Virtu Financials Targeted in Crypto Scams

Tuesday, 11/01/2022 | 08:37 GMT by Arnab Shome
  • Fraudsters are imitating Virtu representatives to trap victims.
  • The company has notified authorities about such rampant crypto scams.
Virtu Financial

Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT), which is an electronic market maker, issued a public warning on Monday, alarming against cryptocurrency scams that are fraudulently claiming to be Virtu affiliates.

These scammers are imitating Virtue representatives and making fraudulent offers, thus attempting to trap them into cryptocurrency scams.

“Please note that Virtu and its subsidiaries do not open accounts for individual investors to trade cryptocurrencies , securities, futures or commodities and do not accept money from individual investors in connection with any type of trading account,” Virtu stated in the warning.

“If you have been contacted by any person(s) purporting to be acting on behalf of or in connection with Virtu to trade cryptocurrency, be aware that these individuals are not authorized representatives of Virtu.”

Additionally, the company names a few of these fraudulent entities in the warning, but believes that these are only a few among many other such platforms using the name of Virtu. Some of these fraudulent platforms are www.virtuya.vip, wap.virtuap.vip and cabbagetrix.one.

Approach the Authorities

Moreover, Virtu urged people who were approached by these scammers to directly contact the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or other local equivalent agencies.

“Virtu has notified the appropriate authorities and intends to commence all necessary legal actions to defend itself from any attempt to infringe on Virtu’s copyrights, trademarks and intellectual property,” the company added.

As the popularity of cryptocurrencies is growing, so are the scams. Fraudsters are using tons of tactics from online phishing to scaring with the Covid-19 infection, in order to dupe potential victims for cryptocurrencies.

Meanwhile, agencies around the world have become vigilant and are actively busting such fraudsters.

Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT), which is an electronic market maker, issued a public warning on Monday, alarming against cryptocurrency scams that are fraudulently claiming to be Virtu affiliates.

These scammers are imitating Virtue representatives and making fraudulent offers, thus attempting to trap them into cryptocurrency scams.

“Please note that Virtu and its subsidiaries do not open accounts for individual investors to trade cryptocurrencies , securities, futures or commodities and do not accept money from individual investors in connection with any type of trading account,” Virtu stated in the warning.

“If you have been contacted by any person(s) purporting to be acting on behalf of or in connection with Virtu to trade cryptocurrency, be aware that these individuals are not authorized representatives of Virtu.”

Additionally, the company names a few of these fraudulent entities in the warning, but believes that these are only a few among many other such platforms using the name of Virtu. Some of these fraudulent platforms are www.virtuya.vip, wap.virtuap.vip and cabbagetrix.one.

Approach the Authorities

Moreover, Virtu urged people who were approached by these scammers to directly contact the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or other local equivalent agencies.

“Virtu has notified the appropriate authorities and intends to commence all necessary legal actions to defend itself from any attempt to infringe on Virtu’s copyrights, trademarks and intellectual property,” the company added.

As the popularity of cryptocurrencies is growing, so are the scams. Fraudsters are using tons of tactics from online phishing to scaring with the Covid-19 infection, in order to dupe potential victims for cryptocurrencies.

Meanwhile, agencies around the world have become vigilant and are actively busting such fraudsters.

About the Author: Arnab Shome
Arnab Shome
  • 6404 Articles
  • 81 Followers
About the Author: Arnab Shome
Arnab is an electronics engineer-turned-financial editor. He entered the industry covering the cryptocurrency market for Finance Magnates and later expanded his reach to forex as well. He is passionate about the changing regulatory landscape on financial markets and keenly follows the disruptions in the industry with new-age technologies.
  • 6404 Articles
  • 81 Followers

More from the Author

CryptoCurrency

!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|} !"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}