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UK Court Shut Downs Crypto Trading Platform Scam

“Nothing but a scam” as described by UK Insolvency Service, published on June 30. The cryptocurrency trading platform appeared to be fraudulent.

The UK Supreme Court has appointed the official recipient as liquidator of the GPay Ltd. cryptocurrency trading platform.

Fake statements on the rise

The firm, previously known as XtraderFX and Cryptopoint, promoted its services on the web and through SocMed channels. The Insolvency Service asserts that the promotions dishonestly affirmed the administration was supported by business people who showed up in an anonymous UK primetime TV appear and prominent cash sparing site.

After objections got by the nearby specialists, the Insolvency Service continued with private investigations into GPay’s exercises. These uncovered that at any rate 108 customers professed to have lost around £1.5 million ($1.84 million) while exchanging on the stage.

GPay tagged as a scam.

The chief investigator for the UK Insolvency Service David Hill stated:

“GPay persuaded customers to part with substantial sums of money to invest in cryptocurrency trading. This was nothing but a scam as GPay tricked their clients to use their online platform under false pretenses and no customer has benefited as their investments have been lost.”

The court also received reports that customers were denied withdrawal requests if they did not actively trade their funds on GPay.

The GPay case ended on June 23, 2020 with a petition from the Secretary of State for Corporate Strategy, Energy and Industry or BEIS.

The UK or ASA Advertising Standards Authority and the Internet Advertising Office or IAB have recently introduced a new system for detecting and removing fraudulent online advertising.

It was also reported in 2019 that Britain’s main financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), claimed that cryptocurrency investors in the country lost more than $ 34 million between 2018 and 2019 due to cryptocurrency and currency fraud.

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