According to the report, account holders told Forbes that withdrawals of bitcoin, XRP and other cryptocurrencies started failing in May, with emails from Bitsane support team that withdrawals were “temporarily disabled due to technical reasons.” In June 17, Bitsane’s website was offline with its Twitter and Facebook accounts deleted, and mails to Bitsane official email accounts were returned as undelivered.
It is believed that the Victims loss hundred thousands USD worthof cryptocurrencies if not Millions in this scam as many people in some chat groups were complaining of the amount they loss particularly on this Telegram group and in a Facebook group created. In the report, "Forbes spoke with one person in the U.S. who says he had $150,000 worth of XRP and bitcoin stored in Bitsane".
“I was trying to transfer XRP out to bitcoin or cash or anything, and it kept saying ‘temporarily disabled.’ I knew right away there was some kind of problem,” says the user who claims to have lost $150,000 and asked to remain anonymous. “I went back in to try to look at those tickets to see if they were still pending, and you could no longer access Bitsane.”
In a post on June 26th by one of the facebook group member who goes by the name "Shane Sean", gives information about some team members of Bitsane Exchange and where to submit a complaint online.Some info I have of the criminals so far:
CEO Aidas Rupsys- Office 29, Clifton House, Fitzwilliam Street Lower Dublin, Dublin, D02 XT91 1E, +48.531590933, email@example.com
Director Maksim Zmitrovich- 71-75, Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9JQ, he operates Qpay as well as bitsane and anybits. Date of birth August 1974.
Vladyslav Shelest- +353768886722
CTO Dmitry Prudnikov
Marketing director Anna Lambova, firstname.lastname@example.org +38-0981343730
here is a good place to submit to https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
According to its website on May 30th. Bitsane claimed they have 246,000 registered users.
Lots of exit scam and hacking in the cryptocurrency space has left many people with fear as there is no regulations in the entire system. This year, series of exchange hacks has been recorded. In May Cryptoinformers reported how Cryptopia Exchange went Into Liquidation after a hack of about $16 million worth of cryptocurrency. Also in May, Binance Exchange got Hacked with Over $40 Milli on Worth Of BTC Stolen and host of others.