US Department of Justice Seizes $9 Million in Tether’s USDT Linked to Illegal Activities

US Department of Justice Seizes $9 Million in Tether's USDT Linked to Illegal Activities

Tether (USDT) Tokens Valued at $9M Confiscated by United States Department of Justice

If you’re in the cryptocurrency world, you need to be vigilant against romance schemes, as the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) recently confiscated $9 Million worth of Tether (USDT) (USDT) tokens from a criminal organization that used these scams to target over 70 victims. The “pig butchering” scam involves forming a romantic relationship with a target and then convincing them to invest in fraudulent platforms, often cryptocurrency exchanges or protocols, leaving victims unable to withdraw their funds. The DoJ is committed to tackling illicit activities in the cryptocurrency space and had  stated that law enforcement will continue to develop expertise to follow the money and return it to victims.

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Tether-Backed Seizure and Collaboration

The DoJ acknowledged Tether’s participation in the investigation, as the digital payment giant facilitated the transfer of the stolen assets. Tether (USDT) had previously frozen $225 Million worth of its stablecoin in a joint investigation with the DoJ and cryptocurrency exchange OKX. In addition, Tether (USDT) is involved in a London court battle over a $1 Billion deposit into a subsidiary of Britannia Financial Group and has announced intends to invest $500 Million in becoming a Bitcoin (BTC) miner by 2024.

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Hot Take: The Importance of Anti- Cryptocurrency Scam Vigilance

Cryptocurrency investors must remain vigilant against fraudulent schemes like the “pig butchering” scam, as seen in the recent seizure of $9 Million worth of Tether (USDT) tokens. The collaboration between Tether (USDT) and law enforcement outlines the growing commitment to combating illicit activities in the cryptocurrency space. As the cryptocurrency landscape evolves, it’s critical to stay notified and cautious to protect your assets from sliding victim to such scams.

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