Tag: scam

Jan 13 2021

Don’t Store Your Bitcoin in Google Docs – Or Your Passwords!

Jan 13 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  cryptocurrency news hack scam wallet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many people use Google Docs to store information, such as passwords and Bitcoin information If you’re storing a password or Bitcoin seed phrase in a Google Doc, you need to sort it out, or risk losing everything Use a password management app to...

Tiny Amount of Crypto Hit Your Wallet? It’s Likely a Dust Attack

Jan 13 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  cryptocurrency news hack scam wallet

Reading Time: 2 minutes A dust attack might seem small and insignificant, but it could change your life If the attacker behind the dust has enough information, your whole pseudonymous identity could be compromised If you get dusted, act fast and smart if you’re going to...

Jan 12 2021

FCA Issues Cryptocurrency Investment Warning

Reading Time: 3 minutes The FCA has renewed its concern over retail investors getting into cryptoasset trading The UK’s financial watchdog highlighted five concerns regarding crypto investment schemes The advice was nothing it hasn’t issued before and makes sense to the...

Jan 06 2021

Make Sure You Test New Wallets and Exchanges Before You Go Big

Reading Time: 2 minutes Everyone wants financial freedom, but few want to put in the hard work As a result, many people skip testing and this results in hacks and scams Testing takes a few hours and gives you total peace of mind The crypto world encourages us to...

Dec 30 2020

Watch Out for Typo Squatters – They’re Rampant

Dec 30 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  cryptocurrency news hack scam wallet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Typo squatters are all over the place, but they’re ramping up their attacks Typo squatters can be easy to identify if you read things carefully and take time to check links Together we can make typo squatters vanish from the face of the Earth by...

Dec 23 2020

You Can Buy Your Own Crypto Exchange For $999…

Dec 23 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  adoption cryptocurrency news exchange scam

Reading Time: 3 minutes Scammers are always looking for new and easy ways to steal your crypto One company is selling the code for a crypto exchange for a mere $999 This is great for entrepreneurs looking for a quick and easy exchange launch, but scammers could also use...

Ledger Hack: Users Reporting Death Threats And Fake Emails Following The Database Leak

Dec 23 2020 Published at Coingape under tags  altcoin news btcbusd btceur btcgbp btcjpy

Ledger users have reported receiving death threats and fake emails following the recent ledger hack compromising the database. What's even worst, the Sim Swapping attacks have begun, with scammers sending "apology...

Dec 22 2020

Crypto Wallet Provider Ledger Hacked: Data Leak Results in Phishing Scams

Ledger, a cryptocurrency wallet provider has encountered a data breach. The official Twitter account of the hardware wallet tweeted that they have been alerted to the dump of a client database on Raidforum. The firm stated that it is still verifying the hack but initial clues intimate it is from its e-commerce database from this past June....

Dec 17 2020

Centra Tech Co-founder Robert Farkas Jailed For 2017 ICO

Reading Time: 2 minutes Centra Tech co-founder Robert Farkas has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for his part in fraudulently soliciting $25 million in the 2017 ICO Centra Tech claimed to be a crypto finance company but was simply a vehicle to enrich its operators...

Dec 16 2020

New to Bitcoin? Stay Safe and Avoid These Common Scams

Dec 16 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin hack scam security tech

Welcome to the world of bitcoin, where you are your first and last line of defense against scammers and fraudsters.

Your Crypto is Only Secure as Your Weakest Security Link…

Dec 16 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  adoption cryptocurrency news hack scam

Reading Time: 3 minutes People think that they have their crypto security is top of the range, but is it? Just one weak link could put all of your crypto at risk It takes less than an hour a month to keep your security in tip top condition In a world where...

Celebrity Cryptocurrency Investment Scam Linked to Russia

Reading Time: 2 minutes A long-running cryptocurrency investment scam utilizing celebrities has been linked to Russia A Guardian Australia investigation found five addresses in Moscow linked to hundreds of websites used to host fake adverts The cryptocurrency investment...

Dec 14 2020

Ledger Wallet Scam Campaign Not Letting Up

Dec 14 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  crime cryptocurrency news hack ledger scam

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Ledger wallet scam continues to claim victims, four months after the hack In July, around a million use emails were stolen from the hardware wallet maker’s database Emails and SMS messages from the scammers have been accelerating in recent...

Dec 03 2020

Swipe Left: Financial Scammers are Trapping Victims on Tinder

Scammers are disguising themselves as 'financially-independent charming women' to trap victims.

Dec 02 2020

PlusToken Scammers Sentenced to Up To 11 Years in Prison

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Chinese court has sentenced 11 PlusToken scammers to 2-11 years in prison The sentences relate to $2.25 million worth of fraud, just a fraction of the overall haul Over 100 PlusToken operators and employees were arrested in July A court...

Justin Sun Hints Tron Can Go Negative by Comparing it to Oil…

Dec 02 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  adoption cryptocurrency news scam

Reading Time: 2 minutes Justin Sun has once again decided to compare Tron to real-world items, this time taking on oil It appears as if Justin Sun forgot that oil went negative back in April, or that he’s hinting at Tron’s future If Tron goes to a negative value in the...

Nov 30 2020

Is the PlusToken Dump Threat Over?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chinese authorities last week seized $4.2 billion worth of cryptocurrencies from the PlusToken wallets The Chinese authorities have said they will liquidate the tokens but have not said when or how Is the spectre of a massive crypto market dump...

Nov 27 2020

China Police Took Down More Than $4.2 Billion Crypto Assets from PlusToken Ponzi Scam

According to a new court judgment, China police have seized crypto assets worth more than $4.2 billion from the PlusToken Ponzi scheme crackdown....

Nov 24 2020

TSSB Collars Serial Crypto Scammer James Blundell

Reading Time: 2 minutes The TSSB has issued cease and desist orders to serial crypto scammer James Blundell Blundell has been named as the operator of 10 crypto, binary option, and forex investment scams The TSSB has been one of the most active agencies in the U.S. when...

Nov 09 2020

FTC Refunds $470,000 to Crypto Scam Victims

Reading Time: 2 minutes The FTC has begun paying refunds to victims of three crypto Ponzi schemes Bitcoin Funding Team, My7Network, and Jetcoin ran various from 2017 to 2018 Each victim will get $59 into their PayPal account The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)...

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