HoweyCoins: The SEC’s Way to Say “Don’t Buy that ICO” “The SEC Has an Opportunity You Won’t Want to Miss: Act Now!”, the title for an official press release for a fraudulent coin offering from the SEC reads. That opportunity is HoweyCoins, “an all too good to be true investment” that “isn’t real,” the release…

Australians lost at least $2.1 million to cryptocurrency-based scams last year such as by paying ransoms in virtual coins or being lured to invest in fake initial coin offerings. The number is an upgrade on previously released figures, though the loss numbers may be inflated by the peak in value of cryptocurrencies in December last…

Cyber-criminals attempting to con people out of their Bitcoin are getting more and more creative — but we’ve never seen anything like this: a would-be victim has convinced a Bitcoin scammer to paint his face like a raccoon and rifle through his neighbor’s trash can. The pictures of their interaction and resulting photos have since gone viral as the prankster…


Amid the rising number of crypto-related scams that are coming about with the ever-increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies, Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra outlined his concerns over the recent rapid boom in the popularity of the coins in a six-page letter to the Dutch House of Representatives and the Senate. Hoekstra argued that there has been little time to understand…


There’s no doubt that the world of cryptocurrency is growing remarkably fast.  And it’s no surprise that scamsters will lock unto this endless opportunity like a heat-seeking missile. Even one of the most widely known cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, is no exception to this threat. Just recently, the social media and digital security monitoring company ZeroFOX reported about the…