Bitcoin Scams

Major Crypto Brokerage Coinmama Reports 450,000 Users Affected by Data Breach

Israel-based crypto brokerage Coinmama — which allows users to purchase Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) using a credit card —…

Turkish Police Arrest 24 Suspects Involved in Hacking Crypto Firm, Local Media Reports

Turkish police have arrested 24 people allegedly involved in a 13 million Turkish lira ($2.47 million) hack from an unnamed…

SIM Swappers Swindle Millions — Biggest Criminal Threat in Crypto in 2019?

Cryptocurrency crime trends have been in the spotlight in recent weeks, but SIM swapping has been strangely absent in a…

Fake MetaMask Crypto Malware Pulled From Google Play After Tip-Off

Decentralized app (DApp) MetaMask is facing fresh problems from cryptocurrency scammers after malware impersonating the tool appeared on Google Play,…

Fake Website Mimicking Bakkt Platform Fails to Scam Crypto Community

A new Bitcoin (BTC) scam website representing digital assets platform Bakkt has appeared on the internet, with its domain “bakktplatform.io”…

Texas Securities Regulator Reveals 16 Orders Issued to Suspect Crypto Investments in 2018

The Texas State Securities Board (SSB) issued a total of 16 orders against suspected cryptocurrency scam investments in 2018, the…

UK Financial Watchdog: $255 Mln Lost in Crypto-Related, Other Investment Scams in 2018

The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported that common investment scams’ losses — including those crypto-related — amounted…

US Indicts Two More Men on Fraud and Extortion in SIM-Swapping Investigation

United States law enforcement has indicted two more men over alleged SIM-swapping scams involving cryptocurrency. A press release from the…

From Ponzi Schemes to ICO Exits, Ethereum’s Blockchain Has Been the Platform of Choice for Scammers

According to a recent report from crypto analytics specialists Chainalysis, Ethereum (ETH) has become the crypto platform of choice for…

Crypto Thief Indicted in New York’s First SIM Swapping Prosecution

Manhattan’s District Attorney (DA) announced the indictment of an individual for stealing identities and funds, including crypto, via a process…

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