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DHFL scam, simplified: Here’s all about the Dheeraj Wadhawan case — allegedly India’s biggest banking loan fraud ever

The CBI also explains that the Wadhawans had allegedly created lakhs of fake borrowers by randomly …

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Some of the biggest cryptocurrency HODLers are also crypto criminals, finds Chainalysis report

More than 4,000 of the biggest cryptocurrency accounts have gotten their tokens through illicit mea…

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The terrifying new AI scam

Scammers are using AI-generated voices of people's actual children to swindle them out of their cas…

Eve Upton-Clark   


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Scammers are exploiting Google, Amazon and Apple’s services to steal crypto

Scams around Google, Amazon and Apple’s platforms have been recorded in the last six months. Scamme…

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Top cryptocurrency scams of 2019 — and how most hackers got away with it

Like any heist, pulling off a successful scam in only part of the story. A truly successful cr…

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Two South African brothers have vanished with $3.6 billion of bitcoin in what could be the biggest crypto heist in history

The siblings founded Africrypt in 2019. Soon after, the brothers, along with 69,000 bitcoins worth …

Isabelle Lee   


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The SEC is charging a man for defrauding crypto investors out of at least $7 million

The SEC says a Latvian citizen defrauded hundreds of investors via two fraudulent offerings for dig…

Carla Mozée   


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A teen accused of a $36.5 million crypto theft used some of it to buy a rare gaming username — which the police used to track him down

The victim, who lives in the US, was the target of a cell phone scam known as SIM swapping.

Carla Mozée   


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13 of the biggest bombshells from Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX fraud trial

Here are the biggest bombshells from Sam Bankman-Fried's fraud trial over his collapsed cryptocurre…

Katie Balevic,Jacob Shamsian   


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Facebook’s fake crypto ads are being taken to court by Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest

In more bad news for Facebook, Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest has filed a criminal case agai…

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Revenue from crypto scams spike 81% to a near-record $7.7 billion in 2021, says Chainalysis

The surge was paced by a type of scam called "rug pulls," which is when developers unexpectedly aba…

Carla Mozée   


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The Justice Department sentenced a Swedish man to 15 years in prison for a $16 million crypto-fraud scheme

Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson's fraud targeted financially insecure investors, the DOJ said, causing ma…

Isabelle Lee   


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The most successful blockchain scams have ripped off nearly $14 million from victims to date, VPN company says

"Due to their nature, blockchain projects remain profitable targets to cybercriminals," says Atlas …

Carla Mozée   


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US investors reported over $50 million in losses from crypto scams to the Federal Trade Commission in the first quarter

US investors reported a roughly 80% increase in crypto scam losses since the fourth quarter of 2020…

Will Daniel   


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The creator of a cryptocurrency called AriseCoin was sentenced to 5 years in prison for $4 million fraud scheme

Jared Rice, Sr. lied and said AriseBank is the world's "first decentralized banking platform" based…

Isabelle Lee   


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Brazilian 'bitcoin king' arrested in an alleged $300 million embezzlement case

The arrests were made after a three-year investigation centered in the southern state of Parana.

Carla Mozée   


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South Africa’s $4 billion in crypto scams has regulators scrambling to bring in new regulations within the next three to six months

The second phase will involve coming out with investor-protection guidelines and rules for m…

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South African regulator says it's powerless over suspected $3.6 billion bitcoin scam, as crypto is out of its reach

South Africa's financial services watchdog said Africrypt, the company linked to the missing bitcoi…

Harry Robertson