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Cryptocurrency scam estimated at 4 million euros, investigation opened in Paris

2022-08-01T10:17:44.034Z

“Crypto Gouv” provided investment advice to its community and promised a large reward. Nearly 300 casualties



The investigation was opened in mid-July.

According to information from France Inter, the Paris prosecutor's office has entrusted the gendarmes of the capital's research section with the task of investigating a cryptocurrency scam estimated at 4 million euros.

About forty complaints have been filed but nearly 300 victims could be affected.

The investigation concerns Crypto Gouv, a Youtubeur whose true identity is not known.

In a few months, he managed to gather a community of 4,000 people with whom he shared advice on investing in cryptocurrency.

He reveals the scam in a video

Gradually, relates France Inter, the Youtubeur offers Internet users to come together to invest together with the promise of significant compensation.

Investors have placed a hundred euros, others several tens of thousands of euros

, specifies Jérémy Asta-Vola, who represents victims.

In a very short time, many investment groups and projects have been set up by Crypto Gov.

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Internet users began to smell the scam and created a mutual aid discussion group between potential victims on the Discord network.

On July 9, the youtuber bowed out with a new video, exposing his scam and announcing that he was leaving with the money raised.

In this latest video, he reveals his trick in detail, and even specifies the penalty of five years in prison.

“There is a mass public who is interested in these practices, deplores Me Asta-Vola, quoted by France Inter.

Inevitably, some malicious people see it as an opportunity.

This type of scam is on the increase”

Source: leparis

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