As on Feb 20, 2019, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking for ‘potential victims’ of scammed Bitcoin scheme ‘Bitconnect coin’. The announcement was made on FBI’s official website, entitled ‘Seeking Potential Victims in Bitconnect Investigations’. It means that ‘if you were indulged with ‘Bitconnect Coin or BCC’ in past, FBI regulators are in search for you.
FBI looking for victims of the Bitconnect Ponzi Scheme
Well, to hark back, Bitconnect or BCC was a Ponzi scheme on bitcoin, started in Nov 2016 and collapsed in early 2018. Essentially, the closure of BCC came into the picture after US state-level securities regulators sent out the warning to all its investors, notifying the scam scheme BCC is involving. To that time, investors were just empty handed – nearly ‘nothing’ in their wallets’.
As of yesterday, the Feb 20, FBI calls out ‘true victims’ of so-called BCC token to fill a quick questionnaire. This is because the investors involved in Ponzi schemes are quite difficult to identify, hence regulators conducting a brief review that would help the FBI take the process further.
So readers, if anyone of you is the ‘victim of BCC token’ you can fill this form’ – ‘Seeking Victims in Bitconnect Investigation‘
As mentioned by FBI, potential victims, upon respond would be contacted by FBI team for additional information.
If you invested in Bitconnect, please complete a brief questionnaire at https://www.fbi.gov/resources/victim-services/seeking-victim-information/seeking-victims-in-bitconnect-investigation . Your responses are voluntary and would be useful in the federal assessment of this matter and to identify you as a BCC investor and/or potential victim. Based on the responses provided, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information.
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