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Elon Musk Backed Dogecoin Accused In Million Dollars Ponzi Schemes


Elon Musk’s favorite cryptocurrency, Dogecoin (DOGE) is also becoming a favorable choice for users involved in illicit activities. Elliptic Connect has spotted incidents over the globe where DOGE token has been involved in many thefts, scams and Ponzi schemes.

DOGE involved 50 fraud events

According to the report, till now around 50 such events have come under their scanner. These incidences involved millions of dollars worth of Dogecoin. It mentioned the theft of around $119 million of DOGE linked with a Turkish Ponzi scheme in 2021. A pseudonym name “Turgut V” is believed to mastermind behind this incident.

As per reports, Turgut and his associates managed to influence around 1500 DOGE holders to invest in their scheme. They promised investors a 100% return in just 40 days. It added that the fraudster convinced investors via Zoom calls and luxury meetings. The pseudonym managed to gather over 350 million Dogecoin which is valued at around $119 million at that time.

Elliptic Connect mentioned that the launch of the Dogewallet has also resulted in hacking related activities. However, it also highlighted the Plus Token Ponzi scheme. As per reports, the Chinese authorities seized around 6 billion DOGE tokens. Meanwhile, around $4.2 billion worth of digital assets including Bitcoin and Ethereum were grabbed by the police.

Elon Musk accused of promoting Dogecoin

Meanwhile, self claimed Dogefather, Elon Musk got sued for around $258 billion by a DOGE investor. Tesla Chief has been accused of running a pyramid scheme to run the Dogecoin. The complaint mentions that Musk, Tesla Inc and SpaceX promoted the crypto to pump its price.

Musk has been a big promoter of the DOGE. Every time he makes any comment related to the token, it price jumps. The recent announcement of the Twitter deal made the crypto pump. The plaintiff wants to block musk and his corporations from promoting Dogecoin to profit from its trading.

The Dogecoin is trading at an average price of $0.0641, at the press time.

Ashish believes in Decentralisation and has a keen interest in evolving Blockchain technology, Cryptocurrency ecosystem, and NFTs. He aims to create awareness around the growing Crypto industry through his writings and analysis. When he is not writing, he is playing video games, watching some thriller movie, or is out for some outdoor sports. Reach me at [email protected]

The presented content may include the personal opinion of the author and is subject to market condition. Do your market research before investing in cryptocurrencies. The author or the publication does not hold any responsibility for your personal financial loss.

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