Cryptocurrency Fraud Cases

Cryptocurrency presents unique challenges. On the one hand, it provides opportunities to completely digitize payment, transactions, and trading. However, with these opportunities, there are new dangers. Not only is there a proliferation of bitcoin scams but cryptocurrency fraud cases can be particularly challenging to resolve. 

Although many welcome the fact that cryptocurrencies operate without central government control, this also means that consumers are not given the same protection from bitcoin scams as they are with other types of fraud. In addition, fund recovery is not as straightforward in cryptocurrency fraud cases as it is with credit card or bank wire fraud.

Cryptocurrencies may keep transactions secure from hacking and third parties, but they can also hide the identity of those who perpetrate bitcoin scams and provide cover for their nefarious activities. This can pose particular obstacles in cryptocurrency money laundering cases. 

Fortunately, crypto recovery is possible with MyChargeBack experts who have extensive expertise in cryptocurrency fraud cases and give people the tools for crypto recovery. Our crypto forensics professionals have state-of-the-art tools and proprietary databases that track the activity on the blockchain and unmask the people behind the transactions. This information can assist clients even if they have been scammed by complex cryptocurrency money laundering cases. 

MyChargeBack also has a close working relationship with law enforcement, government officials, and regulators and has won many successful cryptocurrency cases.

How Cryptocurrency Cases Are Different from Chargebacks and Wire Recalls

People who think fund recovery is easy may have had a positive experience with a chargeback after they have reported a credit card stolen or missing. 

This is one of the easiest types of fund recovery, and the most common. Those who have noticed unauthorized charges on their credit card after they have reported it missing can prove that they did not make the charges. Therefore, the issuing bank can feel confident that the customer deserves their money back.

In addition, there is a lot of transparency with credit card charges and clearly defined processes for protecting consumers and allowing chargebacks in cases of fraud, unauthorized charges, and erroneous charges. Customer disputes in chargebacks can be more complicated, but at least there is complete visibility into the identity of the people involved in the dispute.

Fund recovery through wire recall can be more complicated than credit card chargebacks, but it is often less complicated than cryptocurrency fraud cases. However, bank wire recalls don’t involve a reversal of charges, as credit card chargebacks do. 

Unless the wire recall is done immediately, a bank transaction often can’t be completely reversed, but the funds often need to be returned through a separate transaction. The merchant can launder the money in the time it takes to enact a wire recall, but at least there is a name on the account and the bank can identify the user. 

Cryptocurrency fraud cases are more difficult and complex than chargebacks and wire recalls because all transactions on the blockchain are anonymous. It can be difficult to determine the identity of the people involved in transactions, particularly in cryptocurrency money laundering cases. However, in many cases, bitcoin recovery is possible after a thorough investigation. 

One advantage of the blockchain is that all transactions can be seen. This means that once the identity of the people making the transactions is unmasked, the path of the money through a bitcoin scam can be observed. However, the identity of those involved in all transactions must be uncovered before a full picture of who is behind the crypto scam can be observed.

Therefore, cryptocurrency fraud cases can be the most complex type of fund recovery since, unlike chargebacks and wire recalls, those behind the transactions are anonymous. This is why those who have lost money to merchant fraud, bitcoin scams, or forex scams need MyChargeBack professionals to interpret the transaction patterns on the blockchain and determine who is behind them. This is especially true in cryptocurrency money laundering cases because the money passes through many crypto wallets on the blockchain. 

MyChargeBack gives clients the information they need to approach law enforcement. They know how to bolster your case so you can get prompt and effective assistance from the authorities and increase your chances of successful bitcoin recovery.

What Are the Most Common Types of Cryptocurrency Fraud Cases?

Cryptocurrency cases have risen dramatically since 2020, and continue to be a significant problem. The FBI, Interpol, and many other law enforcement agencies have raised the alarm about bitcoin scams, and financial service companies, as well as regulators, are on the alert on how best to deal with them. 

There are so many cryptocurrency fraud cases that some consumers associate the very notion of cryptocurrency with fraud. However, that’s not stopping the millions of people worldwide who are jumping on the cryptocurrency trend as digital currencies rise to record heights. The cryptocurrency enthusiasm waned in 2017 on the plethora of crypto scams, but the new 2020-2021 wave makes it clear that digital currencies are here to stay. 

