Fraud

20 stories about Fraud
מייסדי צלזיוס מימין אלכס משינסקי  ו דניאל לאון

Crypto lender Celsius sued for being a Ponzi scheme

08.07.22|Reuters and CTech
A former investment manager at the ailing American-Israeli cryptocurrency platform claims it used customer deposits to rig the price of its own crypto token and failed to properly hedge risk
אזיקים שוחד

Five detained in $35 million international fraud case

20.06.22|Amir Kurz
Police arrested 5 people suspected of stinging prominent figures in the high-tech and venture capital industries and former military officers. Among the detainees is the son of a former IDF Chief of Staff
זיו ישעיהו ואלכס זלצר nSure.ai

nSure.ai raises $13 million for fraud prevention platform

02.03.22|Meir Orbach
The Israeli startup claims that its fraud protection intelligence reduces decline rates by 90%, using merchant-specific data to approve up to 98% of transactions
עירן בלומברג, ביוקאץ' eyran blumberg biocatch

BioCatch promotes Eyran Blumberg to Chief Operating Officer

02.03.22|CTech
Blumberg previously served as Vice President of Solutions at BioCatch and replaces Gadi Mazor after he was promoted to CEO
משה חוגג

Crypto entrepreneur Moshe Hogeg arrested on fraud, sexual offences charges

18.11.21|CTech
Hogeg, founder of blockchain companies Sirin Labs and Stox and the owner of soccer club Beitar Jerusalem, is suspected to have defrauded investors of tens of millions of dollars and is also facing charges for sexual offences
גל ברק ב בית המשפט ב סופיה בולגריה

The Forex Fraud: A wolf or a scapegoat?

22.08.21|Amir Kurtz
Gal Barak from Herzliya was convicted in Austria for taking millions of Euros from European retirees. So why does the man nicknamed “the wolf of Sofia” insist he is only a fall guy?
עידו גל, מייסד ומנכ"ל ריסקיפייד

Riskified to hit NYSE at $3.3 billion valuation

29.07.21|Sophie Shulman
Israeli fraud management platform raised higher-than-expected $368 million in IPO thanks to high demand
לוטן לבקוביץ' Grove Ventures Lotan Levkowitz

ActiveFence announces arrival with $100 million in funding at over $500 million valuation

27.07.21|Meir Orbach
The Israeli startup’s technology identifies and tracks malicious activities online, protecting against violent extremism, disinformation, child sexual abuse, fraud, and other harms of the internet
זיו ישעיהו ואלכס זלצר nSure.ai

nSure.ai raises $6.8 million in Seed to develop AI fraud prevention for digital goods space

14.06.21|Meir Orbach
The funds will go towards further developing the Israeli startup’s predictive AI and machine learning algorithms that have reduced decline rates from an industry standard of 20% to only 2%
משה חוגג

Childhood friends of Moshe Hogeg suing the Israeli businessman for NIS 18 million

26.05.21|Lital Dovrovitski
Roee Bruchiel, who claims to be Hogeg’s childhood friend and who served as his personal assistant, and Eran Okashi, who worked as a bookkeeper at Hogeg’s Singulariteam VC, are suing former boss for fraud
יוני אסיא מנכ"ל ומייסד איטורו

Police investigating alleged $1.5 million embezzlement at eToro

29.04.21|Tomer Ganon
The investigation is focused on a former employee who allegedly cooperated with a friend who acted as a straw man to fraudulently extract millions of shekels from the company. Police have questioned both suspects and eToro has filed a NIS 6.3 million civil case
תומר יוסף מנכל חברת MEETEY כפר סבא

From startup stardom to jail: former-Meetey CEO gets 38-month jail sentence for falsifying app data and defrauding investors

13.04.21|Tomer Ganon
Tomer Yosef, who raised NIS 10 million for his social media app, was convicted in a plea bargain of fraud and theft offenses, using the cash, among other things, to buy a Manhattan apartment
ID Verification BIRD

E-scooter service Bird will implement face recognition technology from Israel’s AU10TIX

05.01.21|James Spiro
The Israeli technology will integrate within the scooter-sharing app to prevent fraud and underage riders
עידו ספרותי CTO Perimeter X

'Tis the season to be cautious: ’Cyber 5’ is peak period for fraudsters warns PerimeterX co-founder

20.12.20|Allon Sinai
"This is an ongoing race and you need to run just to keep up with the pace, not to mention remain ahead of the curve," explains Ido Safruti
קניות ברשת קניות באינטרנט כרטיס אשראי

Survey finds Israelis love online shopping but some are hesitant to do so for fear of fraud

23.11.20|CTech
While 66% of Israelis plan to purchase online during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, another third is hesitant due to increased fraud, finds survey
עובדי חברת פורטר

Israel’s Forter gains unicorn status following $125 series E

19.11.20|Meir Orbach
The online fraud prevention company has doubled in size and revenues as the ecommerce world comes into its own
גדי מזור ממייסדי ביו קאץ' BioCatch

BioCatch’s series C increases to $168 million with additional $20 million investment by Barclays, Citi, HSBC and NAB banks

30.09.20|Hagar Ravet
The company also announced the establishment of a new board to develop new ways to leverage and scale the unique attributes of behavior
היזם הסדרתי משה חוגג

Israeli entrepreneur Moshe Hogeg sued for fraud once more

01.07.20|Hagar Ravet
A Canadian investor in Hogeg’s crypto project Stox, alleges the company was a sting operation disguised as a business venture
שליחים שליח שליחויות קטנוע קטנועים אופנוע אופנועים

Study: Covid-19 Drove Demand for Food Delivery, Increased Cases of Online Fraud

03.06.20|Orna Yefet
The study found that online fraud in the restaurant sector increased by 32% during the coronavirus lockdown