Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity: Season 10 | Episode 3 airs September 13, 2018

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Lynndel “Lynn” Edgington, Founder/President, Eagle Research Associates, Inc. | Author: Robbing You With A Keyboard Instead Of A Gun – Cyber Crime How They Do It

What You Need to Know About The Rise of Cryptocurrency Ponzi Schemes

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Virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, have recently become popular and are intended to serve as a type of money. They may be traded on online exchanges for conventional currencies, including the U.S. Dollar, or used to purchase goods or services, usually online.

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) is concerned that the rising use of virtual currencies in the global marketplace may entice fraudsters to lure investors into Ponzi and other schemes in which these currencies are used to facilitate fraudulent, or simply fabricated, investments or transactions. The fraud may also involve an unregistered offering or trading platform. These schemes often promise high returns for getting in on the ground floor of a growing Internet phenomenon.

Fraudsters may also be attracted to using virtual currencies to perpetrate their frauds because transactions in virtual currencies supposedly have greater privacy benefits and less regulatory oversight than transactions in conventional currencies. Any investment in securities in the United States remains subject to the jurisdiction of the SEC regardless of whether the investment is made in U.S. Dollars or a virtual currency. 

This week our guest will be Lynn Edgington, Founder/President of Eagle Research Associates, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Southern California. He is also the author of, “Robbing You with a Keyboard Instead Of A Gun – Cyber Crime How They Do It.”

Lynn works with law enforcement around the globe to assist in cyber-crime investigations involving crypto-currencies and cyber-financial fraud. During this show, we will share with the public key elements to watch out for so you don’t become a victim of cyber-crime. We will discuss the phenomena of bitcoin and the dangers associated with investing in cyber-currencies. We will look at multi-level marketing and ponzi schemes and how unsuspecting corporations and individuals have been victimized. We will look at how organized crime groups use cyber-fraud to launder money.

Join us Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. PST on VOICE AMERICA – Variety Channel as we explore crypto-currencies, money laundering and ponzi schemes.


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