- Virtual lover turned out to be a scammer
- He swindled money from a gullible lady
- And then converted to crypto via Binance
IN THE USA over litigation between Devya Gadasalli and several crypto companies. Last year, an American woman filed lawsuits against Binance and Poloniex, accusing them of aiding scammers.
History is as old as the world. Gadasalli met a man on Tinder and started a virtual romance. The new fan turned out to be generous with promises. He promised her not only romance, but also financial well-being. After a couple of months of correspondence, the hero-lover persuaded Devya to transfer $ 8 million for “profitable investments.”
Over time, Gadasally realized that she would not wait for either love or money. She sued TD Bank and Abacus Federal Savings Bank, through which she transferred money. The banks found out that the fraudster transferred the funds to Binance and Poloniex and converted them into cryptocurrency.
The case was heard by a Texas state court. He declined the request to hold Binance and Binance.US liable. The reason was that crypto exchanges were not involved in the fraud and were used as a platform for transfers.
The judge also noted that Binance is outside the jurisdiction of the United States, so they cannot be brought to trial.
Tinder has long been a popular platform for all sorts of scammers. About it recently warnedsuch as the Belgian Financial Regulator (FSMA). This type of crime has an interesting term – pig butchering or “slaughter of pigs”.