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IMA Webinar Broadcast: FBI Quarterly – The Dark Side of Virtual Currency

November 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am PST

Virtual currencies are virtually everywhere. While not inherently dangerous, as virtual currencies continue to become more globally accepted, so do opportunities for nefarious actors to exploit them for “dark” purposes. Attendees will be provided details about the global landscape of virtual currencies, be able to understand emerging threats, learn about specific scams utilizing virtual currency space, and how to avoid being duped. FBI Intelligence Analysts will provide background and briefings on the following topics:

Digital Currency Evolution:
o Medium to long-term threats
o Financial crimes implications
o Policy and legislative changes
o Advances in investigations and enforcement
Pig Butchering Scams:
o How you can be a target through social media and dating apps
o How human trafficking is involved
o Exploitation of smart contracts to wipe victim’s crypto wallets
o Development of video games to facilitate the scam
Fake crypto coins or NFT
o Enticing investors using manipulation techniques
o Exploiting investors through pop culture and intellectual property
o When the “rug pull” takes places, leaving investors with a valueless coin

Speakers are a selection of FBI SA and IA having specialized case experience in Internet Crimes Against Children.

Who Can Attend:
Open to anyone.