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Dear fellow community members.

The XRP ledger is a public blockchain, with no governing party that can freeze or retrieve funds, close accounts or otherwise keep people from their assets.

There is a threat to XRP investors, disguised as well-meaning giveaways and airdrops, social media handles disguised as valued community members and celebrities, and websites disguised as official communication channels.

XRP Forensics are building tools to help people who have been victims and to prevent others from becoming so. Time is of the essence. From the time a victim realises they have been defrauded to when they trace their funds and to when they get in touch with an exchange, the money is often long gone.

Cryptocurrency is money and money has existing rules that exchanges and service providers must comply with - XRP Forensics aims to provide services to help exchanges and other service providers to comply with their current responsibilities, which include among others, compliance with national and international anti-money laundering and know your customer provisions.

XRP Forensics wants to help to educate other community members on the best steps to take, in the case of unfortunate events of losing funds. Do's and don'ts, how to follow the money, who to contact, what information to provide etc. We want to build the tools that make this easier, and keep exchanges and service providers responsible. We want to remind law enforcement of their obligations to help people.

Eliminating fraudulent activity is impossible, but the community can do everything in its power to push this activity off of the XRP ledger, and off of legitimate exchanges and service providers. Not by telling them what to do, but by providing addresses the community gathered by monitoring scammers online, in an attempt to make the life of scammers harder.

XRP Forensics' only wish is to serve the XRP community in the best way possible. It is easy to make assumptions about what the community wishes and needs - sometimes assumptions are correct, and sometimes they need adjustment. We invite and appreciate all criticism, concerns and feedback.

This initiative is driven by and for the community, and it WILL NOT monitor nor surveil what everyone is doing. XRP Forensics will limit its efforts to look only into those XRPL addresses that are associated with fraud. The initiative is using its knowledge of the ledger to build tools to enable others to do FASTER what they can already do using the existing API of the XRPL.

We are also building tools to allow YOU (other members of the community) to contribute to the efforts of informing your fellow XRPers of threats, scams, and ... This effort CANNOT be successful without your help and vigilance.

Project

Objectives

API information

Marked 3: Marked 2 and 1:

Information for exchanges and service providers on use of API

Public Link to API

https://xrpforensics.org/api/advisory/advisory.json

Human readable form of addresses in advisory

We encourage the community to check addresses in this list using explorers by other community members such as bithomp.com and xrpscan.com . Be sure to contact us on Twitter or by email, should you have any doubts or questions about any of the addresses.




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