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A Colorado pastor accused of pocketing $1.3 million in cryptocurrency scam says the Lord encouraged him to use funds for a home remodel

Colorado pastor Eli Regalado and his wife Kaitlyn are being accused of selling "practically worthle…

Hannah Getahun,Jessica Orwig   


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Millennials fall for investment scams a lot — even more than boomers

More millennials reported being duped by investment scams than people over 60, according to the FBI.

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What is cryptocurrency? What to know about this increasingly popular digital currency before investing

Cryptocurrencies are decentralized, digital currencies that use blockchain technology to manage tra…

Louis DeNicola,Tessa Campbell   


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Hackers selling X Gold accounts on dark web for phishing, scams: Report

Cybercriminals are profiting from X "Gold" verification badge by selling compromised accounts for p…

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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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Crypto scammers are masquerading as lovers on dating apps like Hinge and conning victims out of their entire life savings

FTC data shows romance scams involving bogus crypto investments hit a record-high in 2021, totaling…

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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 …

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The stunning growth of cryptocurrency markets in 2021 also came with an 80% rise in crypto crimes, new analysis shows

In 2021, crypto-based crimes hit a new all-time high with illicit addresses receiving $14 billion, …

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FTX boss Sam Bankman-Fried calls for tougher regulations to tackle crypto scams, following arrests linked to $4.5 billion bitcoin hack

The 29-year-old crypto billionaire said stricter rules are needed to stop "scams, ponzi schemes and…

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'I'd been suicidal for days': Sam Bankman-Fried lieutenant testifies about immense pressure to keep FTX crypto scam going before it all crashed

Nashad Singh, FTX's former head of engineering, testified in SBF's criminal trial about spiraling i…

Jacob Shamsian   


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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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The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for missing Bulgarian 'Cryptoqueen' and has added her to its top 10 most-wanted list

Ruja Ignatova is wanted in connection with OneCoin, an alleged $4 billion cryptocurrency Ponzi sche…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Elon Musk impersonators have stolen more than $2 million through crypto scams, FTC says

Since October 2020, nearly 7,000 people have reported losses of more than $80 million - 12 times mo…

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Reddit's WallStreetBets members were targeted in a scam that reaped Binance coins worth $2 million through Telegram, report says

A Telegram account called 'WallStreetBets - Crypto Pumps' offered fake 'WSB Finance' coins in a pre…

Sophie Kiderlin   


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Cryptocurrency trading can restart in India after top court removes RBI ban calling it 'unconstitutional'

The Supreme Court of India today (March 4) quashed an order by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) th…

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Crypto scams conned thousands of people out of over $1 billion since 2021, the most of any type of currency, according to new FTC report

About half of the more than 46,000 people who reported being the victim of a scam said it began wit…

Sarah Al-Arshani   


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Bitcoin-loving Block boss Jack Dorsey lays out 2 things that could prevent the crypto from succeeding in the next 5 years

"If it continues to be buried in a lot of the critiques, it means that we're not doing a great job …

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Indian government sector top target for hackers in 2022

The number of cyber attacks targeting the Indian government sector increased by a whopping 95 per c…

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Crypto mining rigs selling with a ‘vengeance’ in Vietnam despite regulatory gray zones

Back in 2017, the country imported more than 7,000 rigs. Ironically, most of the rigs …