Crypto Crime News

Kiwis fleeced of $3.7 million in cyber scams, Cert NZ says

Digital criminals have fleeced victims of $3.7 million in the first three months of the year, up 23% on the same time last year, government cybersecurity agency Cert NZ says in its latest report. Cert received 2333 reports of scams in the quarter, up 63%. Cert director Rob Pope said the sudden rise in popularity

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Top Crypto Analyst Predicts Rallies for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) – But There’s a Big Catch

A closely followed crypto trader is predicting surges for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) but warns that the rallies will be short-lived. Pseudonymous crypto analyst Penthoshi shares with his 553,700 Twitter followers the inverted chart of Bitcoin to illustrate that BTC bears are nearly exhausted. “This looks tired. So many trapped longs [shorts] there at

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Russian Court Recognizes Cryptocurrency as Means of Payment, Prosecutors See Precedent – Regulation Bitcoin News

The City Court of St. Petersburg has recognized a large amount of cryptocurrency handed over by the victim in an extortion case as a means of payment, Russian media reported. The prosecutor’s office in Russia’s second-largest city describes the ruling as a precedent. Two Men Sentenced for Cryptocurrency Extortion in Russia Two Russian citizens have

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FED survey reveals that 12% adults in US are actively playing the crypto game!

Cryptocurrency and it’s foothold around the globe. Picture Credits: CNBC Cryptocurrency is a matter that needs no introduction. As on date, in the financial sector, the most discussed, debated and followed trend is about the cryptocurrencies and about its market. Cryptocurrency has got a foothold across various countries in the world and has been able

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Consilient Announces $3 Million Seed Funding Round for the Development of Next-Generation Financial Crime Compliance Technology

Investment in leadership and technology innovation positions the company to redefine anti-money laundering and combating financial fraud WASHINGTON, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Consilient, a fintech innovator aiming to transform financial crime compliance, today announced it has secured a private $3 million seed funding round that will help the company’s vision to become the leader in the

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U.S. abortion rights threat fuels jump in crypto donations

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Technology PMN Politics PMN News PMN Health PMN Crime Author of the article: Reuters Rina Chandran, Thomson Reuters Foundation Publishing date: May 24, 2022  •  59 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content * Cryptocurrency donations to charities are surging * Abortion rights groups slowly embrace crypto

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Editorial: Phone scam moves to new phase | Editorials

The latest scam alert from the Kingsport Police Department should focus both on the criminal act and a need for employee training. Combined, they are the best one-two punch deterrent. Typically, phone scams involve individuals being conned out of their own money. Once they get you on the line, phone scammers use false promises, aggressive

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ACCC commences proceedings against Meta for scam crypto ads on Facebook

The ACCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Meta Platforms, Inc. and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, alleging that these entities are liable for scam advertisements published by third parties on Facebook. The proceedings The ACCC alleges that Meta Platforms, Inc. and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited: engaged in false, misleading or deceptive conduct by

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Steven Rootsey in Batemans Bay court for dealing with proceeds of puppy scam

A South Coast man has been convicted of recklessly dealing with nearly $50,000 swindled through an online puppy scam. Key points: Steven Rootsey pleaded guilty to four counts of dealing with proceeds of an online scam Thousands of dollars from online scams claiming to sell puppies were funnelled into Roostey’s bank accounts The 33-year-old was asked

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