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Category: Scamming

Josh Garza Sentenced to Prison and Fined $9M over GAW & Paycoin Scam – Bitcoin News

U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut has announced Homero Joshua Garza (Josh Garza) has been sentenced to “21 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, the first six months of which [Mr. Garza] must spend in home confinement, for his role…

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Pay Attention to These 7 Bitcoin Scams in 2018 – Anne Sraders

Bitcoin the possible Pandora’s Box of the currency world – has never been short of controversy. Whether it be aiding the black market or scamming users out of millions, bitcoin is no stranger to the front page. Still, the jury is out on the…

Bitcoin Scammers Hack into Twitter Accounts of Target, The Body Shop (Among Others) – Jodie Lauren Smith

Target and The Body Shop were targeted in a new wave of verified Twitter account hacks. This new attack follows a wave of similar attacks, including the attack where hackers masqueraded as Elon Musk by changing the name of other verified accounts they hacked…

Tokyo Police Arrest Eight Men In A Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scheme – Shaurya Malwa

Tokyo police arrested eight men on November 14, 2018, for a cryptocurrency-related pyramid scheme that scammed 6,000 people of 7.8 billion yen (approximately $68.42 million). According to Japanese News company Asahi Shimbun on November 16, 2018, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department suspected that the arrested…

Bitcoin Scam Compromising Google and Target Accounts Came from Third Party App – Ana Berman

A recent Bitcoin scam on Twitter that compromised several major companies verified accounts came from a third-party app, tech news outlet the Next Web (TNW) reports Friday, Nov. 16, citing social media officials. Speaking to TNW, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed that the attack came…

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