January 28, 2022 In ​​, -anyos

Alexis Skyy Says Woman Who Alleges She Was Scammed Has Refused Refund Three Times

A woman named Jumeika Davis alleges Alexis Skyy scammed her out of $1,150 for a stay at Alexis’ former recovery house used to assist women recovering from plastic surgery. Davis took the issue to social media, first making a TikTok explaining that she paid for a premium suite that would allow her to bring someone…

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January 28, 2022 In ​​,  HSE

Crypto leads to massive surge in online scams

Bogus cryptocurrency investments led to an unprecedented increase in online scams last year, according to new data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Why it matters: Cryptocurrency is an easy target because while it’s surging in popularity, there’s still a lot of confusion about how it works.This is especially true among younger people who are…

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January 28, 2022 In ​​,  HSE

Ex-Valve economist says play-to-earn could be “the apotheosis of misanthropy”

Yanis Varoufakis talks NFTs, “a digital fiefdom in which Zuckerberg dreams of being the techno-lord”, and more Mostly, I want people to shut up about NFTs and cryptocurrency and the metaverse and play-to-earn games. Maybe if we turn away and pretend they’re not there, it’ll all burn out when scammers grow tired of being scammed…

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January 28, 2022 In ​​,  HSE

Chainalysis report reveals $8.6 billion in crypto laundered in 2021, more than 2020

Crypto crime can be a controversial subject, as the often unregulated nature of the asset makes it easy to accuse investors and entrepreneurs of money laundering – while missing out on real scammers and criminals. That said, Chainalysis’ new report shines a light on crypto crime trends in 2021, revealing a number of surprises. Scrubbing out…

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January 28, 2022 In ​​,  HSE

Online romance scams flourished during the pandemic

Crooked Casanovas used online dating scams to steal an estimated $500 million from lonely victims last year, according to a new analysis of government fraud data by Atlas VPN, an internet security provider.Why it matters: The isolation of the lingering pandemic provided cover to fraudulent suitors who had an excuse for not meeting up in…

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