To me they will always be the Department of Corporations but their comments are licensed under their regulations. Check out their headline alert: Crypto Scam Tracker.
Search the table below by company name, scam type, or keywords to learn about the specific complaints the DFPI has received. Use this information to protect yourself when engaging in crypto transactions. Below the table is a glossary explaining the structures for common scams.
About the Tracker
The scams in this tracker are based on consumer complaints. They represent descriptions of losses incurred in transactions that complainants have identified as part of a fraudulent or deceptive operation. The DFPI has not verified the losses reported by complainants. As new scams emerge, the DFPI will update this list on an ongoing basis to alert and protect the public. If you hear about a scam that is not listed here, please let us know by submitting a complaint.
A Note on Imposters: Imposter websites are one of the most common reported scams. The companies or websites listed may sound similar to the names of other companies or websites that also operate in the marketplace. When companies or websites (fake or not) have look- or sound-alike names, the potential confusion created for consumers is real.
Attempting to take advantage of such confusion is a tactic employed by some bad actors looking to profit from unsuspecting consumers. The best way to avoid falling victim to a phony company or website is to do research on the company before you invest or send money.
Key Consumer links
- Crypto Assets
- Crypto Assets Consumer Alerts
- Crypto FAQs
- Crypto Scam Tracker
- Crypto Unit
You can sort by each column, or filter the list by entering any part of a column’s content in the Search field. For more information go to https://dfpi.ca.gov/crypto-scams/