The warning from both CICPC and Sunacrip stems from various scams that occurred in the country, especially a recent one involving Binance.
Sunacrip, the control body of cryptocurrencies of the Venezuelan State, and the Intelligence Police (CICPC) issued a warning on social media for the general population about cryptocurrency scams.
Here you can see the warning in the account of Instagram from the police:
“We inform the community that they are not victims of scams through the homeland system with false managers who only seek their own profit.
Refrain from giving up your username and password so that other people can carry out their movements.
In alliance with @sunacripve, we invite all those who handle cryptoAssets to make their movements through exchanges authorized by @sunacripve “
The cryptocurrency regulator, Sunacrip, and the Venezuelan intelligence police advise users to take a series of basic steps to avoid falling victim to cryptocurrency scams.
The intelligence police recommended that users move all their crypto assets through exchanges approved by Sunacrip to ensure your safety when conducting these transactions. He also told users to manage their accounts themselves and avoid giving their passwords to third parties who manage accounts.
The case that led to the campaign
According to the media, this is likely the response to a large cryptocurrency scam that occurred last week, when a man allegedly faked his kidnappings and stole more than a million dollars from his clients.
According to reports from Douglas Rico, head of the CICPC, Andrés Jesús Dos Santos Hernández simulated a kidnapping where his captors allegedly forced him to enter the platform Binance and make transfers to different digital wallets, depleting all the crypto assets of your clients.
Dos Santos is now on the run from national authorities and faces charges of money laundering and fraud.
This is how Rico tells it on Instagram: “REQUESTED. Wanted for Money Laundering and Scam to Andrés Jesús Dos Santos Hernández (23), who affected the economic assets of the victims for being a financial operator of the virtual currency Bitcoin, for approximately the sum of one million one hundred fifty thousand US dollars (1,150 $ .000), by simulating a kidnapping where his captors allegedly forced him to enter the Binance platform and make transfers to different digital wallets, depleting all of the crypto assets in question ”.
Coincidentally, the warning of the Venezuelan authorities coincides with that made by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, which also asks cryptocurrency users to be aware of those who scam with them.
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