Combating Crypto Crimes: Pig Butchering Scams and NFT Thefts in the Web 3.0 Space

  • Apr 2, 2024 10:00 a.m.
  • Central Time (CT)
Course Level
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100 minutes
Combating Crypto Crimes: Pig Butchering Scams and NFT Thefts in the Web 3.0 Space


Theft, fraud and money laundering of cryptocurrency assets threaten the integrity of blockchain technology as billions of dollars are estimated to be lost each year. Adept cybercriminals plundering Web 3.0 and decentralized finance (DeFi) pose a new set of serious challenges for investigative professionals. Victims of NFT and deceptive investment "pig butchering" scams are often unheard and underserved because investigative knowledge and experience is lacking in these areas across law enforcement, regulators and the cryptocurrency industry.

In this webinar, Michael Delaney, principal partner for Delaney Group Investigations, will explore the ways in which cyber criminals exploit cryptocurrency and non-fungible token (NFT) ecosystems, as well as DeFi, to carry out fraud schemes. This webinar will demonstrate how to conduct an effective blockchain data analysis during investigations, including case examples of how stolen NFTs and pig butchering fraud proceeds were laundered, pursued and traced back to the source.  



You Will Learn How To:

Interpret and investigate cryptocurrency ecosystems and related technologies including NFTs, DeFi and the blockchain.

Recognize tactics cyber criminals use to commit theft, fraud and money laundering, with special emphasis on investigating hacks and pig butchering scams.

Conduct an effective data analysis of blockchain transactions to detect fraudulent activity.

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Credit by Field of Study

Auditing: 2

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
Members: $110 
Non-Members: $150


Michael Delaney, CFE - Speaker


Principal Partner
Delaney Group Investigations


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