Virtual currency exchanges have warned them to be careful of fraud, such as impersonating exchanges.
Upbit, a virtual currency exchange, today (26th) released nine types of listed fraud, including these, based on cases received on its listing fraud reporting channel.
According to Upbeat, 폰테크 a total of 61 fraud cases have been received since December last year when the listing fraud reporting channel was opened.
More than 80% of the reports were fraudulently listed information and were disconnected after attracting investment.
The remaining 20% were 'request for listing and listing fees impersonating upbeat employees' and 'information leakage before the listing project'.
Upbeat explained that it is especially common to receive investments in personal accounts and cause damage by multi-level sales, saying that the current virtual currency is inflated on the listed exchange or listed on Upbeat.
“Upbits only accept listings on its official website and do not receive listing fees,” said an upbeat official. “We only notify them of the upbit announcement if the listing is confirmed.”
"There is no coin issued by Upbeat," he said. "If you have a message that corresponds to the type of fraud, it is very likely to be a fraud, so investors need to pay attention."
The exchange has blocked the crisis that customers were scammed and almost blew bitcoin.
According to the virtual currency exchange Kobit, Mr. A joined Kobit in March this year and steadily bought 70 million won worth of bit coin over a month. In particular, we moved bitcoin to another place right after the purchase.
Mr. A usually moved a bitcoin worth 1 million won at a time, and one day, a Kobit review team, which found that they were trying to transfer a bitcoin worth 27 million won at once, demanded that Mr. A first stop the transfer and call for a deposit.
According to Kobit, the site where Mr. A was trying to transfer bitcoin was a site impersonating Gemini, one of the leading US virtual currency exchanges.
Cobbit immediately informed Mr. A of this fact and advised him to retrieve bitcoin from this site as soon as possible.
Mr. A has not recovered the bit coin worth 20 million won already handed over to the site, but he was able to keep the remaining 50 million won worth of bit coin.
“Mr. A received the address of the phishing website from a Japanese friend he learned from his overseas trip, saying it was run by his sister,” said Kobit. “I sent a bitcoin worth 1 million won for the test, and it was 400,000 won in profits and I kept sending bitcoin.”
Last month, Kobit also prevented the loss of voice phishing (telecom financial fraud) of the entire amount of virtual currency worth 40 million won held by a customer