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U.S. Court Seizes Domains Linked to Cryptocurrency “Pig Butchering” Schemes

US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia Today we announced the seizure of seven domain names used in cryptocurrency fraud schemes. (opens in new tab).

Seven (disguised) domain names masquerading as the official website of the Singapore International Currency Exchange were aimed at victims of the so-called “slaughter of pigs” strategy. Slaughtering pigs in this sense means that the scammers used social engineering to build a relationship with the victim. Scammers pose as prospective lovers through dating apps, new social girlfriend media friends, or simply happy acquaintances obtained through the wrong mobile number.

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