Pakistan investigates $100 million crypto scam

    Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has uncovered a cryptocurrency investment scam that allegedly cost Pakistani citizens about 17.7 billion rupees (about $100 million). Over the last month, many people in Pakistan complained to the FIA against at least 11 mobile applications which had stopped working over some time and allegedly defrauded their money. The notice…

    Suspected crypto ‘rug pull’ scam nets $10 million to actors

    Arbix Finance, a yield-farming protocol that runs on Binance Smart Chain, has reportedly siphoned user funds in what blockchain security firm CertiK labeled a “rug pull” following its incident analysis. The developments follow a recent report issued by Chainalysis, the blockchain analytics firm, revealing over $7.7 billion was stolen in crypto scams worldwide in 2021,…

    Amazon Token promos in social media are a scam

    Recently, some social media posts started to claim that Amazon has begun a “presale” of its own crypto tokens. However, the online retail giant officially called them fake, while an internet security firm Avast said that such messages are part of scams targeted to steal money and harvest personal data. For instance, a Facebook post…

    Over $7.7 billion was stolen in crypto scams in 2021

    Over $7.7 billion was stolen in crypto scams worldwide in 2021, or an 81% rise compared to 2020, the Chainalysis report said. Including rug pulls in the DeFi ecosystem accounted for over $2.8 billion stolen, or 37% of all cryptocurrency scam revenue, compared to 1% the year before. According to a new report by blockchain…

    Lesson from Squid

    Seems like the numerous cryptocurrency scams have not taught anyone a thing. Moreover, people are falling victim to increasingly more primitive schemes – the criminals don’t even need to invent anything. We decided to figure out what can be learned from the collapse of the Squid token launched in the wake of the Squid Game…

    Scam-radar: What crypto scams are out there and how to avoid them

    One side effect of the blockchain industry’s explosive growth is an outburst of different scams, frauds, and other economic crimes “tied” to cryptocurrencies. The risk of running into shady characters in this area is now higher than in any other. It is why we decided to launch a series of articles on cryptocurrency scams and…