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British business tycoon Richard Branson spoke out Thursday about the rash of bitcoin scam stories that have used his name to lure victims. “I have written several times warning people about the growing problem of fake stories online linking me to get-rich-quick schemes, fake pages, misleading ads, false endorsements and fake binary trading schemes,” Branson …

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) issued a warning about would-be scammers trying to con people out of their cryptocurrency. Since late last year, scammers have been calling Australians and impersonating the tax office, claiming that the victims owed funds in unpaid taxes, and asking them to pay in bitcoin. So far, more than 50,000 Australian …

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he was the victim of a bitcoin scam. “The blockchain identifies who has bitcoins … that doesn’t mean there can’t be fraud, though. I had seven bitcoins stolen from me through fraud,” he reportedly told the audience at the Economic Times of India’s Global Business Summit. “Somebody bought them from …

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Interpol is seeking suspects on behalf of Austrian authorities who are investigating an alleged bitcoin scam that affected as many as 10,000 investors within the country and abroad, resulting in what could be tens of millions of dollars in losses. According to Bloomberg, the investigation that is underway is focused on a firm called Optioment, which …

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