Bitcoin Scam Alert! List of Current Bitcoin Scams and Scammers

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Last updated on October 26th, 2016 at 04:13 pm

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

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.
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walter kirui
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Is Bit Trading Uk a scam company?

Paul
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Paul

Can anyone advise of a Bitcoin site that is actually genuine, and not a scam?

Zsofia Elek
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Zsofia Elek

Hi Paul, if you’re looking for sites that multiply your Bitcoins or give you exceptionally high yields, we strongly suggest staying away from them as they are usually scams. As of today there still isn’t a reliable Bitcoin investment sites that we can recommend.

You can read more about Bitcoin investments in this post: https://99bitcoins.com/should-i-invest-in-bitcoin-heres-what-you-need-to-know/.

Fairus Mohd Aziz
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Fairus Mohd Aziz

Those who were asking if BTCMiner is a scam or not, I can tell you that it is a scam. The idiot uses the same MO (Modus Operandi) even the look and feel of their previous scam site which was Bitminer.io.

Heck, they even use the same contact details. So stay away from this site.

Random Ang Moh
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Random Ang Moh

Wallet scammer out of Russia!!!!
[email protected]
bch-wallet.org
bitcash-wallet.info
first-eth.info
happy-coin.org
litecoin-storage.com
zcash-wallet.org

Well Wisher
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A person named Maharudra is a Scammer from India Nanded city. He will give a best deal of MLM or BTC Bitcoin or other Crypto currency. He will give You his Bank account/PM Account ID to Transfer Money and after Transfer He Will never respond You again. big-star-coin.info is his own created website and He is selling fake coins with wrong profit commitment on this website. Please Please Beware of Fraud MAHA RUDRA from Nanded India. He is FRAUD. MAHARUDRA is a FRAUD Person selling Bitcoins and many other Coins. I am going to complain in POLICE & Economic Offense… Read more »
George
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George

Good pay biz is a big scam . Beware

George
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George

Bithaul.net has stopped paying after wonderfully paying for sometimes. The message that pops now if you apply to withdraw is error

George
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George

Steemscoin.net is a scam.They took all our deposits and the website is no more more. No support reply.

mravi69
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mravi69

Is Bitconnect scam or legtimate

Praveen
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Praveen

Is this scam or not ?
doubler.zone

hdwinn
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hdwinn

Yes, it is a scam, they took my money, and didnt double it. luckily it was 100 bucks rather than tousands of dollars…

Goran
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Goran

Any news ?

Ingrid Moore
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Ingrid Moore
I deposited money with fmfx the $250 minimum. They wouldn’t stop ringing me like crazy and I am super busy and couldn’t take the call till later. When I finally did they asked me to open a team viewer account and wanted to read on all my different passwords email and even asked me to deposit another $1k on the spot while watching and me going into my bank account. I didnt and thankfully. I have since read they do not give you your deposit or any money bank despite different ones complying to all the different requirements of providing… Read more »
Nik
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Btcminerapp.com is SCAM Detail: This software will double your money instant. This is my report: I download software at 23 August 2017 into my thumb drive. I start using this software 11 september 2017. After open software minimum deposit is 0.01 btc. I deposit 0.01 btc 4.05 pm from my account: 1L2Bded69LYNJpWfy98oribqegvG3AY6K6 (my account block chain) to they account btc miner app: 3GhhwqiW3p4AEwKT87kD3VTEceVzK4jXEb (scammer) Proof payment: https://blockchain.info/tx/4312daa86d88c8ffe40d5c2c7b1b351773d68536c20c80d51bec562542c8bad2 I wait 5 hour nothing happen with this software. Payment is completed. Software is still same. No double. No withdraw. No money in my account. I try email they support [email protected] They reply… Read more »
Bec
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PLEASE BE AWARE. Beware of smjfinancials. THIS PERSON IS A SCAMMER AND IS HITTING AUSTRALUA. He posses as a financial broker/advisor. Pretending to be Glen James, with an Indian or Pakistan accent. in Australia. Asks for all details like drivers licence and medicare card for your loan approval and what ever money you have. He then opens up a bank account in your name, which you have no knowledge of and says its company policy to deposit it in there for the loan to be approved. Then he tranfers your money into a bank account he has created from other… Read more »
Te Iwi Ngaro Rameka
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Te Iwi Ngaro Rameka

