HomeWEB3The FBI Seizes Over $260,000 In NTFs And Crypto

The FBI Seizes Over $260,000 In NTFs And Crypto

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A crypto scammer by the identify of Chase Senecal has been arrested by the FBI after they bought a tip from a crypto rip-off investigator. The crypto sleuth, who goes by the pseudonym ZachXBT, adopted Senecal and his scamming group for months. Ultimately, he managed to hint a number of transactions related to NFT hacks to him.

A forfeiture doc revealed on February 4 by the FBI discloses that the company was in a position to seize 86.5678 ETH price $116,433 on the time. Additionally, they took two high-value NFTs, a BAYC #9658 price $95,495 and a Doodle #3114 price $9,361. In addition, a $41,000 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch.

It’s the Audemars watch that led to Senecal’s downfall after he used the proceeds of his scamming to buy the watch. The tackle he gave out for supply was sadly linked to a number of Discord server assaults. And that’s how he was discovered.

Official FBI Notification

ZachXBT reveals that Senecal, a resident of Brunswick, Maine, used the pseudonym Horror or HZ on-line. In a September tweet, he mentioned: After months and months of monitoring their group it’s good to know one of many principal perpetrators (Chase Senecal) for NFT/crypto phishing assaults has been recognized. Others in his group like Popbob have but to be caught Hopefully in some unspecified time in the future victims will take authorized motion.

The FBI Did Not Credit score The Arrest To ZachXBT

Regardless that the FBI has not credited the arrest to ZachXBT, his detailed account of HZ’s dealings led them to behave. They managed to arrest the scammer and seize the belongings on October 24, 2022. In one other tweet, the crypto sleuth, who describes himself as a rug pull survivor, notes:

That mentioned, ZachXBT hyperlinks Senecal to a number of different hacks, just like the multi-million-dollar crypto scheme that managed to compromise over 600 Discord servers and greater than 12 Twitter accounts.

Crypto rip-off investigators concentrate on uncovering and investigating fraudulent actions associated to cryptocurrencies. Folks like ZachXBT use varied strategies resembling analyzing transactional knowledge, monitoring on-line boards, and gathering intelligence to guard the general public from monetary losses and maintain the perpetrators accountable.



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