Category: Fraud

Europol Arrests Six People Allegedly Behind $27 Million Bitcoin Theft

Europol, in conjunction with the United Kingdom’s South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit, the Dutch police, Eurojust, and the U.K.’s National Crime Agency (NCA), has coordinated the arrests of six people suspected of stealing over $27 million in cryptocurrency, according to a press release on June 25. The attackers reportedly […]

“Coyote of Wall Street” Patrick McDonnell Admits to Committing Crypto Fraud

Patrick McDonnell, a New York resident who goes by the nickname of “the Coyote of Wall Street” recently pleaded guilty to a cryptocurrency related wire fraud in federal court in Brooklyn. This, according to a report by Bloomberg, June 22, 2019. McDonnell Admits to Stealing Client Funds A market bull […]

19% of World Population Bought Crypto Before 2019: Kaspersky Report

A new survey by Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab introduced on June 17th revealed that 19% of people globally have purchased cryptocurrency. The survey, titled “The Kaspersky Cryptocurrency Report 2019,” was carried out in October and November 2018, with a total of 13,434 respondents in 22 countries. According to the […]

U.S. Authorities Seek Extradition of Alleged Crypto Scammer

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has unsealed a fraud complaint against Swedish citizen Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson and associated firm Eastern Metal Securities (EMS), according to a press release on June 19. According to the DoJ Karlsson and EMS are charged with committing securities fraud, wire fraud and money […]

US CFTC Brings Action Against $147 Million Bitcoin Investment Scheme

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) launched action against a reportedly fraudulent $147 million bitcoin (BTC) scheme, fintech news outlet FinanceFeeds reports June 18. On June 17, the regulator reportedly filed a complaint with the New York Southern District Court against now-defunct United Kingdom-based entity Control-Finance Ltd, which […]