Seeking Victim Information in USI-Tech Fraud Scheme
The FBI’s New York Division is seeking to identify potential victims of USI-Tech, a company that claimed to make cryptocurrency mining and trading accessible to the average retail investor through its online platform. USI-Tech employed a multilevel marketing sales strategy to recruit new investors.
Horst Jicha, one of USI-Tech’s founders and its Chief Executive Officer, was recently charged in the Eastern District of New York with securities fraud and conspiracies to commit securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering for his role in the fraudulent scheme.
If you believe you were potentially victimized by USI-Tech or have information relevant to this investigation, please fill out this questionnaire.
If you know of someone else who has possibly been victimized by USI-Tech, please encourage them to complete the form themselves.
The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes it investigates. Victims may be eligible for certain services, restitution, and rights under federal and/or state law. Your responses are voluntary but may be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. Based on the responses provided, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information. All identities of victims will be kept confidential.
- Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities: A Handbook for Fraud Victims Participating in the Federal Criminal Justice System
- Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Resources/Nationwide Locator
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- National Crime Victim Bar Association
- National Foundation for Credit Counseling
- VictimConnect Resource Center
- Victim Connect Resource Center (VCRC) is a weekday phone, chat, and text-based referral helpline operated by the National Center for Victims of Crime. Services are available for all victims of crime in the United States and its territories. Visitors to the hotline receive strength-based and trauma-informed services and referrals in over 200 languages.