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Crime

The On-chain Footprint of Southeast Asia’s ‘Pig Butchering’ Compounds: Human Trafficking, Ransoms, and Hundreds of Millions Scammed

Romance scams, also known as “pig butchering scams” for the way bad actors say they “fatten up” their victims to…

Public Key Podcast

Stopping Pig Butchering and Crypto Scam Epidemic Podcast Ep. 93

Episode 93 of the Public Key podcast is here! Investment schemes, pig butchering and romance scams are plaguing the crypto…

Crime

2024 Crypto Crime Trends: Illicit Activity Down as Scamming and Stolen Funds Fall, But Ransomware and Darknet Markets See Growth

2023 was a year of recovery for cryptocurrency, as the industry rebounded from the scandals, blowups, and price declines of…

Crime

Targeted Approval Phishing Scams See Explosive Growth Over Last Two Years, With At Least $374 Million Suspected Stolen in 2023

Approval phishing is a scamming tactic that has existed for many years. But whereas approval phishing scammers have historically targeted…

Public Key Podcast

Investigating the World of Pig Butchering And Crypto Scams: Podcast Ep. 72

Episode 72 of the Public Key podcast is here! We’ve all received that random text message, that seems like a…

Crime

Inside the iSpoof Blockchain Investigation: This Fraud Tool Helped Scammers Steal Over £100 Million

On May 19, 2023, Tejay Fletcher, the administrator behind the fraud-enabling website iSpoof, was sentenced to more than 13 years…

Public Key Podcast

How Law Enforcement is Combating Pig Butchering Crypto Scams: Podcast Ep. 45

Episode 45 of the Public Key podcast is here! In this episode, we go coast to coast to talk to…

Crime

Crypto Scam Revenue Dropped 46% in 2022, While Blockchain Analysis Finds Links Between What Appear to be Distinct Scams

While scams remain the largest form of cryptocurrency-based crime (that is, if we ignore transactions associated with OFAC-sanctioned entities, which…

Crime

Ethereum Merge Scams: How Scammers Took Advantage of The Ethereum Merge to Make Millions

We’re now six weeks past the Merge, as Ethereum underwent its switch from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS) on September…

Public Key Podcast

[CHAINALYSIS PODCAST EPISODE 19] Pig Butchering Crypto Scam: Crypto’s Emerging Human Trafficking And Romance Scam Industry

Episode 19 of Public Key, the Chainalysis podcast, is here! In this episode, we talk with Vice World News’ Southeast…

Crime

The Biggest Threat to Trust in Cryptocurrency: Rug Pulls Put 2021 Cryptocurrency Scam Revenue Close to All-time Highs

This blog is a preview of our 2022 Crypto Crime Report. Sign up here to download your copy now! Scams were once…

Company News

Eastern Europe’s Crypto Crime Landscape: Scams Dominate, Plus Significant Ransomware Activity

This blog is a preview of our 2021 Geography of Cryptocurrency report. Sign up here to download the whole thing!…

Chainalysis in Action

Chainalysis in Action: OFAC Sanctions Russian Cryptocurrency OTC Suex that Received Over $160 million from Ransomware Attackers, Scammers, and Darknet Markets

Want to learn more about the sanctions against Suex and what this means for the larger fight against ransomware? Watch…

Crime

Covid-19 Has Wiped Out 33% of Cryptocurrency Scammers’ Revenue, But That’s Not the Whole Story

Media outlets and governments around the world have warned of scammers taking advantage of the Covid-19 crisis. It’s a worrisome…

Crime

PlusToken Scammers Didn’t Just Steal $2+ Billion Worth of Cryptocurrency. They May Also Be Driving Down the Price of Bitcoin. [UPDATED 3/12/2020]

This blog is an excerpt from the Chainalysis 2020 Crypto Crime Report. Click here to download the full document! Scams…