A Irish Police Investigates a scam that deceives people with high purchasing power to invest large amounts in Bitcoin and gain control of their wallets.
A bank suspects a ുകൾ 500,000 deal with an account that has been dormant for years Decrypt.
The alleged client believed he was making an investment and wanted to continue the transaction, after paying attention to the police and the bank and blocking another transfer of 500 thousand euros.
A search of a foreign-owned property south of the capital, Dublin, turned up money, jewelery and computers. Police are investigating whether these suspects have gained control of the victims’ bitcoin wallets.
The investigation is still ongoing, but the amount transferred has already reached millions of euros. Local police suspect that some of the money was transferred abroad.
Despite the perception that there are hundreds of scams, the use of bitcoin for illegal purposes seems to have decreased. Says Blockchain Analytics ChinalysisOnly 0.34% of transactions in 2020 were related to crime, which is 2.1% less than in 2019.
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