North American client regularly deals in cryptocurrency as a means of payment for goods and services, compensation for consulting, etc.

An “anonymous” private gold seller completed several successful transactions with the client until ceasing contact prior to the final delivery.

We identified the individual within 24 hours and determined likely locations. Our network analysis and behavioral profiling efforts proved to be the deciding factor.

Our next step was to provide multiple options for asset recovery based on the circumstances and the client’s desired outcome.

The issue was resolved through private negotiation with an affected third party and the funds were returned via Bitcoin transaction within 48 hours.