Our investigation team were instructed to assist a victim of crime, who had been persuaded to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds in a fraudulent cryptocurrency scam.
The victim was introduced to the suspect, who portrayed a lavish lifestyle on social media and claimed to be a cryptocurrency investment expert. The client made numerous transactions to the suspect, however the victim never saw any return and the entire investment was a scam.
The victim launched a private prosecution, and our investigation team gathered all the evidence from the victim, used cryptocurrency analytical tools to trace the stolen assets, and in-depth open source and social media analytics to identify assets to recover. A summons was applied for, and a private criminal prosecution followed.