British police said that as a result of fraudulent acts associated with cryptocurrencies, the loss amounted to about 2 million pounds (2.5 million dollars).
In a statement to the police statistics, prepared by the National centre for combating fraud and cybercrime, according to which only in June and July of fraud victims lost $ 2.5 million. The average loss was about 10 thousand pounds (12 thousand 700 U.S. dollars) per person. Director of the Department for the fight against fraud Pauline Smith commented on this:
For anyone who is investing or thinking of investing in cryptocurrencies is extremely important to carefully research the company they plan to invest. Statistics show that the crooks are using this market, offering investment in cryptocurrencies in combination with a variety of fraudulent schemes.
Typically, scammers promise a quick buck on the trading and mining. But once the victim makes the initial payment, the scammers convince them to invest more to get more profit.
In order to combat fraudulent activities associated with cryptocurrencies, Academy of economic crime city of London (ECA) has developed a one day course “Cryptocurrencies for Investigators” to teach officers the basics of cryptography and to give basic knowledge in the field of cryptocurrency.