Case Study

Fraud investigation and cryptocurrency tracing for a London based businessman

United Kingdom



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.

Outcomes for the client

  • Stolen cryptocurrency assets traced across the blockchain to assist recovery.
  • A criminal prosecution conducted, to seek justice and recover stolen funds.

Project leads

Simon Davison
Director of Investigations
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Marlon Pinto
Director of Investigations
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