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Detail Analysis

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Date:

Status:

Count:

Contributor:

September 10, 2017

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Verified

1

zerofriction.io

Loss Amount:

143,000,000

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Recovered Amount:

-

Currency:

Dollars, BTC

KYC By:

Audit By:

None

None

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Website:

No data

Twitter:

No data

Discord:

No data

Telegram:

No data

Medium:

No data

Github:

No data

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Key Indicators

Platform:

Type:

Category:

Method:

Bitcoin

Protocol

Scams

Extended Method:

fraudulent investment

Data Sources:

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On June 18,2019, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced it had initiated a civil enforcement action against a now-defunct cryptocurrency trading and investment company for misappropriating $147 million worth of Bitcoin. The Complaint charges the defendants—Control-Finance Limited and its principal, Benjamin Reynolds—with exploiting public enthusiasm for crypto assets by fraudulently obtaining and misappropriating at least 22,858.822 Bitcoin from more than 1,000 customers through a classic (HYIP) Ponzi scheme called the Control-Finance Affiliate Program. Between May 2017 and October 2017, Reynolds used a public website, various social media accounts, and email communications to solicit at least 22,190.542 bitcoin, valued at approximately $143 million at the time, from more than 1,000 customers worldwide, including at least 169 individuals residing in the U.S.

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