January 22, 2024

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. 


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