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​​Hong Kong authorities say 145 victims and $18.9M lost in Hounax scam

Hong Kong authorities reported on Nov. 27 that 145 users were affected in a scam by the unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange Hounax, resulting in a loss of 148 million HKD ($18.9 million), according to local media Shenzhen Commercial News. On Nov. 25, local police held an initial press conference to inform the

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Elon Musk AI project inspired memecoin ‘Grok’ falls 74% on creator scam claim

The price of a memecoin drawing its namesake from Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence project “Grok” plummeted over 70% after blockchain sleuth ZachXBT alleged the token’s social media account was recycled from a scam token project.In a Nov. 13 X (formerly Twitter) post, ZachXBT shared screenshots showing various social media accounts

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Chinese hackers use fake Skype app to target crypto users in new phishing scam

A new phishing scam has emerged in China that uses a fake Skype video app to target crypto usersAs per a report by crypto security analytic firm SlowMist, the Chinese hackers behind the phishing scam used China’s ban on international applications as the basis of their scam, as several mainland

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OneCoin compliance head pleads guilty in multi-billion dollar crypto scam

Irina Dilkinska entered a guilty plea weeks after OneCoin co-founder Karl Sebastian Greenwood was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a multi-billion dollar crypto pyramid scheme. OneCoin’s head of legal and Compliance, Irina Dilkinska, pled guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering before a Manhattan court on Nov.

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Indian police officers arrested in $300m crypto scam investigation

Eight persons, including four law enforcement officers, were arrested by India’s special investigation team (SIT) in connection to a massive cryptocurrency fraud scheme dating back to 2018. Detainment of these individuals brought the total arrest tally to 18 as authorities continued to investigate a $300 million crypto scam that affected some

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