Bitcoin Scam Alert! List of Current Bitcoin Scams and Scammers

After falling for the latest bitcoin scam out there I am compelled to write about the number of bitcoin scams going on out there and the scammers behind them. My Story began in a Thursday after noon (Wednesday August 13, 2014) when I was contacted by a person pretending to be a representative of  cryptocoinsnews.com selling sponsored posts  on the site with bitcoins. The individual asked for .40 worth of bitcoins for the sponsored post but I was able to convince him to accept .02 bitcoins. See a copy of the first bitcoin scam email I received below.

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bitcoin email scamsHere’s first problem I failed to spot. Take a look at the email address the bitcoin scam was sent from. It reads “[email protected] David Parker is the a real co-owner of the website CryptoCoinsNews.com and is listed on the site as so. David Parker is legit. However, what is not legit is this David Parker from this email address. Someone duplicated CryptoCoinsNews.com to CryptoCoinzNews.com. Can you spot the difference? The bitcoin scam website/email is CryptoCoinzNews.com with a ‘z’ and the legit bitcoin news site is CryptoCoinsNews.com with an ‘s’. But when the bitcoin scam email is sent, the correct website is listed in the body of the email with the fraudulent email address!

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A few hours later after negotiating a lower rate for the sponsored post, I sent .20 bitcoins to the scam bitcoin address 1NzpPpSKJyFbpUruMkxF8FVm6huoUwhrLc. Little did I know this bitcoin address was the address that would disappear with my bitcoins to the ‘never recover’ land.

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bitcoin sponsored posts scam

Forward to 9 days later. After countless emails to the fake David Parker asking for the status of the sponsored post that was supposed to be posted within 24 hours, I went to the bitcoin news site CryptoCoinsNews.com and contacted everyone listed on their contact page with a disappointing message. It was then that I was sent a post written weeks ago about the bitcoin scam artist falsely representing the real David Parker. I read the post and learned that I was not the only one to fall victim to that particular bitcoin scam.

The same type of scam seems to be running around Coindesk as well. Someone pretending to be Shakil Khan (Coindesk’s owner) is sending emails regarding fake advertising spots.

As a results, I decided to tell my story and create a list of bitcoin scams and scammers to help the bitcoin community identify and neutralize them! Please fell free to add to this list (on the comment page and we will move them to the list) any known bitcoin scam artist or bitcoin scams!

List of Bitcoin Scam Artists / Scammers / Websites / E-mail Address / Bitcoin Address

Scammer: David Parker (the real David Parker is co-owner of CryptoCoinsNews.com with ‘s’ on coin(s))
Bitcoin Scam Website: CryptoCoinzNews.com (Legit website is CryptoCoinsNews.com with an ‘s’)
Scam Bitcoin Address: 1NzpPpSKJyFbpUruMkxF8FVm6huoUwhrLc

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Please beware of this exchange multipleoption.com as well. They provide binary trading and after funding in and traded by a binary trader, the trader and exchanger will collaborate on the trading profits and will insist that you pay for 10% of the profits. After paying the 10%, they never release the payment to members….be careful don’t invest in that platform. The person I dealt with said their name was Joaquin Feliciano.

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Carly White out of Denver, CO is a scammer! Sent $375 and never received btc. Filed fraud with WU.

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stendekster

GATLIN bitcoin scammer in china, Beware. they took my money and then vanished.

friederick
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friederick

BTC Deposit are the Bitocin “Escrow” service to watch out for and avoid. oPERATING in partnership with “Apple Store” to ‘support a safe transaction’ they’ll have your bitcoins and that’s the last you’ll hear of it.

arash
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arash

cryptocontrolltd or cryptocontrol.biz the bigest scamer i invest and my payment pending for a long time dont invest to this site

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robbytan

Please beware of this exchange premium-options.com. They provide binary trading and after funding in and traded by a binary trader, the trader and exchanger will collaborate on the trading profits and will insist that you pay for 10% of the profits. After paying the 10%, the never release the payment to members….becareful don’t invest in that platform.

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Marcio

The company BIT EARN LIMITED is scammer…Site: bit-earn.biz..
You deposit and do not enter the money into your account … I tried to send several emails and they do not respond …. Beware !!!

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I have just been screwed over and scammed by these :-
Don’t touch them :-
Chris Redfield
Financial Adviser – Head Of The Trading Room
CoinBrokerz – Fully Managed Account CryptoCurrency

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Josua

I have recently been scammed by a company with a manager called Mendez Miguel on Instagram is known as How_to _make_money _ from Fxmastercryptocoin

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Artuzar

BTC enthusiasts are hereby warned to stay away from this Scam site, vinzit.com bearing a name VinzitLTD. Do not attempt to sign up and send money for they will never reply nor allow you to log in at all and do business, thus you will never be able to withdraw your money. Remember VINZIT LTD.a SCAMMER !!!!