This site can’t be reached

btcminer.rocks’s server DNS address could not be found.

fakeinternet
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fakeinternet

Ton of fake websites. I bet if you open a web hosting service you will be richer than 100 Bill Doors and Gates.

farhad
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farhad

Isnt it a real site with free bitcoins ?

don sanders
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don sanders

Here is another Scam for Bitcoin miners: 33bitcoin.com

Te Iwi Ngaro Rameka
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Te Iwi Ngaro Rameka

dogemining.info… Is this another Scam ?.

angelique van uum
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angelique van uum

who does is know the site bit.ac they are gone now en we still waiting the new site?

me
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me

Stay away from Global Wealth Assistance, its a ponzi scam
globalwealthassistance.net

Derpman
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Derpman

Coinnbank is a huge scam. Your Bitcoin goes in, but never comes out.

FERENC KAJARI
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FERENC KAJARI

bitcoin-miner-store.com IS A BIG SCAMMM BEWARE!!!
My friend in London went to check this

Victor Brands LTD.
5th Floor, The Tea Building
56 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6JJ

and nothing,nowhere and no one ever seen!!!
Dont send Bitcoint to them!!!

Oleg
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Oleg

Let me help you recover your money. The biggest mistake victims make is allowing these criminals to get away with it. No matter how much it was, your money should be returned to you no matter the currency.

bru
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bru

that would be nice and helpful MTA traders.org France based scammers they use Facebook as platform beware and yes if you can recover wow bring it on let’s find a way

Tim
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Tim

How can you help

FERENC KAJARI
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FERENC KAJARI

is bitcoin-miner-store.com scam

bj
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bj

scam website: shapehift.io (missing S)

Ofir Beigel
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Ofir Beigel

Wow very tricky!

Sunny
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Sunny

crytoenergy.biz is also a scam site I lost some of my money do not give any details or any payment to this site

Ramesh Beethasi
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Ramesh Beethasi

Hi guys.
I have come across a site that claims to double bitcoins in a few hours. No contact information. Support gives an error. Has anyone come across this and used it.
gemboreeshop.com/bitcoindoubler-invest/index2.html

Lilian Liew
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Lilian Liew

Attn pls don’t fall into bitcoinmoneyadderinfo.blogspot.my this site by john Riddick, I was scam by him few days ago. He claim use his system will added Bitcoin into my account. But my Bitcoin account is not added any Bitcoin. Pls be alert.

Muhammad Salman
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Muhammad Salman

Is btcminer.me a scam

varun
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varun

even i transferred 0.009 btc to their account for upgrading to v1.2 but the money didnot reflect in my account.

Rita Raven
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Rita Raven

Another scammer is mahi Singh of Bitcoin Pro Trader.
Comes on very nice and attentive and knowledgeable and takes advantage of one’s lack of detail information.
I would like to report as high up as possible and please spread the word to watch him he is a thief and a crook and a low life

Jonaky
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Jonaky

Someone should please tell me if btcminer.me/is real or fake?

Muhammad Salman
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Muhammad Salman

Same question?

scamalertreview.blogspot.com
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scamalertreview.blogspot.com

from the looks of it its like startminer.com please don’t fall for it. So its fake, protect your bitcoins.

KHAN MOHAMMAD
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KHAN MOHAMMAD

CAN YOU TOLD US THAT BTC515.COM IS REAL OR FAKE ?

Laten
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Laten

I think it’s a big scam don’t invest it has new website: btcminer.services

omar
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omar

btcminer.services is BIG SCAM, I followed all their instructions to upgrade to be able to gain more Bitcoins. I sent the money and since, never heard from them. they have fake contact page, no answer and now ability to withdraw (it said pending; now 5 days) and no upgrade after I paid the right amount,,,
their info is:
BTCMiner CLOUD EU LTD
Company number: 09951039
Company CEO
Giacomo Bugini

Registered office
20-22 Wenlock Road, London, England, N1 7GU

PLEASE WATCH OUT

Benjamin
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Benjamin

have tried to withdraw from them?
then what is there feed back?

Jill
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Jill

Is btcmine.io legit?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

yes

fedrix
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fedrix

If mybitcoins.cf is scam or legit
Answer plz

Lina
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Lina

bit100x.com ; multiply-btc.org ; universepro.info

Hey. Are these sites legit or scams?

