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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Henry Bernard? Hear of him? A scammer?

Carl Farmer
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SCAM ALERT – SCAM ALERT !!! DO NOT invest any money with wither DECOINTRADE.COM or COINMININGFUND.COM. They are BOTH fraudulent companies that take your money and advertise that you will receive a percentage of ROI on the amount of your investment. When you fud your account they then tell you a million reasons why you will not get any ROI money … BUT they do tell you that if you fund your account with MORE money then you will receive a payout… when you do that again they tell you that they cannot provide you with any payout… I have… Read more »

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hi. I would like to know if bit fx investment is a scam. got scammed by scott Davidson. want to trade bitcoin but need confirmation where I can do it and not loose my money.

Ray runn
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Ray runn

I’ve been contacted by Australian miners who say they can make my BTC grow quickly. Has anyone heard of them? Cassandra Harley was the contact name.

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I’ve been contacted on twitter to make money via forex trading. Cheryl patches was her name. Has anyone heard of this person?

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‪To all investors out there be ware of Bitcoin Betty (Betty R Boyd). This lady is very charming. The story began on July 2, 2019. I messaged Betty on Instagram to inquire about her services. She told me that she was a miner. She told me that if I invested $300, I would get back $900 in 72 hours once the mining cycle ended. Less than 72 hours later I received an email from the bitcoin platform stating that there was an overflow error which caused me to have more bitcoins ($3,068.93) in my wallet than the amount I started… Read more »

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Are all the miners really just a scam?

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Hi fortunemines24 are a scam they are the worst kind and have agents working with them.
Simplexoption are also scammers. Fortunemines24.com stole bitcoins asked for fees before withdrawal then added a imported wallet to my blockchain stole my passphrase, then told me to add funds which they won’t touch advising me to change my password. Gone and left me with nothing all my money GONE

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I have just received a blackmail email saying I had visisted a porn web site (have not) and asking for $500 to be paid inti this Bitcoin wallet; 3PCY79fdsYQ1N6bh5XzWptohftAtjTcU4=Q Here is the whole email from [email protected] Hello! I am a hacker who has access to your operating system. I also have full access to your account. I’ve been watching you for a few months now. The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited. If you are not familiar with this, I will explain. Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over… Read more »

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Indy here how do you check a company to know if they are legit or not? I want to check a company called itradeprofit.com. Please assist thanks.