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Delhi Woman Victim of Bitcoin Wallet Theft


Indian police are reportedly conducting an investigation in Delhi, capital city of the country in connection with certain theft of bitcoin in which scammers hacked the wallet of a woman for snatching 6.5 bitcoins equivalent of about $54,000 at current prices.


Media in Delhi reports that CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) the national intelligence and law enforcement organization of the country is investigating a bitcoin theft allegedly from a person's wallet. The probe under the orchestration of the economic offences wing of CBI will determine the veracity of the victimized person's claim about parting from slightly less than 7 bitcoins during 2017.


According to the victim, during February 2017, at first she made a 0.4 BTC investment into one unnamed company which pledged a 12% monthly dividend from money invested into seminars at 5-star hotels. The dividends began getting deposited into her bank A/C and she got encouraged to invest even more. Delhi Police's cyber cell is investigating the matter.


In the meantime, during May, she made more investment of the BTC crypto-currency when a mutual fund she held reached its maturity. The woman reportedly stated that she put her entire saving amount into the said business as investment together with her family members and friends. The proprietors of the business promised her 12% returns every month. However, past August, the company began paying the returns in some other digital currency that she summarily protested along with other investors. Suspecting the company was into a fraud, the woman demanded the return of her funds. Moneycontrol.com posted this, March 21, 2018.


Subsequently, to start the refund, the business firm, during October 2017, told the woman to give her e-mail username and password. She, unwittingly, gave the credentials.


As with many other nations worldwide, India has been witness to escalating enthusiasm in crypto-currencies during recent years. As forecasted, with decentralized crypto-currencies increasingly gaining mainstream prominence, there have arisen many crypto-frauds inside the nation. Unfortunately, at present the industry has no regulation whatsoever.


Instances of scam associated with BTCs are getting increasingly recurrent. And taking advantage of crypto-currencies' growing popularity, certain scammers have started to run fraudulent set-ups too.

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