Cryptocurrency Fraudsters Worth Over $22 Million Arrested

UK police are trying to recover more than $22 million in cryptocurrencies stolen from victims in the UK, US, Europe, China, Australia and Hong Kong. They were tricked into investing in online savings and trading services purporting to be built on Binance Smart Chain from Police Statement.

A 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested for fraud and money laundering. Both have been released pending the outcome of the investigation. The Economic Crimes Unit of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said that a total of $9.5 million in stolen Ethereum was recovered on seized USB sticks, with victims hailing from Australia, China, Europe, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and the United States. A few days later, investigators discovered another $12.7 million in an online vault.

The number of scams in the crypto industry is on the rise. According to the US Federal Trade Commission, $82 million was lost to crypto fraud between October 2020 and March 2021, a tenfold increase from the previous year and also stated that As the value of crypto increases, so does fraud.

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