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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Supreme Court has appointed IPS Officer Vivek Priyadarshi as the head of investigating team that is assisting Former Chief Justice R.M Lodha in determining the role of BCCI Official Sunder Raman in 2013 IPL betting and spot fixing scam.

After the announcement of IPS Officer B.B Mishra’s retirement the apex court bench of Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla and Justice T.S Thakur passed the order to appoint Priyadarshi as the new head of the investigative team on Friday.

Priyadarshi is presently posted as Superintendent of Police (Anti-Corruption) with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

He will be taking charge of his new responsibility along with the charge of Superintendent of Police (Anti-Corruption) with CBI.

Source: IANS
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Twitter working to fix cryptocurrency scam issue

On seeing that the threads were posted by "verified accounts", people fell in the trap and lost digital assets

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Twitter to curb cryptocurrency frauds.
Twitter to curb cryptocurrency frauds.
  • Twitter to curb copycat handles
  • This will help is curbing scams related to cryptocurrency
  •  Many people have lost assets due to fake accounts

As the issue of copying verified Twitter accounts to trick cryptocurrency users is becoming increasingly prevalent, the microblogging company has said that it is working to curb these copycat handles.

Twitter working to eliminate fake accounts. VOA
Twitter working to eliminate fake accounts. VOA

Company CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday replied to a tweet that complained about the ongoing cryptocurrency scam on Twitter in which several users have been tricked and their digital assets were stolen.

“We are on it,” Dorsey replied to a user who questioned the CEO if the company was taking note of it, Coindesk.com reported. On February 26, Dorsey had said that his company was aware of the issue and they “are fixing” the problem.

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Several users have been complaining about being duped on Twitter by fraudulent offers that promise a huge amount of Ether cryptocurrency in return for small initial deposits. These offers are being made by accounts that mimic well-known industry members and have a “blue tick” (verified account).

As a preventive measure, Twitter had banned several accounts, including the support team for cryptocurrency exchange Kraken despite they tried to warn others about the scam. On Tuesday, the ban on Kraken’s customer support handle was lifted.

“Good news, guys! @krakensupport is back! Strange that our initial appeal was also apparently handled by an automated system. Thank you all for your public outrage. Stay vigilant,” it announced.

Many people lost digital assets due to fake accounts on Twitter.
Many people lost digital assets due to fake accounts on Twitter.

According to the report, the scam began after an influencer posted a tweet regarding a fraudulent offer which was followed by similarly designed accounts.

In order to make the posts seem more legitimate, the spam accounts posted supportive messages, claiming that they have received the returns. On seeing that the threads were posted by “verified accounts”, people fell in the trap and lost digital assets. IANS

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