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.

170 Comments

  1. Mirza Nadeem Baig on

    KingBitcoin Corp Limited
    Parker Centre , Alfreton Road,ALFRETON ROAD
    DERBY, DE1 2JH
    United Kingdom.
    COMPANY NUMBER: 10536825

    My first invest from my account balance $300.00 at the rate of 0.5% hourly profit for 240 hours.

    Second investment from account balance 360% for 24 hours and after completion of 24 hours.
    I have withdrawal the amount $4,210.00 from my account balance $7,710.24 , and received the email from kingbitcoin, you have request to withdraw $4210.00, but not received $4210 withdrawal cancelled from King Bitcoins and add in account balance.

    I made my second withdraw $10,000/- from my account balance but not received. They cancel entry same as above.

    I made my third withdraw $2,200/- from my account balance but not received entry showint is still pending here. Awaited from April-14-2017, waiting still continue.

    Be careful they are big scammers.

    • Zsofia - 99Bitcoins support on

      Hi Mirza, thanks for sharing your story, this is very useful for the community. Sorry to see you have not managed to withdraw money from them.

      • Mirza Nadeem Baig on

        Thanks for reply, ZSOFIA
        they do not deny,
        and do not pay also.

        1- Appeal small claim court with all evidence.
        2- The Insolvency service (Investigations and enforcement services)

        hope reply as soon as possible from above court and investigations agencies.

      • Mirza Nadeem Baig on

        Best wishes for all of you.
        I received the mail from (Financial Ombudsman Service) today.
        I am sure that this email will help you a lot.

        Good Morning Ms Baig

        Thank you for brining your complaint to our service.

        Having looked at the circumstances of your complaint I must explain that unfortunately this is not a complaint we can look into.

        KingBitcoin Corp Limited is a unregulated company which means our service cannot investigate complaints relating to this company. Our service can only look into companies that are regulated financial services.

        Yours sincerely
        Rehana Begum
        Investigator
        The Financial Ombudsman Service

  2. Citizen Watch on

    bitcoinbooker is a fraudulent scam operation. Buyer beware. They are criminals

    url bitcoinbooker.net

    • Zsofia - 99Bitcoins support on

      Thanks for the information. Unfortunately any site offering extraordinary high returns for your Bitcoins turn out to steal your money at the end.

    • Zsofia - 99Bitcoins support on

      Hi, indeed there are many scammers out there but there are also a lot of thrustful sites dealing with Bitcoin. In case you are in doubt, I suggest to run through the scam test on the page to decide if it’s legit or not. You can find it here: https://99bitcoins.com/bitcoin-scam-test/

        • Zsofia - 99Bitcoins support on

          Hi Sarafa, based on user feedback it is possible it’s a scam. Some users were asked to pay a mining fee but never received Bitcoins in exchange.

  3. Any site that offers huge returns in a short time is a ponzi and will close or at least stop paying at some point. Normally they will pay the small investors to keep them posting good comments and start putting in larger deposits, then POOF, gone with the money.

    For those of us around long enough, remember eGold? Every one of these scams was running back then accepting eGold and then vanishing with tons of investments once the payouts started outpacing the deposits. “Invest” in any HYIP at your own risk and with your eyes open, Expect them to either not pay or disappear at some point; all you can hope for is that you are one of the lucky ones that makes money before that happens.

  4. hash cloud pro.com
    scam I’m wethdrawal there web site but hi no pay hi show pay ther web site bit
    he big scamer hi not pay 7$ not pay scam

  5. digitalcashlife.com is a big scam website. Their btcadder software will never work. I lost 1055 dollars with them. Owner of website Joshua Justis is a cheater and fraud. Stay away from that website.

  6. Trade invest.su is a huge scam operators site…never invest your bitcoin there,I lost $100 bitcoin to them..scumbags..

  7. Btc-idoubler.com(trade invest.us) are being operated by a huge scammers who will only rip you off, they stole my 30$ bitcoin..they are thief’s..beware don’t fall a victim like I just did…

  8. Coiny.me is big scam machine promise to double or triple your coins don’t download this machine you will never see your deposit and the Admin doesn’t help with nothing, even if you have proof!

  9. add these to the fukin scammers websites:

    22222222n77jskuw.onion
    vendor7zqdpty4oo.onion

    as always promises of multiplying your bitcoins or cashing out accounts. never materializes after you pay and lose your investment!

  10. Please avoid this website bitcointripler.ga it’s totally a SCAM they want you to pay before they release your money…..SCAMMER.

  11. bitcoinmaker.net is scammer, making people to pay to them small fee before they send generated bitcoins.If you pay you never eceive anything.Just losing your own money.Avoid.

  12. 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

    • beware of the following sites there are scam,,,,,,,,1 double c….max doubler btc ……quick double .win……………….are thieves

  13. 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

  14. 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 “

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

      • Wish I saw this earlier, deposited through PayPal they were fast to collect but over 3 weeks, several emails chasing wallet deposit and silence. Btc-buy.com scam people don’t use!

        • Same story here.
          This is ABSOLUTE SCAM. They ignore my messages for a refund.
          Paypal can’t chase them as the ‘company’ uses a particular way of selling wich disable Paypal to be a true mediator.
          Btw website is closed

  19. 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

  20. 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

    • I had the same experience. I’ve read numerous other similar stories. They’re still advertising, and strangely they’re listed as ‘paying’ by a lot of HYIP monitors. They’re not trustworthy.

  21. 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.

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

  23. 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.

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

    • hello, please even after paying the full price, will they still send the bitcoin?
      i have paid full price which is over 2000usd, for 3.5btc, its been days now and i have not receive my bitcoin.
      do you know who i can contact to help?

  25. 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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