Virtu Financials Targeted in Crypto Scams

Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT), which is an electronic market maker, issued a public warning on Monday, alarming against the cryptocurrency scams that are fraudulently claiming to be Virtu affiliates.

These scammers are communicating people imitating to be Virtue representatives and making fraudulent offers, thus attempting to trap them into cryptocurrency scams.

“Please note that Virtu and its subsidiaries do not open accounts for individual investors to trade cryptocurrencies, securities, futures or commodities and do not accept money from individual investors in connection with any type of trading account,” Virtu stated in the warning.

“If you have been contacted by any person(s) purporting to be acting on behalf of or in connection with Virtu to trade cryptocurrency, be aware that these individuals are not authorized representatives of Virtu.”

The company also names a few of these fraudulent entities in the warning, but believes that these are only a few among many other such platforms using the name of Virtu. Some of these fraudulent platforms are,, and

Approach the Authorities

Virtu further urged people who were approached by these scammers to directly contact the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or other local equivalent agencies.

“Virtu has notified the appropriate authorities and intends to commence all necessary legal actions to defend itself from any attempt to infringe on Virtu’s copyrights, trademarks, and intellectual property,” the company added.

As the popularity of cryptocurrencies is growing, so are scams. Fraudsters are using tons of tactics, from online phishing to scaring with the Covid-19 infection, to dupe potential victims for cryptocurrencies.

Meanwhile, agencies around the world have become vigilant and are actively busting such fraudsters.



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