In an attempt to better understand and solve the QuadrigaCX’s case and to, perhaps, help the victims of the company’s bankruptcy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has called upon victims to answer a questionnaire seeking their personal information related to the exchange.
The sudden demise of Gerald Cotten, CEO of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, left the cryptocurrency exchange’s funds locked in cold wallets whose access key was allegedly only known to the late CEO. The now-closed cryptocurrency exchange is being scrutinized by various U.S. agencies in an attempt to solve the mysteries surrounding the exchange’s bankruptcy.
The press release by FBI revealed its partnership with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) to work on the QuadrigaCX’s case.
Looking into QuadrigaCX Victim’s Accounts
The official statement contains a link to a form published on FBI’s website which contains a set of nine questions. Though it isn’t mandatory for all victims to be a part of the questionnaire, the FBI has insisted that they participate in it as their responses will be extremely useful for the investigation. They might also be personally contacted by the FBI in case they need any additional information.
The form asks users to fill out their user names, identification documents that were submitted, their last balance on the exchange and other private information. The last section gives free space for the victims to provide any additional information that they might deem important for the FBI to know.
Probability of Another Scam
In March, it was revealed that QuadrigaCX’s co-founder Michael Partryn was convicted for running a credit card fraud business in 2005. News also surfaced that he was previously known as Omar Dhanani.
These revelations have deepened the mysteries surrounding the Canadian exchange’s bankruptcy case. Many theories even suggest that Cotten might have faked his own death to exit QuadrigaCX exchange with the funds. Nevertheless, the death was quite surprising and still lacks a clear explanation.
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