Jul 21, 2019 at 06:00 | CoinDesk
A site called "US Veteran Token" looks to be using goodwill toward military vets to scam investors. And one of our bios was stolen to promote it.
Jul 11, 2019 at 12:45 | CoinDesk
Before shutting down, Bitcoin Wallets' "manager" promised 100-percent returns on investors' money in just two weeks. Then they burned down his house.
Jul 8, 2019 at 17:00 | CoinDesk
The price of Tron tanked Monday on inaccurate rumors of a "police raid" at the company's office in Beijing. The real story was more interesting.
Jul 4, 2019 at 10:00 | CoinDesk
An Australian couple lost over AU$20,000 in a bitcoin scam, and were even taunted by the perpetrator over their losses.
Jul 3, 2019 at 08:35 | CoinDesk
Blockchain advisory firm AmaZix is launching a "moderation bot" to help stamp out cryptocurrency scams on popular messaging app Telegram.
Jun 28, 2019 at 05:00 | CoinDesk
Irish cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane may have done a runner with users' funds, according to a report.
Jun 26, 2019 at 10:00 | CoinDesk
Europol and police agencies have busted a cloned exchange operation that stole over $27 million in bitcoin from thousands of victims.
Jun 24, 2019 at 19:45 | CoinDesk
Buyer beware: the difference between ì and i can mean the loss of a few thousand dollars if you're not careful.
Jun 3, 2019 at 10:00 | CoinDesk
Harry Denley, researcher for MyCrypto, found and dismantled a clever phishing site that targeted Binance users.
May 21, 2019 at 04:25 | CoinDesk
Reports of cryptocurrency and foreign exchange scams surged in the U.K. last year, while total reported losses dropped, says the FCA.
May 7, 2019 at 13:47 | CoinDesk
The Federal Trade Commission is suing a crowdfunder who promised a smart backpack but instead spent the proceeds on bitcoin.
Crypto Crime Blotter: Scammers Dupe Jersey Island Man Out of £1.2 million, Backpage Laundered Cash With Crypto
May 6, 2019 at 08:30 | CoinDesk
Did Backpage launder cash through crypto? What happened to three Germans on the DarkWeb? This week's Crypto Crime Blotter.
May 1, 2019 at 09:30 | CoinDesk
Losses arising from cryptocurrency hacks and fraud may have reached as high as $1.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, CipherTrace estimates.
Apr 29, 2019 at 06:30 | CoinDesk
Australia saw a surge in reports of scams involving cryptocurrencies last year, according to the country's consumer watchdog.
Feb 7, 2019 at 11:00 | CoinDesk
There's a website out there masquerading as Bakkt in an apparent attempt to bilk people out of their bitcoin.
Nov 20, 2018 at 00:01 | CoinDesk
Alabama's securities agency has lead the way on enforcement against ICO fraudsters, using investigation techniques pioneered chasing gun runners.
Nov 15, 2018 at 11:00 | CoinDesk
Police in Tokyo have arrested eight men alleged to have run a cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that amassed about $68.70 million.
Nov 14, 2018 at 08:20 | CoinDesk
An official, verified Twitter account owned by Google has become the latest to be hacked to host a crypto "giveaway" scam.
Oct 12, 2018 at 04:20 | CoinDesk
A fake news site used images of New Zealand's prime minister in sponsored posts on Facebook to promote a bitcoin firm.
Sep 6, 2018 at 00:05 | CoinDesk
Belgium's top financial regulator has issued a new warning about cryptocurrency scams.
Aug 14, 2018 at 22:00 | CoinDesk
Cybercriminals earned more than $2.3 million from cryptocurrency scams during the second quarter of 2018, a new study reports.
Aug 7, 2018 at 10:42 | CoinDesk
Researchers have uncovered a large botnet that mimics legitimate accounts on Twitter to spread a cryptocurrency "giveaway" scam.