The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in an interview with the Netherlands site Paypers listed signs of a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) scheme.
They include inaccurate information about the professional experience of project managers, overly aggressive marketing of the ICO, and unrealistic promises of future token profitability.
In order not to become a scam project investor, the FBI advises checking that the ICO has a registration and which laws apply to the sale of tokens in the licensing jurisdiction. To check the status of registration of organizations, you can use the BrokerCheck system of the Financial Institutions Regulatory Agency (FINRA).
In addition, the FBI said that late registration of cryptocurrency exchanges and cryptomattes is also considered a violation of US federal laws.