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$119M in Stolen Crypto So Far in 2023, NFT Rug Pulls on the Rise: Crystal Blockchain
DeFi protocols have been hackers’ favorite targets since 2021. Now hackers are preying on NFT projects, a blockchain intelligence firm says.
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This Ukrainian Startup Is Looking to Automate Crypto Crime Reporting Using Smart Contracts, AI
The project allows users to report cryptocurrency wallets related to scams, sanctions violations, terrorism financing and other crimes.
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Crypto Con Artists Leave Trail of ‘Rip Deal’ Victims From Amsterdam to Rome
They invite you to a restaurant to ink an investment in your project, and then they vanish – with the contents of your crypto wallet. Scams have popped up over the last few years targeting crypto companies. European authorities are investigating.
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CDCROP: Dr. Ruja Ignatova
Was OneCoin’s Missing Cryptoqueen Murdered by Mobsters?
New documents may reveal Ruja Ignatova’s grim fate, and stand as a bleak warning for other crypto scammers.
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Robinhood’s Twitter Account Promotes Scam Token on Binance’s BNB Chain in Unauthorized Posts
Block explorer BscScan shows roughly $16,000 flowed into the promoted coin.
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Binance Named as Counterparty in FinCEN Order Against Bitzlato
Bitzlato is accused of laundering $700 million by U.S. authorities.
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6 Kinds of Crypto Scams and How to Avoid Them
Crypto hacks and exploits have cost people billions of dollars each year. Here’s how to make sure you’re not among them.
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BitConnect Episode 2: Where Is Madeline Bigatton?
This week, we explore the intricate interplay of events that led to BitConnect’s dramatic decline, and the case of the missing woman just left of center of the scheme.
Crypto Crooks 4X3

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Multimillion Euro Crypto Fraud Operation in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Serbia Busted
Authorities searched four call centers and 18 other places and arrested five people.
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BitConnect Episode 1: The Gujarati Connection
This week, we dig into the rise of BitConnect, the strange kidnapping case that ultimately helped unravel the scheme and an important Texas Securities Commission cease and desist order.
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