Indians visited crypto scam websites nearly 10 million times last year, according to blockchain data analytics firm Chainalysis. The top crypto scam sites alone were visited 4.6 million times by Indian users.
Millions of Indians Visit Crypto Scam Sites
Indians visited scam crypto websites in droves over the past years, according to data from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis.
The firm found that Indians visited cryptocurrency scam websites 9.6 million times last year. In 2020, the figure was much higher. Crypto scam websites were visited 17.8 million times by Indian users.
The top cryptocurrency scam websites visited the most by Indians over the past year, according to Chainalysis, were coinpayu.com, adbtc.top, hackertyper.net, dualmine.com, and coingain.app. The top five crypto scam sites alone received 4.6 million visits from India last year.
Indian authorities have been working on several cryptocurrency scam cases. Earlier this month, the country’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) seized assets worth about $5 million in an alleged cryptocurrency scam involving Morris Coin.
Cryptocurrency scams are among the top priorities for regulators worldwide. The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently released its “annual list of top investor threats,” putting crypto scams on top of the list. Furthermore, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently warned consumers about scams involving cryptocurrency ATMs.
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A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in Bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.
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