A campaign has been launched by the Uruguayan government to warn of the dangers of cryptocurrency scams.


The campaign “Fake Coins: Cryptocurrency Scams” ​​has recently been circulation El Paccto and by the Uruguayan Ministry of the Interior [email protected] Partnership involving 17 other Latin American and European countries.

Police and prosecutors have joined forces in various Latin American countries (including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay). Aiming to launch a global communication and awareness campaign.

The FakeCoins document provided by the Uruguayan Ministry of Interior explains the background of the campaign.

“Cryptocurrency has become popular as a media phenomenon and as a new investment vehicle. So, it is a legal and useful financial tool if you know how to use it. However, according to its reputation, a series of scams have emerged that use cryptocurrencies as a link to confuse investors and steal money.”

“Like FakeNews, cryptocurrency scams have increased over the past few years. In this campaign, we use this concept to identify schemes used by scammers. The first thing to do to get rid of FakeNews and FakeCoins is to have tools to detect them. Without a doubt, the best investment starts with security.”

the campaign launch by March 2022 European Union EL PacCTO program and [email protected] We have built a network to solve the problem of cryptocurrency scams on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Claudia Liebers, Director-General of the European Commission INTPA, said: “We need to prepare for a challenge like cyber threats. The campaign we are announcing today is an example of the European Union’s efforts to build strong alliances with partners in Latin America.”

Sergio Muñoz Yáñez, General Manager of the Chilean Investigative Police, explained the goals of the campaign: “

Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not given or used as legal, tax, investment, financial or other advice.

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