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First US/DOJ—NFT “Rug Pull” Prosecution: Part 2 of 2

As I mentioned in my previous post (Part 1 of 2), I intended to provide the step-by-step details U.S. federal investigators took in order to track down the NFT rug pull scammers. But, in doing research, I came across a 10 minute video that lays out those steps clearly.

Suggest you read Part 1 of 2, which gives some basic understanding of what an NFT is; and what an “NFT Rug Pull’ is. Then watch the 10 minute video titled, “The First NFT Scammers Sent to Jail.”

It was produced by Kevin Ting of Coinsider. (Coinsider analyzes a variety of topics in the crypto space.)

Coinsider LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/joincoinsider/about/

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

U.S. Department of Justice, March 24, 2022 Press Release

22-Page Criminal Complaint

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Ron Alvarez is an IP investigations and protection consultant and writer in New York City. He is a former NYPD lieutenant where he investigated robbery, narcotics, internal affairs, and fine art theft cases. Ron has since coordinated the private investigation of international fraud and money laundering cases, as well as IP-related investigations and research involving the four pillars of IP: copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Ron is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned a B.A. in Government and Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. He has written a number of articles for various investigative publications, as well as published "The World of Intellectual Property (IP) Protection and Investigations" in November 2021.

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