Bitcoin Scam Alert! List of Current Bitcoin Scams and Scammers

Last updated on January 2nd, 2018 at 12:00 am

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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randomer.cc, another which started off well (for a few days) and now not paying out, days of messages to “admin” and no reply and no money ? automatic payouts in a day worked for a few days only, last payments stuck..nothing I can do :(

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Samuel Ashworth

Anyone deal with Marrio Strobridge?

Candy
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Candy

Is cashmine.pro legit o scam?

Billy
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Billy

Stay far away from Activecryptominerclub

Brian Janson
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Brian Janson

And another pic to add to my previous post.
This guy also uses the name Vincent Loderick, as well as Vincent Andersen

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Brian Janson

Scam alert…A guy currently going by the name of ‘Vincent Loderick’ invites you to join in one of his plans as follows… $800-$5,000USD 12% return weekly, $5100-$10,000 15% weekly and $10,100-$20,000 25% weekly. All compounding for 3 months. He ‘screenshots’ you your ROI each week and watch it grow. My friend’s 3 months was up yesterday, was due a wallet deposit equivalent of $7100 AUD. He got nothing, and got told to deposit 10% of the value he wished to withdraw for a ‘commission’…when he said, Take the commission ( which was never previously mentioned) and deposit the balance, he… Read more »

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Tom
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Tom

Scam Warning!!! Titan Mine.net and Hashmonster.io I invested in both of these sites for GH/s, Had two small payout on Titan Mine to suck me in, So I invested a few hundred, now no payout there all pending same thing with Hashmoster.. ..Is there anything I can do?? would be very grateful for advice, I ‘m from the United Kingdom

Rosy
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Rosy

BitcoinTransfer.me is a scam. Stay away from them.
I sent them bitcoin and they never send USD to my paypal account.

singh
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singh

please check these software seems legit website: simbatools.com, I need your assistance. They also gave a video proof on youtube
youtube.com/watch?v=iz7YZ4ncuBQ
also, check out comments on their website.

pls help me out with this

Chantell
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Chantell

Scam warning!!! Universal Coin Trades or Unicointrades.com is a scam! They defraud people with false promises on their website and then steal their money. No withdrawal can be made on investments. Don’t invest your money, you will loose it! I just threw $500 down the drain when I made a ‘bitcoin investment’ with them. After 37 days of supposed investment, no withdrawals can be made! Then these scammers leave their website open to unsuspecting people to fall into the trap! Websites like these should be shut down!!!