Tag Archives: Bitcoin Crime

23Jun/19

Cryptocurrency Scammer Dubbed ‘Coyote of Wall Street’ Pleads Guilty

A scammer that called himself the “coyote of Wall Street” has admitted to telling clients he would invest their money in cryptocurrency only to keep it for himself. Patrick McDonnell, a 46-year-oldRead More…

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06Jun/19

Evil Bitcoin Scam Dupes Victims With FAKE Cristiano Ronaldo Pitch

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest celebrity whose likeness has played an unfortunate role in promoting a string of evil bitcoin scams. According to British tabloid Daily Mirror, cryptocurrencyRead More…

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23May/19

Europol Ends Cryptocurrency Mixer Behind $200 Million Bitcoin Laundering Scheme

The Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) has taken down a cryptocurrency-mixing service, BestMixer.io, in a crackdown involving Europol and Luxembourg authorities. The anti-fraud agency said Wednesday that they had begunRead More…

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21May/19

Nabbed! SEC Reels in $30 Million Alleged Diamond-Backed Crypto Scam

The U.S. SEC has secured a court order to stop an alleged diamond-backed Ponzi scheme estimated to be worth around $30 million. The securities regulator outlined how more than 300 investors wereRead More…

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21May/19

Lambo-Lusting Britons Lose $34 Million to Forex and Bitcoin Investment Scams

United Kingdom’s financial regulator, Financial Conduct Authority and the reporting center for scams and cybercrime, Action Fraud, have issued a warning following a surge in online Bitcoin and forex investment scams. PerRead More…

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