Ponzi Scheme

Spanish Police Arrest Head of Billion-Dollar Crypto Arbitrage Platform on Fraud Allegations

Spanish National Police have arrested the operator of cryptocurrency arbitrage firm Arbistar 2.0 in a crackdown on the platform that researchers and investors allege to be a massive bitcoin Ponzi scheme. The arrest should serve as a reminder to crypto investors of the value bitcoin’s traceable blockchain provides to investigators. While scammers can easily dupe …

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Philippines Regulator Warns Investors to Steer Clear of Mining City’s Bitcoin Vault Ponzi

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/387399″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/wb_728x180-21.jpg” alt width=”728″ height=”180″></a></div><strong>There’s a mining contract scheme people are discussing and making the rounds on the web called “Mining City” or “Bitcoin Vault.” The Philippines SEC recently put out a warning against the operation and the alleged masterminds behind the …

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Leaked Data Outs Bitcoin Investment Company as Scam: Founders Deny the Allegations

A South African group calling itself “Anonymous ZA” has published fresh information that seemingly supports long-standing allegations that Mirror Trading International (MTI), an ostensible bitcoin investment company, is running a multi-level marketing scam. The new information, which was reportedly obtained after a breach of MTI internal systems, shows that the investment company is “entirely structured …

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A Spain Based Crypto Ponzi Scheme Abruptly Freezes Accounts of 120,000 Investors

A Spain based crypto Ponzi scheme, Arbicorp abruptly froze accounts of more 120,000 investors on September 12, after the discovery of an error that causes one of its cryptocurrency trading bots to overpay. Arbicorp claims that the error, which went unnoticed for almost a year, led to its trading bot called Community Bot, to pay …

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Ministers used influence to pilfer millions in alleged Ponzi Scheme

A recent filing from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, takes action against three individuals for allegedly raising millions of dollars against more than 1,000 victims.  “From 2017 to May 2019, Jali, Frimpong, and Johnson, directly and through two entities created to perpetrate the scheme, Smart Partners and 1st Million (the ‘Companies’), …

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OneCoin Founder’s Brother Agrees to Testify Against Sister in Settlement

Konstantin Ignatov, the brother of OneCoin’s fugitive founder Ruja Ignatova and a major figure behind the $4 billion Ponzi scheme, agreed to testify against his sister as part of a settlement that saw Ignatov dismissed from civil litigation targeting the scam. Newly reported details regarding the settlement’s terms reveal that Ignatov has agreed both to …

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Onecoin Allegedly Tied to Racehorse Firm, Phoenix Thoroughbreds Removed from France Galop Race

Last week the firm Phoenix Thoroughbreds was reportedly banned from horse racing in France over the founder’s alleged involvement with the crypto Ponzi scheme Onecoin. Last November, Onecoin cofounder Konstantin Ignatov, the Cryptoqueen’s brother, told New York prosecutors Phoenix Thoroughbreds owner Amer Abdulaziz Salman was one of the “money-cleaners under the guidance of Gilbert Armenta.” …

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Andreas Antonopoulos: Hex Team Offered Me 10 BTC to Speak Well of Their Token

Andreas Antonopoulos says he was offered 10 BTC for an interview with the objective to show that Hex is not a scam. The alleged offer comes as Hex proponents battle persistent Ponzi allegations. Antonopolous, an influential cryptocurrency advocate, also reveals the offer was on condition he does not disclose this inducement. Hex is an ERC20 …

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Reports Claim UK’s Financial Conduct Authority ‘Pressurized’ to Remove Onecoin Scam Warning

A recent episode of the popular BBC Sounds podcast the “Missing Cryptoqueen” has shown the public a very interesting view of the powerful Onecoin Ponzi. According to two witnesses the BBC interviewed, a London law firm and a reputation management company allegedly managed to get the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to take down a …

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