North Korea have allegedly garnered illicit entry into the U.S. software company Jump Cloud and have targeted crypto clients. North Korea Again Seeks to Garner Crypto Hackers from North Korea trying to steal crypto is nothing new. There are many state-based hackers in the Asian country who are working hard to garner illicit funds so North Korea can continue to fund and build its ongoing nuclear program. It’s estimated the nation has stolen billions of...

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Is This the Oddest Crypto Court Case Ever?

A man named Orion Alexander Holtby was found not guilty in a court of law in British Columbia, Canada after he was accused of stealing thousands of dollars in crypto from his ex-girlfriend. This Crypto Case May Be the Most Unusual The situation is odd in that while it was deemed that he likely did steal and then sell the crypto, the lack of traceability regarding situations like these wound up working in his favor. With little evidence to support the idea that he...

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Chainalysis: Crypto Ransomware Has Grown in 2023

When it comes to crypto crime, a new report issued by blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis shows that there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that such crime is down across the board. About 65 percent down, to be exact. The bad news is that much of the crime in the crypto arena has shifted to ransomware. Chainalysis Report Shows Ransomware Growing 2022 was arguably the worst year on record for crypto. It brought about one of the worst bear markets in...

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DOJ Arrests Man Who Reportedly Stole $9 Million Worth of Crypto

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has arrested security engineer Shakeeb Ahmed for engaging in the $9 million theft of an unnamed decentralized crypto exchange (DEX). The DOJ Has a Suspect The DOJ alleges Shakeeb created fake pricing data to generate fees through the exchange, which later allowed him to make ongoing withdrawals. He was arrested in mid-July of this year – approximately 12 months after he took part in the attack – following several days of...

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