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CoinDCX refutes Allegations of Fraud Probes While Unrest-Racked Chaos Sustains India’s Crypto Industry

<p>The CEO of CoinDCX, Sumit Gupta, has denied rumors that the cryptocurrency exchange has scammed some of its consumers. This reaction followed media reports that purportedly quoted unidentified Delhi police officers and said that CoinDCX demanded additional payment from consumers in order to execute withdrawals, promising to remove taxes and reimburse them from the firm. Gupta said that other phony websites with names similar to CoinDCX were causing the confusion, not CoinDCX.</p>
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<p>“We have discovered that consumers have claimed fraud connected to using CoinDCX’s app, as per the recent story published in a media site. We would like to clarify that there has never been an event of this kind on the CoinDCX app or website. It seems that this problem is, regrettably, a case of bogus websites becoming viral, which is a common occurrence in the business. Many fintech companies and financial apps, including cryptocurrency apps, confront the difficulty of fraudulent websites and URLs imitating financial applications in order to trick customers. We have promptly notified CERT of these concerns,” Gupta said in a thorough X post.</p>
<p>Delhi Police has not yet acknowledged or disputed that they would be looking into this cryptocurrency trading. On the same, further information is yet expected.</p>
<p>According to an Indian Express article, CoinDCX was the subject of an investigation after many customer complaints about the site. The media outlet stated, citing information from the FIR, that a primary investigation into the matter has discovered a crime that is punishable by law. Victims are now being contacted to determine whether CoinDCX deceived its users by requesting a larger payment in full, from which it would withhold taxes and return the remaining amount before allowing them to withdraw their investments.</p>
<p>Users of the exchange who were concerned that they would fall prey to a financial scam started by the financially troubled exchange and spread via social media to India’s cryptocurrency industry.</p>
<p>CoinDCX’s CEO responded to the issue by saying, “We take any reports of fraudulent activity seriously and have actually been working with MeITY and the cyber cell on such matters.” Our excellent security team does thorough inspections and has recently discovered over 80 bogus websites/URLs posing as the CoinDCX exchange. As we have said previously and want to emphasize once again, the security and safety of customer money are our top objectives.”</p>
<p>The bewildering turn of events coincides with the government of India seeming to tighten its grip on cryptocurrency players, as the country is progressively announcing regulatory restrictions that these enterprises must follow.</p>
<p>The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PML) Act of March 2023 brings virtual asset service providers (VASPs) in India within the purview of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML-CFT) framework. In order for their activities to be considered lawful in India, all crypto-related businesses have lately been instructed to register with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).</p>
<p>Nine offshore VASPS have received show cause notifications from the FIU in accordance with Section 13 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as part of the compliance action against the offshore firms. Binance, Kucoin, Huobi, Kraken, Gate.io, Bittrex, Bitstamp, MEXC Global, and Bitfinex are some of these businesses.</p>
<p>In the meanwhile, the FIU has asked India’s IT ministry to restrict the URLs of the aforementioned businesses that are not abiding by the PML Act’s regulations and are doing business unlawfully.</p>

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