Indian police in the state of Maharashtra have arrested a man on charges of cheating 1,441 investors in a fake cryptocurrency scam, according to a local media report.
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- The scam may be in excess of 2.5 billion rupees (US$31.2 million) and is spread across India, the report said.
- So far, 24 investors who have collectively lost about US$55,085 have come forward, the report said.
- “Magic 3x” and “SMP” are the two crypto names that the accused was using to dupe investors, according to the report.
- The man was arrested in Thane, a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
- The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Thane police, which tackles economic and financial offenses, had arrested the man, according to the report.
- India is also investigating at least 10 cryptocurrency exchanges in the country for allegedly laundering more than 10 billion rupees (US$125 million).
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