Japanese Police Arrest 30 People for Allegedly Having Exchanged Stolen Cryptos From the 2018 Coincheck Hack – Bitcoin News

Japanese police charged 30 people for their alleged involvement in illegal transactions linked to the well-known $530 million Coincheck hack in 2018. Tokyo authorities traced all individuals’ transactions to different places across the nation. Illicit Transactions Are Estimated to Have Totaled Over $96 Million Initially, Nikkei reported that the suspects were either arrested or their cases have been referred to the prosecutors’ office. However, Kyodo confirmed that all 30 people were arrested and are now under police custody, citing sources familiar with the matter. Police revealed that cyber-investigators traced accounts…

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DarkMarket Shut Down By German Police – Bitcoin Magazine

Popular darknet marketplace DarkMarket, which hosted an estimated half million users, was shut down by German police authorities in a raid conducted over the weekend.  Announcements from prosecutors in the cities of Koblenz and Oldenburg indicated that the operator of the marketplace was headquartered somewhere near the border between Germany and Denmark. The marketplace’s server was officially turned off yesterday. “Police in the northern city of Oldenburg ‘were able to arrest the alleged operator of the suspected world’s largest illegal marketplace on the darknet, the DarkMarket, at the weekend,’ prosecutors…

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Televend’s Complex System of Telegram Drug Bots Swell as German Police Seize 9 Telegram Drug Channels

During the last few months following the departure of the infamous Empire darknet market (DNM), a great number of DNM users have been flocking to alternative vendors. More recently, a new bot service on Telegram called Televend has been attracting tens of thousands of users and the service has grown colossal since it was first introduced. Meanwhile, law enforcement from Germany recently seized nine Telegram groups operating in the same manner. The demise of the darknet marketplace Empire has seen a wave of DNM users flocking to alternative DNMs, but…

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Indian Police Investigate 3 Companies Running a Crypto Ponzi Scheme, CEO Charged

Three companies allegedly running a large-scale cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme are being investigated by Indian police. The scheme promises extraordinary returns to investors. The police have registered a case against the alleged CEO of the companies. Large-Scale Indian Crypto Ponzi Scheme Indian police are reportedly investigating three Bengaluru-based companies over a cryptocurrency investment scheme that has lured investors from all over India. The companies are Long Reach Global, Long Reach Technologies, and Morris Trading Solutions. They are allegedly connected to “a multi-crore money chain scam,” the New Indian Express publication reported…

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Indian Police Probe Crypto Exchange and Founders Allegedly Running a Scam

Delhi police are reportedly investigating a cryptocurrency exchange and its executives allegedly duping Indian investors after receiving multiple complaints. The complainants further say the company has moved office overseas without returning their investments. Police Investigate Crypto Scam After Multiple Complaints Forty-three people have filed complaints with the Delhi Police regarding a cryptocurrency investment scheme based out of Connaught Place, a financial hub in New Delhi, local news outlet Millennium Post reported this week. The Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police subsequently launched an investigation into Pluto Exchange and seven…

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South Korean Police Seize Shares From Major Bithumb Shareholder

South Korean police have seized shares in Bithumb, the country’s biggest crypto exchange. The shares belong to Bithumb Korea director and major shareholder Kim Byung-Geon. According to a local media report, the police raid – the third on the exchange this month – follows a September 14 ruling from the Seoul Central District Court. The seizure was executed on September 16 at Bithumb’s Gangnam office by accounting firm Samjong KPMG, which will also shortlist additional shareholdings to be sold in Bithumb Holdings. The accountants are overseeing the sale of the…

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Major South Korean Crypto Exchange Raided by Police in Alleged $25.2M Fraud Case

South Korean police raided the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb on September 2 as part of an investigation of fraud allegedly committed by the organization’s main shareholder. With the recorded number of visitors to the platform touching 4.11 million between May and July, Bithumb is the largest exchange in the country. According to a local publication, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Intelligent Crime Investigation Unit “searched and seized premises” used by the exchange as headquarters in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. Police action appears to stem from the alleged investment fraud committed at…

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Seoul police reportedly investigating South Korea’s largest crypto exchange Bithumb

Seoul police have reportedly raided Bithumb, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea. According to a report by local publication Seoul Shinmun, an intelligence crime unit at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has reportedly conducted search and seizure investigations at Bithumb’s office in the Gangnam District on Sept. 2. As reported, the latest checks are purportedly connected with an ongoing police investigation involving Lee Jung Hoon, chairman of board at Bithumb Korea and Bithumb Holdings. The executive has reportedly been under investigation for alleged economic fraud involving the token known…

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Korean Police Seize Crypto Exchange Coinbit Over Allegations of $84 Million in Wash Trades

Police in South Korea on Wednesday raided and seized the offices of Coinbit, the country’s third largest crypto exchange, over allegations it faked 99% of its trading volume. According to a report from Seoul News, local police took control of Coinbit’s headquarters in Gangnam as well as other sites elsewhere. Police accuse the exchange’s owner Choi Mo and other managers of “wash trading”. For about a year until May 2020, the process earned Coinbit 100 billion won ($84 million) in profit fraudulently, it said. A wash trade is a form…

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Chinese Police Dismantle $14M Crypto Scam

The Chinese authorities dismantled a significant crypto-related scam in Wenzhou. The scheme amassed over 100 million yuan ($14.31 million), which was seized along with a number of luxury cars and villas. According to Toutiao, the gang has been operating since 2019 and primarily sought out victims through Telegram chat groups, including one called “Huobi Global Moving Brick Arbitrage HT Chinese Group Community.” ETH, BTC, and USDT stolen from victims The report states the scammers pretended to be investors who had benefited from an “investment scheme.” The scammers told their victims…

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