Cryptocurrency apps stealing millions of dollars have finally caught the FBI’s eye | #computerhacking | #hacking


Over 200 people have recently been caught out by fraudulent cryptocurrency companies offering seemingly legitimate services, resulting in tens of millions of dollars lost. At at the beginning of 2022, the FBI says at least 28 people were scammed out of $3.7 million over a period of five months by convincing people to deposit crypto into fake wallet apps.

The FBI alert (opens in new tab) (PDF warning) states that, these cybercriminals posed as a legitimate US financial institution, but “when 13 of the 28 victims attempted to withdraw funds from the app, they received an email stating they had to pay taxes on their investments before making withdrawals.” They paid, but the money didn’t come. 



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