Crypto scam victims lose more than $1 billion since 2021 – FTC

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(Reuters) – More than 46,000 people reported losing over $1 billion in cryptocurrency scams since the start of 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said in a report on Friday. Nearly half the people who reported losing digital currencies in a scam said it started with an ad, post or a message on a social media platform, according to the FTC. ( The craze for cryptocurrencies was at a fever pitch last year with bitcoin hitting a record high of $69,000 in November. Reports point to social media and crypto as a combustible combination for fraud, the agency said, adding t…

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