Bitcoin Scam Alert! List of Current Bitcoin Scams and Scammers

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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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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ibrar
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pls tell me bitcoinadder,ga is legit or scam, they offer software of worth 220$, i also check its rating on scamadviser 86%…and the feedback on demo video at youtube was also good any one know about please guide me.

Nikhil Vohra
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Genesiss-mining.com Genesiss-mining.com is a spam website. We have been scammed by this website as we purchased a server here for Bitcoin mining. We invested 5 Lakh Rupees. For first few days it paid us, but then the ID go blocked and every time we try to login or try to reset password it says access denied. We have been scammed and lost our hard earned money and now do not want other people to fall for the same. The customer care is fake as no one picks up the call. The Email ID is also fake, no body responds to… Read more »
Lowe Potgieter
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Lowe Potgieter

Watch out for BeCFD crypto con artists…….smooth talkers who will rob you. Steer away from them at all costs.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Add coin-banks.com to your list. NOT a legitimate brokerage. Bank is in Armenia. They pretend to trade but when its time to make a withdrawal they disappear.

marilyn
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coin-simple.com CORRECT IS A SCAM N PAY PAL IS TOO ..FOR ALLOWING THEM TO DO SO ..!! PP SAID I SHOULD OF CHECKED THE F …BOX …so there for they Not Refund my $120 the mear fact that PP DID Send these Scammers a Enquire Letter 3x n NO RESPONSE would be a RED FLAG INDEED N PP SHOULD PAY ITS MEMBER (OVER 10 YRS ) A FULL $120 REFUND ..BUT INSTEAD THEY TURNED ME INTO A VICTIM … PAY PAL = FAKE FRAUD POLICE …BEST TO USE YOUR OWN BANK OR CC OR PAYZA .. USE PP ONLY IF… Read more »
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Someone wants me to trade on their behalf as those are his clients and the money will come in from them. He is using me (germany based) for doing instant transactions on bitcoin.de and linking account to Fidor bank.

Is this a scam?

jessi
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yes it is a scam

Dorian
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Thats is definately a scam ,dont give any of your bank account details..

Steven Hay
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Hi there, I don’t fully understand the situation. Is this person giving you cash and asking you to deposit it into your bank and then buy bitcoins with it? That sounds like potential money laundering. It doesn’t sound like the legal risks of buying Bitcoin for someone else would be worth it. I can’t think of a good reason why the person would be unable to buy the bitcoins using their own bank accout, unless perhaps they are too young to get a bank account or live in a country where Bitcoin is really expensive. Unless you have proof of… Read more »
Reseracher
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Thanks for replying Steven,

He mentions that he runs a trading organisation and wants more people to trade as assistants. He has huge client list and sent a contract where he is from USA and lives in UK?

The problem is that,
1. He approached to research, ( i am an IT expert) the websites for UI.
2. Then it became trading.
3. Then it was trading other’s money.

I have excused myself.

Thanks!

Beware of such, there may be someone else who will want to read this in near future.

Jason Fitch
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I just got scammed by Crypt-Vault.com. Avoid them like the plague. They advertised buy Bitcoin using PayPal. I sent them $400 with bitcoin address still no coins. Had 1 reply saying my funds would be available shortly. That was 2 weeks ago. Cut off communication completely.I am contacting the FBI internet fraud and also spoke with PayPal and they have flagged their account as fraudulent. The address for the FBI internet fraud Dept if anyone wants it for the other scams is IC3.gov. These people need to be stopped!

allen W.
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allen W.

yep Crypt-vault.com stole my money also.

Jet
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Jet
Just been scammed not too long by a ruthless-manipulative scammer (5 yo 7 Nov) & lost some Bitcoins. I & a friend are currently trying to identify & locate him in hope of getting back the Bitcoins or stop his fraudulent activities. His address is: 13pmeGhZseoVBqMnUKAe653ayZMQfkb6yB. It looks like he was still active until 9 Nov. We have a phone number (+61 456 563 693), home address, ANZ bank account & a driver licence (partially covered but with photo) linked to the fraudster. Have already informed the police/authorities but it looks like they are treating it as a civil case.… Read more »
Ika
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On November 6th, hackers broke into my work network (I own an ecommerce business) and transferred 20 BTC, 160 ETH, and 189 LTC out of my Jaxx desktop wallet. Total market value of over 300,000 as of today. My forensics team was able to track down the IP address to where the currency (physically) was transferred. The IP information can be accessed via the link below: https://api.blockcypher.com/v1/ltc/main/addrs/Lh5gkGa8AHqGQf8UHCM9EmsYkEVBU7MmBt/full?limit=50 I was also able to locate the addresses to where the coins were sent, which seems to be a different (or multiple) desktop wallet on November 27th. They haven’t been transferred to an… Read more »
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oh I Am with an Excellent Group/Team Leader .. . USI … excellent reviews n $$$ traded for Bit coin IS Actually Done .. my sponsor has/is helping a few hundred people worldwide w his free webinars … advice ….n videos ….we would love to have you on our team …

Ariel
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I do a lot of networking in the crypto industry. If it’s okay with you, it would be great to connect.

Anthony
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Anthony

please is [Secured Bitcoin Doubler in 10 hours a scam

jessi
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jessi

use common sense…. yes.

Ariel
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Ariel

yes it is

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