The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is looking for potential victims who invested in the cryptocurrency Bitconnect coin (BCC) to aid with the ongoing investigation of the alleged Ponzi scheme, the agency announced on its official website on February 20, 2019.
People who wish to contact the FBI are free to do so through an official application on their website, after which the agency will contact those it believes could aid with the ongoing investigation.
Apart from generic information such as name, date of birth, and location, the FBI is looking for answers to some very specific questions. People looking to contact the agency will be required to answer questions such as how they heard about Bitconnect and how much they invested in the coin, as well as to provide their Bitconnect account details.
And while the details of the investigation are still unknown to the public, many suspect that the FBI is looking to make an example out of Bitconnect. Digital Forensics Indonesia tweeted that the Bureau was building a criminal case. This could lead to promoters, bloggers, and other advertisers being prosecuted alongside the company’s top management.