According to the findings of an investigation conducted by blockchain sleuths ZachXBT, one single address is responsible for launching “114 meme coin scams” in the previous 45 days.
According to crypto investigators’ findings, crypto fraudsters have launched fraudulent meme coins increasingly rapidly over the previous two months.
It is believed that the Twitter account NazareAmarga, also known as Gabriel Marques, is responsible for launching a malicious-appearing meme coin to defraud owners of authentic Nakamigos NFT project tokens.
ZachXBT followed the transactions of the wallet address in a discussion on Twitter on April 26. He observed that stolen funds from the scam were sent to the same deposit address each time.
Because the suspected con artist in issue had utilized several different wallets to distribute the stolen money, the independent blockchain detective could not compute a monetary value to represent how much money the alleged con had managed to steal.
This week, ZachXBT seems to have identified yet another possible con artist using the wallet address tattooed on the suspect’s back. In a distinct and unique situation, ZachXBT made the discovery.
According to ZachXBT, the wallet address tattooed on Marques and seen through a social media post online was extensively engaged in the fraud that is said to have garnered around $110,000 worth of ether (ETH).
Lucrafund, another user on Twitter, also conducted some investigating and shared a snapshot of his findings on the thread. The image demonstrated that the “criminal mastermind” had wired part of the stolen assets to a Coinbase account, disclosing a critical personal identity, which raised questions from certain Twitter users about whether the firm was unaware.
On April 27, another user as well on Twitter named CoinGurruu uploaded a message very similar to the one that highlighted the accused scammer’s wallet handle. The address is said to have “launched 2-5 meme coin rugs daily for almost two years straight.”