Pump-and-dump schemes: These schemes involve artificially inflating the price of a cryptocurrency through false or misleading information. Once the price has been inflated, the scammers sell their coins and take the profits, leaving other investors holding the bag.
Phishing scams : These scams involve sending emails or text messages that appear to be from a legitimate source, such as a cryptocurrency exchange or wallet provider. The emails or text messages will often contain a link that, when clicked, will take the victim to a fake website that looks like the real website. Once the victim enters their login information on the fake website, the scammers can steal their cryptocurrency.
Cold wallet hacks: Cold wallets are devices that store cryptocurrency offline. They are considered to be more secure than hot wallets, which are online wallets. However, cold wallets can still be hacked, especially if they are not properly secured.
Ponzi schemes: These schemes promise high returns with little or no risk. Investors are often lured in by promises of easy money, but the schemes eventually collapse, leaving investors with nothing.
Social engineering attacks: These attacks involve tricking victims into giving up their personal information or cryptocurrency. For example, a scammer might pose as a customer support representative for a cryptocurrency exchange and ask the victim for their login information.
Fake ICOs: These are initial coin offerings that are not legitimate. They may promise high returns or exclusive access to a new cryptocurrency, but they are actually just a way for the promoters to steal money from investors.
Malware attacks: These attacks involve installing malware on a victim's computer that can steal their cryptocurrency. The malware can be installed through a variety of ways, such as clicking on a malicious link, opening an infected attachment, or downloading a file from an untrusted source.
Financial institutions processing unauthorized or suspicious transactions