Bitfinex reported on scam clone website

Scammers created a clone website and put it on the top via Google ad to steal users data
20 September 2017   3991

Leading cryptoexchange Bitfinex reported on the fake scam clone-website, that can be used by hackers to collect confidential data. 

Scammers used popular scheme - they made a clone website and pushed it on the top via Google Ads. 

As real Bitfinex states, Google advertising link that appeared on the too leads to fake  Bitfinex site, since it begins with www. (the original exchange site begins with https: //), but also leads to the domain Bitfiniex dot com.

The same scamming method was used by criminals to steal Etherdata users info a while ago.

The good thing is that at the moment of press, scamming website is unavailable. Also, please look at the lower right corner of the screenshot to that the fake website is "copyrighted" by the  bitfiniex dot com.

bitfiniex dot com
bitfiniex dot com 

Also, Google search line looks proper too.

Google search
Google Search

Additionally, we haven't found any reports in official twitter that someone used the wrong website.

SEC to Accuse Veritaseum ICO of Fraud

SEC believes that project's tokensale, thru which it raised $14.8M back in 2017-2018 had a signs of scam and company misled the investors
14 August 2019   410

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued New Yorker  and Veritaseum-related companies that have been caught by the agency in conducting an unregistered ICO with signs of fraud. It is reported by Cointelegraph.

According to documents published on the network, the SEC intends to hold Reggie Middleton accountable and immediately freeze the assets of Veritaseum Inc. and Veritaseum LLC.

The Commission claims that the defendants raised about $ 14.8 million through an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 - early 2018. At the same time, many investors were misled, as the company distorted information about the conditions of the token sale and deliberately hid some significant details.

The American regulator claims that the project still has about $ 8 million of illegally raised funds. According to the SEC, these assets must be frozen immediately.

Amid this news, the Veritaseum (VERI) rate has fallen by 70%. Now the coin is trading near the $ 5 mark, although at the beginning of 2018 its rate was approaching $ 500.

Veritaseum was created as a financial p2p platform, involving the movement of capital without traditional intermediaries. Also, VERI was positioned as a utility token for use in consulting services and access to various research works.

In 2017, Veritaseum blockchain startup fell victim to hackers, having lost $ 8.4 million from ICO investors.