Instead of staying away from cryptocurrencies, it is important to be aware of the most common types of crypto scams and how to stay safe buying and trading cryptocurrencies. Among the biggest crypto scams are

  • Fake social media crypto trading scams
  • False ICOs
  • Fraudulent crypto wallets
  • Crypto phishing scams
  • Unlicensed crypto brokers

There are legitimate equivalents to all of these scams, but knowing warning signs should help you avoid the fraudulent versions of these services. An unregulated broker that offers extravagant returns on cryptocurrency should be avoided, particularly if these deals are offered on social media rather than through brokerage services on a secure website. The majority of ICOs are crypto scams and investors should work only with a regulated ICO platform. 

Crypto wallets should be purchased only from a reliable and verified service and consumers should never give their crypto codes or keys to anyone. However, even after these precautions have been taken, consumers can still lose money in a false bitcoin scam trading deal or through an illegitimate cryptocurrency service. 

Strategies for Fund Recovery in Cryptocurrency Fraud Cases

Some people give up hope when they lose money through cryptocurrency because they have heard falsely that crypto recovery is impossible. Since all transactions on the blockchain are anonymous and since these transactions cannot be refunded, some victims relinquish their cryptocurrency fraud cases. However, there is always hope for crypto recovery, particularly when working with MyChargeBack, which has a long string of crypto recovery successes. 

So how can fund recovery in cryptocurrency money laundering cases be possible if the blockchain is anonymous? This issue of anonymity can be dealt with in several ways. First, although those who perpetrate bitcoin scams can be clever, they may not realize they are leaving obvious patterns. This is true with every kind of fraud. People are creatures of habit and this is also true of those who run fraudulent operations. 

Because MyChargeBack has extensive knowledge of the mechanics of fraudulent behavior in general and the cryptocurrency money laundering cases, the patterns we observe on the blockchain can tell us who they are if we have observed them in the past. 

Those who operate crypto scams tend not to strike only once but are repeat offenders who behave the same way, or may even be lazy enough to recycle content or old slogans on their advertisements or social media pages. Once we suspect who it is, we can test out our theories by observing the pattern of transactions and other clues to pinpoint the identity of the culprits behind the cryptocurrency money laundering case.

Second, one highly effective way of unmasking the identities behind cryptocurrency fraud cases is through court orders of crypto codes. That is the way the FBI discovered who was behind the ransomware Colonial Pipeline case. The vast majority of the funds paid due to this extortion has been recovered because the FBI was able to subpoena the information that identified the cybercriminals. 

The power of subpoena can subvert the notion that the blockchain is completely anonymous and that those who perpetrate bitcoin scams can find a safe haven in cryptocurrencies. However, one of the reasons this subpoena was obtained was that the Colonial Pipeline ransomware case was extremely high profile and affected many people. 

However, even cryptocurrency fraud cases that are not as high profile can result in a court order for the crypto codes and crypto keys. It takes significant time and effort to reach this point, but these court orders have helped many people recover funds from cryptocurrency.

What Can Improve Chances of Winning Cryptocurrency Cases?

A court order may be effective, but it can cost the consumer huge legal fees. MyChargeBack has many strategies that can deal with cryptocurrency fraud cases quickly and can assist clients in approaching law enforcement and getting their money back sooner without the need to pay lawyers thousands of dollars.

For instance, we can confront the crypto scam directly and can phrase our warning in a way that they will understand that they will pay a huge price for their fraudulent activity. Often, these people will return money to the client quickly to avoid a cryptocurrency money laundering case and having to pay the penalty.  

However, it is better if this warning comes from MyChargeBack than an individual because we can indicate that we are on their trail and they are likely to get caught. Our experts also coordinate with law enforcement and regulators and have the experience to leverage their services to deal with a cryptocurrency fraud case and compel wrongdoers to return money to clients. 

If the other party does not cooperate, we can ask law enforcement to pursue the case with our crypto intelligence reports, which often document that the suspect is a repeat offender and is the subject of many complaints. We can work together with authorities to win cryptocurrency fraud cases and return funds for clients. 

Why MyChargeBack Is the Best Choice for Cryptocurrency Fraud Cases 

Our expertise, technological sophistication, and proprietary database help us win cryptocurrency fraud cases in our clients’ favor.  Over 450 different law enforcement agencies in more than 50 countries have been able to pursue cases based on the evidence that MyChargeBack has uncovered for its cryptocurrency clients.

The reports we provide may not be used in any court of law. Their contents are for information purposes only. All information is owned by Cactil LLC. Reports may not be shared with any outside party without our express written permission.

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