About thirty investors in India have been allegedly duped of US$54,653 through a crypto cloud mining app, local media reported.  

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  • Investors from Solapur city in India’s Maharashtra state were allegedly duped by fraudsters who lured them to download the CCH Cloud Miner app and put in money for hefty returns, the report said, citing an unidentified police official.  
  • Cloud mining is the process of mining a cryptocurrency using cloud computing on rent, without the need to install the hardware and related software. 
  • Last month, Indian police in the state of Maharashtra arrested a man for cheating 1,441 investors in a cryptocurrency scam of US$31 million.

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