April 23, 2024

Cryptoinvestors are being deceived in Telegram

Telegram is deceiving crypto investors

Fraudsters create fake channels on Telegram and make money from their subscribers. Victims of one of thesechannels created a group chat and counted at least $ 500,000 in damage.

According to RBC-Crypto, the scammers were trading in cryptoTelegram channel on behalf of a famous TV presenter. In the channel they published “reports on successful transactions” and encouraged them to trust them to manage their money in order to receive 300-400% profit per week. 

After receiving the funds, the scammers stopped communicating with the victim and blocked her. Nobody received their money back. And after a while, a new collection of money began in the public according to the same scenario.

More than 100 investors lost their money.The deceived users created a separate chat where they are preparing to file a class action lawsuit, collecting screenshots of their correspondence and transactions. According to their calculations, the author of the channel received more than $500 thousand fraudulently. 

There are also VIP groups on Telegram that createimage of successful traders who are ready to share their strategy with subscribers. Users are prompted to pay for signals and “valuable” financial recommendations, which are often useless.

Lawyers note that it is almost impossible to guarantee the return of funds under such fraudulent schemes. Today, law enforcement officers do not have a method for tracking cryptocurrency transactions. 

Experts advise to take screenshots of all correspondence at such transactions at once, until fraudsters delete it. Verify her and the fact of sending funds to a notary, and write a statement to the police.

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