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[Interactive] Crypto scam victims lose more than $1b since 2021
[Interactive] Crypto scam victims lose more than $1b since 2021
WorldJun 25, 2022
 More than 46,000 people reported losing a total of over $1 billion in cryptocurrency scams since the start of 2021, the US Federal Trade Commission said in a report.  Nearly half the people who reported losing digital currencies in a scam said it started with an ad, post or a message on a social media platform, according to the FTC.  The craze for cryptocurrencies was at a fever pitch last year, with bitcoin hitting a record high of $69,000 in November.  Reports point to social media and cr