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.

33 Comments

  1. sellbitcoinsfast.com is a scam, and pretty creative about it. They’ll just take your bitcoins, like they took mine.

  2. Virtualtrust.net is a scam. Initially they were paying then they started their 180days promotion n I invested 250dollar which they didn’t pay

  3. Bit-mix.com – Lost $200 to this site. Offer PayPal payments but it is setup as a personal payment so you cannot dispute. They accept payment quickly and then do not send BTC, payment status stays at Awaiting Payment. Support does not respond. Text on the site copied from CEX.io.

  4. He goes by the name pro. His number is 712-254-8317. I released bitcoins to his wallet several times and he refused to follow through with his end of the project. Do not release anything to him. He is a fraud.

  5. Mark Harland on

    http://www.bitcoinworldexchange.com this is link i was given to some bitcoins i presumed i had bought …I was able to access the site for a couple of months but then no contact ……..i bought €4500 worth of Bitcoins approx 15 btc………..and now as far as i know my money and coins are gone .If anyone has heard of this company please reply………..

      • Was it exactly like this?

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  6. This site initially gives you the edges to earn profits but for quiet some time after they announce changes of plan last april 1,2016.. And a lot of depositors continue to join and invest their principal on this site.. Eventually they will no longer be able to withdraw! They have fake support team that wil promise you to give additional compensation because of the incovenience caused..this site should be stop because people dont know that they are being scammed.

  7. They hire you as a contractor to buy Bitcoin for someone who deposits money into your account via Interac e-transfer. You then transfer them the Bitcoin and they declare their bank account stolen and challenge any transactions made! They even corresponding with me via email and forged fake contract for me to sign. They were on the employment search engine Indeed when I applied not knowing this is what they meant by “online purchasing officer”. They were offering a salary of $1,800 a monthfor 15 hours a week

  8. Bitcoin Alcohol Market in France is a HUGE SCAM !! Call the FBI & Interpol
    bitcoinalcohol.market fraud and they steal BTC

  9. thx for the article.

    Bitchest is a scam site also.

    it is not paying from a month or more. All faucets which pay throught bitchest will loose its viewers.

    bad story.

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