The Crypto Scam Epidemic: Uncovering the Manila Scam Factory and Romantic Scams
The Manila Crypto Scam Factory: A Large-Scale Crypto Scam Organization Busted
Scams are unfortunately not uncommon in the crypto world, but it is seldom that a large-scale crypto scam organization is busted. However, last week in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, more than a thousand people who were forced to defraud others online were rescued by authorities. Twelve people, including seven Chinese, four Indonesians, and one Malaysian, were arrested. This was announced by local media.
The victims were lured to the Philippines by the perpetrators with the promise of work, free airline tickets, and accommodation. Once they arrived, their passports were taken away, and they were forced to run crypto scams on the internet for up to 18 hours a day. They were not allowed to communicate with their peers. The rogue organization trained the victims to trap unsuspecting people. Through fake romantic relationships, they manipulated victims into transferring money and cryptocurrency. People in America and Europe, in particular, have been targeted by these practices.
This kind of crypto scam is not new. The internet is rife with scams, and it is often older and more vulnerable people who are the target of such schemes. Scammers promise a bright future that includes buying a car, buying a house, investing together, or doing business. People who are not aware of the risks on the internet are often easy to deceive with such stories. Do you have vulnerable individuals in your environment who are active on the internet? Try to inform them about the risks they may face. Such crypto scams are also not uncommon in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Romantic Crypto Scams
There are countless examples of crypto scams, especially ‘romantic scams,’ which have become increasingly popular lately. For instance, a British senior recently lost nearly two hundred thousand euros because of such a scam. The woman had established contact with a man who claimed to be a doctor in the US army through a dating website. However, it turned out that the man was a scammer. Still, by the time she discovered the truth, it was too late. The woman had already transferred almost $200,000 via bitcoin (BTC) ATMs.
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Unfortunately, such events happen too often, and it is challenging for authorities to prevent them. It is essential to be careful when dealing with strangers on the internet. The best course of action is to verify the information you receive before taking any action. You can also report any suspicious activities to relevant authorities.
The Manila scam factory and romantic crypto scams are but a drop in the ocean of countless scams present on the internet. This underscores the importance of being careful and vigilant when dealing with strangers on the internet. Avoid interacting with people you do not know and verify information before taking any action. You can also report any suspicious activities to relevant authorities. The crypto world is vast, and it is crucial to be well-informed and educated about potential risks.