Crypto Scam Digest – October 14, 2022

Scam Victim Withdraws BTC, Gets Toilet Paper

A Pennsylvania man received a briefcase which supposedly held cash from his crypto profits, but it turned out to contain toilet paper. And he paid an extra $9K for the code to open the briefcase. PA Homepage

WhatsApp Scam Impersonating Scary Spice

A scammer sent WhatsApp messages to stars and friends of Mel B (aka Scary Spice) asking for crypto donations to “help African children dying of thirst”. Yahoo!

Binance Hacked for Two Million BNB

An exploit of weaknesses in cross-chain bridges allowed a scammer to steal 2M Binance Coin worth about $580M. Yahoo!

French Police Charge Bored Ape NFT Thieves

Bored Ape NFT owners fell for a phishing scam that claimed it would animate the valuable NFTs. $2.5M in NFTs were stolen in all. Decrypt

Indian Police Target Scam Cloud Mining App

31 people fell victim to scam cloud mining app “CCH Cloud Miner” and police have filed a case against 3 of the scammers involved. Inc42

“Pig Butchering” Scams Increasing on Tinder

Scammers are using Tinder to meet victims, then dating them for weeks in order to set them up for a crypto theft. NY Post

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