Di. Jul 16th, 2024

• A fraud victim in Winnipeg, Canada has lost more than $168,000 to a digital currency scam.
• Much of the money has been returned through law enforcement intervention.
• Canada is seeking stricter regulation following the collapse of FTX and its founder’s alleged misuse of customer funds.

Victim Loses Crypto Funds

A fraud victim in Winnipeg, Canada has lost more than $168,000 to a digital currency scam. Without this person’s knowledge, the money they invested wound up getting transferred overseas and converted into Tether, a popular stable asset.

Law Enforcement Intervention

Police discovered this and were able to interfere with future activity and thus return about $155,000 of the stolen funds to the original owner. Constable Dani McKinnon from the public information office in Winnipeg explained that police utilized certain techniques to trace crypto assets as they are moved and sometimes timely tracking can identify opportunities for law enforcement intervention.

FTX Collapse

Canada is eager to end all crypto fraud and implement strict regulatory tactics following the collapse of FTX, arguably one of the biggest embarrassments ever to hit the digital currency arena. Once one of the world’s top digital currency trading enterprises, FTX hit a snag last November when its founder said it was suddenly in need of fast cash due to a liquidity crunch. He sought aid from his rival Binance but nothing came of it before he resigned from his post and entered bankruptcy proceedings due to alleged misuse of customer funds for real estate purchases and loan payoffs for his other company Alameda Research.

Crypto Unregulated

Everyone knows that most of the time when crypto is stolen or taken away from someone, it’s gone for good since cryptocurrency is unregulated with no federal offerings such as FDIC or something similar designed to protect crypto traders from becoming potential fraud victims.


The loss occurred last October but much was recovered through law enforcement intervention which serves as an example that Canada is serious about cracking down on crime related to cryptocurrency by implementing stricter regulations following recent high profile cases like FTX’s collapse.

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