Once again justice has been done in the crypto ecosystem. Two brothers who pleaded guilty to fraud have been sentenced to two years in prison.
Singh Khatkar and Karanjit Singh Khatkhar are two Canadian brothers who face two years in prison for having cheated a cryptocurrency investor, nothing more and nothing less than $140,000 in BTC at the time. To carry out the fraud, the brothers posed as workers from HitBTC, a cryptocurrency trading platform.
Fake HitBC support service on Twitter
According to the publication in the Court Listener, the brothers pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit electronic fraud. The scam was made on the social network Twitter in July 2018.
The first information on the case presented to the United States District Court in Portland, Oregon, alleges that the defendants pretended to be part of HitBC’s support service on Twitter. Thanks to this farce they managed to make an unidentified 63-year-old user provide them with the email associated with their account. Then, his account was hacked and 23 BTC was stolen.
The victim pities
The brothers were accused of transferring, possessing and illegally using the identity of another person.
In spite of the wrong caused to the victim, the woman took pity on them and commented that she has a 27-year-old son. He also said he hopes they have the ability to use their knowledge to do something more beneficial.
You can never be too careful
Despite all these cases in which it ends up with cyber criminals getting caught, the rest of them are not afraid of being captured. Scams, hacker attacks and others are still active and constantly evolving. We never know what your next goal is and if we are involved in it.