Zsofia Elek
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Zsofia Elek

Hi Lina, I suggest you to use the Bitcoin Scam Test tool if you are in doubt if a site is legit or not. You can find it here: https://99bitcoins.com/bitcoin-scam-test/

Jennifer J
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Jennifer J

I was offered an online job with BTC-Exchange, Inc. Everything seem to be done online so far. The website on offer letter has btc-exc.com. It is in Poland. I’ve checked website and it has address, CEO info & phone number, etc. The gave me an offer letter with a decent starting salary (PT). But I’m still cautious. Has anyone heard of this company? Is it a legitimate business?

sheri zulkepli
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sheri zulkepli

HOW ABOUT BTCEXVELINVEST.COM?

Femi AJayi
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Femi AJayi

COIN-BANKS.com is big scam. ONCE THEY HAVE YOUR MONEY, YOU WILL NEVER GET IT BACK. BEWARE ! BEWARE !! BEWARE !!!

Andrei
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Andrei

cryptolimited.org are SCAM, cannot withdraw, every time they show higher limit for withdrawal. SCAM !!!

Sarah
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Sarah

They sent me a job offer but I can’t seem to find any information about the company anywhere?

Malou
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Malou

do pluggle, coins.ph, bitfun.com,rocket bitcoin, Free Bitcoin, Clixsense, Etoro, Toluna are legitimate money making marketing tools?

Frederick D Great
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Frederick D Great

Coins.ph is legitimate. I have been using it for already 2 years with no problem so far.

cok siagian
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cok siagian

thanks for the information…what about PRIZM COIN sir..?
is it Legit or another Scammer?
can you help me to spot it?
thanks alot, i am waiting for the info about this New coin

Zsofia Elek
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Zsofia Elek

Hi, our main focus is Bitcoin, so we are not able to advise on Prizm coin.

muthu
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muthu

Any genuine sites to earn BTC without investment, similar to PPC sites ( slow and small amount earning OK ).
your recommendation will be helpful.
I am looking for at least minimum amount to earn thro Bitcoin and litecoin, dogecoin, blackcoin, DASH, peercoin, ethereum, primecoin, Etc.,

Zsofia Elek
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Zsofia Elek

Hi Muthu, I guess you are looking for Bitcoin Faucets. Here is our own Faucet that pays that pays up to 10000 satoshis in every 5 minutes. And here are some further alternatives for you: https://99bitcoins.com/top-10-bitcoin-faucets/

Eg
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Eg

Is doublebtc.gold scam or real?

Shelley
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Shelley

Also stay away from Hour Kings. They don’t pay, they promise
a return on money, but you don’t get your principal back, and on $
you would only get $. back… but they don’t pay
Several emails to ‘support’ no answers.
Stay Away

Destined
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Destined

steemit.com/paxful/@destined/paxful-and-scamming-and-promoting-scammer, paxful looks legit but deal with them after a scammer and they make it clear t hey dont give a fuck they just want their fees

Eric Fontaine
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Eric Fontaine

All site saying they double your bitcoin are scam. SImple no? How do you want to pay people seriously. Maybe you will get a paiement the first time on a low deposit to fish you and keep your money on the next depot. I tested almost all them with free money.

Dave
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Dave

BTchain IS A SCAM. When you want to use the auto withdrawal, it says they need to do it manually for security. They never send you the BTC and never return emails. Full out scam.

ahmed mohamed
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ahmed mohamed

bitcoin-miner-store.com is safe or scam for purchasing of miner

f the k
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f the k

hi there.

found the same website.

i guess its dangerous.

for example. its only registered since 18. june 2017
but shows comments in the shop dated february 2017.

seems to be made up.

cant say for sure

D
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D

ordering antminer D3 in the cart allows for 100,000 miners, which is obviously more than possibly exist

jiyo
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jiyo

please i need to know is the bitcoin*2 softewar is scam or real ??

Ofir Beigel
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Ofir Beigel

I haven’t heard of such a thing

Obi Solomon
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Obi Solomon

Hello there.
Please is the website:
bitcoinslip.com a scam or real?

Please I need answers & if it’s a scam, where can i do real bitcoin business?
Thanks.

Ofir Beigel
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Ofir Beigel

Hi Obi,
I suggest using the Bitcoin scam test to find out if a website is real of a scam:
https://99bitcoins.com/bitcoin-scam-test/

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