Bitcoin Scam Alert! List of Current Bitcoin Scams and Scammers

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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vigorousmines.com
Lost heavy amount. All the proofs are fabricated. They are big mining scammers.

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bitcoinminingplan.com

A trader by the so called name of Steven Moore is mining and is witholding withdrawals saying that a maintanence fee has to be paid, the when questioning this they say I am sanctioned and need to pay a fine the all will be ok and when done they come back to say that a downline has created a circle and she needs to pay a fee as well before I can get my payment. So holding funds hostage to get more funds paid.

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i have also been been scammed by instant bitcoin ” bitcoin doubler”

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I am writing this today to tell others to stay away from coinpot and the faucets connected to it. I think it truly is a scam. I decided to try the faucets connected to coinpot three months ago. Every day I went to the moon faucets, bitfun and bitbonus. Every now and then I converted what I was able to collect to dodge coin. It took me three months or more to get 1000! As soon as I had a 1000 I Logged in one morning horrified to see that there was a transaction pending that was to withdraw all… Read more »

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Dashea
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I couldn’t agree more. Brian is phenomenal.

vic
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hello , I just recived an email demanding bitcoins or will release vid of me watching some websites

the email it came from is [email protected] … the name is Mckim Greth..

what you guys recommend I do … ? any comment would be much appreciated

tks

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Has anyone invested in BTCHOME MIning?

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Scam address 129VacBYhjUF23r18Fng1PsTnE8sgjzEfo
Another filthy scammer named Kenny Jimenez ([email protected]).
Threatening he’ll release a video… bla bla bla!
Has an old unused (not account related) password.

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Scam address 1DVBMJc4QJQKjFpaPbuDjD7hRbPfQisXge

A dirty scammer requesting bitcoin, named falsely Izzy Weill

Threatening he’ll release a video of me watching adult films, which is outrageous

Has my old password