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Seeking Victim Information in USI-Tech Fraud Scheme

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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2. Did you invest in USI-Tech?

2c. If you invested in USI-Tech, did your account reflect that you had received returns on your investment?

2d. If you invested in USI-Tech, did you receive any returns on your investment that you were able withdraw?

3. Do you have records of your communications and/or investments with USI-Tech?

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The FBI is authorized to collect the information on this form by one or more of the following provisions: Title 28, United States Code, sections 533 and 534; Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, section 0.85; and the Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance. The information requested will assist the FBI in providing you with assistance to which crime victims are entitled under federal law. You do not have to provide the requested information; however, failure to do so may hinder the FBI in providing you with crime victim assistance. The information collected on this form is protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5, United States Code section 552a, and is maintained in the FBI’s Central Records System, DOJ/FBI-002, a description of which was published in the Federal Register at 63 Fed. Reg. 8671 (Feb. 20, 1998) and which may be viewed at