This scam hit thousands of investors in Austria and abroad, which resulted in millions of dollars in losses.
Prosecutors in Vienna are receiving hundreds of complaints about a scheme known as “Optioment”. This scheme promised investors returns of up to four percent per week on bitcoin deposits through arbitrage trading. Investors from Poland, Germany, and several other Eastern European countries have potentially incurred losses of up to 12,000 bitcoin.
According to police, they identified two people who are accused of fraud in the complaints and are going to find others abroad. The officials asked Interpol to investigate additional suspects in Denmark, Latvia, and Germany. However, no arrests have been made.