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Seeking Victim and Witness Information - Jeremie Sowerby, Luis Ortega, et al

Seeking Victim and Witness Information

Jeremie Sowerby, Luis Ortega, et al, et al

Doing Business as:

Now Mining, VIP Mining, Millennium, Dunamis, My Blockchain Life, Digital Mint, Block Mint, We Sell Miners, BlockX, Kannabiz Koin, FX Primary, Softek, Justice Capital, 888 Management, etc.

The FBI’s Phoenix Field Office is seeking to identify potential victims of Jeremie Sowerby, Luis Ortega, and others possibly involved in numerous fraud schemes involving digital currency, cryptocurrency mining machines, cryptocurrency and foreign exchange arbitrage (including automated trading “bots”), and potentially others. On September 19, 2023, Sowerby was indicted by the federal Grand Jury in the District of Arizona for two counts of wire fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1343); and Ortega was indicted for 42 counts of wire fraud and 11 counts of money laundering (18 U.S.C. § 1957). The FBI believes Ortega primarily targeted victims between June 2017 and November 2018. The FBI believes Sowerby primarily targeted victims between June 2017 and September 2023.

If you were victimized by Sowerby, Ortega, or others, or have information relevant to this investigation, please fill out this short form.

If you know of someone else who has possibly been victimized by Sowerby, Ortega, or others associated with the above described businesses or other related fraud schemes, 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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1. Did you have contact with Jeremie Sowerby?  

2. Did you have contact with Luis Ortega?  

3. Did you have contact with others?

4. What types of communication did you have (please affirm all that apply)?  
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8. From what source did you obtain funds to invest (please affirm all that apply)?  
9. Did you realize any investment returns? (Please do not include any returns/profits you might have seen on a computer screen via your online account but did not or were unable to “cash out;” only include real, actualized returns.)

12. Please provide any copies of communications or financial transactions you have relating to fraud schemes operated by Sowerby or Ortega by emailing them to
Please include your first and last name in the subject line.

Privacy Act Statement

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