Bitcoin Scam Alert! List of Current Bitcoin Scams and Scammers

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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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Jonas Chokun

I fell in love with bitcoin about 2 years ago and have never looked back. Over a 2 year period, I learned as much as I can about this hot/new virtual currency and have bought, sold and traded a few bitcoins myself. Now, I want to share with you what I know! Enjoy.

118 Comments

  1. Anike Anthony on

    Pls I went to invest on mybtc.com and sumwex.com.I went to verify if they good to invest on or can you give the list of Good ones thanks

  2. securityfunds.net is a completely scam site i made a deposit with 75$ for investment plan
    called “after one day plan” and when i made a
    withdraw request they didn’t pay me, i tried to contact them i sent a lot of massages and no respond,
    this is the post I’m writing in all web sites about that scam site and i will ever stop until i get my money back

  3. Might want to add this one to the list to warn others:

    investorbitcoin.com

    See discussion here:

    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1794755.0

    Contacted the site for an explanation, to give them a chance to answer the concerns raised in the above thread and this was the reply:

    “We cannot control any forum posts, and we cannot answer to so called “haters” complaints, all the information you need is already public .

    Thank you for understanding .

    With Regards,

    Paul Wolt “

  4. Roland Hayden on

    take free bitcoin and claim btc are both scam sites waited till i was close to cashing out and put this up on their sites both of them Bot or invalid traffic detected.

  5. Asian-bitcoin.com is real scammer they promise 200% return on investment with minimum deposit of 0.5 bit coin but you can never get a dime back pls run for your life anywhere you see the website is still on

  6. BTC EARNINGS IS A SCAM.I DEPOSITED $$35 then $190 AS THEY SAID TO DEPOSIT $150 TO ACTIVATE MY INSTANT WITHDRAWL.I DEPOSITED $40 EXTRA SEEMING TO ADD TO MY ORIGINAL $35 I DEPOSITED.IHAVE A $1575 PROFIT(SO THEY SAY) I HAVE BEEN EMAILING WHOVER THIS BTC EARNINGS PERSON (ADMIN IS) FOR OVER 7 DAYS NOW.I WANT MY FULL $225 REFUNDED BACK TO MY COINBASE ACCOUNT ASAP.ANY OTHER HELP FROM ANY OTHER PEOPLE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

  7. I have searching through the internet to find any mention of the site bitwallet.cc but found none. I moved some 0.5 BTC to the site to trade as I do on local Bitcoin.com and on Paxful.com but couldn’t make any trade,and I tried several times to move my Bitcoin they won’t allow me. I sent several messages to the administrator but got no response.Its been over two months now I can’t still move my Bitcoin.Please people should avoid that site,it’s a scam.

  8. Doublebitcoin.win is a scam. They have been collecting people’s Bitcoin telling them they will double it in 24hour. Please don’t be a victim. Another site promising double Bitcoin is btc-2x.me

  9. trustbitdeposit.com I was asked to pay 150$ before I’ll withdraw 270$. They said it’s to activate my withdrawal.account which get me confused over two weeks

  10. btctrust.biz is also a big scam. I was asked to pay 150$ before I’ll withdraw 210$. They said it’s to activate instant withdrawal.

  11. Profit-makers. net is a scam site….they ask you to invest more more without paying you previous investments…

  12. the-coin.biz Is the latest scam. Made depoosit with them and the website hasnt been accessible since i did. Uk gov needs to do something on all these registered companies scamming innocent people. Most of the coys are from UK.

  13. this is a big scammer, beware, pretending selling at 50% discount, but will ask more until you pay full price, facebook.com/easybtc/

  14. Yetunde Akuma on

    Btclab.io is a huge scam. All my withdrawals 10days ago are still unpaid till today. I have 0.25 bitcoins still unpaid. Their telephone is not teachable and emails unresponsive to.

    • hi, kindly clarify your observation or what happened to you on that site . you are the first person
      that have said some thing negative about them

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