”WallStreetBets Crypto Pumps” group on Telegram duped more than $2 million in BNB and an undisclosed amount in ETH from crypto investors.
Members of the well-known WallStreetBets Reedit forum came under suspicion for what was allegedly a $2 million cryptocurrency fraud. By establishing a dedicated Telegram group, they deceived investors by promising amazing returns by taking advantage of the recent boom in the cryptocurrency market.
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More than 3,451 Binance Coins were taken out of the wallet included within the Crypto Pumps messages on Tuesday, May 4th, after the prank was carried out.
The fraud resulted in losses of more than $2.1 million because BNB cost about $625 at that time. Following the fraud, thousands of people vented their annoyance and made an effort to identify the culprits. The amount of the other cryptocurrency, ether, is also still a mystery.
WSB administrators issued a warning two weeks ago regarding offers that would attempt to capitalize on the forum’s name in order to entice the crypto audience. The “WallStreetBets – Crypto Pumps” Telegram account has been deleted, but the person in charge of it left behind a statement that might shock the victims: