FBI Launches Questionnaire for BitConnect Victims

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has called out to victims of BitConnect, setting up a questionnaire for people affected by the crypto lending scheme that went bust in January 2018. The agency said the information collected would help in federal cases against what turned out to be a Ponzi scheme. In late 2018, all existing cases that targeted BitConnect were consolidated in a class action lawsuit spearheaded by Silver Miller. However, the involvement of the FBI could signal the first criminal investigation against the project. The questionnaire also explores the way BitConnect messages spread, with YouTube singled out as one of the most powerful channels for outreach. Additionally, BitConnect aggressively sold its coins through a referral marketing scheme, as well as in-person agent sales. The system was active in multiple Asian countries but also in the USA. So far, Silver Miller has outlined the chief risks that made…

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