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Hey guys, Story short, I met a guy on a dating app, we started talking, he wanted to meet me, saying he was really rich and wanted to help me financially. We were going to meet in a few days and then asked if I could help him invest in his bitcoin account because it was on the rise, I knew nothing about bitcoin and there was a machine right next to my house so I said a sure thing. He sent me two 1000$ checks to deposit into my bank, I took 1600 out to transfer into his bitcoin account and I kept 400$. Two days later he wanted me to do it again I said no and I sent him his money (my money truly) back to him, never thinking it was a scam. So it was a scam, my bank froze my debit and credit card and they are conducting an investigation. I had no idea this was a scam, never even crossed my mind until I saw my bank card was frozen. The bank already took 2000$ from my account. The two checks he sent me were void, so he stole 2000$ from me. Please save your "dude your dumb" I already know. I want to know if I'm in trouble, I was scammed, I'm the victim, is there any way the bank could go after me? I'm waiting to hear back from the investigators, but it's been 2 weeks already. I can take money out of my account if I show ID at my bank. PS: I live in Canada
Despite the dozens of benefits that Bitcoins and the Blockchain Technology have to offer compared to the traditional banking system, there is a risk that Bitcoins can be used for money laundering. This is because Bitcoins are not linked to a person’s identity and only depend on the private key connected to the Bitcoin account. “Bitcoin is mainly used for money laundering” In 2018, the Bitcoin network settled over $400 Billion in value. That is 160 times larger than the total amount of Bitcoin laundered to date and shows that money laundering constitutes a negligible fraction of the Bitcoin economy. “Bitcoin laundering cannot be prevented” Last week, a set of documents known as the FinCEN files were released, detailing how some of the biggest Criminals could use “Exclusive mining” to pass off their money laundering as Bitcoin mining income. By Robert Stevens. 3 min read. Sep 6, 2020 Sep 7, 2020. Bitcoin. Bitcoin is often used to launder money. Shutterstock. In brief. Exclusive mining could be used to launder Bitcoin. In your opinion, why is money laundering particularly harmful to our economy? CZ: ... the genesis block of Bitcoin contained a footnote addressing the bailouts of banks in 2008 and 2009 [“The ...
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